Come for the cuddles, stay for the poisonous beak. And for our friends The Cashews, Nicegood Things and The Standard Deviants.
Join us at Smith’s for an informal evening of songs, stories, tentacle lovin’ and for the ‘light show’. Cuddlefish, shy elusive creatures that they are, have yet managed to gather a small coterie of entertaining friends and they’ll all be assembling at their favourite rocky outcrop in the Monaro Archipelago, ie. Smith’s.
The songs of Rafe, the voice of Chanel, the cello of Gemma, and the violin of Llewellyn. When their powers combine, they are Fucking Beautiful. But you can’t have a band called Fucking Beautiful, so they called themselves Nice Good Things instead.
The Cashews are a local duo who write and perform quirky acoustic songs with a strong Canberra flavour – featuring landmarks like the Tuggeranong Parkway and the safety lights on Mount Majura. The Cashews appeal to a wide range of audiences and were well known in years gone by for their pop-up “guerrilla gigs” and willingness to wake up early to perform satirical singalongs on ABC666. The Cashews used to have a website, but they forgot to renew it so now your best chance of finding them is to scour the wild grassy plains of the CSIRO Ginninderra Experiment Station at full moon or check on Spotify, Facebook and probably somewhere on YouTube. Alternatively, if you’re lucky, come along to see them at one of their rare sightings in real life gig situations – you’re guaranteed at least an excellent musical backdrop against which to have a conversation and hang out with your friends and family.
The Standard Deviants
An acoustic trio that’s a little bit folk-ish and a little bit punk-ish, the Standard Deviants sing songs to remind you that feeling sad and being bad is the most normal thing in the world, and they’ve got the data to prove it.
Little known facts about Cuddlefish:
Some time after choosing the name Cuddlefish, Cuddlefish googled Cuddlefish and discovered there was a band called Cuddlefish in Canberra twenty years previously, who put out an album called ‘Harkle’ in 1992.
Cuddlefish v.2 have never released an album.
Cuddlefish have played more gigs fully naked than they have fully clothed (This gig will be clothed).
When they die, Cuddlefish will leave behind skeletons that you can use as a healthy dietary supplement for budgies.
Fri Apr 23
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm