CoVibes is back for round two

The Steele Syndicate (James Jessup.

By Abbey Cannan

Following the success of CoVibes 1, the team at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi has announced ‘CoVibes 2’ will take place on Saturday 12 September, with The Long Johns and The Steele Syndicate set to take to the stage in The Brewery.

The hotel’s Alice Jones said it was great to see the community supporting live music events.

“Music lovers have shown they are super keen for live gigs and to support musicians who have been hit hard by restrictions,” Alice said.

“We have tried to keep ticket prices low, and that, combined with having limited numbers, means these shows are selling out in record time, so grab your tickets quickly.“

The Long Johns are the twang of the banjo, the rumble of the sousaphone and the ring of the spittoon, the creak of the door, the crow of the rooster, the stomping of floorboards and the hammering of the chain gang.

A four piece posse The Long Johns come together to play spooky country with that old timey swing, peppered with the spiciest of flavours to deliver songs of hope, loss and hauntings.

Featuring a line-up of banjos, sousaphone, national guitar and the pots and pans, The Long Johns are Sian Evans, Steve Buchanan, Skritch and Paul Watson preparing a tincture of dark country and barnyard bangers.

Like the cure-all tonics of old, The Long Johns are good for what ails you.

The Steele Syndicate is all about the groove. The Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band packs a roaring, four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match.

2020 has seen the band hit the recording studio with their latest single ‘Gotta Go To Uni’ released on 4 September. In the past they have completed numerous east coast tours and expanded their reach on the festival circuit, unleashing evolved, groovier-than-ever tunes onto audiences all around.

Tickets are available pre-sale only $25 (+ booking fee) through OZTIX. No door sales

Doors open 7pm. It is a seated show to comply with Covid-safe practices and an 18+ event

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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