Got nothing for your Father yet? Not to worry! There’s a smooth group of lads that have got your back on this day of celebrating Dad.
Just like most of us are here in Adelaide, we are the proud children of migrants. Across this great land a whole generation of migrant kids listened to Rock ‘n’ Roll and bands like AC/DC, Cold Chisel, The Aztecs, Chain and the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. Managing to filter its way across from other states to the UK and then to our corner of the world, for Max Savage, nothing compares to the backbone of most of this music - the Blues.
“I guess I just love the blues. I grew up with it. It’s what got played in our house. My grandpa was a 10-pound-pom and dad grew up in Adelaide suburbia in the 60’s listening to pop radio 5KA, ‘The Album Show’, and David Daisy Day,” Max said of his youth, “so my childhood was accompanied by a soundtrack of Muddy Waters, J.J. Cale, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Always on tattered old cassettes copied from the radio or vinyl records.”
With this and his Dad in mind, Max of Max Savage and the False Idols, put together a band to play some Blues this Father’s Day. Joining him on stage is his own big brother, Ross McHenry; a musician, producer and one of the leading faces of the Transatlantics and the Shaolin Afronauts. Also playing are his dear friends Django Rowe and Stefan Hauk; who between them are leading blues guitarists in the city of Adelaide.
Partnering up to keep you fed and watered, the team from Low and Slow American Barbecue will be there to get your tastebuds moving as much as your feet, as well as Hawkers Beer and Delinquente Wine Co.
“At the end of the day,” says Max, “we’re celebrating Dad and also our childhood and the music we grew up loving. I think that’s an experience that lots of kids of our generation have grown up with and hopefully it will be a great afternoon.”
Chateau Apollo; located at 74 Frome St, Adelaide, is hosting the event on Sunday 2nd September from 2:30 to 6pm and tickets are available on Eventbrite for $20. Kids are welcome and for those under fifteen entry is free.