By Cam Lucadou-Wells
Berwick indie-rock band Social on the Veranda seems to be a growing force.
Its 18-year-old talents Conor Bermingham (vocals/guitar), Ben Rohy (guitar), Brent Morrison (bass) and Jesse Porter (drums) just won a FReeZA regional final on 3 November.
They qualified with the six other best young bands in the state to play at the FReeZA grand final at St Kilda Festival in February.
Bermingham describes their music as “feelgood” with universal appeal.
Their main influence is British act Catfish and the Bottlemen.
While some of the band’s members are finishing Year 12, they also managed to launch an EP, Caught in the Chaos in October.
They were also invited to play live at Maroondah Fest on 12 November.