Rock with Lone­some Train

Catchy tunes and clas­sic rock­a­billy sounds to boom out of Mag­nums

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Inge Hansen inge.hansen@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

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.

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