With multi-instrumentalist Robbie Long and support artist, Ruth Allen, at Wauchope Arts Hall on Saturday November 10 at 8pm
ARIA award-winning Mic Conway is an extraordinary entertainer.
Mic was born into a family of vaudeville theatre and opera. In the 1970s, together with his brother Jim Conway, Mic founded the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. To their surprise it became a cult phenomenon, recording seven records, two of which achieved gold status. Mic also joined the legendary Pram Factory Theatre in Melbourne, creating Soapbox Circus, where he was ringmaster, musician, juggler and acrobat. In 1978 Soapbox became the now world-famous Circus Oz of which Mic was a founding member.
Mic has toured across Australia, Britain, Germany, USA, New Zealand and Asia delighting audiences of all ages. He has written and recorded many albums and worked across the board in theatre, music, cabaret, television and film. His current outfit, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band is successfully touring and recording the most unique music and entertainment that “defies categorisation” (Sydney Morning Herald). Their new album “Corporate Chook” has been driving launch show audiences to the brink of hilarity and insanity.
Mic also works with The Wiggles. He is the voice of “Wags the Dog”, co-writes songs, appears in their DVDs and Wiggles movie.
Mic has joined forces the multi-instrumentalist and flat-picking guitar champion, Robbie Long. Stripped back, irreverent and shameless, their shows are filled with unusual and idiosyncratic tunes that will make your jaw drop, toes tap, and sides split. In a circus of comedy, magic and music they will delight audiences with something new, something old and something in between. Material includes “Captain Matchbox” and “National Junk Band” favourites with some of Mic’s “Circus Oz” antics.
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WAUCHOPE GIG DETAILS:
Who: Mic Conway Celebrating 50 years
Venue: Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Oxley Lane (opposite Bain Park)
Time: 8pm Saturday November 10
Tickets: at the door from 7.30pm $25 & $20 Wauchope Arts members
Or online at www.trybooking.com/ YVCG
Wauchope Arts Website www.wauchopearts.org.au