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PRESENTED BY THELMA BROUGHT TO YOU BY RACE CAFE -- THE ESPRESSO BAR In January of 2011, two best mates (Jai Sparks-Vocals/Guitar and Eric Mewburn- Lead Guitar) sat in the middle of their flood ravaged Brisbane house. The house was missing walls and the only light was from a flickering bulb hung from a nail with a muddy extension cord running from the neighbours house. With only their acoustic guitars as furniture, the mates drank and reminisced. From this night, their first song Oh River was written and The Strums were born. It wasn't long before more old mates joined in on the fun. Dan (Drums) and Enrico (bass) were recruited over many beers and The Strums became a four piece. The band played their first full band gig to a close to sold out audience as the main support for the party man and childhood hero himself Peter Combe. A few days after they jumped into the studio to start work on their debut EP 'Are you picking up what I'm putting down?!' while playing a solid amount of shows around Brisbane and quickly building a fan base of fun loving rock and roll enthusiasts. The EP is one the boys are extremely proud of, drawing from influences of bands like ACDC and The Clash that they have loved since they were kids. The journey to the EP may have been a speedy one but The Strums have certainly found their own sound. With lyrics that motivate you to take over world accompanied by music that makes your hips move and your brain party. 'Are You ...