Tight and tasty gig

By Ian Beeck | posted on August 24, 2019

FOR fans of 1970s FM rock boogie with tight-ass harmonies and tasty guitar licks, this could well be the gig of the year.

Southern River Band hits town early next month led by what Perth music bible X-Press Mag dubbed ‘possibly the best front man in Australia’, Cal Kramer.

The band’s latest single Second Best is from the forthcoming album Rumour and Innuendo that will be out mid-September.

As renowned Melbourne rock ‘n’ roll man about town and Cherry Rock impresario James Young attests, Second Best has soul, swagger and power-pop sensibilities.

“Don’t let anyone say that The Southern River Band sound like The Darkness or Lynyrd Skynyrd. They don’t,” Young said.

“When I think of Southern River Band, I think of Countdown on the ABC in the 70s. Colour, movement, magic and a guaranteed global smash hit.”

With a video for Second Best due on release, more new music on the way and some big news to come, Southern River Band are stepping it up in 2019 and ready to take on the world.

Following the release of the album, the four-piece will once again hit the road on a national tour building on the substantial fan base already enamoured with the band’s unashamed celebration of all things 70s rock.

The group will perform free at Six Degrees on Friday, September 6 from 8pm.