When they first met in Brisbane in the early 90s, Rhett Brambleby, David Neely and Jamie Irvine never imagined that one day they’d all end up living and playing music together in northern NSW.
The trio met through mutual friends in Brisbane, where Rhett and David performed as solo singer-songwriters at many of Brissie’s iconic indie music venues.
All three men and their families have since moved (or, in David’s case, moved back — he grew up in Murwillumbah) to the Caldera, where their passion for playing music together has been ignited through their prog folk band, Loose Tuesday, which features Rhett and David on vocals, guitar and bass, Jamie on drums, and Chelle Wallace and Carmen Myler on keys, vocals and melodica.
Loose Tuesday formed initially as a trio in 2010 after regular get-togethers naturally morphed into jam sessions and this year have expanded into a five-piece. They’re named partly after the challenge of finding a firm night to rehearse as they juggle divergent full-time work rosters, family and the rest of life.
The band has played in their various solo, duo, trio and band capacities at Cabaret 360, Ukitopia Festival, Unity Festival and the ‘Whole Lotta Fracking Going On’ anti-coal-seam-gas CD launch at Byron, as well as playing venues such as Tatts Hotel, The Cave and Mandala Organic Arts Cafe. On Sunday they return to Sphinx Rock Cafe to share what they like best: songwriting, music and a tight friendship.