Secret Solis are a versatile Australian indie folk / rock duo.
Secret Solis’ haunting vocal harmonies combine seamlessly and journey in intensity and style, from ethereal and reflective to engaging and gritty. Exploring the complexities of life through music, Secret Solis engenders an appeal that is universal.
“Beautiful, warm and rich vocal harmonies. Makes me feel like crying, dancing and laughing. These guys really have something.” – James Sanger (Dido, Sinead O’Connor, Annie Lennox, U2, The Cure, Madonna)
Secret Solis’ debut EP, Deep Down, produced by Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) is OUT NOW!!
“I have been waiting years to produce a sound like this at River House Studios. Of all the production work I have done over the last 25 years, including my work with The Tea Party, Secret Solis’ EP, Deep Down is in the top five of work that I am most proud of.” Jeff Martin (The Tea Party, 777, The Armada, The Eternal)
Between sold out tours of Australia and Canada in 2016, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) invited Secret Solis to record their debut EP, Deep Down at River House Studios near Byron Bay. The result being an EP of indie folk / rock anthems, the tracks resonating with both Led Zeppelin’s driving acoustic rock and the ethereal ballads of Pink Floyd. Jeff’s eastern palette adds an eclectic flavour to the Deep Down EP that is reminiscent of his early albums with The Tea Party, as in Splendor Solis and Edges of Twilight.
Secret Solis was formed in 2012 when Cairns based singer/songwriter, Kian Eder met Cally Pysden, a pianist and singer/songwriter from Adelaide. Before meeting Cally, Kian’s music was heavily influenced by bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Tea Party and A Perfect Circle. Collaborating with Cally added a new dimension to Kian’s vision, elevating the music to new heights with her soaring ethereal vocals the likes of Enya, Dido, Sia and Amy-Lee. Enter Jeff Martin as producer and musician using production techniques straight out of Jimmy Page’s playbook, and you have a special magic happening in the mix.
Jeff agreed to produce the band after hearing only a few seconds of their demo, ‘Speechless Soul’, and the rest is history. Jeff plays all the heavy guitars including some amazing solos, hurdy gurdy and synths including his boutique Theremin. He also sings on the bands debut single, ‘Sunshine’. Terepai Richmond (DIG, The Whitlams, Missi Higgins, Jeff Martin) joins the line up on drums providing a John Bonham / Ginger Baker style foundation for the albums songs.
This full rock sound will now be delivered with a full band with Secret Solis continuing to perform as an acoustic duo / trio.
The duo is currently seeking expressions of interest from labels, management, booking agencies, and PR companies to take this newly defined sound to the worlds stages as well as supporting future releases.
Fusing elements from a range of genres including indie, rock, folk, blues and roots with eastern, Celtic and classical influences, this exciting new duo delivers a captivating and emotive live performance. As diverse as they are unique, the duo draws on simple, soulful song structures to emphasise the lyrical and melodic content of their music. Their songs range from slow reflective ballads, to driving rock fusion with many adventures in between.
Renowned for their unique male / female vocal harmonies and emotive and professional performances, Secret Solis has a combined 30 years experience and always manages to captivate their audience.
Their versatility allows them to adapt to any setting, whether it be a dinner cruise, cafe, pub, club or festival and they have the ability to cover a wide range of male and female artists.
As well as calling on over 40 original songs, Secret Solis covers acts such as Angus and Julia Stone, Ed Sheeran, Ben Harper, Sia, Sarah Mclachlan, The Doors, Great Big World, Pete Murray, Passenger, Foo fighters, Smashing Pumpkins and many more.
Their act includes a blend of covers and originals and is tailored to suit the vibe of your venue.
Available as Duo // Trio // Band
Duo Instruments: Acoustic Guitar // Piano // Stomp Box // Harmonica // Percussion // Electric Guitar
Trio Instruments: Add Violin, Bass or Drums / Percussion
Full Band Instruments: Add Drumkit // Bass // Electric Lead // Synths
Covers Set List Examples
1. Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone // 2. Say Something – Great Big World // 3. Little Lion Man – Momford and Sons // 4. Riptide – Vance Joy // 5. Times Like These – Foo Fighters // 6. Let Her Go – Passenger // 7. 5 to 1 – The Doors // 8. Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins // 9. Revolution – Tracey Chapman // 10. Photograph – Ed Sheeran // 11. Foolish Games – Jewel // 12. Arms of an Angel – Sarah Mclachlan // 13. Teardrops – Massive Attack // 14. The Wall – Pink Floyd // 15. Wonderwall – Oasis // 16. Opportunity – Pete Murray // 17. Waiting on an Angel – Ben Harper // 18. Wasted – Angus and Julia Stone // 19. Knocking on Heavens Door – Bob Dylan // 20. Breathe Me – Sia // 21. Lightning Crashes – Live // 22. The Bizzare – The Tea Party // 23. Burn One Down – Ben harper // 24. Shivers – Screaming Jets // 25. Hello – Adelle // 26. Chandalier – Sia // 27. Can’t Make You Love Me – Bon Iver // 28. Kissing You – Deseree // 29. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran // 30. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz