The Perch Creek Family Jug Band – New CD and Tour

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Jumping On The Highwire

New Album and Tour Dates

Australia’s first ‘psychedelic jug band’ consists of four siblings (and one stray partner).  The Perch Creek Family Jugband has announced that its second studio album Jumping On The Highwire drops Wed 19 March 2014 through Vitamin Records.  The second single to be lifted from the album “Where You Been” is now available to listen to here.

Full dates for the national album launch tour are below, finishing up with a headliner at The Grand Opening Night of Newtown Social Club in Sydney.  Following the Australian tour, the band heads off to launch the album across Europe and North America.  Tickets have just gone on sale.

The songwriting process behind this all-original release saw The Perch Creek Family Jugband collaborating more closely than ever before, sharing the lyric writing between all five members, often line by line – a method that unlocked inventiveness.  Conjuring up talking tigers and whispering monkeys, broken typewriters and strange moons, the imaginations of the band soon saw a cast of characters emerge.  The creative musings of five contrasting yet complementary personalities in the band have found a common focal point, drawing it all together to reflect the energetic and dynamic experience of a Perch Creek Family Jugband live show.


The Perch Creek Family Jugband has appeared everywhere from ABC’s TV show Spicks & Specks to The Sydney Opera House, as well as on extensive tour and major festival appearances across Australia, Europe and the UK (Edinburgh Fringe, The Green Man, The Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Golden Plains).  Promising high energy shows and larger-than-life characters, the Jumping On The Highwire tour rips around the country on one last run of Australian shows before a three-month tour of Europe, the UK and Canada.


Album Launch Tour Dates


Thu 27 Mar – Fresh On Charles, Launceston TAS

With special guest Tom Dockray

7pm | $10 on the door

Fri 28 Mar – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

With special guests TBA

9pm | $15+BF

Sat 29 Mar – Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport TAS

7.30pm | $20 on the door

Sun 30 Mar – Live At The Wharf, Ulverstone TAS

2pm | $20 on the door

Fri 4 Apr – The Star Court Theatre, Lismore NSW

With special guests TBA

8pm | $20/$15 conc. Kids free


Sat 5Apr – The Old Museum, Brisbane QLD

With special guests TBA

$20/$15 conc.

Fri 25– Sun 27 Apr – Fairbridge Festival, WA


Fri 2 May – Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle WA

With special guests

$20 presale/$25 door


Sat 3 May – Indi Bar, Scarborough WA

With special guests TBA

$15 on the door


Wed 7 May – Lizottes, Central Coast NSW

With special guests The Woohoo Revue



Thu 8 May – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW

With special guests The Woohoo Revue



Fri 9 May – Yours and Owls, Wollongong NSW

With special guests The Woohoo Revue



Sat 10 May – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC

With special guests Quarry Mountain Dead Rats

$18+bf presale/$23 on the door


Sun 11 May – Lizottes, Dee Why NSW

With special guests The Woohoo Revue



Mon 12 May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW

With special guests The Woohoo Revue

$20 + bf presale/$25 on the door


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Author: Rob Dickens

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