Singing to save underwater world
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