Experience a riveting matinee performance from local post-punk legend Victor Stranges playing 'The Songs Of Elvis Costello' with his band The Futurists at one of Melbourne's most iconic venues, Wesley Anne on Sunday 17th December.
This is not a costume-changing tribute show but rather an affirmation of The Futurists’ love for the hits and obscurities of Costello's earlier career. The four-piece band will play two sets totalling ninety minutes drawing from Costello's first twenty years of making records from 'My Aim Is True' (1977) to 'All This Useless Beauty' (1996).
Baby Animals founding member and lead guitarist Dave Leslie will be joining the band on bass guitar along with original Futurists members Frank Scalzo (drums) and Mike Dupp (keyboards).
Playing the radio favourites 'Alison' 'Watching The Detectives' 'Oliver's Army' 'Pump It Up' 'Everyday I Write The Book' and 'Veronica' to the more unknown album tracks this is the ultimate indulgence for the die-hard Elvis Costello fan. Wesley Anne is one of Melbourne’s oldest and prettiest venues and is housed in a former church with rough stone walls.
Check out some of Victor Stranges & The Futurists below:
“Close your eyes and you'll swear you're at an intimate Elvis Costello gig. Open them and you'll see a spirited performance by Victor Stranges and The Futurists.” (Anthea Palmer - jimmyhornet.com)
Supporting on the day is Tim Reid. Doors open at 3:00pm.
$38.80 including booking fee