Injecting soul-infused rock into the Golden Plains Shire.
The Bannockburn Railway Hotel – or The Banno as it is affectionately known – is set to be rocked harder than ever before when The Badloves hit their stage on Saturday, March 20, joined by Melbourne’s blues-fuelled rock duo King Canyon.
Injecting soul-infused rock into the Golden Plains Shire, the ’90s legends will be celebrating their debut album, Get On Board, being reissued on Vinyl for the first time in April 2021, along with a digital deluxe edition featuring four live recordings from Triple J’s Live at the Wireless.
The key takeaways
- The Badloves are performing in Bannockburn this March
- The band will be celebrating their debut album, Get On Board, being reissued on Vinyl for the first time
- They’ll be joined by Melbourne duo King Canyon
A band that epitomises Australian music from the 1990s, The Badloves’ fresh brand of soul-infused rock was tantalising for those chasing something a little softer than the Powderfinger’s, You Am I’s, Regurgitator’s and Spiderbait’s of the time. With their raw Hammond organ and guitars, driven bass and drums, and a soul-fuelled singer-songwriter in Michael Spiby, the combo drew a distinct line in the sand.
Released in 1993, their debut album Get On Board garnered three ARIA awards and spent an astonishing 69 weeks in the Aussie charts, with credit to four smash singles – ‘Lost’, ‘I Remember’, ‘Green Limousine’ and ‘Memphis’.
Despite having only two records to their name, Get on Board and Holy Roadside (a top 15 chart debut in 1995), The Badloves has rarely left the road in 30 long years, cementing themselves as one of Australia’s most enduring bands.
Their recording drought finally broke in late 2019 when the band released the superb ‘Soulbrothertruckin’song’ – their first new single in 17 years – and their resurgence into the airways continued with their 2020 single ‘Tribal’.
Now 2021 is looking to be their biggest year yet, with Get On Board been given a vinyl reissue, a forthcoming LP set for release later in the year and a slew of performances locked in – including their upcoming gig at The Banno.
With eyes firmly geared toward the future and a love for live performing, the band will be joined by Melbourne’s King Canyon. Centered on killer guitar riffs and soulful vocals, the duo features the combined musical prowess of Jimmy Cupples – one of the finalists in the first series of The Voice in 2012, and The Badloves own James Ryan who has been touring constantly for the past 20 years with the likes of Ross Wilson, Russell Morris, Kate Ceberano, Tina Arena and even Men at Work in their heyday.
Joining The Badloves on their journey, punters can expect sounds of the 60s and 70s legendary British blues/rock pioneers Cream, Free and Led Zeppelin to get them primed before the Aussie icons take to the country pub stage. Located just 24 minutes from Geelong’s CBD, you’d be absolutely mad to miss this one.