Friday, 16 November
Fat Picnic + Ogopogo + Graham Moes
Put Friday 16 November in your diary for what will be a serious night of fine grooves in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi, with FAT PICNIC and their soul ska and swingin’ reggae beats + OGOPOGO jazz disco funk pop surf rock + GRAHAM MOES and his vocal looping soul sounds. Yes, The Bunker will be pumping!
Fat Picnic is a soul-ska explosion that preaches punchy horn lines and bangin’ reggae beats – culminating in an energetic and infectious live show! Corrupted by an unquenchable lust for groove and outstanding noises, their music ranges across dub, funk, soul and ska. Simply put, there just ain’t no party like a Fat Picnic party!
Founded in 2012 by Hughie Doherty (guitar), Fat Picnic grew from a 4-piece jam band to an 8-piece festival outfit, including trumpet, saxophone, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. The group has produced a 5-track EP titled Pass It On, as well as two singles: Best of You and Come and Get Some Good Vibes.
Fat Picnic is renowned for their ability to get people up dancing and thus have become a go-to festival band. They’ve played at Caloundra Music Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Wallaby Creek Festival, Palm Creek Festival, Island Vibe Festival, Earth Frequency Festival, and many more.
Hailing from Melbourne, Ogopogo formed in 2016 with seven members comprising three horns, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, four part vocals, drum kit, electric bass, electric guitar, and keys. Having released their first lo-fi EP along with an animated film clip ‘Crabs’ back in 2016 and since played a wealth of gigs and festivals, Ogopogo are now gearing up to launch their 7inch and single ‘Ninja Disco’ in early November (perfect timing for the Eumundi gig).
Combining elements of jazz, disco, funk, experimental pop, and surf rock, Ogopogo’s sound is an eclectic mix bag unlike any other. With lyrics inspired by crustaceans, clowns, cats and morphine, rats taking over your house and partying in your roof, the band tell relatable and comical stories through their songs.
Graham Moes is a soul singer set in a world of modern electronic influences. His sound incorporates the genres that Chet Faker, John Mayer, Sticky Fingers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers established, cultivating harmonious soundscapes and inescapable rhythm.
On stage he delivers a distinctive style of vocal looping; layers upon layers of thought and instrumentation all re-created there and in the moment.
TICKETS: Pre-sale $15 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $20 at the door
Doors open 7.30pm
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm + Wednesdays and Thursday from 4.30pm – 9pm travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Gary on 0467 414 171 to book.Click here for more info