From a basement in Kommetjie , South Africa, Diamond Thug is now touring Europe and reaching wavelengths all the way over in Delaware. Their music explores the sounds of Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Pop, and Electronica.
The story of how they all met is too incredible to not copy from their Facebook page so here it is:
"It all started in late 2012, Danilo Queiros was at a festival and stumbled upon a small stage on which Chantel Van T was performing. Mesmerised by Chantelâs effortless vocal performance, he was introduced by a mutual friend and suggested starting an experimental music project. In 2013 the duo played their debut show. Impressed with what he saw, Adrian Culhane asked the duo if they needed a guitarist. Danilo said no, but suggested the position of drummer. The duo became a trio and somehow Adrian managed to make his way onto guitar. That meant the band needed a drummer again, cue Ted Buxton. Having briefly become acquainted with Danilo at university, a not so sober Ted was in the audience for Diamond Thugâs show at the prestigious Oppikoppi festival. He decided to sneak onto stage after a great show to congratulate his new friend. âQuickly hug me, I told security I was your cousin!â said Ted, surprised that his lie had worked and had managed to get on stage. The band obliged and bonded with their new friend backstage over beers."
Author: Kyle Sobieski
Kyle Sobieski is a digital content producer and founder of First State Studios. With a background in music and songwriting under the pseudonym Pierce Frolic, Kyle personally knows the amount of work and determination that goes into becoming an artist of any medium. Towards the end of high school, Kyle realized the lack of support in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware for the arts and underground talents. So he began digging deeper into the lives of local artists, and thus, First State Studios was born. Sobieski has a diverse musical palette and loves nothing more in life than seeing people who are passionate and courageous with what they do. "It's these people who make the world a more colorful, intimate place for everybody."