Red Revolver is a young Rock n Roll trio from Brisbane. Our sound is a mixture of many styles and has been described as ‘controlled chaos’. Red Revolver was started with a desire to get people dancing again, which makes our shows fun and energetic.
The Vernons officially formed in May 2011 with 3 members (Jonny, Andrew, James) from the Gold Coast, and one from Brisbane (Elliot). Jonny Nyst (Lead Singer) had been playing acoustic originals for a few years around the Gold Coast area, and the other members of the band came from playing covers gigs on the Gold Coast for our friends. When an opportunity came for Jonny to play an originals gig with a band, we all leapt at the chance, and The Vernons were born. Since then, we have been slowly picking up momentum, playing shows in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, and just recently Sydney.
Bandito Folk chat with Life Music Media ahead of the 4 Walls Festival.
LMM: Tell us a little about Bandito Folk?
We have been togther for about 18 months, we all met doing music at QUT. Also we have taken Samba Dance Classes together for 15 of those months, which has helped us bond and become good mates. We have recently finished tracking our debut EP which is currently being mixed, this should be available in a few months. We have played at Brisbane Festival Speigletent in 2011, and will be again in 2012. In the last 12 months we have played at Zoo, Powerhouse and Black Bear Lodge, we are looking to do a tour to launch our upcoming EP around Nov-Dec 2012. You can check out our music through Facebook, Youtube and Triple J Unearthed.
Questions of family and loyalty crushed against the palpable spectre of hate crime and social violence; the QTC production of Orphans is currently receiving rave reviews. With an award-winning script by London playwright Dennis Kelly and in the hands of an exhilarating ensemble, this intense thriller is astounding Brisbane audience’s night after night.
At the helm of this visceral piece is director Kat Henry, who recently directed The Ugly One for indie company 23rd productions at Metro Arts. From within the swell of the Orphans experience, the NIDA graduate and Artistic Director of Stella Elektrika shared her thoughts with Life Music Media. Continue reading Take Five With… Kat Henry | Interview→
Over the next three weeks, The Sit Down Comedy Club is presenting Ladies Comedy Night, featuring some of the best stand up around, male or female! With the likes of Kat Davidson, Fiona McGary and Melinda Buttle serving up the laughs, the stage is set for rollicking good time.
Life Music Media caught up with Stu Larsen and asked him a few quick questions…
:: What track changed your life :: ‘Old Man’ – Neil Young
:: What is your favourite Album :: ‘God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise’ – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs.
:: Favourite Quote :: As I lie here awake I am surrounded by unfamiliarity, yearning for something that I recognise, hoping for even a hint of normality, but knowing my desire will remain unfulfilled, leaving me to ponder the reasons for committing to such an endeavour, questioning the very same beliefs which convinced me not only of the value of being here, but of also merely being. – author withheld.
:: When on tour, you can’t live without :: Lagavulin.
:: When you think of Australia, you think :: Three month road trips!
:: Worst thing to happen to music is :: People encouraging people who shouldn’t be encouraged..
:: Best thing about the current music industry :: The Folk Revival!
:: Biggest influence :: Ray LaMontagne.
:: Childhood hero :: Elvis Presley
:: When you were younger you wanted to be :: Cricket’s best fielder. (I couldn’t really bowl or bat amazingly well…)
:: Last album bought :: ‘I Want That You Are Always Happy’ – The Middle East.
:: First album you ever bought :: ‘Frogstomp’ – Silverchair
:: First concert you went to :: Steve Grace – surely one of Australia’s hardest working, most travelled artists.
:: Last concert you went to :: The Chemist at The Republic Bar in Hobart.
:: Favourite current band :: Fleet Foxes / The Middle East.
:: Favourite drink :: Whiskey.
:: Favourite book :: ‘A Fortunate Life’ by A.B. Facey.