Local Geelong band CoolChange are calling it quits with a final gig in May
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20.04.2023

Local Geelong band CoolChange are calling it quits with a final gig in May

The local band will perform their final gig at the Elephant & Castle Hotel in May.

Having performed non-stop for more than 30 years in and around Geelong, local band CoolChange have announced they’ll be permanently hanging up the instruments this May.

The band will perform their final gig at the Elephant & Castle Hotel in Geelong on Friday, May 12.

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A regular at the Geelong institution, the band will bring their serious anti-folk music to the Main Bar’s stage for one last Friday, delivering a huge performance with free entry.

Between now and then, the band will also be performing a handful of gigs across town, with an afternoon gig on Sunday, April 23 at the Elephant, and another at St Leonards Hotel on Sunday, April 30.

 

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Comprising six Geelong-based musicians brought together by their love of music, CoolChange has earned themselves a solid reputation for being slightly left of centre when it comes to function bands. Throughout their gigs, you’ll hear all the songs you know and love – played in “Cool Change” style. A little bit of jazz, a few bluesy numbers, a heap of classic rock standards and a couple of country songs, you will get the lot and be thoroughly entertained with this amusing bunch of musos.

Featuring Glenn Braithwaite on vocals, flute and harmonica, Gary Stevenson on vocals and keyboards, Shaun Keet on vocals and guitar, Steve Maguire on guitar, Peter Griffiths on bass and Rod Hoe on drums, let’s give these local legends a proper farewell!

You can find out more via the Facebook event here.