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Junior is a folk band from Adelaide.


Junior began in the live venues of Adelaide and developed into a National touring and Festival act, and began their International careers with a successful six week tour to the US in January 2003. The band had been touring since January 2000 performing in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT and the Northern Territory, playing in some of Australia’s premier venues, including Tilley’s, The Espy, The Cornish Arms, The Zoo and The Gov.

Junior also played supports for Aussie icons such as Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, James Reyne, Neil Murray, Hurst and Greene, Things of Stone & Wood and Chris Wilson. Internationally, they also shared the stage with the Indigo Girls, Gary Jules and the Clarks. As part of the Festival scene Junior appeared at festivals such as The National Folk Festival, Canberra, Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, The Illawarra Folk Festival, NSW, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Frankston International Guitar Festival, Victoria, The Wallaby Creek Festival, QLD and The Adelaide Fringe in the Spiegel Tent. Internationally Junior toured the US in 2003, and the 6 week tour included sold-out shows in New York and Philadelphia. Venues performed at included the 9.30 Club, Washington DC, The Viper Room, LA, Joe’s Pub and Irving Plaza, New York.

Junior also pre-recorded live performances on the World Café and Mountain Stage Radio shows which are syndicated to 150 stations across the US aired in April and May 2003. In addition, Tower Records placed Junior’s song “Room for Improvement” on a compilation CD released in March 2003. Juniors single Talk about it was featured on Austereos Planet Rock as a Hit Prediction and was added to Nova 919 Homebrew October 2004 and was played on 70 community radio stations across Australia.


  • Justin Slater - vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Steve Pederson - guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Pete Arthur - guitars, vocals



  • Couch - (1999)


  • Restless - (2001)
  • Time in The Sun - (2004)
  • The Fibro Majestic - (2010)