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SOMETHING FOR CATS…

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We’re over the moon to announce that our next live show will bring together the exceptional talents of Mr Cameron Ling and Mr Paul Dempsey to the stage of  The Corner Hotel on Wednesday June 4th. To have the unofficial mayor of Geelong paired with Australia’s tallest front man is something of a dream come true for us, and we can’t wait.

Cameron Ling, as everyone knows, is a Geelong premiership captain and one of the greatest taggers to ever play the game. He’s also the finest redhead ever to play for the Cats – no mean feat given the quality of amber-haired athletes to have donned the hoops before him.…

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SIMON MADDEN ON THE DRUMS…

There are so many great moments in Australian music and Australian football that resonated throughout the 1980’s. Bands like Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls, Midnight Oil, The Triffids and Go-Betweens were creating a specifically antipodean palette that varied wildly from band to band, but spoke together of uniquely Australian experience. In football, there were fierce and often brutal rivalries  – Essendon and Hawthorn springing readily to mind – and the beginnings of the furious pace that defines the game today. Champions like Gary Ablett, Dermott Brereton, madmen like Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson and show ponies such as Warwick Capper gave football a beautifully unpredictable, if not entirely unhinged feel at times. …

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