Misfits of Sythia formed mid-2012 with the idea of composing music that combined elements of Progressive Rock and Metal with Jazz and Folk music. The ensemble began as a sextet with each of the members meeting through the Heathfield High School Music program.
In March and April 2013 the band had their first few public performances. This included a competition at The Station for the 2013 National Youth Week at which they received an honourable mention for their performance. They also performed at the Imaginate Festival's Battle of the Bands at which they received the People's Choice award. In the latter part of the year several members left and the group became a quartet with Kyle Opie (The Cortex Shift) on bass.
In 2014 they released their début EP and performed at events such as The Lounge and ProgFest. During this time they performed alongside other progressive acts such as Glass Indian, Dyssidia and Satan's Cheerleaders. Glen Fernandes then joined in early 2015 on electric violin and vocals.
The band has commenced the recording of a second release which will be their first full length album. The single 'Falafel Induced Hiccups' was released on July 15th, 2016 in anticipation of the future release of the whole album.
- Sam Morris - guitar
- Patrick Reed - tenor saxophone, keyboards, guitar
- Glen Fernandes - violin, vocals
- Kyle Opie - bass
- Stuart Mann - drums
Singles and EPs
- Automatonophilia - (2014)
- Falafel Induced Hiccups - (2016)
- Uncanny Valley - (2017)