Spyndrift weave magic
THEATRICAL, colourful, interactive and quirky – welcome to the world of Spyndrift (pictured). Genre-hopping between burlesque-groove, gypsy-folk, reggae, blues and ska, the Victorian quartet live for a good show. Eccentric frontwoman Elle Wood sets fire to her audience’s imagination with lavish costumes, vintage props and a shadow screen. ‘‘I want the audience to feel inspired,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s a passionate, feel-good show with good vibes. It’s infectious, people walk away feeling really good.’’ With a desire to bring another layer of depth to their music, Wood enjoys exploring visual components which other bands don’t touch on. ‘‘People are excited to see visuals with a band. Our show is so colourful, people love that change,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s engaging – people can’t resist the dancefloor. That’s the magic in music. I am such a supporter of live music. Seeing people create music in the moment. For us, we take it to the next level.’’ Spyndrift’s two albums, Soundswell and Positive Charge, attempted to capture the band’s live enchantment in a recording. ‘‘It was really hard to show the musical side without the visuals,’’ says Wood. ‘‘You have to see us live to get the real Spyndrift magic.’’ Wood says the quartet’s live show varies from dub-ska to circus-cabaret and is ‘‘full of imagination’’. ‘‘It’s very theatrical, upbeat and groovy,’’ she says. ‘‘One of our songs will take you back to early Paris. Another has some rocky, raunchy guitar grooves.’’ Mar Haze, The Loft: With Love Cannons, Take Me North and Josh Rennie-Hynes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Holly from Geordie Shore, Love Nightlife: Holly from Geordie Shore makes an appearance at Love for the Australian Swimwear Model of the Year National Final. The Lamplights, Southport Sharks: Local folk-pop outfit play adult contemporary tunes. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. The Zookeepers, Currumbin RSL: Covers and modern jive live. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Spyndrift play Swingin’ Safari on Saturday night.
Local bands Midnight Antics and Boned play live. Show at 2pm. Free entry. Killer Queen, RSL Southport: Relive Queen’s greatest hits with this tribute band. Show at 8pm. Tickets $15. Steve Frank, EAST: Sydney DJ Steve Frank gets the party started for Hedonism Saturdays. TyDi, Platinum Nightclub: Energetic DJ with residents Craig Roberts and Flash. San Cisco, Coolangatta Hotel: Indie-pop quartet play live. Millions and Chaos Chaos support. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25. Brett Sellwood, Elsewhere: With Giv. DJ TomCat, Komune: Show at 7pm. DJ Tredman and DJ Turhan , Love Nightlife: 1990s R’n’B favourites. Elementz, Currumbin RSL: Cover new and old hits. Show at 7pm. Free entry. Sound From Earth, The Loft: Sydney indie-folk band Sound From Earth play live with The Midnight Antics, The Mistaeks and Anika Mantell. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10.
– ROSE SADLEIR Kobya, Mandala Organic Arts: Live worldly reggae. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $5. Midnight Antics, Southern Cross Tavern: