Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

TO be in­vited to play as part of the New­port Record Club is a “huge hon­our”, ac­cord­ing to Stoned Posers bassist Wayne Hodges.

The sea­sonal event, which is held on Thurs­day evenings at Fre­man­tle’s The New­port Ho­tel, show­cases WA mu­si­cians play­ing their favourite bands and clas­sic al­bums live on stage.

Sea­son eight kicked off on Fe­bru­ary 2 and runs for 10 weeks, with Stoned Posers tak­ing the stage on Fe­bru­ary 23 with The Stone Roses’ self-ti­tled de­but al­bum from 1989.

Hodges said the Stoned Posers – which also fea­tures Con­nolly fa­ther and son duo Colin Outh­waite Sr and Colin Outh­waite Jr, Tris­tan Dud­ley and Howard Whit­worth – came to­gether late last year specif­i­cally for this project.

“With all of us be­ing ‘Poms’ and reg­u­larly per­form­ing live Bri­tish mu­sic, we con­ceived the idea of per­form­ing a com­plete The Stoned Posers... Colin Outh­waite Jr, Howard Whit­worth, Colin Outh­waite Sr, Tris­tan Dud­ley and Wayne Hodges.

Bri­tish al­bum of our lik­ing and The Stone Roses be­came a clear favourite con­tender,” he said.

Tak­ing the project “very se­ri­ously”,

the lads have been re­hears­ing ev­ery week at The Hen House stu­dios to pre­pare for their first gig as the Stoned Posers.

“Look­ing for­ward to it is an un­der­state­ment,” Hodges said.

“We’ve been mas­sively fo­cus­ing our ef­forts on this for

the past three or four months.

“We’ll be per­form­ing the com­plete The Stone Roses al­bum plus an ex­tended en­core cov­er­ing some of their other pop­u­lar tunes.”

Outh­waite Jr said it was also an hon­our to be given the re­spon­si­bil­ity of re-pro­duc­ing an al­bum “as iconic as this one” and it was great to be able to share the ex­pe­ri­ence with his dad.

“When I first started play­ing in bands, our mu­sic in­ter­ests seemed miles apart but in re­cent years, we’ve played to­gether in a num­ber of set­tings,” he said.

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