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The Rock-itt : February 2012
Now solidly rooted in their new surroundings at Raglan Street, Manly, that iconic music and entertainment venue, "Manly Fisho's", are going about the task of bringing together an entertainment program which is bound to get the thumbs up from the club's patrons. This month, "Bang Shang a Lang" will take to the stage to start things moving on what should make a great month of music and fun. The boys from Bang Shang a Lang are geared up and ready to keep the mood of summer and good times rolling on the Beaches. Just to enlighten you punters, we have a brief rundown about their history and what to expect from them. Bang Shang a Lang is a high energy party band that has been playing around Sydney venues for some time now. The Bangers, or BSL, as they are sometimes known, put on a show that is based on all the best elements of rock'n'roll and pop music. They have a diverse repertoire which is linked by the common themes of fun, power and versatility. They play pop music through a rock'n'roll filter. Being at a BSL show can evoke memories of the first time that you ever wanted to hear a particular song on the radio, and the feeling you got when it magically appeared as the next on the playlist. But with BSL, every song is a memory trigger and every song is the next one you want to hear. Audience participation is an involuntary response to BSL. You simply have no choice but to be a part of the show. Morning-after stories of BSL gigs are full of damaged larynxes and bruised heels after hollering and stomping along with the party they put on. Prior to BSL, the individual members have a long and chequered history across the Australian music scene. Mark, Bruce and Murray have played in bands together since the 1980's. Murray (The Red Wiggle) Cook plays in BSL when he's not overseas with his other band; Clyde 'Boom Boom' Bramley used to play bass with the Hoodoo Gurus. The BSL stage sound is also supplemented live by any one of a selection of Sydney's top notch session keyboard players who love playing with these guys. BSL plays at a range of venues across Sydney currently (from Balmain to Penrith, Cronulla to Manly, from pub to RSL, from workers club to bowling club), building their following with every show. They have also been very successful in adding the elusive X factor to the entertainment roster for big corporate, community and charity events. Their CD release, 'Unreal, Orange Peel !', has almost sold out is second pressing, with sales at gigs being eclipsed by the band's online sales to fans in the USA, UK, Europe, Canada and NZ. The Bang Shang a Lang website is a meeting place for both the International and local BSL fan base. They are Sydney's biggest international 'local' band. Checkout www.bangshangalang.com By the way, even though it's the antithesis of rock'n'roll, these guys are professional, well-run and reliable. They can tailor their repertoire to suit (as long as you like dancing to the most brilliant pop / rock songs ever written), they can MC an event for you (as long as you like a little of the unexpected in the mix) and they can help you to make your venue / event one that people will return to or talk about for many moons. A Bang Shang a Lang gig is the best way to guarantee yourself a great night. Especially after that first drink kicks in... and the first song starts. Contact BSL at : Management Agency - Reaction Attractions 043 1030991 Website - www.bangshangalang.com Now you dig the drift and get off your tush on Friday night 17th February and get down to the Fisho's Stones Room for a night of Bang Shang a Lang great music and entertainment, and if you get there early why not grab a delicious meal before the show at the club bistro. See you next month..........Cheers Pete. Clayton Barnes 1300 132 273 Mobile 0406 053 7 95 Email: email@example.com www.prowetanddry.com.au