Smith’s@Belco: The Gadflys

Belco Arts and Smith’s Alternative present

Smith’s@Belco: The Gadflys

Supported by The Cashews

7pm Saturday 16 March 2024

The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre

Tickets: $42 Adult / $37 Concession,
* plus booking fee

The Gadflys headed up the Hume from Canberra to Newtown in the days when songs came in mix tapes and every day brought a new band and a different sound. Their music was as fresh then as it is now. Good News Week brought them to a national audience. Now, this new platter from the Gaddies is its own reward. Tribal rhythms and cool bass lines, T Rex on Alligator Wine vocal growls and howls, lugubrious clarinet figures flung up like water sculptures. Mongrel Jazz, that’s what Mick Moriarty calls it! Cigarettes and whisky, hot chips and a can of passiona. LOVE & DESPAIR.

“Let’s not understate the talent of this group. The Gadflys’ particular blend of British beat, jazz, skiffle, country and folk is hugely entertaining.”
BRUCE ELDER, SMH

“Even at four o’clock in the morning … we were baying for more.”
ROBERT ALSTEAD, THE SCOTSMAN ***** FIVE STARS

“The musical find of the Edinburgh Festival.”
RICHARD KENT, BBC RADIO

“Three sets plus an encore, a packed ANU bar and a huge mass of dancing doofuses … soulful, brilliant and original …  So bloody good!”
BIANCA BROWNLOW, BMA

About Smith’s@Belco

We’ve teamed up with Smith’s Alternative in our new Smith’s@Belco live-music series – bringing touring sensations supported by well-loved local artists right here to Belconnen. Wrapped in all the charm and character of the Smith’s gigs that you know and love, get ready to experience our beautiful lakeside theatre as you’ve never seen it before.

See 2024 Smith’s@Belco line-up

Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative