Well thats it then – WRB aka The Whisky Rubber Band have called it a day !! Kris Douglas has left to pursue a career in baking and the rest of them are now working behind the bar at the Ironworks (isnt everyone ?).
The above statements are of course utter bullshit – Kris isnt that good a baker and the Ironworks are currently overstaffed with local musicians – the following statements, however, are true.
DARWIN – The Band, not the place or person, is the cheeky wee side-project featuring the aforementioned Mr Douglas along with Whisky bandmate Andy Davidson and drummer turned bassplayer Mark Williamson. Two members of one band both appearing in another band – this sort of behaviour is previously unheard of round these parts !!?!!?
Had a quick blether with Kris about the ‘project’. He and Andy had been joking about a 2-piece ukulele speed metal band for some time then thought they would rope Mark in and go for a ZZ Top tribute band. The logic here was that Kris and Mark could grow a pretty decent beard but Andy would be lucky to grow a tash – along the same lines as ZZ Top proper. After a few jam sessions they found the songs came pretty quick and sounded totally different to what they were doing at the moment with WRB. All three are part of the Whisky Family now that Mark is helping with gear and driving so theyre the obvious choice as a support act for any upcoming WRB dates. Hehe !! Now thats keeping it in the family.
There should be a WRB support slot for them in May and no doubt you can keep up to date with the Darwinian goings on by heading over here where theres also a video. I had intended sharing it on here but cant due to it being on faecesbook rather than youtube……..Whisky River Band are of course still going strong and heading into the studio for some album recordimification ! Looking forward to those results but in the meantime head over to the Darwin Facebook and take a look/listen to the stuff on there !!