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UPSIZE are a rock band from Brisbane, Australia.

Forming in 2003, the bands music has been described as "old-fashioned, dirty rock" which is "reminiscent of the glory days of Aussie rock’n’roll”. (DCR - Time Off)

Their official website is

Band members:
Matt Kurth (vocals)
Sean Metcalfe (lead guitar/vocals)
Martin Duffy (guitar)
Austin Reading (bass)
Rick Ashe (drums)

UPSIZE Recording output:
Hit the Lights (2012)
Dirty Hands (2010)
West End Delicacy (2007)
One Man Stereo (2005)
Talk Show (2004)

Upsize have performed at many of Brisbane's premier rock venues including headlining at venues such as The Zoo and The Globe as well as many other venues around South East QLD including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts as well as out west to Ipswich and Toowoomba. Additionally, the band has toured the southern states of Australia playing shows in Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne.

The band has also supported high profile acts such as The Angels, The Radiators, Airborne, Meloddysey, Dead Letter Circus, The Presidents Bush, Mammal, Iron On and Transport.


“The tightest live band I’ve seen in twenty years”.
(Geoff Turner - The Radiators)

"The Basement Bar at Acacia Ridge Hotel played host to an awesome night where Upsize, The Radiators and The Angels played live and loud! Rock shall never die!

Brisbane rock band Upsize totally rocked the Basement Bar to over a crowd of a 1000.

They were the perfect band to get the crowd worked up in anticipation of The Radiators and The Angels performances.

Upsize's performance was outstanding, playing all the songs off their debut CD plus a few others which had the crowd jumping and yelling for more!
(Lifemusicmedia -

“Playing overtime on the M+M stereo this week is a track called Contagious which is just that, with loads of crunchy guitar, thumping drums and a powerhouse vocal performance”. (Noel Mengel - The Courier Mail)

“UPSIZE have created an EP of old-fashioned, dirty rock songs reminiscent of the glory days of Aussie rock’n’roll”. (DCR - Time Off)

"The mongrel-factor is upsized significantly as headliners UPSIZE unleash some ’70s-style rock.” (Michaela McGuire - Time Off, Live review from The Living Room)

“UPSIZE, another Brissy based band, with their amalgamation of 70’s style Guitar Rock and Powderfinger-esque style, were in my opinion the best of the Fest.” (Amy Stannard - Q Mag, Live review from Get Set Fest)

Apr 2013

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