Gympie band The Secret Whisper will play at Noosa Great Camp Out music festival this weekend. Pictured are (from left) Billie Stewart, Joel Forman, Chris Stewart, Tomi Rooney and Jess Mincher.
Gympie band The Secret Whisper will play at Noosa Great Camp Out music festival this weekend. Pictured are (from left) Billie Stewart, Joel Forman, Chris Stewart, Tomi Rooney and Jess Mincher. Craig Warhurst

Gympie band to debut at festival

FIVE piece rock band The Secret Whisper will make their festival debut at the Noosa Great Camp Out this Easter.

The Gympie band made up of brothers Billy (guitar) and Chris Stewart (bass), Tomi Rooney (guitar), Joel Forman (drums) and Jess Mincher (vocals and keyboard) say they are stoked to be playing their first major gig.

The group came together in early 2009 when school mates Joel, Billy and Chris decided to write and record six songs in Billy’s home studio.

Since then, the band has added Jess and Tomi to the mix and have hunkered down at Jess’ parents’ Amamoor property to fine tune their sound.

The band will belt out a host of original pop/rock material written collectively by the band.

“Billie and Tomi usually lay down some riffs and Jess will write the vocals, before we fine-tune the song,” Joel said.

The band is excited at the prospect of playing at the festival.

“Our first real show is a festival gig,” Chris said.

“We’re stoked.”

Joel said the band was the tightest it had ever been and Billie added they were proud of the new music The Secret Whisper was delivering.

“We did it just for fun before but now we have taken the next step and want to record an EP,” he said.

Catch The Secret Whisper from 11am on Sunday at the Noosa Great Camp Out festival. Visit www.thegreatnoosacampout.com

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