Honest talent puts Liar Liar in spotlight
IT ALL started with a jam session in a backyard shed at Maclean in 2011.
From then it was only a matter of time before Belle Moore, Sam Cashman, Darrell Williams and David Cashman formed a band and took to stages across the Clarence Valley.
"We've blown a fair few fuses in our parents' sheds," laughed vocalist Belle.
Since then it has been onwards and upwards for the band, Liar Liar.
"When we first started out, we used to just get together for a jam every now and then," Belle said.
"Then someone suggested we do some gigs - at which point we decided we should probably actually practice."
One thing led to another and Belle's mother and a friend encouraged the band to enter the JJJ Unearthed High competition.
One evening the indie rock band recorded a song in a studio at the SAE Institute in Byron Bay.
"We packed our gear into the Camry that morning and straight after school that afternoon we headed to Byron Bay to record."
Smoke was written by Belle for a school assessment and after the song was recorded, a rough, scratch copy of the recording was sent back to the band.
"Applications for JJJ Unearthed High were closing, so we just had to submit the scratch copy of the recording," Belle said.
"We submitted the day before applications closed. We still haven't heard the mastered version yet."
After that the band posted a few statuses on Facebook and it all took off.
"It kind of just went crazy," Sam said. "I was expecting to come like 500th or something like that," Belle laughed.
"We went into the top 100 pretty much overnight."
Liar Liar ranked at number 25 when voting closed for the competition.
The band members are juggling school and gig life, fitting in a jam session when they can.