Forming in Naarm/Melbourne after bonding over a shared love of The Allman Brothers Band, and the psychedelic/progressive rock soundscapes of the 1960’s/70’s; Creek are “four hippie-looking blokes” with Telecasters, determined to make some noise on this planet. With most attempts to draw sonic comparisons rendered futile, owing to each band members’ diverse influences emerging in their workings, Creek rectify any stigmas surrounding rock music in the modern age.
In the several years of their existence, Creek have developed a local reputation for their captivating live shows and musicianship – having performed with the likes of 1000Mods, The Seven Ups, and The Black Sorrows – along with their eclectic songwriting stylings, best defined as a concoction of psychedelic rock, southern blues and prog rock. They have released one full-length LP – The Deep (2019) -- and two EP's -- with their most recent, Bluestone (2022), labelled "enchanting and exploratory" for its unconventional rhythms and guitar layers -- backed by multiple tours of Australia’s East Coast, and regional Victoria – involving appearances at Queenscliff Music Festival; Brisbane’s Mojo Burning; Folk, Rhythm and Life Festival; and Echuca-Moama Winter Blues.
In the mid-2010’s, Creek’s preliminary iteration had coalesced, following a wholehearted exchange between Orange County-born/Melbourne-bred vocalist/guitarist Dylan Breshears, and guitarist Matt Ivancic, on a drive up to his hometown of Echuca. Amidst the release process of some primitive home recordings from the shed of an affiliated Preston share-house, the line up was reinforced in 2017; with drummer Mason Davis, and bassist Declan Stewart setting things in stone. In consecutive years, the group established themselves in inner-city Melbourne and regional Victoria via rigorous performance agendas, as they prepped some of their earliest original material - amounting to the late 2019 release of their debut album, The Deep: “blending heavy blues, psych and alt rock, with way above average musicianship and plenty of hair and high notes” –AMNplify. With perspectives averted from the live music circuit over the COVID-19 pandemic years that ensued, the band shifted their focus towards socially-distanced experimental songwriting. Work went underway sporadically throughout the course of the Victorian state lockdowns, eventuating in the late 2022 release of their EP, Bluestone .
With the post pandemic rehabilitation of Australia’s live music scene in effect, Creek have emerged reinvigorated: with Melbourne/regional VIC shows filling their 2023 calendar.
Dylan Breshears ~ guitar, vocals
Mason Davis ~ drums, bv's
Matt Ivancic ~ guitar, slide guitar
Declan Stewart ~ bass, bv's
“Blending heavy blues, psych and alt rock, Creek put it out there with way above average musicianship and plenty of hair and high notes.”
“...enchanting & exploratory” - Will Backler
“Creek have grown and matured over the years.”