33 Aria Awards, 16 top ten albums and four of Australia's most celebrated musicians—all brought together for one electrifying rock and roll experience. The Antipodean Rock Collective (ARC) share a passion for rock and roll that spans decades. Featuring members of legendary Australian bands Spiderbait, Jet, Powderfinger and You Am I, the group's members remain key players in one of Australia's most lauded musical dynasties.
Performing from a vast catalogue of hits from Australia and New Zealand, each ARC show is a unique event - a chance for audiences to dance, sing and shout along with some of the music's original players. But above all, ARC shows are about being entertained with music that everyone truly loves.
Comprising members of the Antipodean Rock Collective are:
Kram - Drummer and vocalist for ‘Spiderbait’ one of Australia’s most successful and respected alternative rockbands and Australian rock supergroup ‘The Wrights’
Mark Wilson - Bassist, pianist and backing vocalist for the internationally acclaimed rock band ‘Jet’
Darren Middleton - Guitarist and songwriter for one of the most successful Australian rock bands of the past two decades, ‘Powderfinger’, and now successful solo artist.
Davey Lane - Guitarist for definitive Australian rock band ‘You Am I’, ‘The Pictures’ and Australian rocksupergroup ‘The Wrights’.
ARC are a distillation of Australian rock and roll, with unswerving fervour and a history that remains peerless. A night with the ARC is a chance to genuinely interact with some of the best rock and roll from yesterday and today.
Clare Bowditch is an ARIA Award-winning singer, songwriter, sometimes actor (as Rosanna Harding on the hit Channel 10 show “Offspring”), speaker, writer, creative-business mentor and broadcaster on Melbourne’s ABC radio 774. She’s had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (Music), co-written with Gotye, toured with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and played in every venue, festival and truck stop in Australia at least two hundred times each.
In 2013, Clare launched Big Hearted Business, a new enterprise designed to teach creative people about business, and business people about creativity, in ways that make sense. Check out www.bigheartedbusiness.com.au for some truly inspiring interviews with Australia’s artistic and business greats.
From 2016 to 2017 Clare hosted the Afternoons program on ABC Melbourne taking over from Richard Stubbs. Currently Clare is writing and recording her sixth solo album, trying to whittle down the 150 songs she has written since 2012’s “The Winter I Chose Happiness” and also preparing her debut book, both set for release in 2018.
What happens when you let six vibrant musicians loose on their favourite tunes... ?
The Braxton Hicks......
Led by powerhouse vocals mixed with soulful bass and driving rhythms. They promise a surprising set of funk, soul and a little dash of disco!
Dust off your dancing shoes and prime yourself for summer.
Ultimately this band just wants you to have fun !!!
Nick Carver & The Mean St Butchers sound like the twisted love child of Johnny Cash and Joshua Homme. Featuring local guitar slinger Nick Carver and ivory basher Jake Amy, plus Melbourne musicians Alex Burkoy and Chris Doig.
Their debut album “The River” is a collection of songs written by Carver after moving to Inverloch in 2016. With songs about fishing Mahers Landing in the summertime, binge watching The Sopranos in the wintertime, and encountering ghosts on the long winding roads of Gippsland, they’re here to break your heart and melt your face.
Ben & Kate are currently taking their unique, soulful sound to audiences right across South Gippsland and are willing to go wherever their music takes them.
This amazing, self taught young duo radiates chemistry and connection. With Kate’s warm angelic voice and Ben’s rhythmic and passionate artistry on guitar they form a poetic soulful sound.
Ben & Kate currently perform original and cover songs from a variety of modern country musicians and pop artists with their signature easy listening style.
This talented duo is not to be missed.