Singing to save un­der­wa­ter world

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THE Band Of Fre­quen­cies are set­ting out to save the world – one song at a time. ‘‘It has to be morally and creatively ful­fill­ing,’’ front­man Shan­non Sol Car­roll says of the pre­req­ui­sites the roots/rock trio look for when de­cid­ing to do any­thing. Whether that’s writ­ing a song, tour­ing or do­ing char­ity work, The Band Of Fre­quen­cies are all about be­com­ing more than just an­other self-serv­ing act. Ear­lier this year they em­barked on a tour of the US as part of the Trans­par­entsea Voy­age to raise aware­ness about coastal environment is­sues. ‘‘It was an amaz­ing trip along the Cal­i­for­nian coast and we felt so lucky to BE a part of that jour­ney,’’ Sol Car­roll says. ‘‘We did four main shows on the way where we would shine a light on dif­fer­ent ocean con­ser­va­tion groups. We also took part in the 23 songs in 23 days chal­lenge where we would pro­duce a new song ev­ery­day. We would write a song in the morn­ing, ar­range it in the evening, record it that night and up­load it on the web­site.’’ Along for the ride was one half of brother and sis­ter duo An­gus and Ju­lia Stone, An­gus Stone, and his ac­tress girl­friend and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Isabel Lu­cas. Sol Car­roll says the high-pro­file cou­ple were ‘‘amaz­ing’’ to spend time with on the road and plans to catch up with them again. ‘‘They’re re­ally fun to hang out and surf with,’’ he says. ‘‘An­gus is re­laxed and chilled, and we were pretty much on the same page mu­si­cally.’’ Orig­i­nally based in By­ron Bay, the mem­bers of The Band of Fre­quen­cies had been play­ing to­gether for more than a decade in Afro­disiac be­fore branch­ing out. With a home base on the Sun­shine Voodoo Groove, PA Bar, Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: The Gold Coast band plays rock cov­ers. Show at 9pm. Free en­try. Cat­fish and the Dee­jays, Club Banora: Old-school rock­ers play old-time hits. Show at 6pm. Free en­try. Moon­light Cinema, The Vil­lage Green, Sanc­tu­ary Cove: The bi-monthly, free fam­ily out­door cinema ses­sions con­tinue with a screen­ing of Christ­mas favourite Santa Clause 3: The Es­cape Clause. Screen­ings at noon and 6pm. Free en­try. Coast, Sol Car­roll says it’s easy to com­bine their con­ser­va­tion and mu­si­cal work. ‘‘It’s one and the same for us,’’ he says. ‘‘What you’re pas­sion­ate about in your life comes out in your mu­sic di­rectly. For us, that’s why we travel and do what we do . . . to fol­low our pas­sions with our de­sire to make a change in the world.’’ The Band Of Fre­quen­cies will re­lease their new six-track EP, All I’ve Found, with a run of shows dur­ing the Christ­mas pe­riod.

The Band Of Fre­quen­cies, Kooi and Step It Up play The Sound­lounge, at Cur­rumbin RSL, to­mor­row at 7.30pm. Tick­ets are $20. The Band Of Fre­quen­cies also play the Wood­ford Folk Fes­ti­val on the Sun­shine Coast, from Tues­day to Jan­uary 1. Visit www.wood­ford­folk­fes­ti­val.com Andy Had A Brick, PA Bar, Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: The Gold Coast rock band plays clas­sic and modern cov­ers. Show at 9pm. Free en­try. Cat­fish and the Dee­jays, South­port RSL: Old-school rock­ers play old-time hits. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. The Xmas Eve Party, The Loft, Chevron Is­land: Round out the fes­tive sea­son with this col­lab­o­ra­tive live show fea­tur­ing some of favourite acts that have played the venue this year. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. Cross­fire, South­port Sharks: The Party band plays every­thing from 1970s clas­sics to to­day’s favourites. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

The Band of Fre­quen­cies recorded 23 songs over 23 days as part of their mu­si­cal con­tri­bu­tion to the Trans­par­entsea Voy­age

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