Last night saw the Gold Coast’s music nerds come together to test their knowledge of music trivia. Held in Miami Marketta’s brand spankin’ new Studio 56, the night not only showcased the new venue, but brought together some of the Coast’s music industry for a very special celebration.
I am not a music nerd. Case in point – one question asking which acts headlined the three days of Splendour in the Grass 2014. I was there. Didn’t matter. Couldn’t answer the question. I doubt I’d have been able to the morning after said headliners either. (I blame access to the VIP bar, thanks Splendour).
With MC Iain Wright delivering about 700 cock jokes too many, trivia police issuing infringement notices for not enough touching, the confiscation of smart phones, live music by Velvet Martini and the most excellent prize of VIP passes to Xavier Rudd on offer, the capacity room groaned frequently at the music trivia posed. Elliot Smith died by stabbing himself twice in the chest. Now you know.
Round one could be themed as general music knowledge. Name three of the lead guitarists who played with The Yardbirds? Who composed most of the motown songs. What is the album of the week on Rabbit Radio this week? Name these ten dead musician, how they died, when and how old they were?
The winning team, Fuck Like Rabbits, captained by Blank’s Music Coordinator and previous Rabbit Radio Station Manager Mella Bunker had secret weapon Rick Hollis on board. A social worker, an NGO development worker, yoga and spiritual health workers and Lincoln Hillard made up the team.
Not only did Rick score a perfect round for the ‘name that song’ component, which saw Velvet Martini play the first 30 seconds of ten tracks, he was also quick off the mark with some ‘sound’ advice for the MC.
The event drew teams from local businesses such as Board Culture, Stoke Skateboarding and Blank GC as well as music industry workers like WHO Agencies, musicians, their managers and random but passionate music nerds.
As well as celebrating Rabbit Radio’s third birthday, the event also raised funds for the station’s operations, driven by volunteers.
It was such a hoot, organisers are hoping to make it a regular event. So if you haven’t become a royal Rabbit Radio member yet, now might be the time.