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Friday September 20th 7.30pm to 11.30pm Band of Frequencies with Zac Gunthorpe
September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sending out sound waves in arcing lines to peel along the shorelines of your mind.Band of Frequencies rejoice in wild, improvisational instincts that have guided them to a unique position as one of Australia’s premier jam bands. Combining irresistible grooves with environmental activism, wide-ranging creative collaborations with respected artists and a love of ocean, family and spontaneity, Band of Frequencies have been embraced as festival favourites the world over.
“Band of Freq’s make great music with an authentic social conscience, and put their minds, hearts and music where their mouths are. Everything they do is quality – quality people with integrity and genuine ethics delivering a message inside some really fantastic music,” says Woodford Folk Festival’s Chloe Goodyear. “When they incite you to rise up, speak out, it’s because they want you to rise up and speak out with them, they’re not just mouthing platitudes. When they ask you to appreciate the beauty of the world, they’re asking you to look through the same lens they’re using as they travel the world creating their laidback activist empire. If you look into the background of what Band of Frequencies are doing, you can see where these choruses come from, you can tell that they mean what they say. That’s kinda rare, totally refreshing, and it sounds bloody fantastic.”
Zac Gunthorpe is three full albums into his life as a singer-songwriter and maintains a down-to-earth style. “All I’ve ever wanted to do is write songs and be true to them…” he says, making it sound simple, but it’s not simple being simple. It’s almost impossibly tempting to dress up lyrics in cliche, adopt methods of musical trickery and pretend you are something beyond the truth.
Zac is going to give you a chance to go beneath veneers of simplicity into understated complexity and nuance. Listening, you might begin to hear why he doesn’t need anything more than his guitar and his voice to enchant the night. Be prepared to dive under the facile surface of day-to-day appearances, into sophisticated, fertile awareness. – Charlie Macneil