THE SPIRIT COASTERS
Fresh out of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia
To survive on the pro touring circuit these days a band has to be cost effective, versatile and still have an X factor that separates a good act from a great act. As a power duo, that easily covers the sonic spectrum of a full 4 piece band and having years of experience invested in full time live performance plus a commanding stage presence, The Spirit Coasters tick all these boxes.
The Spirit Coasters comprise of Chris Webbe (Sweaty Palms, The Webbe’s, The Spectacles) on Vocals, Guitar and Electric Footdrums and Leigh Oakely (Stanford Test, Scuse Fingers and Georgian Ivy) on keyboards and left hand key bass. Chris has been a full time performer since 1982 and has opened for and worked with many national and international acts. Most recently with Phil Emmanuel and members of Chain, Dragon, and Canned Heat as the Spectacles. He has 13 original albums out and fronts the band. Leigh has toured Asia, worked as a session play in Powder Finger’s Studio and toured Australia working with bands like Dead Letter Circus and opening for the Daisy Cutters and others so there is a huge depth of experience here.
Some times the word “versatile” is code for “all things to all people” and boring. Not The Spirit Coasters. They will quickly assess the audience and whether it’s quirky dinnertime music, upbeat rock and roll or sweaty blues and hard rock or requested originals, they will be able to deliver it with style and attitude. Not Boring. Using high quality production lighting and backdrops the audience will be treated to a show not just another band playing top 40 to backing tracks. The Spirit Coasters DO NOT use backing tracks and all music is in real time and totally jammable. It is important to us that the crowd go home thinking they got more than they expected.
When: July 30, 2017
Where: Live and Free Main Stage