No one grows up wanting to play in a covers band. Itâ€™s what happens when the dream of being a rock star has faded and the desperate need for cash takes precedence over any faltering ambition.This is the world of rock â€˜n roll mercenaries. Where dodgy promoters and drunk crowds pretend that theyâ€™re having a good time â€“ but would rather just listen to the original track on an iPod.Like all cover bands 'The Silhouettes' nearly made it with their original material. Now they are on the bottom rung of a very shonky ladder to nowhere special. But unlike everyone else in the scene, band leader Matt Gibson isnâ€™t quite ready to give up on the dream. Not while he has unfinished business with their former lead singer, the now infinitely more successful - Ivy.
Twenty-something Matt Gibson had dreams of making it big in the music world with his brother Alex and then-girlfriend, Ivy. They head to L.A. to try their luck. However, things don't always turn out the way you plan and, while Ivy's music career flourishes, he soon finds himself back in New Zealand with his brother and another friend playing gigs as a covers band, 'The Silhouettes'.