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Waxing Gibbous

When you hear the names The Jigsaw Collective, Luna Maria and Gentrified Ferals, you might be wondering what that’s all about. They’re all NT bands, and although when popped together they might sound like an unlikely combination, there’s a rich tapestry of love, adventure and history that connects them.

By Kate Conway

With members playing or singing across different band roles, and a husband and wife duo, there is kinship woven into the fabric of these three bands.

Under a waxing gibbous moon, the close-knit bunch is getting together for one night of folk, grunge, jazz and soul. Just shy of a full moon, and associated with abundance, completion, and transformation, the bands feel it is representative of their growth in previous years.

“We have all been laying low due to COVID, isolation and all those things, and in that time we’ve evolved and developed in the shadows, just like the moon does,” says Gentrified Ferals frontman Rod Baker.

“The restrictions give you the occasion to pause and reset, and we have been recombining and allowing chaos and creativity to come back in.”

After jamming at open nights and parties this year, the event is the first real hit out with a new line-up, and for Gentrified Ferals, a new sound.

“There’s an improvisational jazz value put into the grunge sound, but for us, there will always be a bit of a punk aesthetic,” says Baker.

Combined with Lunar Maria’s gentle, melodic folk sound, and The Jigsaw Collective’s signature blend of energetic, contemporary jazz and blues, the night is set to entertain. Baker hints at a few surprises in store.

“Expect the unexpected! I don’t actually know what is going to arrive until the moment it happens on stage, whether that is in movement or words.”

After a self-confessed, pandemic induced hibernation, Waxing Gibbous is about three bands getting together and supporting each other out of the shadows.

WHEN SAT 11 JUN | 6-11.30PM
COST $10 | $5 MEMB

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