The story so far ...
With a power-packed sound that tips a hat to the blues rock genre of old, Cigars Of The Pharaoh has brought the groove back to the Australian live music scene. It’s big, bold, loud, and laden with hooks that bring you coming back for more.
The band formed in the early part of 2015 as a four-piece, a mixed bag of guys with a multitude of musical influences and pasts that gelled from the get-go. Since then, a couple of line-up changes and advice from some of Australian music's biggest mentors has seen the band shape itself into something fresher, using rock as the foundation for a truly unique sound.
From indie pop to hard rock, soul to RnB, electronica to hip-hop, the band represents a special union of musical tastes, all of which goes into creating its original songs. Between them, they also have unrivalled experience, both in the studio and on the stage.
Cigars Of The Pharaoh released a debut EP, Mystery Highway, in late 2015. Hooking up with Sean Carey (Thirsty Merc) at Church Street Studios, they laid down a four-track record that was picked up by The A&R Company for wider distribution. Mystery Highway also received national airplay on Triple M.
Today, Cigars Of The Pharaoh continues to evolve, but this driven quartet is fast becoming one of the hottest new acts in Australia, and definitely one worth taking notice of.
To see when the band is next playing live, visit the SHOWS page for all its upcoming gigs.
Old Mates After Party
It's the day after Old Mates Block Party 2018 and you're a bit hungover. Your heatstroke has gone away and you're feeling slightly delirious. You saw some killer bands yesterday and need another fix....
Well, come down to The Hideaway Bar in Enmore and have a debrief with your friends over a couple of friendship frost-boys!
The night will feature the two out-of-towners from OMBP and a bunch of radical Sydney bands we chose to make this a fine Sunday evening!
DOORS @ 5PM!
Line-up is Hobo Magic 9.10 Cigars Of The Pharaoh 8.20 The Ugly Kings 7.40 Battlesnake 7.00 Big Red Fire Truck 6.20 Down For Tomorrow 5.40
Cigars Of The Pharaoh
We're delighted to announce we're on the bill to play at Golden Robot Records' Not So Secret Show on 13 October at Hideaway Bar in Newtown. It's going to be a cracking night at a super little venue. We're joining The Heartache State, Flickertail and Black Knuckles for this big night of rock and roll, so DO NOT MISS IT!!!
The Stag & Hunter Hotel
We're heading up to Newcastle to support our good mates, Time On Earth at one of the Hunter's best live music venues.
We're back at The Townie in Newtown to support our great mates Napoleonic.
Saturday night's all right for fighting!! Or seeing us rock it up back at Frankie's Pizza By The Slice. We've got a new guitarist, some bangin' new tunes, and a big desire to go crazy!! So make sure you come along to see what it's all about!! Support comes from Magic Bones, who'll hit the stage at 9pm.
The Oxford Circus
We're going back to outer space to support the fabulous MOON at The Oxford Circus as they continue their residency at one of Sydney's coolest new live music venues. Suit up and join us. It's FREE!!!
We're back at one of our favourite venues, Frankie's Pizza, for another night of rock ... and pizza!!!
The Oxford Circus
Well be supporting Steve Balbi's project Moon at The Oxford Circus. Come on down! It's free entry!!
Come and cheer us on in the semi-final of the global Emergenza Festival competition as we search for a place in the final and a trip to Germany.
Cigars Of The Pharaoh
We'll be supporting the legendary Mi-Sex at The Bridge Hotel. Come along for what will be a wild ride.
The Hornsby Inn
We're travelling north of Sydney for a night with our good friends in music Napoleonic and The Fossicks. Come and join us!
SET TIMES 8.30pm The Fossicks 9.30pm Napoleonic 10.30pm Cigars Of The Pharaoh
Cigars Of The Pharaoh Spring Ball
The Harbour Agency presents Cigars Of The Pharaoh's Spring Ball at Sydney's The Bridge Hotel this September, and you're all invited!!
There will be some great surprises on the night, and it is set to be our biggest show yet. Tickets are available via the link. Don't miss out!! Walk the red carpet with us for this very special event, which includes support from our good friends Stu Tyrrell and Napoleonic.
Set-times: Stu Tyrrell: 8:30pm Napoleonic: 9:30pm Cigars Of The Pharaoh: 10:30pm
We're supporting HAZMAT at The Hideaway Bar Enmore, before going on a little break for a couple of months. This will also be HAZMAT’s last headline show on the first leg of their “Atonement Australia” tour.
Set times: Hazmat 11:00pm - late Cigars Of The Pharaoh 10:00pm - 10:40pm Orcaband 9:00pm - 9:40pm Stu Tyrrell Music 8:00pm - 8:40pm
Ermegenza Festival Sydney Heat
We're thrilled to be a part of the Ermegenza Festiva —, the world's biggest festival/band competition for unsigned bands, featuring musical acts from 33 countries worldwide.
We'll be playing in our heat at The Lair inside The Metro Theatre on 1 June.
VOTING IS CRUCIAL — you decide if we get to the semi-final, grand final and maybe Germany for the ultimate international final!!
Pre-sale tickets available for $15 from us, or $20 on the night at the door.
Lass O'Gowrie Hotel
Cigars Of The Pharaoh hit the road again for a show at the one and only Lass O'Gowrie Hotel in Newcastle. Be there for a rocking good night.
Cigars and Crystal Cities at The BFS
We're teaming up with fellow rockers Crystal Cities for a sweet little show in the front bar at The Bald Faced Stag. Come along, grab a beer and enjoy!!
Original Bands Collide: Semi-final
After winning HEAT 5, Cigars Of The Pharaoh is into the Original Bands Collide SEMI-FINAL.
It all kicks-off on Thursday 21 April at the Blue Cattle Dog, and we're scheduled to play at 10:20pm. The full line-up is below, so come along and cheer us into the Grand Final — because that's where we want to be!!!
Rock On!! — COTP
Semi-final stage times: 7.40 - 8.05 The Dizzies 8.20 - 8.45 Beat Parade 9.00 - 9.25 Gypsy 9.40 - 10.05 The Packers 10.20 - 10.45 CIGARS OF THE PHARAOH 11.00 - 11.25 Heart Of Mind
Brisbane Road Trip: Ric's Bar, Brisbane
Cigars Of The Pharaoh hit Brisbane for the first time to play a show at Ric's Bar.