What is The Wharf
The Wharf Sessions is STC's post show music program, running
once a month on a Friday night. Basically, you can come to see some
live theatre, then enjoy some fresh musical talent while you hang
out in the bar afterwards. Or skip the theatre, and just come to
see a band you love in an awesome setting for free. Or come to an
awesome bar for some drinks and check out a band that you might not
know to well. The Wharf Sessions have been running since 2008 and
we have seen a heap of amazing talent grace the stage over the
Who can come along to
ANYONE and EVERYONE. The Wharf Session are free (which
leaves you more money to spend at the bar!) and all are
What is the vibe like at The Wharf
The best way to end a work week, we reckon. Great wine, that
amazing view, and FREE MUSIC. What more could you want? It does
depend on the band that we have on, but generally it's really
relaxed and fun. It's such an intimate venue that the band can
really connect with the audience, or create a massive dance floor.
Anything goes. When Passenger played last year, they ditched the
sound system and played acoustic - it was pretty special.
What acts have you booked for The Wharf
Sessions in the past?
The list is long! We like to mix it up and get different
genres in there. We've had great bands including Cloud Control,
Paper Scissors, Cuthbert and the Nightwalkers, Wolf & Club, Red
Riders, Parades, The Snowdroppers, Guinea Fowl and Suitcase Royale.
We've got a bit crazy with brass out-fit Waiting for Guinness and
mask-wearing, sense-assaulting Darth Vegas. And we don't forget
about the ladies. Bertie Blackman, Elana Stone, Bridezilla, Lady
Sings it Better, Ursula Yovich and The Stiff Gins have all graced
the Wharf Sessions stage.
Why have you chosen Faker as the first
band for 2012?
The stars aligned. We were looking for a band that would
really kick-start The Wharf Sessions program in 2012 after a small
hiatus while The Bar was being renovated. Faker have taken a little
break too, so it's only fitting that they join us for the first
What do they sound
If we were to send you to a record store you would need to
check the Alternative or Indy rock section to find Faker, and to
reference other bands, we would liken them to such bands as The
Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers and Ksabian.
The Wharf Sessions: Faker,
The Bar at the End of the Wharf, Friday 13 April, 10pm, free