A bit of FourPlay

Luckily, creative success is not measured in furniture quantity... FourPlay may be lacking in conspicuous household consumption but they have critical and commercial acclaim aplenty. Theyre in Bangalow next weekend.

Take four classically-trained string players, add a love of rock, electrify, and shake well. The result? FourPlay. Rock and roll never sounded like this! An electric string quartet that plays covers as well as its own originals thats FourPlay.

In 1995 FourPlay won the UNSW Band Competition. Since then theyve performed in such diverse places as the concert halls of Asia, the gritty rock pubs of Newcastle, the British Arts Centres and the Australian Folk Festival circuit.

They have recorded and independently released three albums. Theres also Digital Manipulation which features 25 Aussie electronic artists remixing FourPlays original material.

Their latest album Now To The Future was released last year and features eight original songs and the voice of violinist Lara Goodridge.

In true FourPlay style this album also tips its hat to The Strokes Reptilia, Radioheads 2+2=5, Charles Mingus Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and Miles Davis classic All Blues, plus a sultry version of Arthur Hamiltons Cry Me A River.

FourPlay will bring their distinctive take on contemporary music to the Bangalow Catholic Hall on Friday, March 9, from 8pm.

Tickets are $20 at the door on the night. (Food and drink are available.)

Freebie: The Echo has a double pass to give away to some lucky reader. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 & 10.30am next Monday, March 5, and tell us which of the following is NOT a stringed instrument a) cello, b) lute, c) hurdy gurdy, d) pipa or e) none of the above.

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