New World Artists presents....
Hailing from Brisbane, First Beige draws upon driving disco grooves, sweeping synths
and irresistible vocal hooks to craft a full-bodied sonic spectacular guaranteed to get
any crowd grooving. An infectious live act taking inspiration from the likes of Flying
Lotus, Parcels and Kaytranada; the six-piece have continued to solidify themselves as
one of the rawest, most energetic and vibrant live acts to come out of Brisbane in
Taking form in early 2016, the project began in founding member David Versace’s
bedroom as a solo project who took on the role of writing, recording and producing all
the music. He then would bring these tracks to bandmates to plot out the arrangements
with live instrumentation.
Since the release of their debut EP ‘Press!’ back in November 2017, the band has
continued to solidify themselves as one of the most energetic and vibrant live acts out
of the local Brisbane scene, and in doing so earned them performances at King
Gizzard’s very own Gizzfest at the RNA Showgrounds, a massive slot on Lime
Cordiale’s sold out touring festival ‘The Squeeze’, and a residency at Brisbane icon
venue The Foundry.
Amidst this hectic live schedule throughout 2018, First Beige were hard at work behind
the scenes preparing their next release ‘Vivid/Images’, a split single where one half
‘Vivid’, which had listeners up and moving to wonky synths, flute hooks and driving
drum and bass grooves - whist the other half ‘Images’, delved into free jazz
soundscapes and experimental production underpinned by pulsating Latin rhythms.
Taking their first steps out of Brisbane in October & November of 2018, First Beige
kicked off on a massive 11 shows along the east coast of Australia in support of the
release, including performances in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lennox Head, Hey
Sunshine festival in Billinudgel, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong,
wrapping up at Jungle Love festival on the Sunshine Coast.
Their sets at BIGSOUND Music Festival and Conference 2019 were highly acclaimed,
with Deafen County saying, “judging by the movement in the crowd, everyone is in
favour of their funk” and Scenestr saying, “The set has everything, from dreamy,
drawn-out guitar solos, to snappy snares, to a triangle appearance”.
Shortly after, First Beige dazzled audiences across the East Coast on their co-headline
tour with Perth’s Demon Days, and their vibrant live performances are set to continue,
as they join the lineups of XXXX Presents: Live at the Brewery (2019), Nine Lives
Festival (2020) and Party in the Paddock (2020).
Following the release of their first single of 2019, ‘Details’, David Versace, Julia Beiers,
Oscar Borschmann, Jasper Gundersen, Troy Doolan and Cain Robertson’s latest
single ‘Desire’ sees the band step into groovy new territory, indulging their desire to
get audiences up on their feet, a mission they continue to tackle with their EP ‘Mirrors’,
released Thursday, 28th November.