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ccMo’s very first COUNTERFEIT Tribute Night was WEEN KEEN, which took place in March 2009 at the Gaelic Theatre. After all the fun, Cadence Commotions decided to put on more tribute nights. This led to COUNTERFEIT being held monthly at the Roxbury Hotel, Glebe before moving to Newtown’s Town Hall Hotel from November 2010 until late 2012, when it again moved – this time to the Lansdowne in December 2012.
As of January 2014, COUNTERFEIT has been hosted at The Cabaret Room, Imperial Hotel – Erskineville, and takes place every 2 months. We are currently (June 2014) up to our thirty-third COUNTERFEIT night!
WEEN KEEN 5 is set for Friday 1st August – you can visit the facebook event here.
Take a walk down memory lane via the photos and videos from our previous WEEN KEEN Tribute Nights.
COUNTERFEIT: WEEN KEEN (Mar 2009) – YouTube Playlist
COUNTERFEIT: WEEN KEEN II (Apr 2010) – Photos
COUNTERFEIT: WEEN KEEN 3 (Mar 2011) – YouTube Playlist – Photos
COUNTERFEIT: WEEN KEEN 4 (April 2012) YouTube Playlist – Photos
Check out who played what songs here.
The ‘I Have A Dream’ Mural on Newtown’s King Street was the setting, the time – Halloween Eve.
The first half of the night featured performances of the best of Floyd’s back catalogue, then Art Rush gathered his ‘League of Zombies’ (in zombie garb and other colourful costumes to play Dark Side in its entirety – from midnight of course.
A great turnout of Floyd fans old and new surrounded the stage area, and as the night headed into the witching hour, the crowd spread out across King Street itself.
Local media popped in to check out the shenanigans, resulting in an article the next week in the Inner City Weekender.
Performers and crew on the night were:
Art Rush – vocals & keyboards
Andrew Gambell – lead guitar
Alistair Seeger – bass guitar
Spike Thomson – drums
Yu Si Liu – mandolin & vocals
Brett Casey – bass on ‘Time’
Nancy Mylott – violin
Bean Reah – drums on ‘Time’ & backing vocals
Caitlin Still – vocals on ‘Great Gig In The Sky’
The main man himself Rex Havoc
– vocals, Grim Reaper, banner signwriting & organisation
Sally Hackett – sound & PA setup
Roy Elbourne – staging & production
Kathe Payne – xylophone & organisation
A wild night was had by all, and it lead to many discussions about taking over that space again for another shindig… who knows maybe we will.
Links to more on ‘Pink Floyd Zombie Halloween 2010’:
Check out the photo album of shots from the night
Lucas Stanton’s video is here
The Inner City Weekender article is here
The original Facebook Event (including a link to the song list) is here