GET SET GOLDIE
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
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, goldcoastadventures.rezdy.com
Original Taxiride member Jason Singh will take the McLaren’s Landing stage on Sunday.