Photo: Carbie Warbie Photography (www.carbiewarbie.com)
Last Saturday morning rock-musically-inclined Facebook feeds lit up with exultations and dramatic pictures of the Brian Hooper benefit at Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom the night before.
Hooper’s diagnosis of incurable lung cancer brought a legion of legendary Australian musicians to the stage, not to mention plenty of friends and fans.
Congratulations to all nominees in WAM Song Of The Year. Winners will be announced at the Awards Party at the Fly by Night Musicians Club on Wednesday, May 16.
The event will feature performances from Song of the Year nominated acts The Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Feels and J.F.K, as well as tunes from DJ Chicken Wing (Kester Sappho, Jarrah Records) and your host for evening, Odette Mercy.
Around The Sound last spoke with Verge Collection vocalist/guitarist, Ben Arnold, back in August, 2017, upon the release of the single, For The Story.
At the time Arnold revealed that vocals for the band’s debut album had just been completed. Some eight months later that album, Flaneur, is now upon us. As always, these things are a long time coming…