“It’s all about the emotion man,” says Choirboys front-man, Mark Gable.
As we unpack another Choirboys 6 pack, we learn it really is. Bruce Springsteen has captured it again, again and again. Both with the live performance and in song. Emoting at the most fundamental level – I’m confused, I’m lost, where do I belong….argh somebody help me!
“It wasn’t till I saw Bruce on TV for the first time, performing a live version of Rosalita that my brain snapped,” said Gable. “This is it man! Bruce wasn’t just good, he was pure inspiration, and still is today”!
Gable recalls in the early 80s, Choirboys were doing ‘Born to Run’ in a place called The Manzil Room – the coolest place in town. Springsteen, at this point, is from the 70s and had fallen off the “cool” radar. Still they did this song, not because it was cool or uncool but because it was at the core of what Choirboys were and where they were from… the other side of the track.
Springsteen is street. But not in a clichéd hair flick cock rock format, and not in an over driven formulaic and crafted pop sensation. Bruce lived and breathed IT and he wrote about IT in a way that everyone could relate to. He elevated us from our dreary Monday to Friday existence and took us to a place full of wonder and amazement. A place we could revisit any time… any time we heard his songs again.
So we join Choirboys on the other side of the track as they travel down the road of inspiration with a 6 pack of Bruce Springsteen, just begging to be torn apart and brought back to life as Australian pub rock anthems. Choirboys doing Bruce Springsteen… making rock n roll great again!
Celebrating 40 years together this year, CHOIRBOYS are one of Australia’s most authentic pub rock icons, having released a swag of enduring rock anthems including Run To Paradise, Boys Will Be Boys, Never Gonna Die and many more.
Having signed their first recording deal with Alberts, the CHOIRBOYS are undoubtedly a staple of Australia’s rock and roll history and watch them as they set out to bring pub rock to a whole new generation!
Bruce Springsteen is the third 6 pack venture for the band having previously toured 6-packs of Creedence Clearwater Revival and more recently, Tom Petty… and there will be more to come!
Friday May 8: Northcote Social – NORTHCOTE, VIC
Saturday May 9 2020: Burvale Hotel – NUNAWADING, VIC
Friday May 22 2020: The Gov – ADELAIDE, SA
Friday May 29 2020: The Cambridge – NEWCASTLE, NSW
Saturday May 30 2020: The Basement – CANBERRA, ACT
Friday June 5 2020: Dubbo RSL – DUBBO, NSW
Saturday June 6 2020: Bathurst RSL – BATHURST, NSW
Friday June 12 2020: The Triffid – BRISBANE, QLD
Saturday June 13 2020: Coolangatta Hotel – COOLANGATTA, QLD
Saturday June 20 2020: Heritage Hotel – BULLI, NSW