“I loved this band from the first time I saw them! To see the boys in their happy place is such a joy! I hope I get to listen to album after album on MMM over the next 20 years!!!”
— Gus Worland, Triple M
Griffin grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has already toured the US on the back of his wicked vocals and musical dedication. He is the key lyricist for Dysfunction and manages to cram meaning, strength and just a hint of comedy into his punchy lyrics. News Corp's Doug Conway described Griffin's award winning song "It's Over" as "a powerhouse song about pushing on through pain and hardship, and it’s electric stuff".
Oh, and Griffin can jump!
TJ was brought up just around the corner from Griffin and it wasn't surprising when he dragged Griffin over to study together at the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School in the Inner West of Sydney. TJ's love of his instrument, a left-handed variant no less, stands out on every song as he forms the melodic core of Dysfunction. His face-mask driven delivery on stage is full of energy and his capacity to deliver on the riffs whilst jumping or spinning has to be seen to be believed!
And yes... he tells a mean joke between songs :)
Jack lives on the Northen Beaches too and is the rhythmic maestro of the band. The only competitor to have ever reached the final of the Sydney Junior Guitar Championships playing bass, Jack isn't afraid to push to boundaries of his craft. His technical prowess extends to song development and production, where he forms the cornerstone of Dysfunction's writing and recording process. On stage, Jack delivers on every song at every gig.
... and as you'd expect, the bass parts in Dysfunction songs are complex!
Oli calls the Inner West of Sydney home. Described by SBS's Ricardo Goncalves as "a rising star in Australia's music industry" and given the nickname "The Wizard" by legendary jazz composer and saxophonist Spike Mason, Oli has been winning band competitions since he was 11, and has toured the US three times, even performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Like Jack, Oli was a finalist in the Sydney Junior Guitar Championships (on guitar, not bass!).
For Dysfunction he is squarely planted behind the drum kit and serves up backing vocals to boot. The drum kit though is his first love. Just ask his neighbours!