Retro sounds of the west

April 16, 2022 BY

Shaun Adams and Kate Berry from OK Motels. Photo: NATHAN KASO

Regional music and retro sounds are heading back to Geelong for two dates in the coming weeks as part of Surround Sounds Geelong and the Bellarine Music Festival.

OK Motels will set up the West Town Music Club for two nights only at the Geelong West Town Hall, on April 22 and May 6 respectively.

Geelong West Town Hall has a long music history featuring some very impressive acts.

In the 1980s, it played host to The Fall and Wire, and in 1990 US rockers Faith No More graced the red velvet-cloaked stage for their The Real Thing tour with the Cosmic Psychos as support.

On April 22, the Cosmic Psychos will crank up again in the space to headline West Town Music Club alongside The Living Eyes, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice and Operation Karma.

A few weeks later on May 6, the venue will host pub rockers Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Floodlights, The Skips and The White Flower Society.

Geelong retro food favourites Ripper Roasts will serve up a roast dinner smorgasbord to accompany the line-up, with sides to please including classic scallop potatoes, peas, gravy and the roasted meat of your choice.

There will be plenty of options for plant-based eaters too.

“The inaugural Surround Sounds Geelong and the Bellarine Music Festival is set to enhance our region’s contemporary music scene and cultural heritage, and the West Town Music Club will

undoubtedly add a unique flavour to the festival,” Geelong deputy mayor Trent Sullivan said.

“Greater Geelong has an extremely long and very proud history of producing talented musicians and has a strong reputation as being a live music hub.

“I encourage everyone to get out and support this event, and the many others that will be held throughout Surround Sounds.”

For tickets and more information, head to the OK Motels website.

For the full Surround Sounds Geelong and the Bellarine Music Festival program, head to the Surround Sounds Geelong website.