The Badloves

The Badloves

Friday June 22nd - Live Entertainment From 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

Supported by Doc & The Fringe Dwellers.

The liner notes of The Badloves’ multi-platinum debut album, Get on Board, started “Some years are like that: too busy, too distracted, too fuzzed out. You miss things. Great music passes you by. Then, years later, you find it.”

The band – responsible for such singles as “Lost”, “Green Limousine”, “I Remember” and “Caroline”, as well as the cover of “The Weight” with Jimmy Barnes.

The Badloves released just two studio albums before taking some time out – 1993s Get On Board (which spent 69 weeks on the charts, peaked at number five, won three ARIA Awards and went double platinum) and 1995s Holy Roadside (which went gold and reached number 14).

“I think we were just tired,” Michael adds. “Those years were so intense; it’s a bit of a blur. We just didn’t have any balance in our lives.”

This time around, the guys are working to their own schedule.

As author Andrew Masterson wrote on the back of The Badloves debut single, “Lost”: “Knob-twiddling wizardry has its place in music, but its influence will never be as strong, or as enduring, as the sounds produced by the classic combination of two guitars, bass, drums and a mega-whomping Hammond organ … The Badloves both continue and extend the grand tradition of such music, pushing out a sound that would have seemed quite at home at Muscle Shoals in 1967, while remaining as fresh and original as tomorrow.”

Inspired by the past, The Badloves are a band that’s very much focused on the future.

“It feels like we’re starting again,” Michael says. “We have to prove ourselves, which is very exciting.”