Band Called Stereo soon legends of Byron – The Echo


Band Called Stereo – from high school to studio and back

A new group of Byron, Group called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing out of the ordinary about that, other than the fact that two of the members just finished tenth grade and the other two just finished ninth grade, and if the single send me back written by singer Cinnamon Laddin Catron – who also competes on rhythm guitar – there’s plenty going on, this foursome are going to have a very busy time juggling school and careers until they’ve all finished their HSC at Byron High d end of 2024!

Stereo says their musical influences range from a deep love of phat jazz and funk to British pop, heavy metal and rock. The band blended these diverse influences into their own original flavor of indie music.

Most recently, Stereo performed at the Byron Bay Music Festival to very happy crowds and at the Bangalow Showground for a year-end event.

The band Called Stereo takes a step ahead of stardom.

Stereo can also be regularly found on the street in Byron, and of course they are frequently called upon to perform at Byron High.

At only 15 years old, Cinnamon has already been studying music for eight years. Her first instrument is the violin, which she continues to play and study at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. She is also studying classical and jazz guitar with Mark Bromley – she loves jazz and plans to go to the Sydney Conservatory of Music to study both jazz and law.

Big Brother, Leo Laddin Catron, has been playing bass since the age of seven. He is also studying music at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and plans to attend the Sydney Conservatorium and undertake a Masters in Jazz Music. A lover of jazz music and syncopated rhythmic ostinatos, Leo plays both electric bass and double bass and is a member of several big band jazz bands and is a bassist for Stereo and Blackwood. In 2019, Leo and Blackwood won the Mullum Youth Mentorship Award. In 2020 Leo played bass with the band James Morrisson.

Kiarn Stenner is Stereo’s lead guitarist. A multi-instrumentalist, Kiarn started out on bass guitar but now spends his time playing with his guitar and effects pedal to create dynamic and unique sounds for the band.

The other “young” of the group is Floyd Whitaker, to the battery. What began on a modest set of kitchen pots and pans led Floyd to a passion for sonic, deliberate rhythms through an exploration of jazz and, ultimately, rock. Floyd engages with discernment in what the music calls for, supporting Stereo with suitably phrased fills, steady timing, and wicked solos.

Band Called Stereo’s next concert will be at Kyogle Youth In Action Pool Party on January 29th and the next track will be released on January 22nd via their artist profile on Spotify.

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