Bridging the musical gap
FRIDAY night in Gayndah will be huge with a one-off performance by The Floating Bridges tomorrow.
The band is gearing up for a massive night of funk, rock and reggae when they return to one of their favourite touring destinations.
Gayndah has been a regular gig on the band’s many Queensland tours and they have played at school formals, football breakups and birthday parties here in the past.
It will be a homecoming for vocalist and percussionist Dale Mallet, who taught physical education at the Burnett State College from 2009–2011.
Mallet said it was hard to leave the school and the town, but his band always enjoyed coming back and seeing familiar faces in the audience.
“We always get a really good response from Gayndah,” Mr Mallet said.
“We’ve even had some of the guys come down to Brisbane to see us play.”
The band has generated some serious momentum with the release of their first full length album, Chasing Sunsets.
Radio station Triple J has given their opening track, Soul Searcher, repeated airplay and the band has just played three shows at the renowned Woodford Folk Festival.
Their January 18 show will be one to remember considering it’s two days before Mallet’s birthday.
“It’s going to be a bit of a birthday bash,” he said.
“We start off pretty funky and usually finish off with a bit of rock, it’s always high energy.”
Check out thefloatingbridges.com to listen to some of their latest music before the show.
The Floating Bridges is playing at the Golden Orange Hotel from 8.30pm.
JUMP AROUND: The Floating Bridges will bring a high energy show to Gayndah.