THE GOOD SHIP docks in West End

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thegoodship2014The Good Ship, a seething maelstrom of decadent musicality, are back in town with a show at West End’s newest venue – The Motor Room.

Joining the band will be the truthfully named Liam Bryant + The Handsome Devils and tunes from DJ Jimi Beavis.

The Good Ship was last seen in March – zooming all over the country with the Sea Monster tour. Directly following this the band bunkered down in a large ranch in the countryside for an intensive ‘band camp’ and conjured an album’s worth of new songs. Some of these will be getting their world premiere at this show.

Best of all, this gig is FREE ENTRY…. and please note well – it is a relatively early show. Doors are open from 5pm, there are fantastic markets on and the live music starts from 7pm.

Putting their weekend together for good use, the septet will also be filming a live performance of a new song for Project24 at State Library Of Queensland and then performing at the Teneriffe Festival on Saturday 5 July. The band can’t wait to get into a room together with you and show their wares – preloved, recent and shiny brand new too….


THE GOOD SHIP With Special Guests LIAM BRYANT + THE HANDSOME DEVILS and DJ JIMI BEAVIS The Motor Room, Absoe Building, West End | From 5pm, Fri 4 July 2014



Drawing inspiration from fellow denizens of the deep like Nick Cave, The Decemberists and The Pogues, the pelagic folk rock of The Good Ship charts some dark and dangerous waters, and a more mangy, cross-bred collection of influences, from gypsy to bush-band via cabaret, country and rock you’ll not hear.

In the world of the Good Ship, it’s the good stuff that sinks to the bottom…

Live, The Good Ship is a seething maelstrom of decadent musicality, with up to seven members on stage at any one time and a whole heap of archaic instrumentation from mandola, lagerphone, banjo and trumpet to accordion. This sense of joy and anarchy hasn’t been lost on audiences and the crew have gathered a loyal following throughout Australia. A festival favourite, the band have delivered barnstorming shows for Festival Of The Sun, Falls Festival and Woodford Folk Festival.

The band formed in 2009, amassing material quickly from three songwriters and released debut album Avast, Wretched Sea in 2010. In early 2012, the band bunkered down in Neil Coombe’s White Room Studio in tranquil Mt Nebo and created their second (and not at all tranquil) album O’ Exquisite Corpse. The band released a trio of videos to accompany the album and hit the road to launch the album across the country. For their third album, the band created a mini-musical based on their song The Seven Seas – the album was released simultaneously with the performance of the work before a capacity crowd at the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre in November 2013.

So far, 2014 has seen the band performing with the Lumineers, delivering shows for the Falls Festival and a national tour to launch the single Sea Monster. Much new material is being created, destined for the band’s fourth album, due to be recorded later in the year.

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