Dog music blowing into Lismore

Reg Mombassa and Peter ODoherty from Mental As Anything are bringing their band Dog Trumpet to Lismore next Wednesday.

Dog Trumpet will perform at the Unibar at Southern Cross Uni in Lismore next Wednesday, May 28.

The Dog Trumpet story began in the early 90s as a side project for brothers Reg Mombassa and Peter ODoherty away from their main band Mental As Anything. Although Reg and Pete continued on with Mental As Anything until 1999, Dog Trumpet was by then well and truly established.

Reg and Peter are graphic artists as well as musicians. For many years Reg has been one of the artists behind the image for Mambo. Theyre here in the Northern Rivers for appearances at the FEVHA Visual Arts Festival to raise money for a new rehabilitation centre at the Buttery in Binna Burra near Bangalow as well as the uni gig.

Dog Trumpet has recently released its fourth album Antisocial Tendencies. Four years in the making with inventive songs and poetic lyrics, the album melds their trademark acoustic, electric and slide guitars with cellos, flutes, horns, harmonica, percussion and vocal harmonies.

The line-up for the uni gig has Reg and Pete on guitars and vocals, Bernie Hayes on bass and backing vocals, and Jess Ciampa on drums.

Tickets are $18/16 at the door. The fun starts at 8pm.

(Dog Trumpet will also play at the FEHVA concert at the A&I Hall in Bangalow on Saturday, May 31, from 6.30pm.)

Freebie: The Echo has a double pass for the SCU gig to give away to some lucky reader. To go in the draw to win, phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 and 10.30am next Monday, May 26, and tell us what, according to the Mentals, are getting bigger.

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