Styles collide in Tiger Street

STREET SMART: Ipswich band Tiger Street is in the studio recording an album at Applewood Lane Recording Studios. Back (from left): Zac Mitchell, Cameron Logan, Sarah Meharg, Christopher Andrews and Ken Weaver. Front: Nina Florence.
STREET SMART: Ipswich band Tiger Street is in the studio recording an album at Applewood Lane Recording Studios. Back (from left): Zac Mitchell, Cameron Logan, Sarah Meharg, Christopher Andrews and Ken Weaver. Front: Nina Florence. Kate Czerny

THE word "eclectic" gets tossed around a fair bit when describing the music of bands that just don't quite fit into a box.

When it comes to Ipswich band Tiger Street, however, eclectic is about as specific as one could get.

Few other bands, for example, can lay claim to having a poet as a regular member.

Tiger Street not only merges a variety of musical influences, but also the occasional prose from resident poet Cameron Logan.

While it might sound unorthodox, lead vocalist Nina Florence said it was just another interesting dimension to the band.

"We are all friends in Tiger Street and we just thought it would be really cool to have Cameron do something with us," Florence said.

But Tiger Street is more than poetry. Their sound up to now has been described as containing elements of down-tempo jazzy folk, acoustic ballads, ramping up to pop and soul.

Having performed across Ipswich and Brisbane over the past year or so, the time has come for the band to get something down on record.

They managed to secure funding via Ipswich City Council from the Regional Arts Development Fund, which they are using to pay for recording sessions at Applewood Lane Studios in Fernvale.

Tiger Street's next gig will be UBERfest, at the Jubilee Hotel on August 30.

For more information on the band, look for their Facebook page under "tigerstreet".

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