Welcome back, Perch Creek. After spending the last few months trekking through Europe, Britain, North America and South Africa, Perch Creek (that would be The Perch Creek Family Jug Band) are back on familiar soil. It was a decent tour too, with the band performing at WOMAD (UK) and Edinburgh Fringe among other festivals. For those a little behind, Perch Creek combines five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings. Earlier this year the band released Jumping on the Highwire, the follow-up to their 2011 debut Tall Tales. Jumpin… was nominated for ‘Best Independent Country Album’ in the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. Far from being content, the band took a little time out while abroad to write material for their next release. Caught in the Mosh (May 2014): “The small space swelled in numbers by the time The Perch Creek Family Jug Band graced the stage, though a lot of patrons were still seated … Before Perch Creek had even left the stage the audience was calling for an encore. By this point everyone had finally stood and begun dancing around. Even some of the Woohoo Revue members were up the front releasing their energy.” Theatre Royal, Castlemaine – October 25.