The Garage Slam – Back on the Stage

Mark reflects on returning to the stage.

Author:  Mark Seymour.

Date: 14 January 2021.

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It will feel very strange to walk onto a stage again. I’m not one for keeping track but I believe the last full blown show for me was a Hunters and Collectors gig was on March 7 in Batemans Bay.

Between then and now, myself and the Lads.. The Undertow in this case, have actually played, either to camera crews or to each other in a rehearsal room, and that’s been pretty much it.

And though it looks like we’re coming out the other end now, with a dangerous few hiccups.. the live music scene is by no means stable and we’re very wary of promoters making big promises they won’t be able keep..

That said.. look out for the following confirmed gigs, because we certainly will be:

January 23 and 24.. at the Caravan Music Club in Archie’s Creek.

For those of you who aren’t acquainted with this fine musical establishment.. it’s somewhere in the hills of South Gippsland.. Your GPS will get you there.

And later, April 2 and 3 at the MEMO music hall in downtown ST.Kilda..

And that’s not to say there aren’t other gigs brewing but we’re treading carefully. These gigs are small but there’ll be no lack of intensity I can guarantee you that.

As we say goodbye to 2020, the energy is there. We’re ready, well and truly.