Originating as the solo project of singer-songwriter Sam Cromack, Ball Park Music, has developed into a five-piece rock band that hails from Brisbane, Australia, gracing the charts in their homeland.
Stephanie Hughes from triple j radio station was a key name in Ball Park Music’s first initial climb to success. A copy of the band’s self released EP found it’s way into the hands of the presenter, who gave the songs “Black Skies” and “All I Want Is You” national airplay. The following year, in 2010, the band’s second EP was immediately added to the playlists of national Australian radio stations, with their song “Western Whirl” earning the band two nominations at the 2010 Q Awards. Following the nomination, the band embarked on a tour with Hungry Kids of Hungary and Big Scary. They were also asked to play the Big Day Out Festival.
Their career only grew exponentially with 2011 seeing the band sign to Stop Start Music and releasing their debut album “Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs”. The album debuted at number 36 on the Australian Album Chart. It was later voted number 10 in a triple j listeners album poll and number 2 in The AU Review.
The band’s second full-length studio album, “Museum” released on October 5th 2012, was another triumph by the Australian rockers, with the triple j radio station, already huge endorsers of the band, playing nine of the twelve songs on the album. The same year, they went on two very successful tours in Australia and New Zealand. The following year, they finally toured Europe and USA, on the All I Want tour. And then they maintained their touring reputation in 2014, embarking on the Puddinghead tour, and the Trippin’ the Light Fantastic tour.