The Chutes
The Chutes
8 July 2009

They’ve studied business, law and medicine at UQ and now Brisbane band The Chutes are putting their textbooks aside to showcase their debut EP in Fortitude Valley on Friday night (July 10).

Local lads Andrew Russo (base guitarist/lead vocalist), Joseph Coory (guitarist), Michael Poulsen (guitarist) and Daniel Zullo (drummer), formed the blues, rock and funk-infused band about 12 months ago after meeting at high school.

Joseph and Michael are still students of the University, studying medicine and law respectively, while Andrew formerly studied business.

Yanto Browning, who has worked with Kate Miller-Heidke, produced the EP with the band at Samford’s Airlock Studios.

The band performed their first gig at UQ’s the Red Room (now named The Second Degree) and has since played at several shows around Brisbane.

Their most recent success included playtime of the track Red Hill on radio station Triple J.

Andrew said working on the EP was a great opportunity for the band to finally record their music.

“We put on a pretty big live show, so the challenge for us was trying to transfer our music to recordings,” he said.

“Within half an hour of talking to Yanto we knew we were on the same page.

“It’s kind of weird that we’ve done all this work – three to four months ago we wanted to hold the CD and now we have it.”

The self-written EP includes six tracks and is a mixture of blues, funk and riff driven rock.

“Usually a person will bring (song) ideas to the table and we will all work through it,” Andrew said.

The Chutes will perform at The Zoo in Fortitude Valley on Friday, July 10, with doors opening from 8pm.

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Media: Eliza Plant at UQ Communications (07 3365 2619)