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.

upcoming shows

Previous events


Old Mates After Party

Hideaway Bar, 156 Enmore Road, Enmore

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!


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

Hideaway Bar, 156 Enmore Road, Enmore

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!!!


Frankie's Pizza

Frankie's Pizza, 50 Hunter Street, Sydney

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.