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4zZz 102.1 FM, Brisbane (AUS) 31 March, 2005


Studio Guests: Ed Kuepper and Jeff Wegener


Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener, will finally re-unite in April, for a series of exclusive Wednesday night shows at The Troubadour. These shows will see the duo play a wide selection of Kuepper's material covering the entire spectrum of his career from The Saints, through the Laughing Clowns, to his most recent solo material, as well as a selection of cover songs specifically chosen for these shows.

Fans of the Laughing Clowns should note that these shows represent a unique opportunity to see these two legends of Australian music perform a number of songs not played on stage since that highly influential and innovative band last performed in
the 1980s.

Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener will perform without a support with the first of two sets kicking off at 8.45pm each Wednesday.

In 1973, while still at high-school, Kuepper formed The Saints, the group widely acknowledged (along with The Sex Pistols and The Ramones) as having set the template which we today know as 'punk'. Since the demise of The Saints in late 1978, Kuepper has continued to perform and record primarily as a solo artist. A newly remastered CD box-set of his work with The Saints was recently released by EMI Records, while a box-set of his equally seminal work with the Laughing Clowns (1979-84), will be out shortly on Hot Records, along with a definitive 3 CD compilation covering his extensive solo years titled This is the Magic Mile Jeffrey Wegener's drumming has truly legendary status in Australia. Having played with Ed Kuepper in both The Saints and Laughing Clowns (he also played for a brief time in Nick Cave's group The Birthday Party), as well as Melbourne's Young Charlatans, Wegener is perhaps the most natural musical foil for Kuepper's exquisite rhythms and electric-guitar playing. Capable of great variation and subtlety, his jazz-inflected style has been described as "somewhere between Gene Krupa, Keith Moon
and Elvin Jones". Recognised as one of the greatest drummers of all time in a JJJ poll his playing has been acknowledged as a prime influence on many of Australia's most highly regarded drummers including Lindy Morrison [Go-betweens] and Jim White [Dirty Three].

Ed Kuepper & Jeffrey Wegener: Wednesday nights in April @ the Troubador, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Tickets $12 at the door. Doors open @ 8.00pm

For further show information please contact, Tim Pittman: tim@feelpresents.com

Ed Kuepper Website

The Saints Prehistoric Sounds box set - out now on EMI
Laughing Clowns Cruel, But Fair - The Complete Works 1979-1984 box set - out soon on Hot/Didgeredoo
Ed Kuepper This is the Magic Mile box set - out soon on Hot/Didgeredoo


Laughing Clowns- Everything that Flies
Ed Kuepper- Carnivool
Ed Kuepper- Confessions of a Window Cleaner
The Saints- This Perfect Day
Ed Kuepper- The Spook
Ed Kuepper- Rue the Day
Laughing Clowns- The Fly Paper


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