Between the Bays is back for its 7th Annual Festival on Saturday 25th February 2012 at Penbank, Rickards Road, Moorooduc. Live music, gourmet food, local wineries, market stalls and kids activities!
Headliner CUSTARD totally got the grass stomping!
Dave McCormack formed the band Custard Gun in 1990, which soon morphed into Custard. One of the most amazing pop bands of the NINETIES have returned. They played some of my FAV ever Custard songs live including "Apartment", "Music Is Crap", "New Matthew" and a ripsnorting version of "Caboolture Speed Lab". So great to see the crowd going crazy and singing along to "Ringo (I Feel Like)". CUSTARDO FOR EVER!
They were eventually talked into reforming by Powderfinger, who convinced the band to play a reunion show as part of Queensland's 150th Birthday Celebrations in Brisbane on December 10th, 2009. A second reunion show, at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria. In 2011, the band played four sold-out shows for Brisbane Flood Relief. Those gigs only happened in Sydney and Brisbane.....so it was so great to see them play again at Between the Bays for 2012!
MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW
Acclaimed singer / songwriter Mark Seymour has followed up his successful 18 years with Hunters & Collectors with a vibrant solo recording career. Mixing some old with his new in his powerful set.
THE OOGA BOOGAS
The Ooga Boogas haven't played since April last year, so it was really great to see them in action again and playing some new tunes. Brad Barry AKA Rob Solid of Eddy Current Suppression Ring filled on the day, as their usual bass player was sick. Collect together the 'scraps' from such outfits as The Sailors, Onyas and Eddy Current Suppression Ring and you get a quartet known as the Ooga Boogas. They've released a 7", toured the US and even put out a self-released vinyl-only LP on the Aarght! label.
In the flesh, the Ooga Boogas are crystal-clear in their musical attack. Zero distortion in the guitars and a tight rhythm section make 'em a curious beast - all herky-jerky beats and extended jams with a real geekoid punk-rock energy.
After a long stint in the U.S., Melbourne's Jordie Lane has returned home with a brand new album in tow. Blood Thinner is Jordie's second album and is out now through Vitamin Records.
After spending much of the past year baking in the Californian desert, Blood Thinner marks a sharp and unique turn away from his critically acclaimed studio debut, Sleeping Patterns. Stripping it back to the bare bones, the album was cut entirely on a 4-Track machine to Cassette tapes. With recording taking place in a remote desert motel room, a basement and finally a bleeding hot garage in Eagle Rock, LA, Jordie's mantra was to use only what was at his immediate disposal, and this led to a plethora of makeshift instruments fashioned from kitchen utensils, wine glasses, Tupperware and boxes. With a crack band behind him with Matt Green, an extraordinary player on guitar and Zane Lindt on double bass/bass guitar.
JVG GUITAR METHOD
Jon von Goes is better know as a 3RRR broadcaster who presents the JVG Radio Method on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4. He is also Melbourne's premier marriage celebrant. You may well have witnessed his Wedding Method. Well, now he has a Guitar Method.
Mark Ferrie on guitar and vocals from the RocKwiz Orkestra, the Mercurials, the Models, the Sacred Cowboys, and many more, understands the Method more than anyone. Mark understands many things a lot more than most.
Dale Lindrea from the Vanguards plays the bass quite unlike anyone, like a maestro from another planet in another time. The pulse of the Method, the throb of the Method. Can sing a bit too.
Ashley Davies is the drummer - full stop, end of story.
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