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About Us

Panic Merchant are an original 4 piece band out of Brisbane, Australia. These genre bending nitwits dabble in Funk, Jazz, Rock, Ska, Pop, Disco, Roots and Hip Hop. Panic Merchant formed out of the Covid era and after a few line-up changes have gigged extensively throughout the Brisbane region. The release of their debut EP in 2021 still receives airplay on local radio to this day.

With lyrical themes set around broken hearts, super heroes, underpants, social change and Labradors, their material is sure to tune your ears into something long lost within the spin of modern mainstream music. Passion.

Panic Merchant are best known for their live shows. Whether it be class musicianship, instrument hot-swapping, audience participation or general inclusive banter, Panic Merchant deliver it and with over 30 original songs and a dash of covers, they can certainly rock a venue and hold audience focus.

Panic Merchant strive to rally against the banality of modern muzak by smashing your ears with their authentic, creative passion.

Panic Merchant are:

Roger Smith: Vocals, Keys, Trumpet

Dillon Carlsson: Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute

David J. Hagger: Vocals, Bass

Chris Arndt: Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Zendrum!

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