The Broadsides is a alt-country band from Auckland, New Zealand formed in 2009. Their music contains elements of hillbilly, outlaw country, gospel, Americana, gothic country, bluegrass, gypsy and rock ‘n roll.
While each of these sub-genres appeals to a niche audience, The Broadsides have found a way to unify these genres into a unique sound, which is defining feature of The Broadsides. Audiences recognise the type and meaning of the music from old family records and movies.
The original songs are about love, loss, redemption, and the influence of hostile landscapes on our psyche and belief in God. The Broadsides stick with the country music tradition of storytelling and developing a strong connection with the audience.
The band consists of five members: Alan Meharry (vocals, rhythm and slide guitar), Etienne Harris (double bass), Dave Khan (violin, guitar, dobro and mandolin), Dave Ward, (banjo and guitar), Ben Michelson (drums).
01 - The Love And The Loss
02 - Get Down
03 - Oh My Lover
04 - Billy Bible And The Beast Boy