Kamikaze Test Pilots
Kamikaze Test Pilots are a cross-over band that plays predominantly hard rock music. This is sometimes fused with elements of metal, world music, jazz elements and occasionally reggae, making them a versatile and interesting listen, even to those who think that edgy music is not their cup of tea, goblet of blood or carton of opaque beer.
The band have been around since 2005 in various forms and having built a small but passionate following, self released their first EP “Into the Sun” in 2007. This was followed by “Diaspora” in 2009, which was well received by the press and reviewers alike. Their first self titled full length album was equally well received when it was released in November 2012.
Playing live is the mainstay of this band and they are forever playing gigs in venues across the country, being well received by a broad spectrum of audiences. They have started venturing further afield and invaded Italy in December 2013 and are planning other excursions into Europe soon. Keep an eye out on the gig listings, these guys tend to play everywhere.
Line-up: Ryan Niemandt (vocals, guitar); Wesley Niemandt (drums, vocals); Simon Buckett(bass); Mike Pearce (guitar); Tony Hackett (Ford Transit)