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Legends Laughing As Dates Sell Out

Who: Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener
Where: Northern Star Hotel
When: Friday May 13, 2005

THEY say when you're on a good thing you should stick to it.

So that's exactly what Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener have decided to do following the success of their Wednesday night residency at Brisbane venue The Troubadour. Word about how good the show was got around and soon enough the next two dates had sold out.

But it is little wonder audiences have warmed to the shows so much considering the stellar repertoire on offer.

It includes Kuepper's material covering the entire spectrum of his career from The Saints through the Laughing Clowns to his most recent solo material.

There is even a smattering of cover versions from the Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, Del Shannon and Dean Martin as Wegener and Kuepper perform two 45-minute sets. It is a unique opportunity for fans to see the two legends of Australian music perform songs not played on stage since the Laughing Clowns last performed in the '80s.

Fans on the east coast will have the chance to experience the show during a string of dates including a stop-over in Newcastle at the Northern Star Hotel on Friday night.

In addition, Kuepper and Wegener have been confirmed as special guests for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at their sold-out show at Melbourne Town Hall next week.

While he has teamed with one of his old musical mates, Kuepper said a reunion with The Saints seemed unlikely.

``Chris (Bailey) and I have talked about doing stuff together over the years and it never seems to get very far,'' Kuepper said.

``I mean we've talked about it almost from the time the band originally split up. Maybe it's just something to pass the time.

``I suppose I'd doubt if there would be a Saints reunion.'' Tickets cost $20 at the door.

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