GANGgajang will perform at this year's Woodford Folk Festival. Photo Contributed.
GANGgajang will perform at this year's Woodford Folk Festival. Photo Contributed. Contributed

Where there’s a will there’s a Ganggajang Way

GANGGAJANG will return to Bundaberg next Saturday not only to perform but to attend the unveiling of the street sign, Ganggajang Way, named after the band.

Band manager Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup said the band was blown away and thanked Bundaberg local 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 to what has now become one of Australia's most recognizable tunes."

The naming of a street after the group has produced a wonderful symmetry; where once convoys of silent cattle grazed and lightning cracked over cane fields, there will now be Ganggajang Way.

Ganggajang will perform at the Sugarland Tavern on October 31 coinciding with the release of its new single called Circles in the Sand.

Ganggajang

Where: Sugarland Tavern

When: October 31, 9pm

Tickets: $20 presold and $30 on the door

Contact: 41505999



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