Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre and Press Play

Truckload of Sky – The Lost Songs of David McComb

Doors: 6pm, show: 7pm

Saturday 23 April 2022 (opening 6:00 PM)

at Fremantle Arts Centre - Front Garden ( venue info )
FRONT GARDEN, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA

**18+ Unless accompanied by Parent or Legal Guardian**

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission Seated $45.90 Allocation Exhausted

We are very pleased to announce that Truckload of Sky: The Lost Songs of McComb has been rescheduled to 6th of November 2021.

To coincide with this announcement, we have today released a David McComb-focussed episode of the brand new Fremantle Arts Centre Podcast - FAC Chats. This episode features interviews with Triffids members ‘Evil’ Graham Lee and Robert McComb, David’s brother. We hope you enjoy this behind the scenes peek into the making of the Truckload of Sky album. You can listen to the episode here or subscribe to the podcast on Spotify.

If you are unable to attend this rescheduled concert date, you are able to request a refund through Oztix - an email will be sent to all ticket holders with further information. Please submit all requests for refund by Friday May 29. If you do not require a refund, your ticket will be valid for the rescheduled concert on January 30, 2021.

By holding onto your ticket and attending the rescheduled show you are supporting both Australian artists and the arts industry - for that we thank you immensely.

Fremantle Arts Centre

Doors: 6pm
Show: 7pm

18+, minors permitted with a legal guardian. No pass outs

A special live show featuring: Evil Graham Lee & Rob McComb (the Triffids) * Phil Kakulas (Blackeyed Susans), J.P. Shilo (Blackeyed Susans, Hungry Ghosts, Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey,)* Dan Luscombe (The Drones) * Clare Moore – (Dave Graney, Coral Snakes, Moodists)
Singers: Rob Snarski (Blackeyed Susans) * Alex Gow (Oh Mercy) * Angie Hart (Frente)
Over the past couple of years some friends of David McComb (lead singer and songwriter from acclaimed Australian band, The Triffids) have been bringing to life a treasure trove of superb songs from his pen. These are songs that were not recorded, most not yet written, during the Triffids’ span in the 70s and 80s, rather they were written in Melbourne and London in the 90s and never properly recorded for various reasons. For the first time ever in WA, an incredibly special ensemble of David’s musical friends will bring these unearthed songs alive at Fremantle Arts Centre on May 16.
The songs are not cast-offs, it’s more a case of time running out for their writer, sadly. They were recorded over a couple of summers by an assemblage of musicians who have good reason to believe they could do them the sort of justice they deserve. Members of the Triffids, the Blackeyed Susans and people who had shared a stage and other delights with the man himself, along with musicians who knew him and loved him through his music. They all got to know him a little better in the process.
The record, released on February 15 on what would have been David’s 58th birthday,  contains eight brilliant, fresh songs sung by singers who interpret them in utterly convincing fashion.
To celebrate the release, shows will be played around the country featuring most of the folk who appear on the record. The band is Evil Graham Lee and Rob McComb (from the Triffids), Phil Kakulas, J.P. Shilo and Clare Moore (from the Blackeyed Susans, Dave Graney, Hungry Ghosts) and Dan Luscombe , famed Melbourne musician who’s played with more names than he can remember. Singers are Rob Snarski (Blackeyed Susans), Alex Gow (Oh Mercy), Angie Hart (Frente) and the previously mentioned J P Shilo. On the night, special guests will be joining us too.
Expect all the unearthed songs along with a helping of better known Triffids songs. Just as these fine musicians’ have done in recording the album, the audience will get to know David just a little better.    

Venue Entry Terms & Conditions 
i. Gates open at 6:00pm, check ticket for details. All concerts finish by 10pm.
ii. Permitted items vary from event to event depending on style and layout. Please check fac.org.au for event specific terms and conditions to avoid confusion. 
iii. No chairs, umbrellas, picnic baskets, bean bags, eskis, large blankets, helmets, selfie sticks, GoPro, SLR (detachable lens) or professional cameras, iPads, professional recording equipment, large items or dangerous items are permitted in to the venue. 
iv. You can bring a fold out cushion (one that folds out to create a cushion with a reclining backrest that sits on the ground), a small blanket, a small soft bag for personal belongings or food, sealed water or soft drink and empty water bottles to fill v. inside the venue. 
vi. Any item deemed to be dangerous, hazardous, intimidating or offensive to patrons will not be allowed into the event. This will include but is not limited to items such as glass, steel cap boots, 
vii. The seller reserves the right to conduct body and bag searches of all ticket holders. 
viii. All Fremantle Arts Centre ticketed concerts are 18+ unless otherwise advertised. This is to reflect that the concert area is licensed, that alcohol will be served and that unaccompanied minors or those with insufficient photo ID will be unable to enter the venue. 
ix. Minors are permitted to attend licensed 18+ ticketed concerts at Fremantle Arts Centre if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The person accompanying the minor must be at least 25 
years old. MAXIMUM OF TWO minors per parent or legal guardian. All minors must hold a valid ticket and guardians may be required to sign a declaration upon arrival which states that they will provide full and constant supervision of the minor(s). Fremantle Arts Centre does not recommend South Lawn Concerts as suitable for juveniles. Infants do not receive free entry. Fremantle Arts Centre strongly recommends these events as unsuitable for children 6 years and under. 
x. Where an event is licensed, or has licensed areas, official Australian 18+ photo identification will be required for entry (driver's license, passport). Any patron refused admission due to inappropriate 
identification has no right to any refund or exchange. 
xi. Patrons under the age of 18 attempting to enter any licensed areas by way of force, stealth or false identification will be ejected from the event immediately with no right to any refund or exchange. 
Any patron engaging in behaviour deemed to be dangerous, hazardous, intimidating or offensive to other patrons will be ejected from the event immediately with no right to refund or exchange. This 
will include but is not limited to running, throwing objects, aggression and crowd surfing. 
xii. Whilst every precaution has been taken to ensure the event area is a safe environment, you enter the site at your own risk and undertake to notify venue staff of any hazards or dangerous situations that you notice while on site. 
xiii. Fremantle Arts Centre is a smoke free venue. Smoking is only permitted in a small designated area. 
xiv. Fremantle Arts Centre accepts Companion Cards. The person carrying the card receives free entry to the event. 
Please visit www.fac.org.au/concerts for full venue information 

18+ Event, Under 18's admitted with Parent or Legal Guardian.