The Dead Reckoning brings a unique blend of country folk music with some melancholic tunes when the band comes to Redlands Country Music Club for Folk Redlands' monthly event on August 18.
The band has been navigating the musical scene in various guises for years. The Dead Reckoning is a band with members aged from 30 to 60, gathered from a diverse cluster of professional and self-employed backgrounds, with a broad mix of musical tastes.
After years playing as individuals in a cross section of other groups the men banded together in this five piece ensemble led by singer-songwriter, Brad Wright (Tender Trap, Carrie and The Cut Snakes, Midnight Son and Crime Scene).
Bass player and backing vocalist, Mick Nolan has been an influential musician on the Brisbane scene since the late 70's. He lends rich vocal harmonies and alongside drummer Stuart Greenway creates a distinctive rhythm foundation. Greenway's philosophy is that percussion should support the song and allow the melody to fly.
On electric guitar, Chris Patterson, brings a flexible library of stylish licks to add colour and texture. The newest member of the band is trumpeter Jono Garabos. Hailing from Agen, a small town in the South of France, Garabos visited Australia 10 years ago as a backpacker and is now a permanent resident.
The Dead Reckoning will soon launch its first CD North by North, and plays for fundraising functions for organisations such as Beyond Blue.
The Folk Redlands event will be held from 1pm to 4pm in the covered outdoor area of the Redlands Modern Country Music Club, 226 Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Thornlands and will begin with a two-hour blackboard session. Walk-in performers are welcome on a first-in basis.
Entry is $3 for Folk Redlands members and $5 for non-members
Folk Redlands is a not for profit club with a focus on bringing people together through music. Regular events are held on the third Sunday of the month. More on folkredlands.org
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