YEARS ACTIVE: 2010–PRESENT
Like many of their contemporaries, Electric Empire have taken the global route before hitting the headlines at home. And what an incredible journey it’s been. In less than a year, the four-piece has achieved more than most others would manage in a lifetime. Electric Empire has toured the world, filling illustrious theatres and clubs, and playing some of the best-known festivals on the planet.
In 2011, Electric Empire delivered a string of shows at Britain’s famous Glastonbury Festival, they graced the stage of London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall (2012) and played to full houses in Japan and France. The band’s music has even taken them into Kazakhstan. And along the way, Electric Empire have sold tens of thousands of copies of their debut album.
Electric Empire is comprised of Jason Heerah (drums), Aaron Mendoza (keys), Dennis Dowlut (guitar) and Simon Olsen (bass). They’re an independent-minded collection of talented musicians, songwriters and producers, where some relationships within the gang trace back a near lifetime. Between them, they call Sydney and Melbourne home, but right now they’re better accustomed to life on the road.