Opening Party Preview: Faux Faux Amis

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Have you got your tickets to our Opening Party yet? Celebrating the completion of first stage of Capital Works, unveiling the Ainslie Main Hall and kicking off our 2015 Artistic Program, the Opening Party is a multi-arts extravaganza that brings together some of Canberra’s finest artists, performers and musicians.

We caught up with Luke McGrath, from Faux Faux Amis, to give you a preview of what to expect:

Hi Luke, in 3 words, how would you describe Faux Faux Amis?

Post-millennial punk.

What can audiences expect from a Faux Faux Amis gig?

Fuzz bass, psychedelic visuals, tambourine, boy-girl vocals, and energy, energy, energy. Plus a couple of songs in French.

Do you have any key influences or inspirations?

Hank Williams, Ramones and Otis Redding.

Who takes care of the song writing, or is it a joint effort?

Luke takes care of the lyrics and chords – the arrangements are a group effort.

Does anyone in the band have a secret talent?

Kev can speak fluent French. Look out for his ad-libs on the night.

What’s been your best on stage moment so far?

Supporting Glitoris at a packed-out Transit Bar.

And worst onstage moment?

A gig last year at a club (no names) where the pokie machines were louder than the applause.

What’s your favourite song to play?

At present, it’s Catherine James’ solo turn Unusual Curse. Cowpunk in excelsis.

Apart from your set, what are most looking forward to at the Opening Party?

We are really looking forward to seeing our friends Slow Turismo, some of the handsomest men (and tightest musicians) in Canberra.

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