Brothers Curt, Scott and Mitch Luxton of Birkdale are taking their music on tour with the launch of their second studio album entitled The Fool In Me.
The brothers, aged 20, 17 and 13 formed a band entitled Claiming It Anyway (CIA) in 2017, taking their songs on tour since winning upcoming talent section at a Battle of the Bands competition in Manly. The band is a regular at the Manly Deck, Halloween and Manly Mother's day events (2018/2019) and has played for two years at the Cleveland Crazy Day markets.
It will perform from 7pm to 11pm at the Redland RSL on February 8, with ticketed shows booked for the Black Bear Lodge in The Valley on February 26 and Retro bar at Kenmore on February 7.
CIA is headed by Curt as lead guitarist and singer, Scott as bass guitar, harmonica and vocals and Mitch on drums and backing vocals.
Curt said working with his brothers gave the band its strong harmonies.
"We have similar sounds, so the harmonies work well. It's also easy to make decisions because we know how we work, so it's highly functional. We can be honest with each other and there are no barriers," he said.
The band plays a blend of 70s and 80s classic rock influenced by Rolling Stones, Powderfinger, Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty. interspersed with some originals.
"We get a lot of enjoyment from having an opportunity to do gigs and make other people happy, playing the songs they lke or might like. We care about live performance and we care about the people who come to our shows. We hope that people appreciate what we do," Curt said.
Curt said that the second album featured the ballad Home Safe, a song about looking out for one another, written in the wake of the Australian bushfires. This will be performed by the band at the Tomcat bushfire charity gig from 10am on February 8th.
CDs are available at every show for $10 and can be pre-ordered for online streaming on February 1 on https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/claimingitanyway/the-fool-in-me
CIA first album No Shenanigans is also available for $5.