Cheeky, subversive, multi-genre musical powerhouse Waiting for Guinness make a long-awaited return to Lismore for a one-night-only blast at the beautiful Star Court Theatre!
Armed with a ridiculous array of instruments, the band will be performing its incredible repertoire of intercultural political music, on a stellar bill featuring Lismore’s own legendary old-schoolers, The Magnificence.
“Serving up their idiosyncratic blend of tortured jazz, gypsy blues, gallows humour and Balkans boogie, Waiting for Guinness are not simply excellent theatrical musicians, singers and songwriters, they are pure Entertainers!” (Stephen Davenport, The Program, 2006).
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Waiting for Guinness
Since its busking beginnings in Sydney, its self-titled debut album (2003), and follow-up releases "The Show" (2004), and “Friend or Foe” (2007), Waiting for Guinness has earned a strong reputation for its satirical songs, multi-instrumental musicianship and explosive live performances. The band has played at major festivals across Australia including St Kilda (VIC), Port Fairy (VIC), repeat appearances at Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), the National Folk Festival (ACT), Cockatoo Island, Peats Ridge, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Newtown Festival, Fairbridge Festival (WA), and has been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and Switzerland’s International Buskers Festival.
“It’s hard not to like Waiting for Guinness, the Sydney band that espouses a kind of balkan larrikinism in its rousing, lurching music.”
(John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, 9/6/07).
Led by the formidable trumpet playing of songwriter Cameron McCracken Smith, and powered by the industrial age kick-pound and snare-crack of brother Lachi, now-local favourites The Magnificence continue to trace their own colourful leg of the New Orleans Jazz diaspora for your festive pleasure.
Storeyville may be well trashed and buried by the minions of Babylon but its legacy continues in the growing collection of Smith’s witty, unpretentious songs, as well as those other classic gems that Granny likes to skin up to!
Joining the brothers onstage are the supreme talents of Julian “The Machine” Smith (double bass), Joe “Ban Jovi” O’Keefe (banjo) and Dave Harry Stephenson (trombone).