It’s been a while, but we’re back! You might remember us from such bands as Nitidus, Shotgun Zero and The West Melbourne Brass Band 12th Division. We’re dusting off the drums, guitars, mics and some of the old songs for one more night of rock n’ roll.
In fact, I don’t want to alarm you, but this may actually be your last chance to see us perform these songs for the rest of the year, so if you want to hear The Taste, What’s It Gonna Be and other such nonsense… Saturday night is your night baby!
Quick reminder: if you’re looking for something to do this Easter Saturday (11 April), come down to Ruby’s Lounge in Belgrave for a beer with friends and be treated to the rockin’ sounds of Dusted Orange, Spark Iris and The Rock City Riff Raff. Adam, Marki and myself (Doctor K) will be on stage first to crank out some Nitidus tracks. Much fun guaranteed, so come on down to Ruby’s Lounge. Only $10 at the door.
Full details on Last.fm
After winning his fight with cancer, lead singer Taz is back on stage again with the pure rock mayhem that is CREECH! This celebration of life, triumph and rock n’ roll will also feature DLG, Nitidus (Adam, Marki and Doc) and The Humanz. Get down to the Northcote Social Club (301 High Street, Northcote) at 8:30pm on April 3rd for all the action. Only $10 at the door, and 10% of Creech earnings from the night will be donated to the Cancer Council, so not only will you be supporting local talent, but donating to a good cause.
Spread the word, and we’ll see you at the show!
Get over to the John Curtin Hotel on Lygon Street this Thursday night for a heavy dose of rock, served by our good friends Dusted Orange, Teaza, plus The Rock City Riff Raff and us (Adam, Marki and me). The bar opens at 8pm, and be sure to bring an extra $8 for the lovely door girl so she can keep the staff paid and the venue open for many more nights of fun.
Also, mark down
4 April on your calendar, when we will join the mighty Dusted Orange once more to rock Ruby’s Lounge in Belgrave.
There’s one more show in April to announce, but I’m still waiting for details and confirmation, so stay tuned. As a teaser, let’s just say it may involve the triumphant return of Melbourne rock heavyweights Creech!
Exciting times ahead. See you on Thursday.
Thursday 12th February was a very special night for Nitidus fans. Adam, Marki and Doctor K took the stage at the Sandbelt Hotel in Moorabbin in support of Australia rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus. This was apparently the first time the Sandbelt hotel has opened up to original bands, and judging by the turn out and general vibe in the room, it won’t be the last.
The night was made extra special thanks to a surprise guest appearance by the one and only Ash Fyfe! Adam’s predecessor joined the three of us on stage to crank out our LA Award winning track Red Morning. Hearing that riff played once again by the guy who wrote and recorded it was an incredible buzz for us as well as the long-time Nitidus fans in the room. Unfortunately we only had time to prepare the one song with Ash, but hopefully we’ll see him join us on stage again in the near future (stay tuned).
I’m also happy to announce that we raised $253 for the Red Cross bush fire appeal. As Marki told the crowd, we gladly offered to donate all money raised that night from the sale of our A.S. It Is EP to help those affected by Victoria’s worst natural disaster in history. Thanks to everyone for helping us make a contribution.
The Hoodoo Gurus finished off the night with an awesome set of classic tracks. It was great to be a part of their night, and thanks to Daniel and the organisers for putting the event together… and thanks to you guys for joining us at the Sandbelt Hotel.
Check out some of the photos from the gig:
Hi there blog rockers! We’re back in the land of Aus’ after an all-too-brief visit to our kiwi neighbours earlier this month. I realise this post is a bit late, but it takes a while to get back to reality after a week on the picturesque South Island.
The reason for our visit was to perform live at the A.R.E.A 9 Festival near Lake Ohau, (20 minutes from Twizel). This 48 hour non-stop-music event was held over the Waitangi Day long weekend and featured some of New Zealand’s finest acts, including Salmonella Dub, Rhombus, Kora, Katchafire and many more. Most of you probably know that Nitidus began with Patrick ‘PC’ Clemenger as a cover band in Christchurch, so it was an amazing ‘pilgrimage’ flying over the pond to see where all this madness began.
For myself and Adam, this was our first time in the South Island, so we spent the week leading up to the event acclimatising to the people and the places. This was also the first time we met up with PC in almost a year! Don’t worry folks, he hasn’t changed, he’s still the same rocker he ever was. Much drinking was involved.
After a week of site seeing, it was time to get the show on the road. We picked up Marki from the airport and drove direct to Twizel with only a few hours to kill before we were to hit the stage at 4:30am on Saturday 7th February (when they said 48 hours of music, they weren’t kidding). It was awesome to be back on stage, a FESTIVAL stage no less, with PC, Marki, Adam and myself cranking out the songs we’re proud to have created: The Taste, 21 Alibis, What’s It Gonna Be, Echoes, Don’t, Red Morning, So Long and more. The only thing that sucked was that the show ended! Big props to Mission Controlled for flying us over for their awesome event, have us back anytime!
We’re back in Melbourne, narrowly missing the 40+ degree heat wave (Celcius, which is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit), only to find half of Victoria burning to the ground in the tragic bush fires. Our hearts go out to those who have lost property and loved ones in this disaster… but more on that in my next post.
For now, enjoy these pictures from New Zealand (more to come).
What’s my scene? The Sandbelt Hotel in Moorabbin will be my scene when we open up the show for the one and only Hoodoo Gurus! This is your chance to see one of Australia’s greatest legends in rock history… as well as the Hoodoo Gurus.
The Hoodoo Gurus are certainly one of those classic Australian rock bands you’ve just got to check out. Our roadie Darren, a.k.a. Pecka (if you’ve been to our shows, you’ll know who Pecka is) told me that he’d seen the Hoodoo Gurus recently and they have one of the most rocking live shows he has ever seen… and Pecka has seen more than a few!
So take it from our roadie, this is a show you’ll want to see!
It’s all happening on Thursday 12th February from 7:30pm at the corner of South & Bignell Roads, Moorabbin. This is an over 18s show, so you will need photo ID at the door.
Tickets are available for just $22 (plus postage), which also entitles you to 10% off any main meal at the Sandbelt Hotel Bistro. To put it mathematically: dinner + show = a perfect pre-valentines night out! I always knew my grade 2 maths would come in handy one day.
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets right now by clicking the button below.
[EDIT: ticket sales now closed, ‘Add to Cart’ button has been removed]
Thanks for supporting Australian rock, and we’ll see you at the show. Don’t forget to add it to your calendar.
We may be jetting off to New Zealand in about a week, but we’re not leaving before getting live and loud for Australia Day!
Actually we’ll be more ‘chilled out’ than ‘loud’, as we’re playing a special unplugged acoustic show at the Three Crowns Hotel on Sunday 25th January, a.k.a. Australia Day Eve. The weather bureau shows it could be a hot night, so it’s a perfect time to show your green and gold and sink a few tinnies with the three of us (Adam, Marki and Doctor K). In the spirit of the occasion, we’ll be belting out nothing but Australian music, so expect to hear plenty of Cold Chisel, Hoodoo Gurus, Billy Thorpe, Nitidus (hey, we’re Australian too!) and many more timeless pub classics.
Show starts at 9pm, so come down and croon with us. Check out the full details on Last.fm and be sure to add it to your calendar.
It’s 2009 so we thought it was time to do something big. Nitidus will be making a rare once-in-a-lifetime performance at this year’s A.R.E.A 9 festival in New Zealand, the land where it all began!
Here’s the low down from the A.R.E.A 9 Myspace:
A.R.E.A 9 Music Festival will be held Waitangi weekend (6-8 Feb) 2009. It will feature some of New Zealand’s top musicians and entertainment personalities, as well as featuring some of New Zealand’s favourite extreme sports. Here at A.R.E.A 9 we are proud kiwis and want to celebrate our great New Zealand lifestyle but also want to contribute to the preservation of one of New Zealand’s rarest birds, the Black Stilt. Held “somewhere” in the heart of the MacKenzie Country, South Canterbury A.R.E.A 9 is preparing to be a festival that kiwis will look forward to and embrace with extreme dedication. So watch this space for more info as we create an event not to live without.
Marki, Doctor K, Adam and PC will reunite on stage at 4:30am on Saturday 7th February 2009. We’re super excited and can’t wait to meet all our kiwi fans there.
Early bird tickets have already sold out, but tickets are still on sale for $200 plus booking fee. 48 hours of non-stop music at picturesque Lake Ohau, it’s certainly going to be a weekend to remember!
A.R.E.A 9 is presented by the The Mission Controlled Events Company Ltd.