Thursday, November 3, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Salt, Steel and Anchor

Powerhouse rockers, Salt and Steel will be carving up the stage at the Anchor Bar this weekend with their edgy, heavy, esoteric sounds that have the crowds begging for more.

Known for their high energy performance and crowd interaction, this two-piece act has a full-band sound which generates fun at every show.

With solid drums, driving guitar riffs and intoxicatingly, fierce vocals, these talented musicians fuse heavy rock with the earthy and grounded sounds of tribal, blues and roots music.

Elle and Briony, the dynamic duo who make up Salt and Steel first started playing music together when they were travelling around New Zealand in 2015.

When their van broke down, they decided to give busking a go, and soon discovered a musical magic.

When they returned to Australia, they performed at an open mic night which led to their first gig and they soon became full-time musicians playing in an industry they loved.

During their career, Salt and Steel have performed alongside big names such as Wolfmother, The Superjesus, You Am I, Ash Grunwald, Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) and The Beautiful Girls.

Since COVID, however, the Brisbane-based pair have had to seek alternative employment.

They now spend their weeks playing music for people living with a disability, which they say has been a close second to performing live full-time.

This is the fourth time Salt and Steel have played at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music and they will be releasing a new single at the beginning of next year, with an album to soon follow.

Elle and Briony from Salt and Steel

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