About Us

East of Zurich is a Brisbane based 4-piece consisting of Martin Brabec (guitar and lead vocals), David Simpfendorfer (bass and backing vocals), Nick Ng (keyboards and backing vocals) and Anthony Timbrell (drums and no vocals under any circumstances).

The band was formed through a combination of happy circumstance and professional connections and has been slowly building a repertoire of original songs while rehearsing over the last 18 months. East of Zurich seeks to reimagine the guitar-driven Indie rock/pop of the 90’s by adding a more melodic flavour through the use of a variety of keyboard overlays and subtle backing vocals.

MARTIN
MARTIN
Lead songwriter
Lead vocals
Lead guitar
ANTHONY
ANTHONY
Drums
Band manager
DAVID
DAVID
Bass
Backing vocals
NICK
NICK
Keys
Backing vocals

Our Story

The band was formed through a combination of happy circumstance and professional connections and has been slowly building a repertoire of original songs while rehearsing over the last 18 months. East of Zurich seeks to reimagine the guitar-driven Indie rock/pop of the 90’s by adding a more melodic flavour through the use of a variety of keyboard overlays and subtle backing vocals.

Come and Find Me Now is the first single from a self-titled debut EP recorded at Airlock studios (owned by Ian Haug – Powderfinger) in the beautiful Samford Valley west of Brisbane. The EP, to be released in the coming months, is a reflection on the unpredictable nature of life and the personal relationships that guide our collective experience. With undertones of the angst-ridden Indie rock reminiscent of the early 90’s it is ultimately an uplifting collection of songs, as self-doubt and awkwardness give way to maturity and responsibility….and kids.

Martin Brabec, chief-songwriter, grew up in Switzerland and had considerable success as the frontman for local Indie band Flink, before uprooting and moving to Australia.

East of Zurich is 4 professionals with a love of music, craft beer and a desire to combine the two on a regular basis.

Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes of the recording of our debut EP at Airlock Studios