The Desert Sea are a hidden pearl of the Sydney scene. The
well-oiled three piece generate some heavy rock hits that have
plagued my mind and Spotify search since seeing them live
nearly a year ago today. A band comprised of three personable
and amusing blokes;
Andy ‘Westy’ West , the reserved bass player whose big smile
is decorated by a great beard leading him to be the
unanimously decided looks of the band.
Justin ‘the old man’ Leef, a drummer from a heritage line of
mystic musicians, whose talents have been used by many
Aussie acts and the holder of a pocketful of connections,
And Ashton Tremain, the charming front man who builds songs
as well as he does houses in the northern Sydney beaches.
As eager as I was to meet the band with a small but sure library
of songs, I was equally excited to learn all I could. Ashton told
tale of the bands rather unexpected origins “originally I had a