Tame Impala (aka The Dee Dee Dums)

Tame Impala (aka The Dee Dee Dums)

The Dee Dee Dums met at swing band rehearsals, Kevin was the drummer and Luke was the guitarist. Because neither of them could sight read music, they often stayed together after practice to catch up to the rest. They have been playing together since (for the past year). Both members play guitar, drums and sing - and describe their music as kind of bluesy, but chunky Led Zeppelin, until their swing band roots get the better of them and they morph into a smokey Chicago Jazz club band. The Dee Dee Dums have already developed a strong following due to their entertaining live performances. They were the second place getters in AmpFest 2005, and also went on to win third place in the Next Big Thing State Final.

Members: Kevin Parker, Luke Epstein

Performances

Heat Three
Date: 27th May 2005,
Venue: Memorial Hall, Mosman Park
AmpFest 2005 Final
Date: 11th June 2005,
Venue: Ellie Eaton Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds