plus support from
Dominic Griffin (Full Band)
Friday 18th September
Four Bars at Dempseys
8:00pm Ages 18+
When Whitaker’s music bounced around the globe in 2014 on the back of multiple television programs reaching millions of viewers, the lads from Melbourne, Australia saw their international fan base begin to grow. The band’s 2013 EP, Wichita, which enjoyed overwhelmingly positive responses from reviewers and listeners alike, was eagerly swept up by music supervisors worldwide for featured use in various Australian television exports and international productions such as MTV’s Teen Wolf, the latter affording Whitaker a spot as MTV.com’s featured artist for March 2014. The result: over 10,000 sales and 350,000 streams of the independent band’s music worldwide in 2014 – not to mention the half a million or so views of their music via YouTube.
Whitaker’s music makes for some serious listening. Flanked by long-time band members Simon Rabl and Brett Scapin, Meeking’s soaring voice narrates stories based on the deeper topics of life. But Whitaker is no mouthpiece for a bleeding heart. Teaming up with local Melbourne musicians, with up to as many as six members on stage at one time (often including Meeking’s brother Luke), the band produce a dynamic smorgasbord of music filled with driven intent, lush harmonies and airborne melodies. ‘It makes for a tricky stage setup,’ Meeking laughs, ‘Everybody sings and plays multiple instruments – sound guys groan.’
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