• Whitley, Jay Laffer, Sime Nugent @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (18/09/08)

    Ott 1 2008, 0:29 di Psicosis

    Thu 18 Sep – Whitley, Sime Nugent, Jae Laffer

    With the audience politely sitting on the floor of the Northcote Social Club’s bandroom, Sime Nugent opened proceedings with a solo set. Announcing himself as Josh Pyke, Nugent stomped his foot in time as he banged down on his acoustic guitar, playing a great set based around his country-folk original tunes. The man shared jokes between songs, suggesting that headliners Whitley and Jay Laffer were hiding behind a keyboard during his set, and that his set was a front for a Scientology meeting (Tom Cruise was to appear shortly); but his booming voice combined with his strong songwriting on tracks such as Now You’re There showed that this Castlemaine boy will be getting more attention as the days go on.

    Better known as the frontman of incredible Perth outfit The Panics, Jay Laffer announced that he would play a few of his band’s tracks, a cover or two, then join Whitley for a few songs during his set. …