You may have read a little while ago our article on electronic musos turning their hand to symphonic arrangement. Now it looks like members of the rock brigade are cottoning on to some good ol’ fashioned symphony.
It seemed like just yesterday when Perth’s very own Eskimo Joe were taking the Aussie charts by storm, but, believe it or not, this year sees the band celebrating 21 years of making music together!
To mark this major milestone, the iconic indie rockers will be performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) this Wednesday 7 March.
Drawing from six studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the ARIA charts, Eskimo Joe will perform hits such as Foreign Land, Running Out Of Needs, Black Fingernails, Red Wine, and more with SSO.
Having formed the band in 1997 as teenagers, barely scraping enough instruments together to jam tunes in share-house lounge rooms, Kav Temperley (vocals, bass), Stu Macleod (guitars) and Joel Quartermain (drums) are now ready to look back on amazing ride that Eskimo Joe has taken them and their fans on, albeit in classical guise.
Sounds like music to our ears. Chris Prindiville
Eskimo Joe will be performing this Wednesday 7 March with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra live at the Sydney Opera House.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sydneysymphony.com.au.