The High Learys are an Australian rock band formed in Perth Western Australia in 2011 by lead singer and bassist Jamie Turner, keyboardist and vocalist Michael NuA, Guitarist, MaA Williams and drummer Mitchell Benson. They have released one album, and a number of singles. Their single Clear My Mind charted at no. 1 in the AMRAP charts in 2014. They have toured internationally as well as around Australia.
The band was formed by cousins Jamie Turner and MaA Williams in late 2011, not long after the band recruited Michael NuA and former drummer Adrian MacMillan. The band started playing shows around Perth in 2011 and became well regarded for their cover versions of songs from the 50’s and 60’s as well as their original compositions.
In December 2012 the band recorded their debut LP Here Come The High Learys at Poons Head Studios in Fremantle, Western Australia with award winning producer Rob Grant, who has worked with the likes of Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus and Lenny Kravitz. The album was released on May 22nd on 12″ vinyl through German label Soundflat Records and by December that year it had reached the highest selling album on the label for the year 2013.
In 2014 the band where featured in a publication The Knights Of Fuzz written by author Timothy Gassen, the book featured articles on artists considered to be notable to the history of Garage Rock. Gassen mentions “It’s 60’s R&B flavoured garage at it’s finest, with perfect arrangements and a recording that sounds both vintage authentic and also clean and sophisticated.”
In August 2014 the band went back into Poons Head Studios to record their next single Clear My Mind with producer Rob Grant. It was then released on 7″ vinyl through Soundflat Records in late October. Shortly after it’s release the single was used in both a Bose Headphones and Sportscraft commercial.
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‘Letters to Alice’ Single Launch WA Tour
Friday, 21st August – The Rosemount – Perth
Thursday, 3rd Sept – Prince of Wales – Bunbury
Friday, 4th Sept – Settlers Tavern – Margaret River
Saturday, 5th Sept – White Star – Albany