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Band 'Funny Not Offensive'

Band 'Funny Not Offensive'

Who: Schindlers Pist
Where: The Palais
When: Friday August 18, 2000

IT all started out as an idea for some good clean fun, but very soon attracted a whole heap of negative feedback, 'especially from the more conservative people'.

That's what guitarist and singer DANIEL WILSON says about the concert he's organised for Friday night at The Palais Royale.

Wilson, pictured (left), and bass player JOSH FITZSIMMONS (right) are in a band called SCHINDLERS PIST with guitarist SAM ROBERTSON and drummer ASOK D'ARCY (not pictured).

The name of the group causes a sensation wherever the group plays, with claims that its reference to the THOMAS KENEALLY novel is anti-Semitic.

Not so according to Wilson, who points out that members of his band D'Arcy (Australian/Indian) and Fitzsimmons (Australian/South African) are from multicultural backgrounds and do not find the name offensive, rather 'just funny'.

Wilson's group then organised the all-ages GOOD CLEAN FUN SHOW this Friday night at The Palais, featuring ENERTIA, THE GASSOON and DRAW THE LINE. But now some schools have objected to posters that feature the silhouette of a pair of amorous mooses in a passionate clinch.

Wilson believes the controversy will not deter young people from attending the event however, offering a diverse range of music from melodic punk, acoustic pop music and powerful melodic rock music.

ENERTIA CD: NEWCASTLE original band ENERTIA will launch its debut CD on Friday, August 25, at an all-ages concert at Newcastle Workers. The CD features material recorded live in CHANNEL V studios for THE JOINT program. Enertia has played with SILVERCHAIR, KILLING HEIDI, JEBEDIAH, TESTEAGLES and SUNK LOTO. Other bands on the bill are LUKE, described as a mix between JEFF BUCKLEY and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, and DRAW THE LINE, a punk band likely to appeal to followers of BLINK 182 or UNWRITTEN LAW.

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