The BordererS from Adelaide have forged a reputation for frenetic, energetic live performances, built on the back of relentless touring.
September and October sees no let up, as having only recently returned from a very special performance at the Sydney Opera House (for the Sydney LifeForce Memorial Service on Suicide Prevention Day), the next few weeks has the band bouncing in and out of NSW, Victoria, then back to NSW for the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival.
First cab off the rank is a performance in Canberra at the revitalised Polish White Eagle Club. This venue has long been a favourite of Canberra music aficionados, helped by the fact that the club has been for many years completely pokie-free. (A phrase to gladden the heart of many fine musicians — especially acousticos.)
The BordererS have been slowly building a loyal following of Canberra fans with repeat appearances at the National Multicultural Festival, and some memorable gigs at King O’Malley’s irish bar among others.
They’ve also chalked up five appearances at the National Folk Festival and are always keen to return for more of the same. “The late night sessions at the National (when the festival shuts down for the night) with all of the top performers and the public all seated and singing together have been some of the most memorable nights in the band’s career,” Jim Paterson says.
Friday nights at the ‘Polo’ are always a treat, and the band will have the floor well cleared for dancing:
Upcoming gigs for The BordererS:
Friday 25 September – Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 26 September – The Clarendon, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 27 September – Pittwatter RSL, Mona Vale, NSW
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October – Murtoa Big Weekend, near Horsham, VIC
Friday 9 to Saturday 17 October – Cruisin’ Country Cruise, Sydney to Vanuatu
Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 October – Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, NSW
Saturday 24 October – Victor Dragons Fundraiser, Victor Harbor, SA
Sunday 25 October – Flerieu Folk Festival, SA