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Who: Whopping Big Naughty, Cabin Fever, Expat
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
When: Friday April 19, 2002

ROCK'N'ROLL stalwart Whopping Big Naughty is back in town this Friday night to officially launch its kicking new album Bender.

Described by some as one of the few great classic rock'n'roll bands left in Australia, 'The Whoppers' have produced a 10-track, 32-minute blast of 'melodic, honest rock'n'roll'.

Frontman Stanley Claret said the eight-track used in the production of the album (rather than the four-track they originally planned on using) added complexity and emphasised the music's subtler elements.

But the band has not strayed far from its straight shooting roots.

'It's just good songs played with passion and balls,' Claret said.

'That's still what does it for me and I can't see our music veering too far from that.'

Along with band mates Derek Cameron (bass and backup vocals), Dave Benbrick (drums) and Catherine Brownhill (violin), Claret is hoping to soon launch a full-scale national tour.

After that, plans are afoot to jet half way across the world to test the European mainland.

'I just want the music to be heard because I love it so much myself,' Claret said.

Whopping Big Naughty will play at the Cambridge on Friday, supported by local acts Cabin Fever and Expat.

Entry to 10pm gig is free.

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