by Angela Norval
With a funky and infectious sound, loud power group Elektra City are set to bring vibes from the 70’s through to Triple J’s Hottest 100 to the stage at The Metro Hotel.
On Saturday December 19 from 8pm to midnight, the wait for Bundaberg audiences is over as Michaela George on vocals, Jamie Selten on bass and vocals, Adrian Graham on guitar and Jake Higgins on drums take to the stage.
Not only is this the first band event in Bundaberg before New Year’s since Covid restrictions, but those attending will be allowed to get up and dance.
Elektra City are a relatively new band in the Bundaberg entertainment scene, however most of their members were involved in previous musical endeavours in our region.
Three of their members; Jake, Michaela and Jamie, were members of the well-known Gandhi and the Ghosts, however it was time for a fresh name and they welcomed Adrian into the band at the same time.
Jamie has also taken on a new role within the band, switching from guitarist in Gandhi and the Ghosts, to bass guitarist in Elektra City.
This has been a great transition for all members and they are now stronger than they’ve ever been.
Elektra City aim to bring a new, modern groove to the Wide Bay region while still accommodating listeners who enjoy the old school classics so this gig is for a variety of ages.
This is appropriate considering Jake joined the world of music at the age of 13 with the burning desire to make his listeners feel.
Anyone who knows him personally would know that he lives for music, and lives each day with the ambition of expanding and perfecting his musical talents.
Michaela was born with the urge to express herself through music and for that reason, she can’t remember a time when she didn’t sing.
She wants her listeners to walk away and remember her powerful voice, and believing they’ve truly seen her at her best.
Jamie is a self-taught musician who began at the age of 11.
He is motivated by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimi Hendrix, and his aspiration for his listeners is for the sound to enter their minds.
Adrian began playing music in 2016, and in that short time has dedicated his time to excelling in every aspect of music he puts his mind to.
His musical ambitions come from John Mayer, and the desire to make his listeners feel the love in a world where love is at times undermined.
The members of Elektra City appreciate that music has a way of connecting people like nothing else can.
It is something that is not only heard, but felt in the soul and playing live gives the band the opportunity to see their audience experience this first hand.
Being their first gig since February and one of the first live music events from a band where dancing is allowed again, the band are aiming to make this one to remember.
They’ve been working on a wide range of music genres and will be catering for listeners of all ages.
With Christmas just around the corner and 2020 coming to an end, what better gift could they offer than to give it their all?
Band representative Shelley Nicholson said it had been a long year without the freedom of being able to play live in front of an audience.
“I think it’s safe to say it’s affected all of them in ways they never expected,” she said. “Fortunately however, the hard work of not only our community but our country as a whole means that they get the privilege of once again providing their listeners with the electrifying vibes they all crave from a live band and for that, the band is forever grateful.”
Tickets are only $5 and available by phoning The Metro Hotel on 4151 3154.