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Soul, Funk and Ska at the Macedon Lounge – Saturday 24 July
Well, here we are on the other side of a snap lockdown in Victoria and live music is more important in the community than ever. With that in mind we’re taking a double-headliner show with our friends The Deans of Soul to the Macedon Lounge on Saturday 24 July for the good folk up there.
This will be an all ages, free-entry gig so if you’re in the area, bring the kids and pile on the winter calories while we put the “go-go-go!” in “dinner and show”.
You can find a Facebook event here if that sort of thing is useful for you: https://fb.me/e/1degMoKOL
Back in Richmond the following week…
Our monthly residency kicks off at P.O.M.E on Saturday 31 July. There really is no place like P.O.M.E…
Based on our first two performances there we’ll be experimenting with our show which means new songs, new schtick and… NEW STEPS! (apologies for the Strictly Ballroom Reference… though Tim will do the pasodoble to make up for it). There are even plans to make use of P.O.M.E’s unique projection set-up to make things interesting.
It’s tough being a band that plays dance music when a global pandemic forces the government to go all Footloose just to keep us alive. But we’re committed to taking creative risks while keeping the biological risks under control to keep the show fresh and fun.
POME’s great, the staff are amazing and the cocktails will blow your minds! What’s even better is that our first residency show coincides with POME’s Oysterlux experience so come down to one or all of these shows there. The combination of Oysters, Cocktails and The Offtopics are proven to be great for your mental health!
Speaking of Mental Health…
Today marks the final day of the Push-Up Challenge to raise awareness and funds for mental health causes. Polash has been a passionate pusher-upperer for three years now. By the end of today he will have completed 3318 push-ups across 25 days to raise money for Lifeline.
If thought of his little, balding head bobbing up and down make you feel charitable then you can donate here: https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/pushuperer/37161
All donations above $2 are tax-deductible of course (and they might even help someone back from the brink)
Well, that’s if for this newsletter. We’d love to see you at a show soon!
Lots of love,
From THE OFFTOPICS