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The Sheepdogs: Photo by Mat Dunlap

Playing next week at the Eltham Hotel, is one of Canada’s finest rock outfits, The Sheepdogs, who are returning to Australia for the first time since supporting John Fogerty in 2012.

Built on the solid, classic rock foundation of three-part harmonies and dual guitar leads, Canada’s Multi-platinum selling and Juno Award winning Sheepdogs blend Southern boogie rock, groove-based psychedelia, and bluesy, barroom swagger into a modern rock ’n’ roll revival. Emerging in 2004, the band found mainstream success in 2010 with the release of their platinum-selling third LP, Learn & Burn, and continued to top the Canadian charts with efforts like The Sheepdogs(2012), Future Nostalgia (2015), Changing Colours (2018), No Simple Thing (2021) and Outta Sight (2022).

The Sheepdogs lead singer and guitarist, Ewan Currie, says their live show is a rock ’n’ roll party. ‘We’ll play nearly 90 minutes while delivering a lot of songs, both old and new. There’s tons of guitars playing in harmony and everybody sings in our band, so it’s awesome!’

The band isn’t all Canadian – this serves as a bit of a homecoming for Ewan and his brother and bandmate Shamus, who were born in Sydney and raised in Adelaide, until 10 years of age, before moving to Canada.

This will be a great show – next week Wednesday, 19 April. Head to moshtix.com.au and search ‘Sheepdogs’ for tickets.

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