The Stoked are a seven piece rock band consisting of local kids from the Far South-some real home-grown talent with deep roots in the surfing south. Headed up by Hanna Eyre on vocals, and the dynamic trio on guitar, Ben Cleveland , Ben van Huyssteen & Zac Hasenfuss-all supported by a groovy rhythm section with Tala James “in the pocket” on Bass guitar, Auran Gibson on keyboard and Tom Salter on drums. The bands influences reflect sounds of the seventies and include groups like The Who, AC/DC & The Rolling Stones-with the song writing talent of Hanna Eyre and composition skills of each member in the band they have a collection of original music lined up for production , arrangement , recording and ultimately their first album (Iron Tree).
As the name suggests, The Stoked are part of the local surf scene with the boys in the band all getting their fair share of the south’s waves from The Kom to The Berg and beyond. In this spirit the band chooses to highlight the plight of children who have the odds stacked against them, with the hope of providing not only a musical interlude but also some help in ensuring that there are funds available to put food on the table, as well as garner more support to enable the Surf Shack outreach centre to provide the haven and surf therapy that it does so effectively.