island entertainment presents

The Bad Dad Orchestra


A simple idea born of fatherhood, friendship and a love of music has flourished and taken shape, almost as far South as you can go.

Meet The Bad Dad Orchestra, a collective of nine dads, all of whom have played key roles in Tasmania's vibrant music scene over the past decade (Guthrie, Bad Beef, Dublo, Box Money, The Devilrock Four, The Staunches, The Stayns, The Blackstone Dukes and Horehound "“ to name a few!), now basking in their inherent "dadness" and wowing audiences with a high-energy rock n' soul live experience.

The "˜Dads latest EP, "Viva Le Bad Dad", unleashed in April of 2019, is a co-produced six track EP that captures the band's raw musical strengths: big grooves, snappy horn lines and catchy-as-hell vocals. Critics have already likened their sound to that of "classic Australian pub rock with a modern twist" and championed their unique brand of eighteen-legged soul.

Calling it early: The Bad Dad Orchestra are the band to beat today at PITP2017. Absolutely killing it on the main stage.

Britt Andrews, Amnplify – 11/02/17

Whoever says Dads can’t be cool has obviously never heard of The Bad Dad Orchestra

Zoe Cooney – Warp Magazine, September 2017

I was having too much fun filling my arms with treats and getting my dance on to the tunes of the Bad Dad Orchestra – 26/01/18