Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (TDS) are the manufacturers of some of Australia's finest foot-stompin' swamp and dirty Blues Rock.
"Great guitar riffs with cool and clear lyrics. Bound to get the speakers rattling." Sydney Daily Telegraph
It has been a busy and wild journey for Transvaal Diamond Syndicate from their inception back in late 2009, almost immediately garnering attention for their raw, energetic, exciting and often primeval live shows.
Since then, the TDS have only gone from strength to strength, gathering fans nationally from constant touring, performing and strong social engagement.
In their 5 solid years near the top of the national Blues Rock touring stable they've managed to put over 200,000kms on the tour van, have dropped 4 releases, had 4 tracks featured on Triple J Radio and been amongst the most requested artists on Australian Community Radio (National Top 40 in 2012 - AMRAP).
The band, renowned for their on-stage impact, have played most of the country's Blues and Roots festivals with appearances at Byron BluesFest, Great Southern BluesFest, Blues on Broadbeach, Australian Festival of Blues, QLD Festival of Blues, Sydney Blues and Roots, Queenscliff Music Festival and many more.
A swag of awards and critical acclaim has come the band's way with success in the Independent Music Awards (Blues Song Category Winner), MusicOz Awards Top 5 Finalist, QMusic Highly Commended, QLD Blues Award for Song of the Year, 4ZzZ #1 spot in their Hot 100 competition and International Song Competition Finalist. Add to this 4 and 5 star album reviews from The Music, Rave Magazine, The Courier Mail, Sydney Morning Herald and Zoo Magazine (not to mention others) and you can see that this is a band worthy of recognition for the positive impact they've had on bringing Australian Blues Rock to the fray.
Another 20,000km tour of Australia's most southern states took place in the summer months of 2014 along with 4 single and filmclip releases completed in support of their debut album 'Estranged Blues' throughout the year.
The band is currently in the studio working on a split EP release to be dropped later this year. 2 major tours are planned for August and October, the first one in support of new single 'The River'.