Get set to celebrate the warring of the tribes in fine style with Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission this Grand Final Eve. Friday 29 September at Collingwood’s Gasometer Hotel will see Mick and the Commission assemble a spectacular that befits the occasion!
This is one for locals and Out-of-Towners alike. Old Weddings Parties Anything buddy Pete 'Dr Pump' Lawler will compare the evening that kicks off at 8.30 sharp with the el fabbo Split Seconds and continues with NZ touring juggernaut The Eastern who will drop into Melbourne for an exclusive show, before Mick and his full Roving Commission line-up take the stage for a fine night of roots rocking revelry in Melbourne Town. Grand Final Eve doesn’t get much better than this!
The Line Up:
Balladeer and poet, folk and pub-rock hero Mick Thomas continues to ignite the party with his unique mix of folk, roots and country. Along for the ride are mainstays of The Roving Commission: fellow Weddings Parties Anything piano-accordionist Squeezebox Wally, drummer to the beat Dave Folley, and hot new kid on the block bass-player Michael Hubbard. Recently commissioned is special guest Ayleen O’Hanlon, adding her glorious vocals, guitar and banjo to the mix. www.mickthomas.com
The Eastern is the string band that roars like a punk band, that swings like a gospel band, that drinks like a country band, that works like a bar band, that hopes like folk singers, and sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs, and wants to slow dance and stand on tables, all at the same time. www.forteastern.com
Songsmiths Split Seconds are riding high on the release of their second record Rest & Relocation. Gathering much critical acclaim and deep love for singles Relocation Blues and Any Minute Now the band mine a vein of galloping, lyrical Australian pop. www.facebook.com/splitsecondss
But wait, there’s more:
Mick Thomas has just released his new single ‘Damo’s Working In The Mines’ and you can grab a copy of the limited edition vinyl, not to mention limited edition hi-vis vests emblazoned with the lyric ‘Doin’ the Biz in High Vis’ from the show. Wear your new vest to the game and don’t get lost in the crowd!