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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Big metal rock line up for Portland and Cowra

The Dave Webb Project

The hard rock/metal experience is coming to Portland (Sat 19 Nov) and Cowra (Sun 20 Nov) this month for Arts OutWest’s Ausmusic Month focus.

The Dave Webb Project headlines both gigs offering guitar driven, hard rock/ metal experience ripe with catchy vocal hooks, memorable riffs and blistering guitar solos.

They perform Saturday 19 November 6pm at The Foundations of Portland with a pre-show shredding jam session open to all, then are joined by hard metal group from Dubbo Whisperhead on Sunday 20 November at 2pm at Cowra Civic Centre.

“If shredding guitars and music on the heavy side is your thing here is a Live & Kicking featuring two bands that are gonna be your new thing now,” said Arts OutWest’s Patrick Coomey.

“Opening the evening in Portland will be an opportunity to show your chops on the fretboard with a shredding jam type session with master Dave Webb before he takes to the stage to ride his high octane sonic wave around the Annexe,” Mr Coomey said.

The Dave Webb Project have recently released their debut EP, A Second To Surface. Inspired by a 15-year long journey that began with Dave’s band A Second to Surface, which is where the title of this EP and the six songs were born.

Dave says of the release “if metal greats like KISS, Metallica and Tool were to meet Good Charlotte and Chevelle they’d end up a bit like us”.

Featuring Todd Brownlow on drums and Kaitlyn Baker on bass, A Second to Surface is a sonic journey that embraces Webb’s past, present and future direction.

Opening the afternoon in Cowra will be Dubbo based metal meisters Whisperhed. They have crashed onto the metal scene taking no prisoners combining nu-metal riffs with the technicality of modern metal. This has included appearing at the Devouring the Flesh Festival in Sydney. Featuring the song writing of Nolan Furnell that has seen their song Paranoia used in a short film and collecting a group of nominations/awards including New York Movie Awards. The Driving bass in their Rhythm section is supplied by Cowra local Darcy Coates.

Tickets from the venues: The Foundations of Portland  (free) or Cowra Civic Centre’s website ($10).

Live & Kicking gigs are supported by the Australian Governments Live Music Australia.