Mark Callaghan.
Mark Callaghan. Contributed

Band is set for Bundy street visit

GANGGAJANG will return to Bundaberg on Saturday not only to perform but also to attend the unveiling of the street GANGgajang Way, named after the band.

Band manager Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup said the band was blown away and thanked Bundaberg property developer Bill Moorehead for thinking of them.

He said band member Mark Callaghan lived in Kalkie after his family emigrated from England in the 70s and the lyrics to the song Sounds of Then was a result of his family sitting on the patio and looking out over canefields and watching the lightning.

"In fact, all the lyrics describe the house and land and the surroundings," Buzz said.

"Here, on the edge of suburbia, they built a house overlooking distant canefields and paddocks and spent balmy evenings 'out on the patio'.

"It was these scenes that lead singer and songwriter Mark 'Cal' Callaghan recalled years later in the lyrics."

 

Where: Sugarland Tavern

When: October 31, 9pm Tickets: $20 pre-purchase and $30 at the door

Contact: 41505999



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