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A day in the life of… Melbourne band, Woodlock

FROM busking in the streets of Melbourne to embarking on a national tour, Melbourne band Woodlock is set on keeping the dream alive. Former News Editor Diane Leow caught up with the band to talk about Melbourne’s busking scene, their own music and offer advice to those who want to give busking a try.

After spending years honing their craft by busking up and down the east coast of Australia, Melbourne-based band Woodlock have emerged as one of this city’s most beloved bands.

Comprised of brothers Ezekiel and Zech Walters and Bowen Purcell, the three-man band have gained a huge following off the back of busking and have also won fans over with their original material. Currently, their Facebook page has amassed more than 18,000 likes. Not bad for a band who’s primary route of exposure has been through busking!

The band recently put out a new EP on iTunes called Labour of Love, appropriate given the work they’ve put in to bring their music to the streets of Melbourne and Australia.

Now embarking on a national tour, the band took some time out from their busy schedule to talk to Meld Magazine about their early days as a band and Melbourne’s unique busking culture.

Woodlock’s The Garden Tour is currently going strong and will finish on October 25. For more details about Woodlock, their current tour or officially released music, hit up their official website.

The story was supported by the City of Melbourne’s Community Services Grant 2014, and is part of the ‘Day in the life of…’ project  featuring a cross-section of the diverse local Melbourne community – the extraordinary and ordinary people in the city, their lives and their jobs, and opportunities to connect.

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