Bridg­ing the mu­si­cal gap

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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 the­float­ing­ to lis­ten to some of their lat­est mu­sic be­fore the show.

The Float­ing Bridges is play­ing at the Golden Or­ange Ho­tel from 8.30pm.

Photo: Contributed

JUMP AROUND: The Float­ing Bridges will bring a high en­ergy show to Gayn­dah.

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