The Getaway Plan Artist Biography

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Name: The Getaway Plan
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Published/Updated: 28 May 2006, 17:04

Biography: The Getaway Plan is an alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2004.

Currently comprising of vocalist/guitarist Matthew Wright, guitarist Clint Owen Ellis (Splattering), bassist Mike Maio and drummer Dan Maio.

Their debut release was a demo in 2004. In 2006, The Getaway Plan signed to Boomtown Records and made their debut release through a label, an EP titled Hold Conversation. They found commercial success upon the release of their debut studio album Other Voices, Other Rooms, in 2008. The album peaked at #1 on the Australian Independent Records (AIR) charts and #14 on the ARIA albums chart, spending four weeks in the ARIA top fifty. On February 25th, 2009, they announced that they had split up. Their last shows were held in June.

In November, 2010, they reformed with an announcement of a new album and national tour. In April, 2011, the band headed to Canada to record their second studio album, Requiem which was released on November 4th, 2011.

On July 1st, 2013 the band announced they parted ways with original bass player Dave Anderson, and were no longer with their long time record label/management, UNFD.

On September 1st, 2014, The Getaway Plan announced their plans for their third LP, entitled Dark Horses. The band chose to avoid record labels and remain independent and set up a crowd-funding campaign through Pledgemusic. The band self recorded a 4 track EP entitled Journaux which was made available as an exclusive to pledgers. Dark Horses is set to be released on July 3rd, 2015.

On July 3rd, 2015, The Getaway Plan released their third LP, Dark Horses. The album debuted at #10 on the ARIA albums chart. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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