[First filed: November 09, 2008 @ 15:54]
In a big weekend double header for live original and local music in Canberra the Allstars Acoustic Festival quietly rocked Gorman House’s DNA Theatre last night.
The difficulty of getting un-amplified singers to a crowd of 100 was cunningly solved by a very formal seating arrangement. This encouraged paying attention to the band and discouraged genial gas-bagging.
Fortunately a generous intermission between each set gave plenty of time for gasbagging, toilet stops, and going to the bar.
For mine the highlight of the night was the sartorially resplendent Curly (of the O’Hooligans) belting the wheel of an MG with a hammer in a raucous display.
The theatrical madness of Dr. Fibby also deserves an honourable mention.
That said without wanting to detract from the other performers who were unfailingly superb.
Keep your eyes peeled for more event organised by the Canberra Musician’s Club.
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