SAT 5th July 2014 – FREE ENTRY!
A Girl’s A Gun (EP Launch) + Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
An awesome evening of Dynamic Blues, Roots & Rock!
A Girl’s a Gun – Loaded and Ready to Go Off.
Taking to the Katoomba RSL stage again will be rock n’ roll powerhouse A Girl’s a Gun. With a sound that is sexy, fuzzy, and full of the blues, A Girl’s a Gun have been bringing their foot stomping and hip shaking rhythms to the stage since 2011.
Prepare yourself for huge vocals, twin guitars, big riffs, spaghetti western, Texas blues, thumping beats and fat bottom end.
A Girl’s a Gun are a rock and roll band, with a sound coming out of the same Southern Rock soup that most likely influenced the Stones while they were busy influencing The Black Crowes.
When it comes to A Girl’s a Gun the girl in question is lead vocalist Lucia Neville ‘Chi’ who fronts the band with a huge rock voice that just doesn’t stop. Chi has the kind of voice that would win reality TV talent competitions, if she was bothered enough to enter.
In 2013 A Girl’s A Gun released their first single ‘No Decisions’ to great response from their burgeoning fan base. The track featuring a heart-thumping Motown groove and the tasty addition of keyboard by Mark O’Connor (Wendy Mathews and James Reyne’s bands).
This show will see them celebrating the launch of their latest single “More Than A Wink” (now available at www.agirlsagunmusic.bandca
“Look out for A Girl’s A Gun. They are the next generation Led Zep/Black Crowes… and Lucia Neville ‘Chi’… WHAT A VOICE… wooohhh”
– Peter Northcote
‘Foot stomping and hip shaking… …after listening to this debut effort, I’m left keen to see the band live.’
– Rock Pit – Will Holland
“Lucia has a voice that could give Robert Plant a Movement”
Joining the line up for this night are Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars – a trio of mountain men – Sydney Blue Mountains men actually – and while not actually hillbillies, the barefoot, front porch, banjo pickin’, pig squealin’ feeling seems to have been passed down to them somehow.
The band has managed to mash the hillbilly vibe together with the sounds of Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The White Stripes and everything else an Aussie bloke born in the 90’s is likely to have come across in his travels. The resulting sound is riff-driven, quite removed from the musings of the current apprentices of Australian roots music. They maintain a folky edge and deliver it all with wild abandon, passion and plenty of decibels.
Eddie Boyd started playing ukulele at age two and met fellow Phatapillars Andy and Alex when they all landed in a punk band together in year 9. Skip forward to 2012 and Eddie heads to Byron Bay to take part in the hotly contested Bluesfest Busking Competition. He wins himself a spot at the festival and calls his old band mates to come play with him. They needed a name quickly, made a few spelling mistakes in their haste, and Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars kicked off.
Eddie writes and plays from the heart, absolutely shreds on the acoustic guitar, and delivers it all with a huge vocal range with just the right amount of gravel. The rhythm section are truly amongst the tightest of any young band touring the country at the moment, and with each new performance The Phatapillars are gaining a family of loyal devotees along their way.
Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars have just inked a management deal with Rhythm Section Management, the team behind blues and roots stalwarts Chase The Sun and Claude Hay amongst others, and the band are planning a big 2014 of recording, touring, sleeping on the beach, breaking down in the van and generally living out the lyrics of ACDC’s ‘Long Way To The Top’.
They’ve landed themselves some pretty cool festival appearances so far, including The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival and The Dirty Roots Festival in Wollongong, as well as the aforementioned show at Bluesfest in Byron. The band has headlined successful shows in Sydney and surrounds and has made some inroads into touring the East Coast including supports with stablemates Chase The Sun, Marshall Okell and Cass Eager.
Music from 8:30pm-Late