Rock with Lonesome Train
Catchy tunes and classic rockabilly sounds to boom out of Magnums
WHEN you go to see Christian Power and Lonesome Train, don’t expect it to be a regular gig.
In fact, it’s not a gig at all – it’s a show.
All the fun and excitement can be experienced when the group plays at Magnums tomorrow night.
Christian Power said the group played both covers and original music and could turn anything into rockabilly music.
“We’re a three-piece with a double stand-up base, stand-up drummer and myself on guitar,” he said.
“Our music was inspired from the rockabilly era.
“If someone requests a song, we’ll do it and we can cover Metallica and even Prince.”
Power said they often did tribute pieces for music legends who passed away.
It’ll be the first time the group has visited the Whitsundays and Power said he was pretty excited, feeling like a tourist about to leave for a holiday.
“We hear about Airlie because it’s promoted here in New South Wales as being absolute paradise,” he said.
“Airlie is not some town you’ve never heard of and it’s the same as when you’re looking forward to going somewhere you’ve always heard about and spoken about.
“We’ve been talking about it for weeks.”
People at the show can expect heaps of band interaction.
“There’s always plenty of talented people in an audience who want to get up and share their talent,” he said.
“We play lots of games too, especially when we’re having a break. We’ll have the DJ, bar staff or audience members to start a game of musical chairs, pass the parcel and stuff like that.
“We just really love giving a couple of hours of pure fun and entertainment – and there’s no serious messages in our songs, it’s purely for a good time.”
The group will be introducing their new EP, Hat Trick, which will be available to purchase.
For more, visit www.lonesometrain.net.