Formed in Newcastle, Australia in 1997, WISEHEIMER © are a 5-piece punk rock/hardcore band consisting of:
• LUKE WILLIAMS - DRUMS
• HEATH ROWLEY – BASS/VOCALS
• DAVID SMALES - GUITAR
• LUKE MONGAN – GUITAR/VOCALS
• JAKE WILLOUGHBY – LEAD VOCAL
Us band members are an unlikely bunch, comprising a postman, a cop, a bar manager, a keno winner, and an engineering student, mostly in our late twenties and playing music for the love of it. Characterised by fast drumbeats and catchy harmonies, our style is distinctly original and enjoyed by people of all ages. Our songs offer social commentary, as well as personal themes with lyrics composed by Jake and Heath. Our influences are diverse, including bands like NOFX, Lagwagon, Propaghandi and Pulley.
We are self-managed and have played over 100 gigs, largely at local pubs, where we have developed a fan base over the 7 years that we have been involved in Newcastle's alternative music scene. Headlining gigs with many up and coming bands and supporting international acts like Pulley and Against Me! Wiseheimer has grown both in popularity and musically since it's conception and especially since the release of our latest disk.
‘None The Wiser' is the first professionally produced CD we have released and it came about after a sponsorship offer from local record label ‘KillerKicks'. Released in 2004, it has already received great success, including extensive nation-wide airplay on Triple J and has recieved several kick'n reviews.
We are stoked with how far we've come, totally dig playing gigs and laying down new material is what keeps us breathing. Because of this we hope to continue to share our music with as many people possible, both live and recorded.