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Bang Bang Boss Kelly

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
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Bang Bang Boss Kelly @ Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Bang Bang Boss Kelly @ Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Bang Bang Boss Kelly @ Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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The Grande kicks off with Brisbane’s favourite sons, folk/rock/bluegrass outfit Bang Bang Boss Kelly and The Wilson Pickers, moves on up to the return of Woodford favourites Kate Miller-Heidke and ARIA winners Monsieur Camembert, and then settles softly into twilight with Sally Seltmann (aka New Buffalo) making her Woodford debut. Those sticking around for the night can enjoy a solid night of soul with Senegal’s Daara J Family, Mama Kin and The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker (USA). - The Au Review



Photo: Justin Ma
The Old Museum - Sat Aug 28
Our eyes locked across a crowded room, and in an instant we were in love. Except she didn’t have any eyes, and the crowded room itself was what I became enraptured with. It was The Old Museum on a windy winter night – somewhere between the high echoing ceilings, the old world charm and the vibrant early sounds of The Landing, tonight would be a lovely but all too fleeting romance. The Landing get things moving with an eclectic range of sounds, some reggae, some goodtime country folk, a dollop of funk and many fun harmonies.
The punters on the balcony blowing smoke rings and sipping brews outnumber those on the aged floor until Bang Bang Boss Kelly bust out some infectious melodies and leap from tall amp stacks. Acoustic folk with a punk rock attitude, the band charge through songs from their shiny new EP and even a fiery version of Folsom Prison Blues. Five young kids with sleeve tattoos probably shouldn’t be able to make a song about a desperate existence in correctional facilities sound so fun – the same could be said for their own odes to pretty girls and break-ups that are complemented by close harmonies and frantic guitars.
They’re a hard act to follow, so before I could line up for another drink, much of the crowd had dissipated, leaving The Re-Mains without much to work with. Some clamber for chairs once again on the balcony, others have already left with further plans for Saturday night, but the band stands their ground with another weird melange of slinky grooves, country-fried instrumentals and some Tim Rogers-esque rock & roll swagger from leader Mick Daley. Parting is such sweet sorrow, particularly when there’s uncertainty about when paths shall meet again, but as I walk down Brunswick Street, my mind already wanders to when The Old Museum and I can be together again.
MITCH ALEXANDER

- Rave Magazine


Bang Bang Boss Kelly are a highlight. Heavy folk rock featuring banjos is a tragic rarity in Brisbane’s seedy musical underground. They’re well practiced and even well choreographed with a supremely friendly stage presence. They remind me strongly of Brisbane folk punk outfit D Rouser. A little taste of punk in the backing vocals makes their set one to look out for. - Rave Magazine


ROCKETSMITHS, VELOCIRAPTOR, RED INK, BANG BANG BOSS KELLY
THE TROUBADOUR: 13.06.10
As many a World Cup hangover are being nursed and reinstated by weary eyed Valley punters, The Troubadour tonight is hosting its own showpiece of talent to appease the non-sports fixated amongst us, with their being a public holiday tomorrow to boot. Lighting a firecracker in the night’s asshole is Bang Bang Boss Kelly, and with their country shavings and punk roots, the five rip their set apart, being led by Chris Drage’s sweat drenching banjo hits. Their energy is infectious, and throw in the spiralling insanity of ‘Boneyards’, ‘Lone Rider’ and an impromptu hoedown with crowd members, and you’ve got a fucking cracking set. - time off


Bang Bang Boss Kelly, a band who bring a grunt of tatts and wild hair to the soft evening, have an image which immediately clicks once they launch into a set of Mumford-lite banjo-driven jangle-spaz. Their thick, four-man guitar sound slices curtly through drummer Bos’s acoustic blast-beats, as they power through their hillbilly-on-Red Bull set; a blistering mix of punk-infused folk, and angst-effusing vocals. Closing on the heels of the anthemic Rock In Ruin, and crushing Shiny Girls, the guys leave in a tornado of noise. - time Off


THE BEARDS, BANG BANG BOSS KELLY
X&Y BAR: 18.07.10
As the united brotherhood of facial fuzz faithful begin packing the corners of the room, it has to be said that there is some mighty impressive chin talent that has arrived early and ready to check out locals Bang Bang Boss Kelly. The five-piece have the floor shoulder-to-shoulder and the dancefloor is heating the room as the firing slaps of ‘Boneyards’ rattle the speakers. The boys have hit their stride early as their infectious energy spills out of tales of woe and sin with a punch-in-the-face attitude. Alex Henriksson takes the reins for the night and leads the group into four-part harmonies with country-touched soul and the playful charm of the guitar raising salute of ‘Lone Rider’, while wildman Chris Drage drags his gear onto the floor to fill out the final belting of ‘Shiny Girl’. - Time Off


Discography

Bang Bang Boss Kelly self titled EP now available

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The Blackwater Fever
After two sets at Bluesfest this Easter, dirty electric blues duo The Blackwater Fever (pictured) are launching their new album In Stereo at Woodland on Friday May 6, supported by ...
Published by Rave Magazine
8:12 p.m. Monday 2nd May 2011 EST
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Bang Bang Boss Kelly – “Drunk & Happy” ...
Bang Bang Boss Kelly singing Drunk and Happy backstage at the Brisbane Powerhouse prior to their final residency.
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4:33 p.m. Thursday 14th April 2011 EST
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Bang Bang Boss Kelly
No strangers to the pages of Rave (or the stages of Brisbane) Bang Bang Boss Kelly (pictured) ply their colloquial indie pop to some southern listeners this week, with gigs ...
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1:30 p.m. Tuesday 12th April 2011 EST
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Weekly Playlist 56
Weekly Playlist 56 features Cage The Elephant, The Strokes, The View, Broken Bells, Bang Bang Boss Kelly and Papa Vs Pretty. Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down The View ...
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2:56 p.m. Friday 25th March 2011 EST
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Bang Bang Boss Kelly / Graveyard Train / ...
The Tempo Hotel - Thu Mar 3 The crowd shuffles in to the sounds of Tourism slamming through their second ever gig. They’re a boppy indie rock outfit that are ...
Published by Rave Magazine
8:07 p.m. Wednesday 9th March 2011 EST
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Photo Gallery: Bang Bang Boss Kelly + Dead ...
Bang Bang Boss Kelly play the last show of their month long residency at the Alley.
Published by The AU Review
10:03 a.m. Saturday 19th February 2011 EST
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Bang Bang Boss Kelly / Bixby Canyon / ...
The Alley - Fri Feb 4 Howling Rabbits, like all of the bands playing The Alley tonight, thank the audience for dodging the Laneway Festival to be here tonight. You’re ...
Published by Rave Magazine
1:38 p.m. Tuesday 8th February 2011 EST
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Floodbank Fundraiser gig @ Old Museum [Gallery]
The Floodbank gig brought together a crop of ten Brisbane bands to help do their part in raising funds for The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal. Starting the night with Texas ...
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12:15 p.m. Monday 7th February 2011 EST
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Bang Bang Boss Kelly
They’ve played the Flood Bank benefit, and now Bang Bang Boss Kelly (pictured) continue with their Friday residency at The Alley in Brisbane’s CBD. With songs fuelled by an almost ...
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11:03 a.m. Monday 7th February 2011 EST
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News: Flood Update: Laneway, X & Y Bar, ...
– Organisers of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival have confirmed the Brisbane leg of the event will take place as planned. Laneway Brisbane is scheduled to take place at twilight ...
Published by Mess and Noise
noon Friday 14th January 2011 EST
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Bio

Bang Bang Boss Kelly got together over a bottle of Jack and a banjo. The songs that came about told stories of Fortitude Valley nights, old friends, fast girls, no girls, no money......

2010 saw the band form, play all of Brisbane's major original music venues, Caloundra Music Festival, Woodford Festival and Brisbane Festival 'West End Live' .

Their self titled EP was released in September to a sold out house at the Old Museum. This EP features songs Unearthed and featured on Radio Triple J: 'Lone Rider' and 'Boneyards'. 'Lone Rider' has been in TripleZed Radio Top 20 continuously since its release. 'Lone Rider' Video clip won two awards for MVMU Video awards 2010, Best Cinematography and Best Overall Performance.
This EP is available both online and at major record retaillers.

2011 sees Bang Bang Boss Kelly return from three shows at Woodford Festival, headline The Alley residency for four weeks in February, booked for a March 4 week Friday night residency at the Brisbane Powerhouse to open for Brisbane Comedy Festival.

The band have also recorded their new single 'Damian Barber' which they take on the road, tour dates Australian East Coast April 2011. After signing with independent record company 'Starving Kids Records' they then head back to recording a full length record.