Lords of Wong turn 10
How time flies. One of Brissie’s best loved dirty rock bands, Lords of Wong, are turning 10.
To celebrate they are throwing a massive Birthday Bash at the Beetle Bar on Saturday Dec 13th.
A decade on down the line, thoughts tend to drift on these humid nights, squinting into the middle distance through the cigarette smoke. A stare at the wake of spilled drinks, spilled blood, broken bones, and broken equipment. But, hey, Lords of Wong are still standing, almost as good as they ever were.
“We have had some pretty unforgettable moments over the last 10 years,” explains bass player Gerard Glynn. “I was there from the very early days when we were called Dirtbag. The first few gigs we played down under the Alliance were terrible. There is no doubt that those who saw those gigs would have rated us the worst band in Brisbane.”
Over the last 10 years they have shared the stage with some of Australia’s best rock bands including, The Hard-Ons, Cosmic Psychos and HITS. Both their long play records have been received with critical acclaim with songs from both records featuring on the 4ZZZ FM Hot 100 many times over the last decade. NME featured their video for Reconditioned Motor in their must-see video selection of November 2014.
“We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” Glynn said. “But we have put a lot of work into those records. As a fully independent band, a lot of effort goes into recording, promoting and financing everything ourselves. We are really looking forward to this birthday gig and we’re putting on a massive night to thank everyone that has supported us over the last decade.”
Helping celebrate with Lords of Wong are the hard-bodied New Jack Rubys, legendary Brissie punk rockers FAT and Gravel Samwidge.
Where: The Beetle Bar, Upper Roma St Brisbane
Date: Saturday 13 December