A five-piece rare alternative/folk outfit, sticking to their southern stomp roots their journey is to develop and spread an Australian Folk sound. The front man is unpredictable and raw vocalist Adrian Calvano, who also wields the guitar, wild-bearded Shane Baker is on the bass, Matty “Fiddler” Pitman has the crowd enchanted with his violin, Jase Mulley electrifies on lead guitar and skin-slapping Gavin Kelly is the man with the sticks.
After initially spending their nights packing out pubs, Buddha in a Chocolate Box spread their wings and launched their debut EP, The Keep on Keepin’ On EP, in 2010.
A track from The Keep On Keepin’ On EP proved an instant hit with fans, ‘SHE FEELS LIKE HOME’, debuting at No.1 on the Triple J Unearthed charts. This resulting in their first video ‘We’re On Our Way’ filmed by ABC & Triple J, which has been aired in RAGE.
An exciting year looms for Buddha in a Chocolate Box in 2013, with two new releases imminent – The Where I Belong EP and Clarence Cottage EP.
With well over 3000 fans on Facebook, and constantly playing to sold-out audiences in Port Fairy and Melbourne, Buddha in a Chocolate Box are on their way…
Latest Achievements –
Debuted No. 1 on Triple J Unearthed Charts ‘She Feels Like Home’
Finished 2nd in Guinness Live Nationals (Australia)
Supported – Ash Grunwald, James Reyne, Dave Larkin, Henry Wagons, Potbellez, Monique Brumby
Film clip produced by ABC (won through Triple J unearthed) filmed at Port Fairy during PFFF and has been aired on RAGE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB7CIXBxosI
Played Venues – Star of the West (Port Fairy), Hi Fi Bar (Melbourne), Vineyard (St.Kilda), Grumpys (Melbourne), Whalers (Warrnambool), Gaelic Club (Sydney), PJ OBriens (Melbourne), Stump (Port Fairy), Robe Hotel (Robe), The Coolanagatta Hotel (Coolangatta), Grampians Grape Escape, Kangaroo Island Festival
Buddha in a chocolate box