Go Between Bridge Concert – June 2010

  On Friday June 25, 2010 Brisbane will be welcoming a new bridge to their river, and it will be welcoming it in style. The Go Between Bridge Concert will be a special show that will see national and local bands take the stage, right on top of the new Go Between Bridge.  It will be Brisbane’s chance to not only celebrate the new link to the streets of their town, but also a rare opportunity to see the likes of Angus & Julia Stone and a Go-Between man himself, Robert Forster, singer-songwriters Josh Pyke and Bob Evans and locals Yves Klein Blue and John Steel Singers play over their river. 

After touring their #1 Gold album “Down The Way” throughout UK, Europe and the US, brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone will be boarding a ‘Big Jet Plane’ to return home to Australia and grace Brisbane’s new edition.

It will be their first show in Brisbane since they captivated fans at a SOLD OUT show at The Tivoli earlier this year.  They look to bring their tales of yearning, travel and love onto the romantic river passageway, to show their fans that the adoration is mutual.

Robert Forster is no rookie on a Brisbane stage, but on a Brisbane bridge that is named after his band; consider him a debutante. “The naming of this magnificent new bridge in connection to The Go-Betweens is an honour for the group, and something I am personally very proud of,” explains Forster.

The Go-Betweens are considered one of Australia’s most artistically successful and influential rock groups of the ’80s and Forster will be inviting friends to join him on stage to play and celebrate some of the great Go-Between’s tracks.  Robert Forster upon The Go Between Bridge will be one of those shows that you will be counting your blessings to be a part of and is not to be missed.

Anchoring himself as one of Australia’s most talented songwriters Josh Pyke and his tales of nautical adventures, childhood memories and fate will feel at home over the Brisbane River.  His unique way with words, sense of melody and quirky song structures sets his past two ARIA award winning releases “Chimney’s Afire” and debut “Memories and Dust” apart from others in his field.  His live show will evoke warmth into the commemorative mid-winter night.

Bob Evans is also a man not shy to a solo show behind an acoustic.  Kevin Mitchell, the singer/songwriter behind the ARIA Award winning Bob Evans moniker, is also the front-man of much loved Perth indie outfit Jebediah.  His talent for capturing stories of suburbia and sending them out with a somewhat electric feel through his country-tinged songs is nationally applauded.   As a good friend of Josh Pyke, fans can be assured that both troubadours will make waves on the special evening.

Brisbane bred Yves Klein Blue’s charisma and wit will also light up the already alluring night.  Their skill in blending many genres brings energy and animation to any stage they play.  The band’s 2009 debut album “Ragged & Ecstatic” adds youthful vigor to classic pop, old punk, indie rock and even gypsy jazz.  After a hard year of touring locally and internationally, Yves Klein Blue are eager to show their home crowd why Brisbane is still considered a breeding ground for great musicians.

Six piece John Steel Singers will also welcoming the bridge into their own backyard.  In fact, John Steel Singers are more than thrilled to play the show, as lead singer and co-writer Tim Morrissey has always admired The Go-Betweens. Tim has even been bailed up by The Go-Between’s co-founder Grant McLennan in Brisbane’s indie hot-spot Rics one night to tell him that he thought they were really good. Tim, shy in the presence of greatness, remained silent and modest, awe-struck by what had just taken place.  With the scent of a 2010 debut album release in the air, The Go Between Bridge Concert will be an event where John Steel Singers will be able to publically honour the band that has greatly shaped their music today.

The evening will see thousands of punters step onto the bridge for the first time to witness these artists not only give it their all on this unique location, but also play their own version of The Go-Betweens songs to pay homage to the band of which it was named.  Formerly known as the Hale Street Link, Go Between Bridge was given its permanent name in September 2009 following a public submission and voting process that attracted almost 5800 votes.

This all ages and licensed event ticket’s will sell fast at $44 (plus booking fees) with proceeds from going to two charities selected by Brisbane City Council; The Kim Walters Choices Programme from the Wesley Hospital and the Mater Foundation Prostate Cancer Research Centre.  Tickets are on sale now.

Secret Sounds Presents
Supported by Nova, Ten News and The Courier-Mail

Friday June 25 at 4pm: Go Between Bridge,
Southern Entrance via Montague Rd, West End
All ages and licensed event.

Tickets On Sale Now!