If you loved music in the noughties then chances are you were an Augie March fan. Their music provided a soundtrack to the start of the new millennium and they were loved by fans and the critics.
With Glenn Richards’ literate and layered lyrics to the forefront, the band’s songs sashay from delicate melancholy ballads to surging, impassioned, heavy rhythm and blues. They have been regularly touted as one of Australia’s most important bands; their songs have become staples at weddings and funerals. The recordings are justly celebrated, the once-erratic live show now a broiling cauldron of finely-honed Australian classics. And you can see it live in Anglesea, when Augie March perform stripped back reinventions of many of their best-known songs.
Support on the night comes from the sometimes whimsical, sometimes romantic and sometimes rockin' Victoriana Gaye. These Aireys locals describe their sound as a combination of psych-folk with new wave pop, but performed in a singer songwriter style – the perfect entrée to a main course served up by Augie March.
Anglesea Memorial Hall
1B McMillan St, Anglesea