Arts Centre Melbourne Presents TRUCKLOAD OF SKY - The Lost Songs Of David McComb
A posthumous album of lost songs from the pen of iconic artist David McComb will be performed live at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse Theatre on 24 April.
The late David McComb was an instrumental figure for bands such as The Triffids and The Blackeyed Susans and crafted sounds that defined a collective Australian identity from 1976 until his life was sadly cut short in 1999.
A live rendition of Truckload of Sky - The Lost Songs of David McComb will be performed by a host of past band members including brother Rob McComb, Evil Graham Lee, Phil Kakulas, Rob Snarski, JP Shilo, Mark Dawson as well as a range of talented guests such as Alex Gow (Oh Mercy), Angie Hart (Frente) and Bruce Haymes (Paul Kelly).
"It will be a warm and collaborative affair, you'll hear nothing but David McComb songs, some new, some old, some that were written for The Blackeyed Susans, some with the Triffids in mind and some that never found a home at all. There will be a rotating vocal line-up singing their hearts out. Tears, a few laughs and a warm fuzzy feeling is what we're aiming for." - Graham Lee.
David McComb's lost songs offer a retrospective insight into the talent and eclectic creative ability of the West Australian musician. The collection has been released on all major platforms including Bandcamp, Apple Store, Apple Music and Spotify, offering the audience a treasure trove of superb unreleased material.
"We started the project as a personal one with no specific intention of releasing it. Dave's legacy is already quite secure in that the official Triffids recordings are always available. The recordings turned out so well that we thought it a worthwhile endeavour to release them and let others enjoy these lost songs." - Graham Lee.
These tracks were recorded over a couple of summers by an assemblage of musicians and the performance on the 24 April will provide a unique opportunity to hear them in a format that David would have thoroughly approved of.
Arts Centre Melbourne presents
Truckload of Sky -The Lost Songs of David McComb
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Theatre
24 April | 8pm
Warnings: coarse language and adult themes
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Accessibility: Wheelchair Access