Cairns' five piece band AREA13 bring together a cumulative century worth of experience to create their debut long-player Parachutes For Puppets. The band members - Rob Midgley, Julian Cliffe, JP (John Paul), Paul Southwell and Kev Boorman found their passion as children, progressing into jamming with local bands as teenagers and eventually playing gigs and releasing music. Individually, they haven't stopped since. It was fortuitous then that the five members ended up crossing paths - it was that shared passion for music that brought the band members together, each harked from elsewhere, drawn to the Far North for its lifestyle and climate. A little over two years ago, aptly on 13 May, they joined forces under the guise of AREA13 with a common focus of creating solid original music.
AREA13 cover a wide range of songs from good old Aussie rock to the great international standards with some fantastic original numbers. They also love to look back at some of the greatest hits from the 60's, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. This is a rocking band who deliver an infectious live performance every time.