Ross Irwin's - University Challenge
“University Challenge” is an all-star band (Jackson Jackson/The Bamboos/The Cat Empire) of Australia´s fiercest, most devilishly handsome and well dressed Mod/Psych/Beat/Garage Rock musicians. Raised by wolves for many a year in the damp back alleys of Melbourne inner west, these boys put on a 60s beat party like you´ve never seen before."
On lead vocals and various harmonica ramblings is the suspiciously energetic Roscoe James Irwin (The Bamboos, The Cat Empire), also on vocals and various jangly bits is acclaimed avenger from the west, Kieran Conrau (The Cat Empire, The Soul Special). Heading up the all star rhythm section line-up of this distinguished and well mannered outfit, is Australia´s king of Mod and Soul, guitarist and backing vocalist Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Cookin´ on 3 Burners). Joining Lance on guitar is the finest dressed man in Melbourne and herald of animal magnetism, Mr. Ryan McCarthy (Dynamo). Rounding out the bottom of this shiny shiny beat line-up is the varied and curious talents of Bassist Ryan Monro (The Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson), and drummer William Hull-Brown (The Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson) flaunting his Moon-esque stylings for all to behold. This truly all-star line up creates one of the most dazzling spectacles of Mod party beat you will ever encounter. As you go blind, be prepared for a glorious, unrestrained, Pete Townsend state of mind. Blessed with animal grace, the University Challenge team will set your love on fire. You will go home dazed and charmed with a spring in your step and love in your eyes.
DJs: Funk / Soul / Afrobeat / Latin / Brazilian
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689