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Dog Trumpet - Shadowland Tour


  • Sun 5 Feb 2023, 6:30pm–10:00pm


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Dog Trumpet featuring Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty, original members of iconic Aria award winning and Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything.

Dog Trumpet will be showcasing the new album, Shadowland along with old Dog Trumpet and Mentals favourites. Shadowland is a distinctive blending of psychedelia, folk and blues. The album probes the perils and absurdities of human existence, kicking off with the title track Shadowland, a nervous musing on digital over-surveillance; followed by Nina Simone, a song reflecting on romance and memory. F***ing Idiots points out the shameful idiocy of our addiction to war and militarism; The Ballad of Clayton Looby is an anti-establishment ode to a larrikin surfer.
The Dog Trumpet line up includes Bernie Hayes on Bass and Jim Elliot (Cruel Sea), on Drums.
 Reg Mombassa and his brother Peter O'Doherty began their musical careers playing and writing in the ARIA Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything. The Mentals had 20 songs in the top 40 (a record for an Australian band) and a global hit with ‘Live It Up’ that only last Christmas hit #1 on many UK charts. 
 In 2000, Reg and Pete split from the Mentals to pursue their own sound. Describing what that is can be tricky - an eclectic blend of rock, psychedelic folk and semi-abstract blues; whimsical, political, curious, intimate, scientific, erotic and witty. They are part of a long tradition of left-field song writers and storytellers relative to the canon of work by such acts as the Kinks, Nick Lowe, Squeeze and John Prine.
The Sydney Morning Herald said: “Brothers Peter O'Doherty and Reg Mombassa can't help themselves. The charm oozes from the lyrics, the singing and the instantly appealing melodies. Part of it is down to the absence of posturing, part to the way the catchiness of pop is anchored to earthy grooves.” “Shadowland” is Dog Trumpet’s eighth album, recently released in November 2022 on Vinyl, CD and digitally worldwide via Demon Music Group. New single “Shadowland".

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