- Step Forward Triple Engine 3:38
Triple Engine is a power trio, plain and simple. Featuring guitars, bass, drums and shared vocals, this band is all about riffs, solos and thumping grooves: music where the players have the artistic space to stretch their melodic legs and flex their rhythmic muscles within the framework of beguiling, relatable compositions.
March 2020: Western Australia is in isolation due to the challenges presented by Covid-19, resulting in the temporary closure of all performance venues. Guitarist Chris Gibbs and bassist Craig Skelton are messaging each other about the effect this is having on them as working – or rather, no longer working – musicians. Craig mentions an idea about a new original power trio, and before the day is over Triple Engine is born. Four days later drummer and purveyor of hair Daniel Skelton is on board and debut single ‘Love Thing’ is in the works, having been entirely written via phone and video calls. By August of 2020, Triple Engine has recorded and mixed ‘Love Thing’ and completed filming of the accompanying debut music video. And all of this (video shoot aside) without the trio ever being in the same room, let alone the same town! The single peaked at number 3 on the iTunes Rock Charts, as did the follow-up single ‘The Little Engine That Couldn’t’. The third single ‘Step Forward’ is due for release through all major platforms in April 2021.
Triple Engine were nominated in the ‘Most Popular New Act’ category for the 2020 WAMI Awards.
Triple Engine is motivated and influenced by the spirit of blues rock trios such as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and ZZ Top, alongside the prog-rock spirit of Rush and the pop rock sensibilities of The Police and Van Halen to help shape a formidable musical machine.
SOURCE: Official Bio