Slow and Steady

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Slow and Steady

Everything is better naked. Leroy Macqueen, one­ half of The Gooch Palms, isn’t afraid to get his kit off. Those who have caught a show are more than likely aware of that; those that haven’t, that’s a heads­up. He shares musical duties with Kat Friend, and they’re just a couple of people who left Newcastle behind for a better life.

With a sense for performance and a love of theatrics, the two­piece conceived the band in visual terms. Macqueen had never played guitar before, while Kat had never been in a band, but it’s never too late. Australia, like Newcastle, became a little too small, and so they headed for the U.S. of A. ‘Tiny Insight’ is their latest work. The Eastern, Ballarat – February 4.