Having been together since early 2010 and originally based in Geelong, Overdrive is now spanning to metro Melbourne! Overdrive owes its continued success to its professionalism and fantastic musicianship. Combine that with a group of dedicated musos who love what they do and are bursting with energy and you have Overdrive!
Everything that you hear is performed LIVE without the need for backing tracks. Overdrive are available as a duo, trio or 4 piece band with the option of taking on the daunting role of MC for your event! We provide our own lighting and up to date music between sets as well.
Overdrive provide our services to both Rural and metropolitan areas. Whether your event is taking place Inner Melbourne or as remote as The Otways, we can accomodate!
So what are you waiting for? We literally have every event covered and would love to hear from you, so send us a quote request and we will see what we can do for you!
Please feel free to visit our website www.overdrivecoverband.com or find us on facebook, just search for Overdrive Coverband!
Meet the band! Introducing...
Lead Vocals: Brodie Farlech
A solo performer with a difference. Brodie prefers to use his Boss Loop Station to build tracks live on stage. It's all done before your eyes, no computer generated backing tracks, just real time recorded loops! Brodie will surprise you as he interprets some of the biggest hits gracing the charts right now. His experience and passion is evident as he delivers some of your favourite songs, you can close your eyes and lose yourself in the moment.
Brodie has performed nationwide and appeared internationally, including support work for Golden Guitar Nominees for the Tamworth Country Music Festival. He delights and surprises with his big range and vocal projection. Self taught in guitar, vocals and piano, music is simply part of who he is.
Lead Guitar: Mark Rinaldo
Supplying the band with literal 'Overdrive', Mark's guitar rack is as impressive as his experience. Well known for his residencies with Edge Coverband in Melbournes hottest night spots and winning the crowd over with his energy and enthusiasm. Over the years Mark has had the opportunity to play alongside many fantastic musicians including the aria nominated Karina Chavez.
Loves to switch between his Fender Strat custom and Gibson Les Paul and jumping into the crowd for a Selfie because... why not?
Hard to keep this guy still once the beat drops! And will launch into a rap or B/Vocals adding another voice to the fray!
Ever the showman and entertainer, experimentalist and perfectionist.
Drums: Jade Egan
The king of Ding. Jade has been honing his craft for years and while he sits in the back you know he's there! He has the ability to play dynamically to create that magical build up you hear at our live shows.
He's been performing alongside Chris for many years in various bands and their understanding of eachother's style and timing allows us a lot of creative freedom to work with.
Also known to grab an acoustic guitar when the chance arises, his love of music shines through his performance
Bass: Chris Edwards
Bass guitarist Chris has an impressive band resume including lead vocals for Baxta, and residencies with Fuse and The Flaming Moes.
His experience and harmonies add depth to the Overdrive sound. Our default mixing guy for smaller shows thanks to Ipad and wireless technologies. Plus he just loves to get amongst the crowd now and again to amp everyone up!
Unofficially the bands 'funny t shirt' guy, he brings some character and humour to the show. Plus he steps up and lends us his lead vocal abilities for songs here and there to keep the vibe of the show fresh and entertaining from Go to Whoa!
Due to the length of time we have been together this is a drastically shortened list of what our more recent sets have looked like. But of course we can accommodate for any requests if we don't already know them as necessary!
An online testimonial from our gig at the Colac Races, March 2016
"Guys, it's a big thumbs up from me, you guys sound awesome, great job, you may not believe me but I think the benchmark starts with you guys, good harmonies, great song choice, I personally think you guys made a big difference today!!"