The secret love-child of REM, Pearl Jam and the Cranberries
I AM about to reveal a secret, and all great secret reveals start with the following words: “Did you know?”
That’s followed by the reveal, which in this case is: Dubbo has a very healthy music industry and it would love your support.
This Sunday, you’re invited to attend an intimate performance space called Black Box Theatre Dubbo for a very special acoustic performance by Civil Hands.
Their bio describes them like this: “Civil Hands is the secret love-child of REM, Pearl Jam and the Cranberries, hand-crafting indie-rock musical tales with a dash of joyful pop.” Intrigued? There’s more. “Civil Hands is part of a groundswell of original music exploding out of Dubbo. Their unique sound is underpinned by the shared male/female lead vocal pairing of husband and wife, Fred and Mandi Randell.”
Joining Fred and Mandi in this quest is local music mentor, Dale Freeman, who produces the band’s catchy licks on lead guitar, Erin Kelly who brings the bass lines, and Brad Purcell who rounds out the band on drums.
Civil Hands was born to rock and they do it very well.
In acoustic mode, their performance strips away the wall of sound to reveal a beautiful depth for the listener and your proximity to their performance at Black Box Theatre provides a further insight that few local venues afford.
The Civil Hands story is a good read and the music that they have created over the last few years is yours to explore and enjoy at www.civilhands. com.au.
z “Civil Hands-lust For Live Acoustic” is on this Sunday, May 19, from 5.30pm. Tickets will be available at the door, if not sold out prior via 123TIX. Above:
Civil Hands is part of a groundswell of original music exploding out of Dubbo. Pictured are, back, Brad Purcell, Dale Freeman, front, Erin Kelly, Fred Randall and Mandi Randall.