THREE well-known Orange musicians Kyle Manning, Mark Furze and Trav New along with Sydney drummer Michelle Vincent officially launched their rock band Falcon Road and new CD in Sydney last Thursday night.
Manning, Furze and New have all given up extra jobs and are now all focused on music. When they’re not performing, they are teaching music.
“Everyone has given up their day jobs which support their music and this is a culmination of a year of solid work making sure we were ready,” said Mr Manning.
The three all have a solid background with formal music education, with the exception of Michelle Vincent who has been playing her own style of drums since she was five and has toured the country as back-up for some high profile performers.
“Of course for a while Mark took the different path with his acting which did take him away from his music for a while, but now we are all focused on what has been our favourite habit,” said Manning.
Earlier this year Mr Furze left behind an acting career on Home and Away to work with the band.
He said some would see it as a brave move to make a living out of music.
“Always when I was acting I had in the back of my mind that this was what I wanted to do and during my years in television I have been able to make some valuable contacts and make good friends in the industry,” he said.
“We will just have to see where it all goes from here.”
Among the celebrities at the launch were the cast of Home and Away.