Philly Jays Bring All The Milkshakes To The Yard!

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Following the band’s hiatus in which Berfinker moved to Berlin to start a recording studio, Bad Genius took up the challenge of the 9-5 daily grind, which was a little unnerving at first. “I decided to build up a personal identity as a musician and to not have that and be able to play around venues with the band was a little weird. I was concerned I was going to fall into depression and go off the rails however I got a lucky break and things started looking up.

One of the most classic tracks of the Philly Jay’s is ‘Going to the Casino (Tomorrow Night)’ which was used on the soundtrack to a few television shows back in the day, so how did that now infamous track (their Money For Nothing) come about? “That was a song that Simon had written years earlier and he kind of half recorded it and it really fit the mould that we were aiming for with that first album. It was the song that took off and really resonated with people. Most of the content on that first album was the result of us being a room together and write songs that we really loved and had good energy. We want to get that lightning in a bottle moment before we hit record on a song.”

Talking about Summer Of Doom an album that was years in the making and recorded in Berlin, I am quick to find out that album #3 (that was partially recorded on a dangerous in construction building site) is on the way before the end of the year.

Touring around select dates in the next month or so for the ‘So You Think You Can Philly Jays’ tour, fans are getting a more intimate experience this time around. In addition to singing classic Philly J’s tunes as well as ‘99 Problems’ for good measure, we are sure to hear some other classics along the way including Horses, Daryl Braithwaite’s crowning glory.

“Simon’s number one karaoke go to is ‘Love Is In The Air’ by John Paul Young and I was listing my favourites the other day online and #1 was ‘Slice Of Heaven’ by Dave Dobbyn. It’s such a great three-minute pop song and it’s got everything. If you come down to Yah Yah’s man, I think we could arrange a cheeky little chorus or two.”


Sat 11 June Yah Yah’s Melbourne VIC

With special guests

99 Smith Street Fiztory

Tickets from venue:

Doors open 8pm





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