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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 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.


Upcoming Gigs


There are no upcoming gigs. Follow the band on Facebook for the latest updates.


Past Gigs


Junk Sculpture & Junk Sculpture Jr. at Beyond Q

6:30PM Friday 22 March 2019

Celebrating the release of George Huitker & Junk Sculpture's music video for These Flowers.

George Huitker & Junk Sculpture at Tallagandra Hill

Tallagandra Hill, Gundaroo
1:00PM Sunday 17 March 2019

George Huitker and friends return unplugged to Tallagandra with the ghost of great songwriters past looming and humming over the vineyards.


Junk Sculpture Jr.
at Beyond Q


Community matters, Canberra has a big heart, music helps with both of these things, and we love the tiny tin town of Tingha.

Junk Sculpture Jr. Playing good tunes for a good reason.

Junk Sculpture Jr.
at Sounds of Country


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.


Drifting North Again

George Huitker & Junk Sculpture drifted to northern NSW once again, touring through Armidale, Tingha and Coonabarabran.

Tingha Sport & Rec Club, Tingha
7:30pm Saturday 7 July 2018

Warrumbungles Mountain Motel, Coonabarabran
4:00pm Sunday 8 July 2018


Music Videos


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.


Third and personal release from the band about George's father, John (Jan) Huitker, and his legacy to the Canberra environs.