Sydney’s Lansdowne reopened last night, and it got the warm welcome back it deserved from a supergroup of Sydney musos.
As Music Feeds reports, Thomas Champion of The Preatures, Elliot Hammond and Michael Tramonte of The Delta Riggs and Paddy Cornwall, Seamus Coyle and Freddy Crabs from Sticky Fingers joined forces to play the sold out relaunch, and from what we can see it was one hell of a gig.
Taking to Instagram, the new owners posted video of the crammed stage during soundcheck, with the message “SOLD OUT!!! Playing the music through the rest of the pub!!!! WE LOVE YOU SYDNEY!!!!! Come get some!!!”
The band styled themselves simply as “A Band” (rather than The Band), and were joined by members of other Sydney stalwarts including The Jezabels, Royal Headache, DMA’s, The Rubens, Thundamentals and Joyride as they churned through a set of rock covers.
“Tonight Sydney experienced something incredible,” Alana Kathryn posted to Instagram. “As a tribute to The Band and The Last Waltz tonight some of Sydney’s best musicians came together to form A Band and performed The First Waltz. I admit that I shed a small tear when these Legends played “The Weight”. The Lansdowne is back and already has my heart.”
That footage, plus plenty more, can be seen below.
Tonight Sydney experienced something incredible. As a tribute to The Band and The Last Waltz tonight some of Sydney’s best musicians came together to form A Band and performed The First Waltz. I admit that I shed a small tear when these Legends played “The Weight” The Lansdowne is back and already has my heart. #lansdownehotel #keepsydneyopen #theweight