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High Hopes Of Success

High Hopes Of Success

Who: Tone Orange, Amathyst, The Looks
Where: Clubhouse Hotel
When: Friday October 31, 2003

EVER since TONE ORANGE launched itself on to the live scene 18 months ago, it has had high hopes.

With a hard work ethic and a passion for crafting melodic guitar rock, the band's efforts have paid off.

The band has almost 100 live gigs under its belt and has supported the likes of THE SLEEPY JACKSON, PAC IER, ANTISKEPTIC and THE SICK PUPPIES .

But Tone Orange is ready to make its own mark with the release of its debut three-track single Heavy Handed.

Tone Orange's singer-songwriter and bassist CHRIS TESTER said the song has been floating around for a while and has received airplay on TRIPLE J and TRIPLE M.

``I'm actually quite surprised because we didn't think the song would have this much l e,'' Tester said.

``We started recording it about eight months ago and completed in about four months ago, so it has been in the works for a while.

'' The band was lucky enough to have the assistance of producer EVAN McHUGH who has worked with GRINSPOON, THE SUPERJESUS, MIDNIGHT OIL, THE WHITLAMS and TEX PERKINS .

Tone Orange held launches at Sydney and the Central Coast last week and will present two more.

``We will launch the single at the CAMBRIDGE HOTEL on Saturday night with AMATHYST and THE LOOKS and in Maitland at the CLUBHOUSE HOTEL on October 31.

'' Tone Orange will also perform during NEWCASTLE MUSIC WEEK celebrations at WHEELER PLACE on Sunday.

Tester said the band will complete its first tour of Melbourne and Adelaide next month and hopes to begin work on a debut album by early 2004.

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