WAYWARDS GRAND REOPENING
THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER, DOORS OPEN 8PM
A huge moment for music lovers in the Inner West and all over Sydney, we have renovated Waywards, and are re-opening with a whole new look on Thursday the 24th of October with Adelaidean garage rock gods West Thebarton.
So what’s new? The new layout will see the room’s capacity increased from 150 to 250 and with it comes a fresh approach to booking, we are set for a bumper first two months with our killer launch party line up including West Thebarton, Sunscreen and Raave Tapes. Other highlights in the calendar include; DJ Levins’ consummate nostalgia factory, Rhythm of The Night, effervescent pop chameleons, Micra, and the percussive, synth-driven sounds of Retiree.
We have sourced and installed a powerful d&b audiotechnik sound system to take the rooms sound to the next level. We are set to do bigger shows and wilder parties to take us late into the night.
General Manager of The Bank, Amanda Verratti had this to say: “I’m so excited about the changes to the room because we’re utilizing the space to it’s full potential as a band room while staying true to the legacy of supporting and nurturing local live music with a fresh new diverse approach. As someone who loves live music, I can’t wait to see the vision of the room come to fruition”.
Grand Reopening Party | Thursday 24 October
Friday 25 October, 9:00pm
NOOKY (EP Launch) + RAIZA BIZA (LP Launch)
Nooky has shaken the stage with multiple high profile Australian artists, opening for Urthboy, A.B. Original, Jimblah, The Daily Meds, as well as touring consistently alongside his mentor Briggs. A fierce advocate for championing black excellence, Nooky has positioned his music and voice at the forefront of conversations around changing the date and educating others on the Nation’s true history.
Friday 8 November, 8:00pm
Micra is the combined project of Bulgarian born and raised singer-guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska and Australian guitarist-producer, Robbie Cain. The triple j-tipped band’s sound mines the wistful atmospheres and contoured bass lines of French band Air, while plotting the impulsive courses in arrangement and structure that fellow Australian Kevin Parker has made a name for, bolstered by the genre-chameleon-like pop sensibilities of Depeche Mode.
Saturday 23 November, 9pm
LEEROY PEREZ (ALBUM LAUNCH)
Low slung g-funk intonations and dirty south bouncers feel equally at home amongst Leeroy's contemporary flows and experiences of South West Sydney. His music is simultaneously well-constructed and raw, creating powerful head-nodding tracks. Supported by 2oolit, Mowgli May (3hr set) and Tulett.
Saturday 30 November, All Day
STAY ALL DAY
Presented by Young Henrys and Childe.
The Oogars, Tuppaware Party, Good Pash & Misty Lanes + more TBA
All-Female, South Queensland based moody surf rock/ tough pop quartet The Oogars are rapidly winning over hearts with their highly energetic and captivating live performances. Tuppaware party create groovy dream 70s style pop rock. We’re putting on a pile of bands you’ll want to Stay All Day for.
Saturday 7 December, 9:00pm
The musical project of Matt Crowley, Tori Holleman and Marco Vella; Retiree have steadily congealed their broad influences into a unique emulsion of strongly rhythmic and emotional music. The band’s well-arranged melodies and ideas are translated by a variety of instruments both electronic and acoustic, and are importantly not lost during performance.
Friday 13 December, 9:00pm
For one night only Egyptian Lover (Los Angles/ Stones Throw Records) will be bringing his bag of electro heaters, his 808 and a call for all freakaholics to take two steps to the dance. The west coast electro innovator does it live like no other. Additional live sets from Hugh B. (Outer Time Inner Space - OTIS Records) and NAEEM, hosted by the one and only Stelly G, plus boss level DJs, Merph and DJ Simon Caldwell keeping you limbered pre and post Egypt.