Gerringong locals Jacob Finch (vocals), Lukas Anderson (lead guitar) and Ben Salvo (rhythm
guitar) began teaching each other to jam in their shared trailer house, owned by
landlord/legend, Terry... Many noise complaints and two additional members later,
Cameron Cooper (drums) and Trent Cooper (bass), Terry agreed to lend the fully formed
band his name, and at last, the almighty Tezzas were born.
The Terrys released their debut single ‘Video Games’ in June 2020 and quickly began to
build a cult following of Terrydactyls. Wasting no time releasing more music, the newly
formed band went on to release 4 more songs in 2020 including crowd favourites ‘Penny’
and ‘Pesos’, which landed in the top 20 Australian Songs of the year by the AU Review.
Cue 2021 a.k.a the year of The Terrys. Having not even celebrated their first birthday as a
band, the tezzas were dubbed “your new favourite surf-indie outfit” by Triple j following the
release of the heavily supported singles ‘Our Paradise’ and ‘Cost The Peace’. With the wind
in their backs, The Terrys sold out all 12 dates of their debut East Coast tour. The band went
on to release their debut body of work, ‘The TerrySonic Mixtape’. To date, the release has
accumulated over 5 million streams and was performed in front of over 5,000 people
throughout The Terrys first national tour (21 shows) which was presented by Triple j.
The Terrys cemented their spot in the Australian indie circuit at the beginning of 2022 when
‘Our Paradise’ was voted in at #76 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and were also named as the
most played artist on triple J Unearthed in 2021. Hot off the back of all this momentum,
the band released the first from their forthcoming debut album, “IDK” which was
accompanied by an all-time video after they won the triple J Unearthed x National Institute
of Dramatic Art competition.
The Terrys love of homegrown music sees the band naturally draw inspiration from artists
such as The Bungalows, Pond and Skegss with a hint of British influence from bands like Will
And The People and Jamie T. With hooky guitars, fast and furious drums and charismatic
vocals The Terrys will have you frothin’ like a dropped tinnie.