Dominic Lavers


With the finishing touches to its debut EP done at a makeshift studio in an old paint warehouse, LAVERS is here to add a splash of colour to Australia’s music scene. The indie/rock band, which has been described as anything from The Beatles and Crowded House to Jeff Buckley and Fleet Foxes, has recently released its debut EP ‘The Street Is A Symphony’. In between recording, mixing and writing new tracks throughout 2011, the band has been gigging relentlessly. The year saw them billed alongside triple j favourites, The Bungalows and Ernest Ellis, as well as headline the ‘Relay For Life’ festival in Kiama; helping raise money for cancer research. At the core of the band are the brothers, Dominic and Sebastian Lavers, who first performed together in 2009 at the request of their sister, Sophie, after she was crowned Miss World Australia. It’s been a long time in stepping out of her shadow but the brothers are doing it in style with their first release. Check out the band's debut film clip here:
How many members: 
Any members under 18: 
Who are you influenced by: 
The Beatles, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Buckley, The Who, Crowded House, Bernard Butler, The Smiths, Queen
Tech requirements for each member: 
Basic - two microphones and two guitar inputs
Average set time: 
Minimum fee: 
What constitutes your ideal gig: 
Having a packed venue with people singing along to our songs. A few CD and t-shirt sales never goes astray.
Three other Canberra bands you enjoy sharing a stage with: 
Fun Machine Sunchaser & The Wayward Orchestra Fox & Fowl
What does your stage show consist of: 
A high-energy set filled with sing alongs that get the crowd involved. We try and make every show memorable, with people leaving the venue with smiles on their faces.
What is your general sound level: