Gangajang play Lismore City Hall Friday Sept. 9. With special guests Antibodies and Meraki Rose.



Tickets are selling fast for the GANGgajang show at Lismore City Hall next week – Friday 9th September with local acts Antibodies from Nimbin and Lismore’s own Meraki Rose



GANGgajang with Antibodies & Meraki Rose 


Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door if available


Opening act Meraki Rose are a musical duo from Kadina High Campus of The Rivers Secondary College. These young  songstresses have been delighting audiences since their first performance in 2015 and have since been invited to sing at events around the Northern Rivers region including singing with the school Soul Band who appeared at Bluesfest earlier this year.


Antibodies alternative power pop/rock tracks talk of life on the North Coast of NSW, delivered raw with attitude and a live punk rock edge. Five mates with a love of alternative music and alternative life, their debut 9 track self-titled CD "ANTIBODIES" is out now - recorded at Bush Tracks Studio in Nimbin.


GANGgajang has been part of the Australian pub music landscape since 1984; the band’s self-titled debut album dropped in 1985 and contained the hits Gimme Some Lovin’, Giver of Life, House of Cards, The Bigger They Are and the perennial Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia).


These singles climbed the charts to become part of the music revolution reinventing the Australian sound: a sound based on our stories, our places.  GANGgajang is now regarded as one of the all-time classic Australian albums, while Sounds Of Then has reached near mythical status and continues to connect with new generations of Australian music fans to this day.


Late last year, the band’s remaining four original members Mark 'Cal' Callaghan, Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup, Geoff Stapleton and Robbie James, along with bassist Peter Willersdorf, returned to the studio for the first time since the passing of original member, bass player, Chris Bailey. 


In March, they released the first new single, Circles In The Sand, taking us back to where it all began.  It reminds us once again of who we are, where we live - and in doing so offers a glimpse of a different, more inclusive future.  The song’s striking music video was shot in front of majestic Uluru.  In doing so, they are the first band to be given permission by the traditional landowners to shoot a music performance video at the sacred site.


Their current single, Not Waiting Around, has just been released this week, in the lead up to the band’s Spring/Summer Not Waiting Around Tour.  The video for the song is from a live performance which was filmed and recorded earlier this year at The Basement in Sydney.  


The two singles, Circles In The Sand and Not Waiting Around were added to a remastered release of the band’s 1985 debut album GANGgajang, titled GANGgajang Remastered.  When the album was first recorded, it was mastered purely for vinyl, as the digital era had only just begun to exist, hence the decision to remaster this classic Australian album, three decades later.  GANGgajang Remastered is available for digital download and on CD from the band’s website and Facebook page.    


The band is planning to return to the studio to finish recording the remaining tracks for a new album which was due to be released later this year, but will more than likely be released in 2017.   



Tickets on sale now from NORPA Box Office:

GANGgajang ‘Not Waiting Around’



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