Battle of the Bands: Pat Hammond & The Exchanges

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Act Name : Pat Hammond & The Exchanges
Act Members : Patrick Hammond, Michael Talbot, Ben Burrett, Phil Church
Description of Band:
Vocals. Hammond – Coming from an opera & musical theatre background, has performed on cruise ships (Wild boys Afloat) and starred in many of the Southern Highland Theatre Companies famous productions including; My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof & Joseph and his amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Previous bands include The Raging Clues (drummer) and two of Bowrals’ loudest Led Zeppelin cover bands, The Underground Peasants Association and The Elaborate Wizards.

Guitar/Vocals Burrett – Canberra musical legend, having previously played on a stage once occupied by Kurt Cobain (albeit before a much smaller audience!) at the ANU. The musical genius (or dubious lyricist) behind the band, just returned from a self discovery tour of South America and the Far East. Previous bands include The Ben Burrett Experience and solo work under the Ben Burrett from Mindshare name.

Bass/Backing Vocals Talbot – Raised in the Blue Mountains, 3rd largest hippy commune, he was exposed to both elicit drugs and elicit bass lines from a young age. This may be the reason it took 10 years before he realised he was playing the bass upside down. Previous bands include high profile blue grass outfit Uncle Jack and the Foggy Mountain Good Time Boys.

Drums Church – Hailing from the UK’s farming west country, where he learnt to play drums on hay bails and wheat stacks, this new project marks his debut in the Australian music scene. Previous bands include Monster & Door One.

If you would like to see Pat Hammond & The Exchanges play at MAD Week’s “Battle of the Bands”, please leave a comment below and share it on social!

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  • Adam

    probably the greatest band of all time…

  • Clay Gill

    I heard Jimmy Barnes is a FB fan of these boys and he should bloody well be – these guys are the Aussie version of Pearl Jam

    • Phil Church

      thats high priase

  • Sergey Ponomarenko

    Rock on The Exchanges!

  • Adam

    the bass player is just so dreamy

  • James

    Don’t you mean “Cobain once played on a stage Burrett has graced…???”

  • Alexander T W

    The big question is why I can’t find their album in the stores!

  • emilien

    F*ck yeah PH&TE

  • Mandi

    Shut the front door.

  • Sharon Van Geelen

    Adam – not probably.. they ARE the best band of all time!

  • Amie

    I have ‘Friday I’m at Lunch’ on repeat today

  • Jacques Turner