The Waifs Hit Geelong for SOLD OUT show this Wednesday!

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Josh Cunningham is walking into the Melbourne Zoo to do some promotion for their upcoming Zoo Twilights performance in January as we begin to chat about the Beautiful You Tour. Having played at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday and in Adelaide last night, the tour is rolling onto Geelong and GPAC on Wednesday night. Cunningham as he relates is very excited about the opportunity to get back down to Geelong given that the band has played there numerous times over their twenty year career.

“It’s great to be getting back to Geelong because we haven’t been there for a few years. It’s somewhere that we always enjoy playing and people in Geelong have always been very supportive of us and our shows. This concert in Geelong is one of the ones that sold out the quickest on this whole tour. What can you expect in terms of a setlist, well we will be playing the new album obviously but you will also hear some older tracks like Gillian, Take It In and Crazy Train, it’s funny seven albums in and we have been playing a lot of older stuff as well on this tour. We break it down to just the three of us on acoustic guitars and it is really a special moment in the set.”

Touring around the country promoting the seventh album from the band in their already stellar career, the latest disc is one of expansion and sonic soundscapes that saw the band team up with Nick DiDia who has such an impressive resume of producer credits working alongside Powderfinger, Rage Against the Machine and Bruce Springsteen to name but just a few. So having such an acclaimed producer in the room, what was that experience like!? “Having Nick alongside us throughout the process was great. He wasn’t the most obvious producer you would think to work with us, however the wealth of experience he brought to the table allowed us to make the best record that we possibly could. It sounds very Americana and that’s funny because we wanted to make an Australian sounding record, yet we used Nick (who is American yet based in Byron Bay) and it ended up sounding different to what we expected, we really love it though and the support we have received upon releasing has made it all worth while.”

Since the beginning of The Waifs, the band has been blessed to travel all around the world playing music and swooning many hearts along the way. The band started out as Vikki and Donna were playing in Broome and after a ten-minute jam session, the band as we know it today was born. “I was playing in a pub rock cover band and we just started playing together and it was the second song into our set at the Robuck Bay Hotel and Donna looked over at me and proposed I join the group it was that easy. We’ve never looked back since.”

Playing on the 30th of January 2016 at the Melbourne Zoo, be sure to check out one of Australia’s greatest live acts at their peak with the Beautiful You tour.

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