Original band members Jeff Barham, Chris Harwood and Steve Smith form The Suntones an acoustic-based band with Andrew Smith on drums.
The Suntones trio begins six years of appearances at the original Market Bar which was located within the historic Fremantle markets.
Since our first gig here nearly a decade ago, The Western Suntones have loved playing the odd Sunday session at this friendly community-based venue.
The Suntones record their first 5-track all-acoustic EP “In The Valley” at Witzend Studios, engineered by Al Dawson.
The Suntones record their second five-track EP 'Down The Line' at Shanghai Twang Studio, produced by James Gillard and engineered by Pete Grandison. This album features the new electric sound of the band.
The Suntones appear at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the second time, performing at the Courthouse, Tudor, Imperial, Locomotive and the Goodies Hotels.
Since 2016 this club has invited us to play for them several times a year to a wonderfully attentive audience who enjoy original music.
Tim Bates replaces drummer Andrew Smith.
Drummer Tim Bates departs for Canada. The band begins using a cohort of top Perth drummers for live gigs including Greg Brenton, Bronton Ainsworth, Andrew Pearson, Daniel Harrison, Barnabus Courthold, Ethan Darnell and William Chiew.
A new full ten-track album 'Long Way Home' is recorded at Shanghai Twang Studio, produced by James Gillard and engineered by Pete Grandison.
'Long Way Home' album is released under the new band name of The Western Suntones.
The Western Suntones release a video featuring the track 'Selena' from the 'Long Way Home' album.
'Long Way Home' is selected as the feature album on Felicity Urquart’s ABC FM radio show Saturday Night Country.
'Long Way Home' is nominated for Album of the Year at the WA Country Music awards at Boyup Brook.
Our first gig at the sensational cafe Mumma Bees in Hilton Park.
The Western Suntones website, created by Glenn Watson of Cyberdog Design goes live.