Snap Scene: The Monkeywrench & Warped, Cherry Bar, Sunday 20th Nov 2016

For those of us who cut their music-loving teeth on pub bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s, nothing warms the cockles of the heart more than seeing a crowd favourite strike up the strings and pimp the percussion once again. So it was a night of nostalgia at the Cherry Bar in Ac/Dc Lane when the stalwarts of Melbourne (Geelong) rock Warped, graced the stage. A more hardworking band would be difficult to find, but it was this relentless work schedule that almost resulted in a permanent end to this entity. Even the most placid and easy-going person could not sustain something so intense for long – to live the band life with band mates who have their own responsibilities, ideas and resolves. Thank goodness however that the break up ended up being merely a hiatus.

Approaching Warped with a healthier attitude now, Ben Watkins (guitar, vocals), Todd Trevor (guitar vocals), Sam Crawford (bass) and Cris Wilson (drums) have rediscovered their mojo and are finding joy in bringing classic pub rock to their fans old and new. Read more…

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