The Bayonets are a rising four piece band based in Auckland, New Zealand. The band was originally formed in the winter of 2008 as a creative outlet for lead vocalist Phil Austen. Phil decided he wanted to flesh-out his song ideas with a full band, so he grabbed some talented friends and The Bayonets were born.
Over the past 18 months The Bayonets have performed regularly Auckland-wide, racking-up a huge number of shows, creating a following for their passionate live performances.
They released their debut EP 'King, Country and Title' at a packed out show at Auckland's Rising Sun in 2010.
Phil Austen – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Harmonica
Martin Paris – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Paul Robertson – Bass Guitar
Joel Bremner – Drums and Percussion