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.
George Huitker & Junk Sculpture Jr. at Beyond Q
Beyond Q, 7/11 Brierly Street, Weston
5:00pm Sunday 24 February 2019
Come and say that community matters, that Canberra has a big heart, that music helps with both of these things, and that we love the tiny tin town of Tingha.
Junk Sculpture Jr. Playing good tunes for a good reason. See them at Beyond Q, 5:00pm, Sunday 24 February.
Sounds of Country - George Huitker & Junk Sculpture Jr.
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.