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ABOUT US

Flipside Band is an organic grouping of musicians, each multi talented in his own right, who perform regularly at corporate gigs, weddings and venues that appreciate the boost to ambience and experience live music delivers.

Front man & band manager Kris Wason, a singer songwriter, has been professionally performing fulltime for many years.

Skilled and seasoned musicians with second to none vocals, FLIPSIDE deliver a high quality performance and outstanding entertainment, be it with a 3 or 9 piece band playing all the hits from the 50’s to now.

MEMBERS

KRIS WASON | VOCALS, GUITAR

Originally from north Queensland, FLIPSIDE’s front man, moved to Brisbane when he was 12 and is now firmly settled on the Gold Coast. The son of a musician/songwriter, Kris has been performing since he was 11. By High School, he had to choose between music and playing Rugby League, so he went with his grand passion and has never looked back.

Kris has generated the following and the professional reputation to dedicate himself solely to his craft. His versatile vocals and soulful guitar accompaniment are in demand interstate and in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Inspired by the talents and anthems of the Bee Gees, Franki Valli, Michael Jackson, Crowded House, Bruno Mars, Guy Sebastian, and more recently hit-maker and balladeer, Ed Sheeran, Kris has his own unique style that is more than an amalgam of influences, but a product of his upbringing.

“My father, Robbie Wason has been a huge impact from the beginning as he was a musician himself. His songwriting is amazing. If it weren’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.

“I’m self-taught in every aspect in music, even vocals. I picked up the acoustic guitar, my father showed me a couple chords and I took the rest from there. I play multiple instruments: Acoustic, Electric and Bass Guitar, Keyboards and Harmonica.”

A seasoned soloist, Kris relishes the chance to collaborate with the equally talented members of Flipside, sharing the stage and the warmth of the audience’s response with musicians who are as dedicated as he is.

PETE MCIVOR | DRUMS

From an early age, music has always been a part of Pete life.
Playing all through his schooling days in various concert bands, big bands, jazz bands and rock bands, Pete also studied music at Southern Cross University.

Passionate about perfecting his craft, Pete, has studied under some of the best drummers in the industry and still continues to do so to this day.
Working as a professional musician for the past 20 years, Pete has played with band throughout Australia and overseas in South east Asia and South Africa and is now a core member of Flipside Band.

ANDY MITCHELSON | LEAD GUITAR

Andy has been playing guitar for 24 of his 30 years on this planet - he barely remembers life without a guitar in his grip! After playing in several incarnations of ambitious High School bands, Andy went on to study and hone the craft of guitar studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Music majoring in guitar performance at SCU. Under the master tutelage of Jim Kelly, Andy decided that the only path for him in this world would be playing and teaching guitar.

Since graduating, Andy has been teaching guitar full time and playing in many different bands. Among the highlights of his career to date would have be recording as a session guitarist in some of Australia’s best studios and touring along the east coast. While his focus has been playing in original bands over the past decade, Andy has found a niche with some of the busiest covers bands on the south-east Queensland circuit – and now Flipside.

Although Andy loves to shred with his lead playing, he has a deep appreciation of the groove with his rhythm playing, and is able to lock in with whoever he's playing with.

ALEX FLETCHER | SAXOPHONE

Alex is an Australian based saxophonist who has performed, toured and recorded with a broad range of artists and ensembles including James Morrison, Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite, Anthony Callea, Rhonda Burchmore, Marcia Hines and the Queensland Pops Orchestra. A graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium, with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Saxophone) Alex is trained as a multi-disciplined performer, sideman, studio musician, improviser, composer and educator.

Alex has performed throughout Australia with various ensembles, including festival appearances at the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Australian Blues Music Festival, Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and the Queensland Music Festival. He has also performed overseas in Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, London, Paris, Papua New Guinea and Ibiza.

In Australia Alex performs regularly in the live club scene as well as entertaining a host of corporate clients including Bruce Lynton Automotive Group, West-Star Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Riviera Luxury Motor Yachts, Village Roadshow Limited, Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club, Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Football Club and Bond University.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 5th 2018

Treasury Casino LiveWire Bar | 9:30pm – 1:30am

July 21st 2018

Wedding

July 27th 2018

Corporate Function

August 11th 2018

Twin Towns RSL | 4:30pm – 8:30pm

August 18th 2018

Corporate Function

August 31st 2018

Wedding

July 14th 2018

Private Function

July 22nd 2018

Treasury Casino LiveWire Bar | 7pm – 11pm

August 3rd 2018

Fiddlers Green | 9:30pm – 1:30am

August 17th 2018

Mon Komo Hotel | 7:00pm – 11:00pm

August 25th 2018

Treasury Casino LiveWire Bar | 10:00pm – 2:00am

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