IN CELEBRATION of music past, present and future, Mick Thomas, of Weddings Parties Anything fame, has made an annual tradition.
As each year draws to a close, he packs up the gear, picks up the band, and heads out on the wide open road with his band The Roving Commission.
The tried and true, new/old band features eternal compatriot Squeezebox Wally on the accordion, Michael Hubbard on bass duties, Ayleen O'Hanlon on the banjo and glorious BVs, and Dave Folley keeping it rock-steady behind the kit.
Their 2016 Summer Over The Ranges National Tour has a playlist that goes back as far as it goes forward, including some new releases from the Sneaky Singles Club and some you may not have heard yet including the dreamy self-doubt of Aqua Profonda (Mick's and Courtney Barnett's), the wry topicality of Damo's Working in the Mines and the roistering bash-em-out squall of First Night in South-East Asia.
Expect some new voices singing some of the fine old songs, and some old throats performing some beaut new tricks.
Mick Thomas plays Nambour's Bison Bar with Ayleen O'Hanlon in support on Sunday, December 4.
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