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.
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 briefly decided to cease live performance and focus on producing recorded material and video clips. In April 2018 George reformed a new look band and decided to stay with the Junk Sculpture moniker.
Sounds of Country - George Huitker & Junk Sculpture Junior
Roxy Theatre, Bingara
1:45pm-4:00pm Saturday 9 June 2018
From the Roxy Theatre:
Each year hundreds of people from across the country gather on the Sunday of the June long weekend to commemorate the unprovoked massacre of twenty-eight Wirrayaraay women, children and old men by a group of stockmen on Myall Creek Station in 1838. This year marks the 180th anniversary of this horrific event. Roger Knox, the ‘Koori King of Country’, and Kamilaroi man, is headlining and will also be with us to share songs that honour his people along with the Tingha and Gomeroi dancers.
Tickets available via the Roxy website or by calling 02 6724 0066
Drifting North Again
George Huitker & Junk Sculpture are drifting to northern NSW again, touring through Armidale, Tingha and Coonabarabran.
Tingha Sport & Rec Club, Tingha
7:30pm Saturday 7 July 2018
Join George Huitker & Junk Sculpture for what promises to be a great evening, with donations collected at the event going towards the Tingha Tigers Rugby League Football Club.
Warrumbungles Mountain Motel, Coonabarabran
4:00pm Sunday 8 July 2018
George Huitker & Junk Sculpture's third concert under the milky way at the Warrumbungles Mountain Motel.
Licenced bar, NO BYO. Food available. RSVP by Thursday 5 July. Tickets $10. Warrumbungles Mountain Motel: Ph. 02 6842 1832