Sat 28th April 2012 – Mic Conway’s National Junk Band
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
Political satire meets jug band blues.
Lunatic onstage antics and musical mayhem combine as a new-vaudevillian comedy cabaret, featuring saws, nose flutes, sousaphone and a real kitchen sink.
Expect juggling, magic, tap dancing, and some very funny songs. Witness fire, illusion, passion, irreverent satire, singing saws, flying chooks and musical mayhem.
Audiences know Mic Conway’s tongue-in-cheek style from “Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band” and “Circus Oz”.
Mic Conway has collected together some of Australia’s finest oddball virtuoso musicians, including Cazzbo Johns (The Kransky Sisters, The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra), Phil “Philthy Dunny Seat” Donnison (Jugalug), Jeremy “Junkyard” Cook (The Elton Jack Show, Black Hatz, Justine Clarke) and Marcus Holden (Fiddlers Feast). Witness fire, illusion, passion, irreverent satire, singing saws, flying chooks and musical mayhem.
Since 1997, the National Junk Band has had toes tapping and jaws dropping at festivals, pubs, and venues across Australia.
Festival favourites at the likes of Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), The National Folk Festival (ACT), Cygnet (TAS), Fairbridge (WA), and recently at BluesFest (Byron Bay, QLD).
This is the funniest and strangest band in the land…
“Aural extravaganza.”: Michael Smith, Drum Media
“Defies categorisation.”: Sydney Morning Herald
“Highly infectious music, hilarious jokes, dazzling magic tricks.”: Rip It Up
“Lots of hilarity, no sacred cows. The king of vaudeville in Australia today.”: Lucky Oceans, ABC Radio National
“The hit of the festival… their CD was so good someone stole it from the ABC library.” : Robyn Johnson, ‘The Planet’, ABC Radio National
“This show is an hilarious revelation – you never know what you’re going to get from one song to the next.”: Sarah Thomas, Adelaide Advertiser
“These guys have everything – including the kitchen sink.” Inside – Melbourne
“Mic Conway is a very, very talented man. He should be elected as one of Australia’s living national treasures.”: Bill Riner, ABC Radio, Qld
“…highly infectious music, hilarious jokes, dazzling magic tricks, fire-eating and much clowning around.”: Robert Dunstan, Rip It Up Magazine
“The king of Vaudeville in Australia today.”: Lucky Oceans
Come and experience and extraordinarily enjoyable night with Mic Conway’s National Junk Band at Katoomba RSL Club for one night only.
Expect the unexpected as these “virtuosos of the bizarre” create a live stage experience that must be seen and heard to be believed. Wielding National guitars, ukuleles, a sousaphone, a phono-fiddle, actual garbage cans and metal sinks, these rhythmagicians will make your toes tap and your jaw drop and sides split.
Ticket available at the Club Box Office for $20 pre-sale OR $25 on the day of the gig Sat 28th April 2012.
Also available online via Moshtix $23.50 including booking fee: