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A Group Of Serious Influence

A Group Of Serious Influence

Who: Weir
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
When: Wednesday April 12, 2006

SYDNEY band Weir's influences, which include early Radiohead, Mazzy Star and Doves, have shone through enough for the group to earn comparisons to all three.

``People often ask us to describe our music, which is such a difficult thing for any band to do,'' drummer Matt Alexander said.

``For Weir, we have Jess's beautiful voice being driven by music that ranges between melancholic to massive.

``This makes our style hard to define but it does mean that we appeal to a wide range of listeners, which can't be a bad thing.'' Classically trained singer Jess Beston founded Weir four years ago with Alexander.

The pair have since consolidated the line-up with the addition of Marty Jameison on bass and Malcolm Ballinger on guitar.

Last year, Weir released its debut EP The Risk before a capacity crowd at The Civic in Sydney.

It is anticipating this year to be a big one with the group set to appear at the upcoming Come Together 3 music festival at Luna Park and to play shows outside of Sydney.

Catch Weir live at the Beach Hotel, Merewether on Saturday night before a return trip to play the Cambridge Hotel on April 12.

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