[MUSIC/Rock ~ VIC]
by Ian Bell.
From deep in the heart of Mancunian town of Melbourne come the best, funniest, ‘avin’ it large Oasis Tribute in the world. They have been giving it the ol’ Manc swagger and bringing the magic of Oasis to audiences up and down the East Coast for fifteen years. Get yer fur lined parker, grab a pint and get yourself to Shakerfaker.
The band members are listed as Laim, Nole and ‘the others’, so just like the real mob. Laim is on the line and is ‘mad fer Adelaide’. So What’s the story Morning Glory?
“The story’s us, man. Shakerfaker! Australia’s original and greatest oasis tribute band, 15 years strong and bringing the gospel to Adelaide! WE are f*&@ing glorious, man!”
You and your brother seem to spend a lot of time rowing with each other, on and off stage, do you think you should bury the hatchet so the band doesn’t break up and you end up in two separate bands with ludicrous names like Googly Eyes and Noels Electric Fun Time Budgerigars?
“I’d love to bury the hatchet, me. Love to… right in his head, man! Nah, we butt heads n that but it’s all in good fun. It probably adds to our shows, all that tension or whatever. I’m a loveable rogue, he’s just an arsehole! …What’s a budgerigar?”
This is the second time you are coming to Adelaide what can people expect from a Shakerfaker show?
“We love Adelaide! Lleyton Hewitt’s a mad geezer, in’t he? We’ve got over 90 minutes of the greatest songs of all time, spanning Oasis’ entire career. There’s plenty of LOLs (mainly at Noel’s expense, of course). There’s a bit of banter, me and R-Kid might have a few squabbles n that. Oh, SIA! She’s from Adelaide, isn’t she? If everyone comes down ready to have a drink & sweaty sing-along, you’ll have a ball… I hope the Alonso brothers come down. Adelaide ALIVE!”
What are your favourite songs to play?
“The ones I sing, man. Nah, All the Oasis ones! They’re all mega! It is top playing all the hits from Definitely Maybe and Morning Glory in that but I love seeing the die hards really singing their hearts out to B-sides & some of the lesser known ones. The Be Here Now tunes go absolutely OFF, too!”
Does singing with your head up like that mean you need a good chiropractor?
“I tell ya what, it does do my neck in but I’ve gotta do that to keep an eye on Noel, d’youknowwatimean? Can’t trust him. If I’m not completely vigilant at all times that bugger will lamp me on the head with his guitar and sing all me songs. Not to be trusted, man. He’s shifty. It’s all in good fun, tho yeah? People seem to like him, tho so search me! If you know a good chiropractor tho… can’t wait for Adelaide, man! Fringe Fest! Mad vibes everywhere-gonna be mega!!! Mad fer it! Love Forever!”
Shakerfaker: The Ultimate Oasis Tribute performs at Main Band Room at Lion Arts Centre from 8pm on Sat 7 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
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