Thursday 18th April (Good Friday Eve)
w/ JR REYNE
In 1978 the Mental As Anything Plays At Your Party EP was the band’s first recording and it was a sound of pure fun: catchy, quirky, and joyful. Now, the 40th anniversary of that EP is being celebrated by the re-release of the original vinyl coupled with a fabulous live show.
The present line-up of the band features original singer keyboardist Greedy Smith; ex Atlantics guitarist Martin Cilia; drummer Jacob Cook; guitarist vocalist Craig Gordon and bassist vocalist Peter Gray. Greedy is keen to show off this latest version of the Mentals to display their reverence for the original recordings and turning out fine new original material.
“People have been very concerned and understanding about Martin pulling out due to cancer and I’ve felt a responsibility to bring the band as close as I can back to the original recordings to protect the legacy.”
What is sometimes forgotten is the importance of the songs of the Mentals. From The Nips Are Getting Bigger, Come Around, If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too and Too Many Times, through Live It Up, You’re So Strong and Let’s Cook, these are the songs that are a soundtrack to Australia. Brilliantly crafted pop hits that evoke wonderful memories. Their 25 Top 40 charting songs were for a long time a record for an Australian band and are a wonderful illustration of the depth of their catalogue and their song-writing ability.
- Dinner & Show $88.50 +bf
- Reserved A Seating Front $47.00 +bf
- Reserved B Seating Rear $42.00 +bf
- General Admission $32.00 +bf
- On the Door $35 (if available)
- Dinner & Show Doors Open: 6.45pm
- General Admission Doors Open: 8.00pm
- Showtime: 8.40pm
For tickets click HERE