Heavy Metal

Nathan Henshaw
Jonathan Jay Byrnes
Nic Russoniello
Damien Mathieson

Heavy Metal is the first saxophone quartet in Australia of its kind – consisting of four baritone saxophones. The inspiration for the ensemble came from a Dutch baritone saxophone quartet, Four Baritones. The baritone saxophone is one of the most versatile members of the saxophone family, having the ability to play anything from sweet melodic lines to grungy rock riffs which as well as having the largest range of any of the saxophones. This is what makes it an ideal choice to be utilized in a quartet scenario. Formed in 2011, Heavy Metal is already beginning to make an impact on the music scene by supporting artists such as Janet Seidel and has commissioned, recorded and performed new works by Martin Kay.