Quickly approaching their graduation, local Geelong rockers Where’s Joss? are about to give their all to the music industry. Algebra and plant compositions will no longer rack their brains, instead their focus will be set on music and nothing but.
Well, as you know the dynamic Ballarat tag-team of Guy Chappell and Gaz Harrison, better known as the Yacht Club DJs, announced earlier in the year that 2014 would be their last year of weird and excessive nudity, stage invasions and boundless energy. Not exactly in those words, but we certainly came to love ’em for their high jinks as much as their mash-ups. The announcement was made in July, leaving fans of their mash-ups and party-style ways a little misty-eyed.
Love a good laugh? How about supporting a needy cause? Good thing you do, because so do we! Join Dave O’Neil, Hannah Gadsby, Sammy J & Randy and others in their Comedy4Karma show raising funds for the Daylesford Dharma School.
Described as “an acoustic junkyard – blissful, beautiful, dirty and wicked”, Lily and King is the joyful combination of Lisa Baird and Tony King. Lisa started her musical path playing trombone. You will also see her playing toy piano, percussion and singing.
Danielle Whalebone is the fearless leader of indie-rock outfit Animal Hands. She, along with the band’s other killer players, celebrated the release of their self-titled EP last year at the Cherry Bar. Lindsay Gravina (Rowland S. Howard, Cosmic Psychos, Magic Dirt) was on hand to produce the EP, which not only excited locally but picked up airplay on L.A. talkback radio.
Don’t forget that One Electric Day is making its way to Werribee in November. Basically what you get is a classic Aussie rock serving of Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne (playing Australian Crawl tunes), Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite, Mondo Rock and Boom Crash Opera.
Hailing from the Netherlands, Sinister arose in 1988. They released their debut album, Cross the Styx, in 1992, and would tour with bands including Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. With the recent release of album number 11, The Post-Apocalyptic Servant, Sinister show they remain as relevant as ever.
Don Walker has lived the kind of life that is worthy of a book. He actually released one back in 2009, Shots. It is basically an autobiographical collection of smaller pieces that gives a small insight into rural Australian life and his time with Cold Chisel before they hit it big. There is plenty more to this man, however.
Olivers Army is a band littered with the music and ramblings of Barossa Valley-born singer-songwriter Ryan Oliver. It’s also the name of an Elvis Costello song. Ryan’s musical journey began around the same time of his travelling journey, with the aspiring songman penning tunes as he travelled North American as a teenager.