Who said folk was a lot of sedentary old blokes in moleskins, wiry grey beards playing tin whistles??!!
OK, so there IS an element of that, but not tonight, Josephine, Clementine, Annie and Lovely Nancy. It’s time to dance!
The Band Who Knew Too Much: Exciting Australian songs propelled by energetic jazz-like woodchop rhythm! Add some strong local lyric, with gang vocal delivery and their unique sound is complete. After leaving the Woodford Folk Festival-ers gasping for breath and the name of a good podiatrist, TBWKTM are headed to Canberra.
The Band Who Knew Too Much are a bona-fide foolproof floor-packing band. For over a decade they have branded their sound around the world; a highly energetic act that is at home singing on the festival stage, busking unplugged on the city streets, or anything in between! Washboard/Accordion driven anthems about spending the rent, hard rubbish nights and of course, the immortal BEER O’CLOCK!! It’s happy hour, energetic party music for everyone.
The Band Who Knew Too Much embrace the brattiness and flaws of everyday life and turn them into material for an intoxicating party of endless energy- like being stuck in the exact moment of winning the AFL premiership cup and feeling the pain and tears of every losing season drift off your shoulders and disappear in the air.’ ‘After 15 years of proving it, The Band Who Knew Too Much are a truly classic Australian band with an undying spirit for the complete abandon and joy we feel when we throw our fines out the window, slam the rent down on the bar and decide there’s no tomorrow- all night long.’
Special Guests: Beat Around The Bush. Andrew Cole and Tony Weston, who performed together for seven years, have recently reunited at Uranquinty Folk Festival. They sing an eclectic mix of music ranging from bush and traditional music to the folk music of the 60s and 70s. Andrew is a master of the 12 string guitar while Tony plays guitar, harmonica, washboard and lagerphone.
The Merry Muse at the Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner. Thursday 24 January. Doors 6.30pm, support 8pm, main act 9pm. $15/$12. www.merrymuse.org.au
Get your long weekend off to a premature blast with a dose of great trad/Australian/bush music followed by a dance band that will rock the foundations of the ‘Polo’.
The Merry Muse is powered by The Monaro Folk Society — www.monarofolk.org.au — there’s something going on just about every night of the week: music, song, dance, spoken word and the related arts.