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George Huitker & Junk Sculpture


George Huitker & Junk Sculpture are a band known for their highly energetic retro-themed tribute shows. Popular past shows have included The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. In 2013 they performed their dynamic Midnight Oil show, "Burning the Midnight Oil", which the band revived in 2014 followed with a tour through rural New South Wales under the title "Oil Change". (The show was revived for a third and final outing in 2016.) Featuring the skills of long-time musical collaborator and bassist Chris Brown and former "Dark Violence of Beauty" guitarist Rob Marshall, George is also often joined on stage with a quartet of precociously gifted local young guns: Joel Copeland on drums, Matt Heinrich on keyboards, Callum Sambridge on trumpet and backing vocals, and Dom Nguyen on guitars and keyboards. Sound and synth-man, Tim Kuschel completes the line-up. A range of talented interstate guests sometimes appear at Junk Sculpture gigs.

 George Huitker & Junk Sculpture band members.

In the past twenty years, the band had rocked in the New Year with capacity audiences at the former Vivaldi's, raised money for local charities through benefit concerts at Radford College and shared some unique interpretations of classic songs at the acoustic intimacy of Beyond Q or at George's home studio.  They have no one commanding style as their love of great music draws them to singers and songwriters of many genres. With the close of Vivaldi's in 2017, the band decided to cease live performance, but will continue to produce recorded material and video clips.

A musical reflection on time spent at Myall Creek and a questioning of just how much things have improved for the First People since the massacre of 1838.
Second single from the band about a place which we love and respect. Video by Dougal Mordike from footage by Dylan Mordike. (No Mordikes were hurt in the filming of this video.) More credits at the end.