Geelong’s blyss to debut at Torquay’s most loved night ‘Locals Night’ alongside star-studded lineup of local acts

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Geelong’s blyss to debut at Torquay’s most loved night ‘Locals Night’ alongside star-studded lineup of local acts

With stadium-sized energy, Geelong band blyss will perform live alongside The Pretty Little, Bones and Jones and more.

Over the last few years, The Torquay Hotel has become the beating heart of live music in regional Victoria. The hotel’s flourishing music culture is attracting world-class acts not just in summer, but all year round, and fostering homegrown talent until they themselves are world-class acts.

It’s a big part of the culture at the Torquay Hotel: to support local artists, with the venue often allocating emerging bands from the region support slots for big-name bands and fostering a culture of live music for younger bands. 

This May the hotel is putting local acts in the spotlight once again, hosting its third edition of ‘Local’s Night’ on Friday, 12 May. 

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.


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Featuring six game-changing acts who are local to the region, the evening will see The Pretty Little and Bones and Jones on headlining duties with further sets from blyss, Raging Moby and Libby Steel, as well as a swag of quality DJs on the decks to keep you moving all night long. 

A highlight of the show will be the debut of Geelong’s four-piece rock band, blyss. Formally known as The Vainz, blyss is the result of pandemic-led time away that saw members Nick, Tristan, Nathan and Bill hone in on their sound. 

Charged and churning, the band have burst out of the gates with a fiery passion on their first two singles, released via triple j unearthed – ‘change’ and ‘feel it all’. 

The tracks are a dynamic and catchy eruption of music that soar with raw emotion, cinematic strength and radiant, stadium-sized energy. 

Sporting a bevy of rousing guitar riffs, driving beats and intimate lyrics, the two tracks provide an enthralling foundation for the Geelong band, capturing the band’s original Vainz roots but also their growth together over recent years. 

‘Change’, in particular, sets the tone for the band that hits hard and leaves an instant mark as a high-octane indie rock banger and just a taste of what’s to come as the band work on recording a debut release in between playing as many live shows as possible. 


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“Our number one priority is to connect with people through live music, the live show is packed full of energy and it’s the reason why we do this,” blyss shares.  

“We aim to play as many shows as we possibly can now that we’re ready and we’re here to stay.” 

We’re calling it now, blyss are already well on their way to establishing themselves as a formidable indie rock force, with their appearance at Local’s Night serving to further seal the deal, making them a band worth paying close attention to now and in the years to come. 

Expect a raucous affair with the live show, packed with their new sound, old Vainz tracks, exclusive merch and a cover of a certain grunge band song that’s bound to impress. 

With the last two local’s nights selling out, this edition promises to be a party for the ages – plus a great chance to catch some local heroes before they embark on world domination.

It all goes down on Friday, 12 May from 8pm. Tickets to Local’s Night 3 are available via Oztix. Check out blyss on triple j unearthed here, you won’t regret it.