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Backstage Pass: Will in the Cage and Nothing

Friday, November 10, 2017

More from the vault for this weeks Backstage Pass. Some clips from our 2004 DVD release, On The Attack. First up – Will in the Cage demonstrates some of the many ways we keep ourselves occupied backstage in the hours between soundcheck stage time, as well as one of the many performers who have graced our stages over the years. And, can you guess how many hours we spend at car hire desks? This week’s Backstage Pass gives an overview of our 2003 Australian Tour by numbers..

You can watch both of this week’s episodes in full here: https://goo.gl/aeQCN8

Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Friday, November 10, 2017

We had a great thing going for a long time…multiple shows in a row at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. This one was recorded in 2009. There are a couple of set highlights; like The Crowd with our gorgeous friend in music Elana Stone, and a cover of the very famous Australian Paul Kelly song, Dumb Things, which we’ve actually played live a few times with Paul. In fact, the nostalgia around all of this is making us wonder….should we be taking it all back to Shepherd’s Bush Empire at some stage, or have those of you in London grown up and moved on to more sophisticated places??

End Of Year Sale

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Our end of year sale starts today

All kids t’s, $15
All adults t’s, $20
All accessories reduced to $10 and under
All cds reduced to $15

Plus you could win entry to soundcheck and the show of your choice in 2018! Each sale item purchased receives one entry into the raffle, drawn 20/12/2017. (just in time for Christmas)

Sale Period: 01/11/2017 – 15/12/2017

Go to sale here

Backstage Pass: The Lost Song & The Rhythm

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This week’s Backstage Pass is two clips from our early DVD release, On The Attack.

The Lost Song:

This song goes WAY WAY back, as does our friendship with the beautiful Julie O’Hara who features on this video. The Lost Song became a hit in Romania when it was used as the opening track for a super popular TV drama. The band became well known there overnight for this one song, and our shows there since have been massive (attach the pic of that massive show)

The Rhythm:

This video was filmed when we were touring with a whole troupe of people back in 200?

Live at The Zoo Brisbane

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2003 was a big year in our career, punctuated by the release of our first record and multiple road trips up and down the east coast of Australia in a convoy of our own cars (before hire cars were even a consideration for us). The Zoo Brisbane was a regular. We stayed at the backpackers around the corner, and played multiple shows in a row (Joc at the venue was a believer) which were always hot, plagued with sound issues, packed to the rafters, wildly fun.

Listen to this huge set here.

Live at The Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia

Saturday, September 9, 2017

That east coast run from NYC up in to Canada is a well traveled road for us. 2005 may have been the year we accidentally left Jumps and Felix at border control in the middle of the night wearing PJs, holding their passports and (fortunately) a phone. Something went wrong with the tour bus drivers always confusing system of leaving an aussie rules football on the drivers seat if you weren’t on the bus, and he left without them. Even if 2005 wasn’t the year that happened, it was the year we played Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts, and here is the recording to prove it… A hot,

The Cat Intro and The Making of Sly – Backstage Pass

Friday, September 8, 2017

Released as part of this week’s Sunday Sessions Backstage Pass are The Cat Intro, and The Making of the Sly Video Clip..

Will: This is one of the early intros that we wrote for the On The Attack tour. I remember rehearsing and laughing at the lyrical descriptions of all the band members that Felix & Harry came up with. It was a great way to start the show, we certainly had a lot of fun doing it!

Memories from the “Sly” clip are somewhat vague…but run something like this: a brutally early start, perhaps somewhere in the blue mountains?,

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