Ep 291 – Ex Catholics

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Ex Catholics – Scott Mercer

Ex Catholics:

Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tim Allison
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, West End, 17 May 2019

Ex Catholics is the latest project of songwriter Greg Charles, who we previously featured on Live Delay playing a solo set on episode 105 back in 2015. Originally from Toowoomba, Charles has played in many bands including Blonde Cobra, Charles Curse and 6Magik9. In 2007 he was the inaugural recipient of the Grant McLennan Fellowship in recognition of his songwriting, travelling to New York City with the funding from the fellowship.

In 2017 Charles released two albums – The Wrecking Moon with the Ex Catholics, originally recorded ten years prior, and Rough Music, recorded in 2016 with a different lineup under his own name.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20 October, 2019

Show host: Scott Mercer

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Episode 105: Dale Peachey; Greg Charles

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Dale Peachey
Recorded by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Mixed by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. 20th November 2014.

Dale Peachey is a member of a few bands. He gets around. A couple of years ago his band Dollar Bar (who we featured back in episode 76) got back together and put out their first record in about 8 years. They’ve just finished recording a follow-up to that. He’s still playing Seaplane shows too. Nothing’s gonna stop Dale. When he plays with himself on stage though he enjoys straddling the line between music and comedy, like if Steve Coogan started a band with Robert Pollard. There aren’t many performances in pubs that start with the classic Snappy Tom jingle and end with a cover of ‘Its Not Easy Being Green’.

Buy/listen to Dollar Bar’s ‘Paddington Workers Club’ over at Bandcamp

Photo by Nathan Connolly.

Photo by Nathan Connolly.

Greg Charles
Recorded by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Mixed by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. 20th November 2014.

Greg Charles has been a few things; he’s played abrasive noise in Blonde Cobra and 6Majik9; he’s made minimal sound collages under the name Charles Curse. But it was his song-writing that earned him the nod of the Grant McLennan Fellowship award in 2007. His music has a certain feel you’d attribute to 90s alternative acts like Sonic Youth, Red Red Meat or (closer to home) Midget, but, he writes like he’s penning devastatingly beautiful country songs. It’s gotta be that Toowoomba influence.

Greg Charles on Soundcloud.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 16 January 2015.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.