Brisbane’s Ed Kuepper is to be immortalised with the naming of a park on the corner of Lawson St and Oxley Rd, Oxley, not far from his childhood home as reported by The Guardian, here. A spokeswoman for local councillor Steve Griffiths confirmed the honour Monday 10th July 2017.
On Friday 7th July, Ed joined Ireland’s most revered punk band The Undertones on stage at the Triffid in Brisbane to perform The Saints 2nd album classic ‘This Perfect Day’.
Ed Kuepper, the ARIA award winning solo artist and founder member of legendary 70’s proto-punk outfit The Saints and post- punk originals Laughing Clowns, will be bringing his one man request fest to both regional centres and suburban centres this August.
Initially performed in 2014, the ‘By Request’ shows have proved hugely popular, with Kuepper gladly accepting the invitation to tackle material from the aforementioned acts plus material from his 40 albums strong solo career.
Then in November 2017, on the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints’ classic album ‘(I’m) Stranded’, founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper will revisit the material performed by that seminal Australian band.
Alongside bassist Peter Oxley (Sunnyboys), drummer Paul Larson (The Celibate Rifles), keyboardist Alister Spence and a guest brass section, The Aints 2.0 will perform songs that spanned their three ground-breaking albums: the proto-punk classic ‘(I’m) Stranded’ (1977), the hugely influential ‘Eternally Yours’ (1978), and the genre-defying ‘Prehistoric Sounds’ (1978).
“I don’t think that anyone, myself included, would have thought that this material I wrote when I was starting out would still have currency after all this time….but here we are celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. I’m actually pretty chuffed about doing it and have got a top notch band together to play the stuff.” – Ed Kuepper
FEEL PRESENTS ED KUEPPER; SOLO & BY REQUEST
Saturday 22 July 2017
Leaps & Bounds Music Festival, Melbourne VIC
Friday 4 August 2017
Railway Club, Darwin NT
Friday 11 August & Saturday 12 August 2017
The Bison Bar, Nambour QLD
Friday 18 August 2017
Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby NSW
Saturday 19 August & Sunday 20 August 2017
No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen NSW
Thursday 24 August 2017
The Street, Canberra ACT
Friday 25 August 2017
The Bunker, Coogee Diggers, Coogee NSW
Saturday 26 August 2017
Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
THE AINTS PLAY THE SAINTS (73-78)
Wednesday 27th September 2017
The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival
Friday 10th November 2017
The Gov, Adelaide SA
Saturday 11th November 2017
Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Friday 17th November 2017
Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh VIC
Saturday 18th November 2017
Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Friday 24th November 2017
Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday 25th November 2017
Twin Towns, Gold Coast QLD