Interview with Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus)

Back in October, we had the news that UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS Festival was happening once again and one of the highlights of the festival is our very own HOODOO GURUS. Casper recently had a great chat with front-man DAVE FAULKNER about the festival and a little history of the band.


Under the Southern Stars – the Summer Festival is thrilled to announce Brisbane’s very own, Sheppard to the line-up for both Queensland shows.
The festival proudly continues to deliver music lovers the ultimate outdoor live music experience.  This year’s 2019 concert event will be headlined by Australia’s legendary ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Hoodoo Gurus along with Australian rock royalty You Am I.
Also on this killer bill is Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow.

Sheppard are one of the biggest names in Australian music. The Brisbane based band’s current album, Watching The Sky topped the AIRA album chart on its release in June 2018 and since then the band have been selling out shows as part of their biggest tour to date.
In 2017, Sheppard’s smash hit Coming Home went racing up charts around the world, making its debut on the US Today Show during their stateside tour and becoming one of the biggest radio hits of the Australian summer last year.  The Brisbane pop favourites are no strangers to huge concert events, having toured with Justin Bieber and Little Mix in 2017, as well as playing in front of 80,000 fans at the Corona Capital Festival alongside the Foo Fighters, Green Day and more.  All of this builds on the success that Amy, Emma, and George Sheppard had with their perennial smash hit Geronimo from their 2014 album Bombs Away.  The song went platinum in 21 countries, including Top 40 in the US, and spent 44 weeks in the Australian ARIA chart including 3 weeks at No. 1.

For over three decades the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and goddamn exciting rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced.  Along the way they’ve influenced an entire generation of bands including the likes of You Am I, The Living End, Dallas Crane, Grinspoon and many others.  Hoodoo Gurus, by any measure, are one of Australia’s greatest, best loved and most enduring rock bands.

You Am I are without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock n roll bands.  More than two decades on from their first album release, You Am I have not only had one of the longest and most successful recording careers in Australia, but are also one of our most loved live bands.
They have won a total of Ten ARIA Awards including Album of the Year, Best Group, and Best Independent Release.

Iconic indie legends, Eskimo Joe, has become one of Australia’s biggest bands. They have successfully straddled mainstream commercial success while managing to keep their Alternative Music roots secure. With 5 studio albums under their belts and sales exceeding 750,000 in Australia alone, the band has seen 3 of those albums debut at No. 1 on the ARIA charts.  Eskimo Joe have brought home 3 International Song writing Awards, 11 WAMi Awards and 8 ARIA Awards plus have seen 11 songs feature in Triple J’s Hottest 100.

The Superjesus are one of Australia’s most successful and respected rock bands who remain a stable on Aussie rock radio.   They have expertly managed to bridge the gap between their instantly recognisable late 90’s hits and their current melodic rock sound –
bringing together new fans and those who’ve been loyal for 20 years.  Over their career, The Superjesus have collected 3 x ARIA Award and have release multi-platinum albums plus hit singles.

 Since British India, first appeared on the live scene, critical interest swept over the band and Triple J took them under their wings.  They’ve conquered the stage, played to an array of sold out shows and music festivals galore.
British India have released five albums, nailed three ARIA Top 10 debuts, multiple ARIA & J Award nominations, won an AIR Award and have had five entries into the triple J Hottest 100 over the course of their career.

The Getaway Plan are an Alternative-Rock band from Melbourne, Australia who formed in December 2004. Their debut album ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’ catapulted them to the forefront of Aussie hard rock and post-hardcore scene.
Undertaking dozens of tours across the country and internationally, this is the record that made them a household name.

When imagining what real Aussie Indigenous rock looks like, Scott Darlow should be what comes to mind. For more than ten years, Darlow has been one of the country’s hardest working and most successful independent artists.
Combining incredible unique vocal ability with hooky guitar driven rock with the distinct sounds of the didgeridoo thrown in, Darlow is the real deal.

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS 2019

Saturday, January 12: Hastings Foreshore Reserve VIC
Lineup:  Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus,
British India, The Getaway Plan & Scott Darlow

Saturday, January 19:  Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD
Lineup:  Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Sheppard, The Superjesus,
British India, The Getaway Plan & Scott Darlow

Sunday, January 20: Sunshine Coast Stadium, QLD
Lineup:  Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Sheppard, The Superjesus,
British India, The Getaway Plan & Scott Darlow

Friday, January 25: Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, SA
Lineup:  Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus,
British India, The Getaway Plan & Scott Darlow

Saturday, January 26: Shoalhaven Turf Club, Nowra, NSW
Lineup:  Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus,
British India, The Getaway Plan & Scott Darlow

Sunday, January 27: Westport Park, Port Macquarie, NSW
Lineup:  Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus,
British India, The Getaway Plan & Scott Darlow

Tickets for all events available from:
www.ticketmaster.com.au
www.underthesouthernstars.com.au

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