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Thursday 17 March 2022 8pm

Joining the Moriarty brothers to celebrate their 40 year musical career performing as The Gadflys are Katherine Brownhill (violin), Gemma Clare (Cello), Penny McBride (trumpet): all fully paid up Gadflys’ alumni who have appeared on stage and on recordings. Of course the evening would not be complete without Pete Velzen (drums), and Elmo Reid (double bass and guitar), Both of whom have been mainstays of the Gadflys’ sound since the band started in 1982. Tribal rhythms and cool bass lines, T Rex on Alligator Wine vocal growls and howls, lugubrious clarinet figures flung up like water sculptures. Mongrel Jazz, that’s what Mick Moriarty calls it! The Gadflys headed up the Hume from Canberra to Newtown in the days when songs came in mix tapes and every day brought a new band and a different sound. Their music was as fresh then as it is now. Good News Week brought them to a national audience. Playing tunes from their back catalogue of 5 studio albums and 3 EPs it will be a ripping show. Come and help the Gadflys celebrate 40 years in the Wilderness.

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Thursday 17 March 2022
8pm

Joining the Moriarty brothers to celebrate their 40 year musical career performing as The Gadflys are Katherine Brownhill (violin), Gemma Clare (Cello), Penny McBride (trumpet): all fully paid up Gadflys’ alumni who have appeared on stage and on recordings. Of course the evening would not be complete without Pete Velzen (drums), and Elmo Reid (double bass and guitar), Both of whom have been mainstays of the Gadflys’ sound since the band started in 1982.

Tribal rhythms and cool bass lines, T Rex on Alligator Wine vocal growls and howls, lugubrious clarinet figures flung up like water sculptures. Mongrel Jazz, that’s what Mick Moriarty calls it!

The Gadflys headed up the Hume from Canberra to Newtown in the days when songs came in mix tapes and every day brought a new band and a different sound. Their music was as fresh then as it is now. Good News Week brought them to a national audience.

Playing tunes from their back catalogue of 5 studio albums and 3 EPs it will be a ripping show. Come and help the Gadflys celebrate 40 years in the Wilderness.

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Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

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Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre

CATEGORY:
Popular Music

DURATION:
Approximately 110 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Additional Information:
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