Confidence Man (band)

Confidence Man is an Australian indie electro pop band from Brisbane, formed in 2016. They released their award-winning debut album Confident Music For Confident People in April 2018. The front-duo and their band members have been a part of many festivals across Australia, most notably Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival.

Confidence Man
Confidence Man.jpg
Confidence Man performing at Port Eliot Festival 2018
Background information
OriginBrisbane/Melbourne, Australia
GenresElectropop
Years active2016–present
LabelsHeavenly, Amplifire
WebsiteOfficial website
Members
  • Janet Planet
  • Sugar Bones
  • Clarence McGuffie
  • Reggie Goodchild[1]

BackgroundEdit

The band was formed in 2016. The members had met on the Brisbane music scene, and had been in other bands including: The Belligerents, Moses Gunn Collective and The Jungle Giants,[2] and use pseudonyms in Confidence Man. They started writing dance songs together, initially as a "kind of joke", but eventually realised the material was worth pursuing.[3]

MusicEdit

Planet and Bones provide vocals and dancing while Goodchild and McGuffie, who appear as masked figures, play keyboards and drums. The band signed to UK label Heavenly Records and released their debut UK single, "Bubblegum", in March 2017.[3][4]

Confidence Man released their debut album, Confident Music for Confident People, on 13 April 2018.[5] They toured Europe extensively in the middle of the same year, with festival slots and a sell-out at London's Scala before returning to Australia for dates in September.[6]

The band released a Christmas single, "Santa's Coming Down the Chimney", in December 2018.[7]

On 17 November 2019, Janet Planet and Sugar Bones were guests on Richard Kingsmill's '2019' programme on Triple J to premiere their new single "Does It Make You Feel Good?" During the interview, they revealed they have made celebrity friends with U2 and had been partying with them and Noel Gallagher while in Melbourne. They continued to explain their plans to feature The Edge playing tambourine on a future recording.[8]

On 21 August 2020, Confidence Man released the single, "First Class Bitch."[9]

On 10 November 2021, the band announce the forthcoming release of their second studio album, Tilt and released "Holiday" as its lead single.[10]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[11]
Confident Music for Confident People 31
Tilt
  • Scheduled: 1 April 2022[10]
  • Label: I OH YOU!
  • Format: CD, vinyl, download, streaming
TBA

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(WA)

[12]
"Boyfriend (Repeat)"[13] 2016 [A] Confident Music for Confident People
"Bubblegum"[14] 2017
"Better Sit Down Boy"[15]
"Don't You Know I'm in a Band"[16] 2018
"Out the Window"[17]
"Try Your Luck"[18]
"Santa's Comin' Down the Chimney"[19] non album single
"Does It Make You Feel Good?"[20] 2019
"First Class Bitch"[21] 2020
"Holiday"[22] 2021 Tilt

Awards and nominationsEdit

AIR AwardsEdit

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
AIR Awards of 2018[23][24] "Bubblegum" Best Independent Dance/Electronic Club Song or EP Nominated
AIR Awards of 2019[24][25] themselves Best Breakthrough Act Nominated
Confident Music for Confident People Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album Won
AIR Awards of 2020[26][27] "Does It Make You Feel Good?" Best Independent Dance or Electronica Single Nominated

J AwardEdit

The J Awards are an annual series of Australian music awards that were established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. They commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
J Awards of 2017[28] themselves Unearthed Artist of the Year Nominated

National Live Music AwardsEdit

The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017[29][30] Confidence Man Best New Act of the Year Nominated
Live Pop Act of the Year Nominated
Best Live Act of the Year - People's Choice Nominated
2018[31][32] Confidence Man Live Pop Act of the Year Won

Queensland Music AwardsEdit

The Queensland Music Awards (previously known as Q Song Awards) are annual awards celebrating Queensland, Australia's brightest emerging artists and established legends. They commenced in 2006.[33]

Year Nominee / work Award Result (wins only)
2017[34] "Boyfriend (Repeat)" Electronic Song of the Year Won
2019[35] themselves Export Achievement Award awarded

Performances and appearancesEdit

Headline toursEdit

  • The Boyfriend (repeat) Tour (2016)
  • The Hard Candy Tour (2017)
  • The Ring'A Ding Ding Tour (2017)
  • Confident Music for Confident People World Tour (2018)

Support toursEdit

In popular cultureEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Boyfriend (Repeat)" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 24 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Confidence Man". triple j Unearthed. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Uncovering the Mystery of Brisbane's New Supergroup Confidence Man". 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Turkel, Lucie (30 May 2018). ""Confident Music for Confident People": An interview with Janet Planet of Australian band "Confidence Man"". Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ Malt, Andy (1 March 2017). "Confidence Man sign to Heavenly". Complete Music Update. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ Trendell, Andrew. "Album Review". Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  6. ^ Brandle, Lars (14 August 2018). "With bounce, swagger and syncs, Confidence Man take their show to the world". The Industry Observer. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  7. ^ Murray, Robin (30 November 2018). "Listen: Confidence Man - 'Santa's Comin' Down The Chimney'". Clash Music. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. ^ Newstead, Al (18 November 2019). "How Confidence Man made celebrity fans outta U2". triple j. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  9. ^ Feature.fm. "Confidence Man - First Class Bitch". smartlink. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  10. ^ a b Lavin, Will (10 November 2021). "Confidence Man announce new album TILT and share first single "Holiday"". NME Australia. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  11. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Confidence Man Discography". Ultratop. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Boyfriend (Repeat) - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Bubblegum - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Better Sit Down Boy - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Don't You Know I'm in a Band - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Out the Window - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Try Your Luck - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  19. ^ "Santa's Comin' Down the Chimney - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  20. ^ "Does It Make You Feel Good? - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  21. ^ "First Class Bitch - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  22. ^ "Holiday - Single by Confidence Man on Apple Music". Apple Music. 10 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  23. ^ "2018 AIR Awards Nominees". 17 April 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  24. ^ a b "History Wins". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  25. ^ "AIR Awards:2019 AIR Awards Winners Announced!". AIM. Archived from the original on 27 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  26. ^ "2020 AIR Awards Nominees". scenestr. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  27. ^ "That's a wrap: 2020 AIR Awards winners and celebrations". the industry observer. 1 October 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  28. ^ "The J Award 2017". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  29. ^ "NLMA reveal 2017 Nominees". NLMA. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  30. ^ "Winners 2017". NLMA. December 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  31. ^ "NLMA announce 2018 nominees and Live legend". NLMA. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  32. ^ "Winners of the 2018 NLMA". NLMA. December 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  33. ^ "About the Queensland Music Awards". Queensland Music Awards. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  34. ^ "Past Winners 2020". Queensland Music Awards. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  35. ^ "Past Winners 2019". Queensland Music Awards. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  36. ^ "Popsugar".

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