About The Steele Syndicate

The Steele Syndicate has got the groove, and it’s infectious. The Brisbane­based octet has
an eclectic, genre­bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska
and indie rock. Rich vocal harmonies blend with a roaring, four­piece horn section to create
music that is energised and emotional, for dancing breathlessly and for pondering deeply.
The band is quickly making its mark on the scene in Brisbane and beyond. Since the
formation of its current lineup in September 2015, The Steele Syndicate has played regularly
at established Brisbane live music venues, performed at The Sydney Opera House, played
at the 2017 Gumball Music Festival in Newcastle, toured to Byron Bay, and played ‘A Set
Adrift’ on a yacht off Mooloolaba. The band has entered and won two band competitions ­
the Sigma Stockies Band Competition (2016) and the Brightside Homegrown Battle of the
Bands (2015).

Packing the punch of its acclaimed live set into a record, The Steele Syndicate released its
debut EP, 'Antipodes', on August 4th, 2016. The launch was celebrated with a headlining
show at The Triffid in Newstead playing to nearly 600 fans. Since its release, the EP and
lead single ‘Where I Need To Be’ have received nationwide airplay on local and community

The Steele Syndicate’s feel­good music never fails to get crowds moving. Looking to the
future, the band is excited to bring its energetic groove to a wider audience in the months
and years to come.