THE SETTLEMENT are a band of brothers from regional Victoria that rose from the beer soaked “pub” scene of South East Australia.

They have released music each year since forming and have been touring Australia relentlessly earning themselves the reputation of a gang of reprobates that live to play, on and off the stage.

2017 has been huge for THE SETTLEMENT with touring, radio play, being nominated for "Best Song" - Australian Roots Music Awards, Rolling Stone premier and most importantly the release of their debut album Stand In The Middle which realizes their potential as songwriters and recording artists.

"Partnering the song’s sombre focus with the strained stretch of violins and vocalist Adrian Calvano’s elongated, bluntly-delivered lines" - RollingStone Aus

“a rollicking slice of tunage” - The Brag on "She's Alright"

"Here, The Settlement successfully dump tired country music tropes to welcome everyone in for a drink." - The Music on Stand In The Middle

"The band’s roots in folk is clear, but they’ve projected a great amount of evocative punch with this single that indicates The Settlement’s move into some great alt-country territory." - The Au Review on "She Feels Like Home"

2017 represented their first foray into International touring as they were accepted to showcase in LA at YouBloom and NYC at the Mondo NYC Conference.  They spent a month in the US during September and October making believers out of a whole new territory of potential fans.

THE SETTLEMENT believe so hard from the stage that it's impossible not to feel the same from the audience.

In 2018 the lads are planning again to expand their territory abroad and will be commencing recording in February aiming for a new single in April and an album towards the later half of 2018.


Click here for link to Bio

Click here for press release for single 'She Feels Like Home' 

Click here for press release for single 'Clean Trouble' 


Latest releases and other press -





Representative | The Settlement | Band Contact |
Bookings | Will Watson | PS Music Group |
Publicity | Graham Ashton | Footstomp Music |



The Settlement - She Feels Like Home (Official Video)

The Settlement - Clean Trouble

The Settlement - She's Alright (Official Video)

The Settlement - The Feast



Singles; The Feast, My Desiree, Clean Trouble have received plays on Triple J and Double J and various other national/community radio stations


Finalist national roots music awards 2017

Finalist Byron Bluesfest Busking Comp



Clean Trouble and She’s Alright aired on MTV, both on Syn TV rotation

Played/Upcoming Festivals

Finalist in Byron Bluefest Busking Competition 2016 - Played Byron Bay Bluesfest (Busking Stage)
Music In The Vines 2017
Grampians Music Festival 2017
Illawarra Folk Festival 2016
Moomba 2016
Grampians Grape Escape Festival 2016
Anderson's Mill Festival 2016
The Great Australian Beer Festival 2016
Caloundra Music Festival 2015
Gympie Music Muster 2015
Perisher Peak Festival 2015
Folk By The Sea 2015
Australian Music Festival 2015

As Buddha in a Chocolate Box (former band name)

Queenscliff Music Festival 2013
Port Fairy Folk Festival 2014
Moomba 2015
Djerriwarrh Festival 2014
Maldon Folk Festival 2013 & 2014
Ballarat Beer Festival 2015
Nightjar Festival 2015
Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival
Wunta Festival 2014
Grampians Grape Escape Festival 2012, 2013 & 2015
Dunkeld Mosaic Festival
Andersons Mill Festival 2015
Kangaroo Island Festival 2013
Higher Ground 2 & 4

Some of our played/regular venues
Leftys Old Time Music Hall (Brisbane), Sooki Lounge (Belgrave), Cherry Bar (Melb), The Annadale (Sydney), Beach Hotel (Byron), Sonny’s House of Blues (Brisbane), Queen Street Mall (Brisbane) Star of the West (Port Fairy), Hi Fi Bar (Melb), The Espy (St. Kilda), Yah Yahs (Melb),  Spotted Mallard (Melb), Foresters Beer & Music Hall (Melb), The Loft (Warrnambool), The Vineyard (St. Kilda), Grumpys (Melbourne), Whalers (Warrnambool), Gaelic Club (Sydney), PJ Obrien’s (Melbourne), Stump (Port Fairy), Robe Hotel (Robe), The Coolangatta Hotel (Coolangatta), Lambys (Geelong