Australian Indie-Folk duo, THE DREGGS, were formed in 2017, and are made up of Paddy Macrae and Zane Harris. Equipped with two acoustic guitars and a stomp, the Dreggs are masters at keeping it simple, uncomplicated and a hell of a lot of fun.
Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast with the ocean by their feet, constantly surfing, and enjoying what life on the coast has to offer, and also being strong advocates for Mental Health Awareness, and touching on elements of mental health in their songs, has helped them create their own unique style, and making the Indie Folk scene a little more of their own.
With the release of their popular single, ‘Give Myself to You’ (2017), they received a significantly positive response, with airtime on Triple J’s ‘Roots & All’ and along with playing countless shows throughout SE Qld, helped them to develop a strong fan base, and let the world know that the Dreggs were here to stay.
The Dreggs continued to power through 2018 with the release of ‘Feel Alive’ and ‘Gold’, and then crashing through an epic 2019, releasing two singles ‘Just One Night’ and ‘You and Me’, and also making it to the line-up of a few major festivals, such as, The Big Pineapple Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival, & selling out shows on their National Tours.
2020 started at a cracking pace, with the commencement of their ‘Postcards’ National Tour in support of the release of their single Postcards. Which was a crowd favourite on their set list.
Out of a 15-show tour the boys managed to sell out thirteen 300-500 capacity shows, however, due to the. Covid-19 virus, along with everything else, the music industry came to a halt temporarily.
This meant It was time to head back into the studio, to work on new material, and they also managed to land themselves an opportunity to feature on several of Ziggy Alberts’ tracks from his album ‘Looking for Freedom’ most notably being Together (2020), The Dreggs managed to stay on the road, throughout the end of 2020 and into 2021, dodging border closures, and selling out shows right through till the end of May 2021.
During this time, they also released 3 singles, ‘Keepsake’ ‘Head Above the Water’ and ‘Let you Go’ With more shows already on sale and others about to be announced, and new releases planned for 2021 and 2022, its looking to be a busy time ahead for the Dreggs.