The Gov Presents

The Crooked Line

FREE in the Front Bar

Saturday 09 March 2019 (opening 9:00pm)

at The Gov - Front Bar ( venue info )
59 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA

18+ Event (Under 18 allowed with parents)

The feel comes from the squeal” quips Phil Short, the newest and shiniest guitarist of the Crooked Line.

“When you make the guitar squeal,” he continues, “the boys get misty-eyed.”

He is, of course, referring to the members of The Crooked Line.

The Crooked Line sound broods from its classic rhythm and blues drum and bass engine, coloured by the distinctive triple guitar crunch and jangle (ranging from an onslaught on the senses to a gentle tickle on the ear drum).

The founding members of the bands former incarnation, The Strangers, Brothers Jason and Sean Braidwood, were born and raised by a travelling troupe of boxers, and fought tag team under the named “The Broken Nose Braidwoods”. Regular and repeated minor closed head injuries have made a significant contribution to Jason’s playing style, referred to as “twitchy beat”, and to Sean’s foreboding, statue-like stage presence.

Simon McCullough, a seasoned veteran on the Adelaide live music circuit (10 years with ‘Frogs in Glass Jars’), is the creative force behind the band, writing most of the original tracks and designing the bands elaborate stage costumes.

Matt Arentz rejoined the band in 2009. Matt comes to practice each week, sometimes with a bass guitar.

Phil Short joined in 2015, after losing a bet with Robert Redford.

Phil is an accomplished live performer, inventor and technical virtuoso, playing the role of “Slash” in “Sons of Guns” (Europe’s No. 1 Gun’s and Roses tribute Act) and inventing a time machine, allowing him to go back in time and teach Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and George Harrison how to play guitar (thanks Phil).

The band is currently recording and can be seen in local Adelaide venues, where their flair for live performance and spontaneous re-arrangement of songs is reminiscent of the classic rock’n’roll attitude that ask for no latitude.

More information about the Crooked Line can be found on their Facebook page.


18+ Event (Under 18 allowed with parents)