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  • Writer's pictureFleur Dack

The band, who have been a prominent force in the Australian music scene since the 1980s, played a range of their classic hits and new material to a sold-out crowd at the iconic Memo Music Hall in St Kilda.

Frontman Paulie Stewart embraced the audience with his powerful vocals and energetic stage presence, with guitarists Colin Badger, Michael Badger and Dali Platt. Saxophone - Mick Morris, Trumpet - David Pace, Trombone - Sonja Parkinson and Drummer - Michael Barclay. Including special guests, The Salvation Army Brass Band.

Highlights of the night included renditions of Painters and Dockers' biggest hits such as 'Die Yuppie Die', 'Nude School', ‘You're goin home in the back of a divi-van’, ‘I Know Better Queens Than That, 'Kill Kill Kill' and ‘Jacks Car’

The band's 40th-anniversary tour was a fitting celebration of their enduring legacy, with fans young and old coming together to dance, sing, and reminisce about the good times that Painters and Dockers have brought to their lives over the years.

Overall, the Get Docked 40 tour was a triumph for the band, showcasing their talent, energy, and creativity in a setting that only added to the magic of the night.

  • Writer's pictureFleur Dack

Updated: May 31, 2023

Tash Sultana, a dynamic multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, Australia, has made a name for herself with her mesmerising live performances and unique sound. Her music effortlessly blends genres, ranging from indie rock to reggae to electronic, and has garnered a dedicated following around the world.

The "Flow State" tour, named after her debut album, released in 2018, saw Tash Sultana perform at venues across Australia, Europe, and the United States.

At the Forum show, Tash Sultana played an eclectic setlist that drew heavily from "Flow State" but also included fan-favourites from previous releases. The artist's signature looping technique, which allows her to layer multiple instruments and sounds to create a full-bodied sound, was on full display during the performance.

As the night progressed, the crowd became more and more energised, dancing and singing along to every word. Tash Sultana's electric energy and seamless transitions between songs made for an unforgettable concert experience, cementing her status as one of Australia's most exciting musical exports.

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