Ja­son Singh is about to per­form along­side some of this na­tion’s great­est voices to re­live the golden era when Aussie rock ruled the air­waves

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Get set, ev­ery­body, he’s on his way. Orig­i­nal Taxiride mem­ber Ja­son Singh will take the McLaren’s Land­ing stage on Sun­day for The Voices, along­side Choir­boys’ Mark Gable and Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ry­der.

De­spite now be­ing a dad, Ja­son is still rid­ing the wave.

“For me it’s a real way to hon­our some Aussie le­gends, ex­cept now I get to be in a band with them,” he says.

“The ’80s to the 2000s was prob­a­bly the high­est point of Aus­tralian music – Choir­boys, Boom Crash Opera, Pow­derfin­ger, INXS. It was a time where you’d put the ra­dio on and you’d hear one Amer­i­can song and two Aus­tralian songs.

“We had a sound then. Back then Aus­tralian bands were as im­por­tant as all the overseas stuff.

“I think that’s made this resur­gence of that era even more im­por­tant.”

If you’re stick­ing to the com­mer­cial sta­tions, it is rare to hear two Aus­tralian artists in a row, but Ja­son says that’s not the fault of the artists.

“You just don’t hear a lot of Aus­tralian music any­more,” he says.

“When you’re com­pet­ing with gi­gan­tic artists it’s very hard.

“Aus­tralia had a very in­de­pen­dent ap­proach and vibe to what bands and mu­sos could put out. When you’re deal­ing with cor­po­rate artists it’s very hard.”

This Sun­day’s gig will be like tele­port­ing back to the glory days, with a three­p­ronged head­line act en­sur­ing the whole show will be a sin­ga­long.

With Ja­son bring­ing Taxiride hits Get Set, Ev­ery­where You Go and Creepin’ Up Slowly, Mark bring­ing Run to Par­adise and Boys will be Boys and Dayle’s Onion Skin and The Best Thing, it’ll be an is­land hit-fest for fans.

“It’s a real tip of the hat to Aus­tralian hit songs,” Ja­son says. “We’ve all got a few each and when we go out and do our own shows peo­ple are wait­ing around for those big songs.

“When you join forces it’s re­ally after hit after hit. You’ll know ev­ery song.”

For box­ing en­thu­si­asts, the hyped Conor McGre­gor ver­sus Floyd May­weather Jr fight will be aired live on the big screen. The Voices, Sun­day de­part­ing Mariner’s Cove Marina at noon. Stan­dard tick­ets $69, chil­dren $25 or BYO boat $29, gold­coas­tad­ven­

Orig­i­nal Taxiride mem­ber Ja­son Singh will take the McLaren’s Land­ing stage on Sun­day.

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