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LEAPS & BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT ft. AUGIE MARCH
Thu., 13/07/2017, 7:30 pm
with JESS RIBEIRO + THE PINK TILES
THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+
City of Yarra Presents: Leaps & Bounds Music Festival OPENING NIGHT
+ mystery special guest to perform Paul Kelly's "Leaps & Bounds"
Leaps & Bounds Music Festival are delighted to have Augie March headline the opening night of the festival this year. With three members originally hailing from Shepparton in central Victoria, Augie March formed in Collingwood in late 1995.
Having cut their teeth in classic Yarra venues, The Punters Club, Empress of India, Truffula Tree and The Evelyn with some members still strongly connected to the area, Augie March are a fitting headliner for the festival’s Opening Night. They are regularly touted as one of Australia’s ‘greatest’ or ‘finest’ bands; albums and songs make ‘best ever’ lists and their songs get played at weddings and funerals. Children have been named after them, and the characters in their songs.
Their music is impossible to categorise; they have traditional elements at times then get wildly avant-garde at others. Enjoying both critical and commercial success – a rare feat for any band, their songs have been on almost every radio format in the country. With gold and platinum albums to their credit, they still remain perennial outsiders.