The members of "Longreef" have come from Down Under to conquer the U.S.A. The guys relocated to America from their native Sydney and have since been touring the country. They've opened for artists including Gary Allan and Seether, and they've played Florida’s DeLuna Fest with Stone Temple Pilots, 30 Seconds to Mars and Bush.
Lead singer and songwriter Josh Barker originally formed the band as "Inakin" in Australia with Longreef guitarist Nick Miller. That group played up and down the east coast of Australia, starring in a reality TV series, The Resort, contributing a tribute song, “Without You, dedicated to noted Aussie animal expert Steve Irwin on the one-year memorial of his death as well. They also played for the country’s troops stationed in The Solomon Islands to quell civil unrest there.
Barker moved to L.A. where he began co-writing with Vertical Horizon’s Matt Scannell and Carmen Rizzo. He then relocated to Nashville, where he recorded a full album with the help of 3 Doors Down’s Chris Henderson and Alissa Moreno. Eventually Miller joined him, as well as bassist Jim Wark and drummer Tristan Davies.
The band has been touring non-stop! They've played in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and all around the Midwest. When they weren't on tour, they were in the studio recording their debut EP, which included their first single, “Lonely". That song went to #33 on Billboard’s R&R Indicator chart.
They returned to the studio to record their second EP, "Dirty Motel", with five new songs that show off the band’s increasing prowess, harder edge, strong bridges and musical range. You can hear their music on their website at http://www.longreefmusic.com/.
Josh Barker: Singer/songwriter
Nick Miller: Guitars
Tristan Davies: Drums
Jim Wark: bassist
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