Weddings Parties Anything

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: australian folk rock seen live melbourne folk rock aussie Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1984, and based around Mick Thomas (Michael Thomas; guitar/bass/vocals) and David Steel (guitar/vocals/harmonica), the closest comparison to Weddings Parties Anything’s sound is that of the Pogues, and the Sydney-based Roaring Jack - both punk-influenced bands who also derived their inspiration from traditional Irish folk music. The original line-up of Weddings Parties Anything featured Thomas, Steel, Mark Wallace (piano accordion), Janine Hall (bass) and David Adams (drums), although the latter was replaced by Marcus Schintler prior to the recording of their 1987 debut, Scorn Of The Women, and Hall was replaced by Peter Lawler shortly after the album’s release. The band’s songs dealt with Australian social issues, while the music, featuring Wallace’s accordion, complemented biting lyrics depicting the life of the down-and-out. The departure of co-songwriter Steel (who later recorded his own well-received solo...

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