Q&A Scene: Nick Barker

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

The Heartache State !! It’s breathed new life into me.

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

A Beggar’s Banquet of course.

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

I was about 19 on tour with The Wreckery, we weredriving back from Parammatta or somewhere to Sydney. I’d been drinking (a lot) and I needed to relieve myself. We were on a motorway and couldn’t stop, so I opened the sliding window in the back seat and with my back arched and face shoved into the ceiling I began.After about 30 seconds everyone in the van began laughing hysterically. My band mate Charlie had pulled alongside another car with and elderly couple putting along in the left lane….. You wonder why rock bands get a bad rap.

What, or who, inspires you?

Ash Davies drumming

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Sympathy for the Devil

What’s next for you?

Working with my band “The Heartache State” a few festival gigs and a new record next year.

What’s your scene?

Anything a 6 year old likes to do.

Performance details: New Years Eve at The Flying Saucer Club, Kingston Arts Centre -979 Nepean Hwy (Cnr South Rd), Moorabbin

Find show info and ticket info athttp://www.flyingsaucerclub.com.au/

This New Year’s Eve promises a huge show at The Flying Saucer Club!

Starting with up and coming duo Pollyman– featuring George & Fenn Wilson, and followed by two big sets as Nick Barker & The Monkey Men perform the Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet in full – followed by a set of Stones’ classics – some well-known, some more obscure from the band’s golden age.

The Monkey Men features a great lineup of musos including Nick Barker on vocals, Shane O’Mara & Justin Garner on guitars, and the rhythm section of Grant Cummerford & Ashley Davies.

Drawing their sound from the past and present of pop and rock, Pollyman conjures the power pop hooks and retro looks of a hard working pub band from the late 70’s era of their native Melbourne. Finding inspiration in such artists as Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie and the Small Faces, Pollyman’s unique songwriting and exhilarating live performances feature a soulful blend of rock and roll, glam rock and soul. Pollyman features George Wilson, showcasing his sensitive yet powerful vocals and dynamic guitar playing with his brother Fenn Wilson, driving the music with intricate yet thunderous drums.

Tix: Seats A (Dining Room) $55+bf, Standing rom $32+bf, at door $35.

Doors: 6.30pm (Seats / Dining), 8pm (standing).

Showtime: 8.40pm.MORE INFO & TIX HERE


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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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