Australian Pop Punk band The Ritzy Kids are heading to Sydney for their debut gig at The Bridge Hotel on September 30.
The band began as a project in late 2020. Singer-songwriter Sean Frazer explains "between September and December I think I'd penned about 20 songs, I was just having so much fun playing with a loud distorted telecaster again" Those bedroom tracks would eventually become the start of The Ritzy Kids. "I wrote a song called 'Breakthrough', that was the one that started it all, after making a demo at home and listening back, I realised I wanted to start releasing them.
Enter Mitch Willard. "I sent a few tracks to Willard who has been my producer for close to a decade now, we began fine tuning them and re-recording them bit by bit, it's been such an incredible experience"
'Breakthrough' would go on to be played on radio in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S. Triple J Presenter Dave Woodhead described the track as having a "nice nostalgic early 2000's punk feel" and a "really great track" for a debut single. Then along came 'Sally' and Scars and Regrets' before Frazer decided it was time to recruit a band. "I brought in Jarrod, Andrew and Scotty to help belt these songs out onstage - we've been working incredibly hard on what I reckon is a really professional show"
And they got the dream gig... almost. "We were given the honour of supporting our heroes Luca Brasi in Newcastle! We were pumped... and ready... but unfortunately Covid had other plans, so we missed out."
But it hasn't taken long for them to get back on the saddle, as Frazer describes the headline gig at The Bridge as a dream. "So many incredible acts have stood on that stage and we are just bursting at the seams to play it!" "We've got a big show planned and we wanna share it with our friends on September 30"