Q&A Scene: Brooke Penrose – Saint Jude for Reservoir Stomp

Tell us about your involvement in Reservoir Stomp?

I have designed the posters for the last two years, sung in the All Stars Band in 2016 and this year my band Saint Jude are performing. Plus my recording/creative studio Captain B is providing a major prize for the Rez Faces. I’m all over it like hot sauce.


Got your own thing to plug? Go for it…

My band Saint Jude (saintjude.com.au) and my studio Captain B (captainbstudios.com)


Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote…

No that’s a trap. You can’t catch me out that way. I’m a tea and biscuits kind of guy.


What, or who, inspires you?

Busy creative people, innovators. That’s pretty boring. Maybe I’ll say TV and getting enough sleep?


Which song do you wish you wrote?

Hey Ya by Outcast.


How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

A vegan, gluten free spaghetti carbonara, but it’s surprisingly delicious.


What’s next for you?

New album, more art, more time for navel contemplation


What’s your scene?

A room full of people I know, but I don’t talk to for a few hours until I’ve had a few and have relaxed enough not to feel shy anymore.


About Reservoir Stomp

On Sunday 22 October the Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club will throw open its doors for the Reservoir Stomp. Over 20 of Reservoir’s finest performers of dance, comedy and music will grace the stage for THE BIGGEST SUBURBAN SHINDIG OF THE YEAR. With acts such as Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Quarter Street, Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine, Murray Wiggle and Wally Meanie’s Bubblegum Machine, Barry Dickins, Randy and Emma Peel, and Outer Urban Projects already on the bill, you’d think that’d be enough to put the sizzle in your BBQ, BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

The Fauves
The Fauves lengthy tenure (29 years) has resulted in them outlasting several generations of bands. Long have they posed like big game hunters on the African savannah with their feet astride the lifeless neck of the music industry. Many readers may require some biographical information on The Fauves. Issuing three self-funded EPs before signing with Polydor records in 1993, it was the release of their third album, Future Spa, in 1996 that saw The Fauves reach another level of popularity. This was followed by years where they saw more of the country than Australia Post. During this period a film crew followed the band on its travels, and the resulting documentary Fifteen Minutes to Rock aired on national television in late 2000. Dumped from Polydor shortly afterwards, they settled into wilful obscurity, releasing six remarkable but unheralded albums on Shock Records. Their 12th album is due for release in 2017.

The Fauves’ appeal is difficult to define. Never fitting into any particular genre has afforded them a longevity rare in the music industry, while their extra-curricular talents have seen them
involved in everything from hosting youth television programs to appearing on the popular TV quiz show Sale Of The Century.



Saint Jude
Melbourne’s Saint Jude shamelessly wear a rhythm and soul tapestry of influences on their sleeves. Reminiscent of the Muscle Shoals and Shangri-La eras of rhythm-drenched country-soul and rock’n’roll, Saint Jude ring out in a mess of jangling guitars, swirling organ and tapered four-piece gospel harmonies that have become synonymous with their dynamic live show. Born out of Melbourne’s country and rhythm scene, Saint Jude debuted in 2011 to rave reviews as a PBS FM’s album of the week, with The Age’s Jo Roberts contending that ‘[they’re] one of the best new bands you’ll hear all year’.

The Meeseeks
Who would have thought that a folk and blues singer, a metal drummer and a jazz bass player could form a cohesive and creative musical unit? The Meeseeks prove that it IS possible. They’re
a young, new that have managed to pack a large amount of shows into a relatively small amount of time. Playing at venues around Melbourne such as The Brunswick Hotel, Tago Mago, Push
Starts 2017 Battle Of The Bands, and Mr. Boogie Man Bar. In October they’ll be taking the stage as part of the Reservoir Stomp.

The Meeseeks are a four piece band from Reservoir. Their songs are based in rock’n’roll, but burst
with influence from their diverse backgrounds.

The Reservoir Stomp is the closing party for 2017 Darebin Feast. 
Sunday 22nd October
Preston Reservoir Bowls Club | 75 Leamington Street
Tickets $27 pre-sale: musicfeast.com.au

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