In case you haven't heard this fab news, I'm ripping off
Andrew Bartlett's post on his blog.
Chuck discovered this because Andrew had linked to a
Riptides post here, so I'm queots Andrew who is a
musician himself and big fan off all things cool.
Not to mention a one time Queensland Senator from 1997-2008.
Find Andrews original post here
Ground-breaking Brisbane band The Riptides, who
played an influential role in the post-punk independent
music scene in Brisbane and Australia, are reforming for
a one-off show at 4pm on Sunday 18 April at the University
of Queensland’s Great Court. It’s happening as part of the
University’s centenary celebrations.
The band was formed in the late 1970s by students at the
University, crystallising as The Riptides and releasing
their seminal tune ‘Sunset Strip” as their first single
(actually originally released just before a name change,
while the band was called The Numbers).
They had many line up changes over the 5 or so years of
their history, featuring a range members who played in a
number of other influential Australian bands.
Given The Riptides had such a movable feast of members,
I don’t know as yet know who will be amongst their lineup
for this upcoming show, but their singer and frontman,
Mark Callaghan, the main constant in the band,
will certainly front and centre again this time around.
Mark Callaghan gained greater commercial success with
GANGgajang. But many Brisbane music fans – especially
of my vintage – still think
of him first and foremost as the singer from The Riptides.
The band reformed as one of the acts performing at the
Pig City show in 2007, headlined by the briefly reformed Saints.
Riptides Tommorrow's Tears