The idea is simple, you (the audience) shout out scenarios, and a panel of 3 comedians who are on stage, will take a bite of a hot chilli if they have taken part in said scenario and then try to tell their story!
For example, the host will ask " who here ever had... " and the audience start to shout out suggestion like. "embarrased themeselves in public", "quit a job in a spectacular way", "‘had a threesome’ etc etc.
Any of the comedians who have at some point in their lives had that scenario happen to them have to take a bite of chilli. The audience then have to choose which comedian will tell their story. They will probably pick the comedian suffering hardest!
Rules: The comedian will have to keep their story to under 3 minutes
They each have one amnesty card which will get them a glass of milk/ water
The game will end after a set time, or one comedian has finished through their chillies
Perth dream-popsters Mosquito Coast are heading out on a national tour and stopping in at The Chippo Hotel, Sydney with special guests to be announced!
The tour is in support of a new single ‘Sweet Talking’ to be released on 18 Jan – the 2nd single off their forthcoming LP, which was recorded in NYC with French producer Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, The War on Drugs, Moodoïd and Dirty Projectors).
The live show sees Naomi Robinson (vocals/guitar) and Conor Barton (who’s now up front on keys), joined by new drummer Oscar van Gass and Mitch Mack on bass.
The new album will be released in the first quarter of 2019.
“…Mosquito Coast have grown in leaps and bounds. Nostalgic, dreamy and with more of a rock influence, their new album sounds like a cracker.” X-PRESS MAG
“…They’ve evolved from a fledgling act winning Triple J’s Unearthed High, to a confident rock band owning the stage, and ultimately the night.” GROK
“Mosquito Coast’s new sound is impassioned, stronger than ever, and aching to be heard.” ISOLATED NATION
“Four members, three synths and Naomi Robinson's big voice give them a presence that they wouldn't have imagined at 17… Their enlarged sound, mix of backing vocals and a willingness to take sharp left turns in songs makes the show exciting.” THE MUSIC
“In a world where starting off a biography with "In a world where" is the norm, The Southern River Band are apparently no different. In the very same world, where labeling oneself is encouraged, where being able to describe one’s style is expected, The Southern River Band neither know, nor care how to fit themselves into these pigeonholes. Head south on Perth's so-called "Freeway", jump on Roe Highway, hang a right on Nicholson Road, go through the busiest roundabout in Australia, and you'll find yourself in Thornlie, the home of The Southern River Band. A country town in the heart of the suburbs, where the jukeboxes stock very little other than the very same songs you would've heard reverberating out of them in 1970's. They say you're a product of your surroundings, who are "they"? Nobody knows. But, they're not far wrong. You're bound to find one of the boys recycling their spare change, putting on 'Come Back Again' for the 3rd time in the space of 4 hours on any given Friday arvo.”
Within the first year of formation, The Southern River Band has literally gone from playing to a handful of people and the bar staff at The Thornlie Tavern in Perth’s south east corner to becoming one of Australia’s most popular and exciting new acts. Rock and roll with a dash of Boogie Woogie and a sprinkle of Country, or as one guy at the bar once told us, “Just sounds like a goddamn Saturday night”.
The band’s musicianship, stage presence and exceptional live performance quickly earned them the title ‘The band I told you about…’ and were nominated for WAM’s “Most Popular Live Act” award of 2016 & 2017.
Influenced by the purest rock and roll bands of the 70’s and 80’s, from timeless melodies written by Bob Seger and Glenn Frey to heavier riffs in Van Halen and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band’s plethora of songs covers various genres, all delivered in the explosive SRB style.
SRB has received a firm nod from members of Status Quo, The Angels, Pond, You Am I, The Stems, Cosmic Psychos, Karnivool and Ian Moss.
“These boys don’t fuck around, Cal Kramer is possibly the best front man in Australia” - X-Press Mag (AUS)
“The Western Australian juggernaut pumped out one of the most entertaining and genuinely thrilling performances to grace Queenscliff in years.” - Beat Magazine (VIC, AUS)
“These boys have built a reputation around boozin’, schmoozin’ and bruisin’ . The Southern River Band now have their sights set on world domination.” - Happy Mag (AUS)
“The Southern River Band are making a name for themselves around Perth as the cure and cause of Saturday night fever” - The West Australian Newspaper (WA, AUS)
“In less than twelve months they have risen from an overdressed Tavern band to being placed firmly on the map as one of WA’s premier rock bands and seem to be rocketing further into the realms of stardom just as quickly. I will certainly be watching this band again and implore those reading this to hurry down to the very next show you can, the live show is the only way to truly experience the sweet chaos of this act. The local act’s rise to power over the last 12 months has been monumental” - Avenoir Magazine (WA, AUS)
“The night began with The Southern River Band taking to the stage and boy did they lead the crowd in a rock-n-roll dance party. Featuring behind the head guitar solos, on stage appearances from parents and hints of some Van Halen like goodness.” - Colosoul Magazine (WA, AUS)
“One of These Nights (I’ll Be Gone)’ its seven feel good minutes of classic guitar drenched rock n roll.” - TONEDEAF (AUS)
“Best band in Australia” - Dom Mariani (The Stems)
- Nominated for WAM “Most Popular Live Act” 2017 award
- Nominated for WAM “Most Popular Live Act” 2016 award