The music and spirit of Grant McLennan were remembered in fine style on 6 May. David Westlake, whose band The Servants supported The Go-Betweens in 1986, remained a lifelong friend of McLennan.
This was David’s first gig in 11 years. It was an estimable return. If after watching David’s stylish take on Casanova’s Last Words your first thought is “great syncopation” it won’t surprise you to learn that David is a university poetry lecturer.
Queensland Station is a supergroup numbering from left to right David Sheppard, Pete Astor, Ben Phillipson and Phil King. Firstly, you see them in rehearsal:
Secondly, you see them in performance:
Both David Westlake and Pete Astor reminisced about the time they’d spent with Grant and what they’d learned from him as friends and songwriters. It was an afternoon of great music and warm memories. Did anyone say love goes on? It does.
This Sunday, 3 June, we're delighted to welcome back the Queensland Station's Pete Astor and David Sheppard as our guest DJs.