Boy & Bear in Airlie Beach for one night
THE past 12 months have taken home-grown band Boy & Bear on a whirlwind journey, allowing little time for rest.
After spending eight months recording their album "Harlequin Dream" the band are now on tour and will be performing at Airlie’s Magnums Hotel tonight.
Harlequin Dream was released in August and made its debut at number one in the ARIA albums chart. The band then proceeded to sell out on their national '16 Days Under a Southern Sun' tour.
Three ARIA Award nominations and two overseas tours later and the band are still keeping the momentum rolling.
Boy & Bear’s Harlequin Dream tour is their biggest to regional Australia yet.
Speaking from the road on their most recent North America and Canada tour, band member Dave Symes said the boys were very much looking forward to coming to Airlie Beach.
“Today sees us driving about 700km between Saskatoon and Calgary. Looking out the window is a sea of white, snow and ice as far as the eye can see. It will be nice to take off our jackets, roll up our sleeves and play some tunes in Airlie Beach,” he said.
Symes, who has never visited Airlie before, said one of the great things about being a touring musician was getting to see new places and meet new people through music.
He said Airlie audiences could expect a great show.
“We are heading home after two months of shows abroad, so the band is in full swing right now. We have been enjoying playing a mix of songs from both albums and [there] maybe some surprises in there too,” he said.
“[So] if you feel like dancing, if you feel like singing and if you feel like spending an evening with five lads from Sydney, come on down.”
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost $40 on the door.