The Bad Dad Orchestra East Coast TourWickham Park Hotel
8:00 am - 11:45 am
A simple idea born of fatherhood, friendship and a love of music has flourished and taken shape in a geographically isolated Southern regional centre, almost as far South as you can go!
Meet The Bad Dad Orchestra, a collective of eight dads, all of whom have played key roles in Tasmania’s vibrant music scene over the past decade, are now basking in their inherent “dadness” and wowing audiences with a high-energy rock n’ soul live experience.
The ‘Dads latest EP, “Go And Ask Your Mother”, unleashed in September of 2017, is a self-produced four track EP that captures the band’s raw musical strengths: big grooves, snappy horn lines and catchy-as-hell vocals. Critics have already likened their sound to that of “classic Australian pub rock with a modern twist” and championed their unique brand of sixteen-legged soul.
Catch The Bad Dad Orchestra’s live show at one (or more!) of the following venues:
April Fri 13th – Solbar, Maroochydore
Sat 14th – Mojo Burning, Brisbane
Sun 15th – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff
Fri 20th – Union Hotel Newtown, Sydney
Sat 21st – The Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle
Thurs 26th – Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Fri 27th – Baha, Rye
Sat 28th – Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy
May Sat 19th – The Waratah, Hobart
Fri 25th – House Niteclub-Spurs Saloon, Devonport
Sat 26th – Saint John Craft Beer, Launceston
The Bad Dad Orchestra is made up of eight Launceston musicians who share a passion for creating and performing music, and between them happen to have 15 of the most awesome kids in the world. The BDO was formed in mid-2015, from a concept devised by rhythm guitarist Liam Pennicott and drummer Luke Young (ex. Guthrie) evolved quickly into a powerhouse line up of some of Launceston’s premiere contemporary musicians. It soon became apparent there was a great chemistry between the members and with such a level of technical skills and musical talent amongst the members, moving the band into a professional performing environment and recording and releasing their own original music, was a logical and inevitable step.
Founding member Liam Pennicott had this to say, “I had an idea for a band brewing in my thoughts for the most part of 18 months. I wanted to branch out and diversify the music I was creating. I wanted an aesthetic. I wanted to create a collective, a community, a cult. The idea of us being fathers came later and was simply born from the musicians I wanted to work with. It was pure coincidence at first and later became a prerequisite. Having this prerequisite made putting the band together harder but ultimately more interesting. I had to research and delve deeper into my local music community. I had to seek people out and engage with musicians outside of my comfortable circle of friends and close contacts and comrades”
The members of the BDO are all extremely passionate and committed professional musicians and are committed to developing their musical careers. The experience of fatherhood has given the BDO members a new focus and inspiration for their musical endeavours.
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