Rabbit Radio scored an interview with Eddie Boyd and the Phatapillars at Bluesfest this year. They were pretty excited about their appearance on the Juke Joint stage – returning to the wilds of Bluesfest after taking out the Busking Competition in 2014.
So, how did it go?
“It was heaps good,” they told the Rabbit Radio reporters.
“The daylight savings thing worked for us. Though Steve Smyth was playing at same time. He’s awesome. Gradually, song-by-song, more people kept coming in. And when it started raining, that helped,” the band said.
They go on to say that they had a very supportive crowd and the Rabbit Radio reporters were gushing about how good their set was. They asked whether there were a lot of friends and family in the audience.
“A lot of people we’ve jut met from gigs around the place – people from Queensland and local people that we know. Heaps of people we’ve seen through the touring circuit and our whole family is here. We had a good support crew there,” they said.
They went on to talk about camping at the festival – both the highs and the lows.
“We have a little tarp happening so we can sit out in the rain. It’s serious glamping – compared to what we’re used to, this is like a five-star hotel.”
“At 4.00am, they come and pump the toilets. There was a forklift pulling out the bins – it’s nearly like he was out to wake people up. I think they secretly enjoy it.
Listen to the full interview of Eddie Boyd and the Phatapillars speaking with Rabbit Radio at Bluesfest: