Today, SBS and production partner Blink TV are proud to announce the artist who will represent Australia at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool (UK) is none other than Perth’s fearless, riff-laden, genre-bending band VOYAGER!
The band will be entering their electrifying new single, “Promise,” which is now streaming along with a music video, here:
Vocalist Danny Estrin comments: “As a long-time Eurovision fan, this is the pinnacle – VOYAGER gets to play the greatest show on earth! Our song Promise is made for the Eurovision stage and collectively we feel it’s one of our best yet. We filmed the music video in both the city of Perth and beautiful parts of Western Australia to showcase the majestic beauty of our home state. Eurovisionation, we are coming!!!”
This year, the United Kingdom will host the Eurovision Song Contest on Ukraine’s behalf in Liverpool between May 9 and May 13!
The opening line of VOYAGER’s 2023 Eurovision song “Promise” is somewhat prophetic. As vocalist Danny Estrin belts out the lyric, “Have you ever done anything like this before?” audiences across the globe will realize they haven’t. For the first time ever, a band will represent the country – and not just any band – a band with soaring melodies, masterful riffs, keytar solos, powerhouse rhythms, and enough charisma to take on the world.
Shattering expectations, their resilience and determination has finally paid off. Theirs is a story of passion, perseverance, and patience. The band has been throwing their hat in the ring for the Eurovision Song Contest since Australia announced its participation back in 2015. Eight years later, they have prospered, overcome, and are now victorious. VOYAGER are a band who take everything in their stride, over the years garnering a strong fanbase near and far, continuing to vie for their Eurovision dream. At last year’s Eurovision – Australia Decides, they took out second place in a nail-biting finish, leading the public vote with their song “Dreamer.”
Now, VOYAGER are about to set sail Merseyside with their song “Promise;” an epic, progressive pop metal track that transports the listener on an emotive story of adventure and redemption. Its stunning music video was captured in the region of Western Australia’s mid-west Kalbarri that boasts the pink ethereal Hutt Lagoon, and Kalbarri National Park, where there are epic gorges and rock formations including Nature’s Window.
Blending New Romantic, ‘80s infused vocals with technical, melodic framework, groovy basslines, bombastic drums, and what is fast becoming the band’s signature instrument, the keytar, it’s sure to lift the roof off Pier Head, Liverpool. They have toured the world many times over, with an influx of fans on their latest European tour won over by their electric live performances.
VOYAGER will soon embark on their eighth album cycle, but before they can begin their next chapter, they must first take on the epic battle they have long been fighting for.
Ukraine’s KALUSH ORCHESTRA won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, with their song “Stefania.” This year, the United Kingdom will host the competition on Ukraine’s behalf with the theme United by Music. This is the ninth time the United Kingdom will host Eurovision and the fifth time it’s hosted for other countries due to financial or capacity issues.
Style: Electro Progressive Metal
Danny Estrin – Vocals, Keytar
Simone Dow – Guitars
Alex Canion – Bass
Scott Kay – Guitars
Ash Doodkorte – Drums
“Promise” Song Credits:
Written by Voyager
Recorded at Hopping Mouse Studios
Mixed by Matt Templeman at Staywell Audio, Perth
Mastered by Simon Struthers at Forensic Audio
“Promise” Video Credits:
Video Directed and edited by Joseph Varley at DarkSpiritPhotography
Lighting Design by Dean Gratwick at Beatmatch Audio
Lighting and LED Supply from Showscreens Perth
Filmed at The Naval Store, Fremantle, The Hutt Lagoon and Kalbarri National Park.
Voyager acknowledges the Whadjuk and Nanda people as the traditional land owners of where they have filmed.