LOGAN country rock favourites Forever Road are riding a creative wave.
The band’s last album, released in September, charged up the country music charts and came to rest in the Top 10 for about six weeks.
Now frontman Jake Gilroy, who writes the band’s original music, can’t stop pumping out new songs.
The four-piece are using Logan Live gigs to roadtest three news songs alongside old favourites like last year’s Woo Hoo, which won nominations for three Australian country music people’s choice awards.
“I can’t wait to hear what people think,” Gilroy said.
“It’s a funny business, writing songs. You start with a bit of tune, you mess around a bit, you have the music and then the words just come tumbling out. You don’t really get to pick and choose – well that’s not been my experience of it anyhow.”
Gilroy is joined in the band by brother Clem on bass and back up vocals, Dan Vayro on lead guitar and Brian Foulds on drums.
The band played its pumping first Logan Live set at The Mustering Yard Bar & Grill, Cusack Lane, Jimboomba on Tuesday.
The heritage themed restaurant converted the outdoor patio into a stage to accomodate the thumping four-piece whose members day jobs include council worker and PCYC staffer.
Fans filled every table and spilled on to couches by the door. They included suspended Logan councillor Stacey McIntosh, who was there with friends.
Forever Road are Tamworth and Gympie Muster favourites. The act have recently opened for Icehouse during a recent tour and landed themselves a headline set at the Stockman’s Bar, at The Ekka, on August 15.
See Forever Road play Greenbank RSL on Thursday July 26.
Logan Live Music Month is an iniative of Logan City Council. It matches local acts with live venues. About 72 gigs will be played in the city through the month of July.
Local venues that host gigs include The Mustering Yard, Mondaze and Cafe on Cusack in Jimboomba, Thom & Ann’s, at Yarrabilba, Greenbank RSL, Little Cove on Chambers at Waterford West and The Coffee Club at Browns Plains Village.
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The weeks gig guide includes:
L Jay: Logan Central Library, 4pm
Livewire soloist: Greenbank RSL, 6pm
Caitlin Apro: The Coffee Club Browns Plains, 6pm
Jessie D: Grandma’s Kitchen, Springwood, 10.30am
December Baby: Monkey Tree Brewing Company, Underwood, 5pm
Hannah Grace Longeran: Cafe on Cusack, JImboomba, 11am
Smith Twins: Extraction Artisan Cafe, Springwood, noon
Music Forum: Logan Art Gallery, Logan Cetnral, 2pm
Matthew Sellwood: The Mustering Bar & Grill, Jimboomba, 6pm
Bam Duo: Extraction Artisan Cafe, Springwood, 6pm
Jessie D: Beenleigh Bowls Club, 12.30pm
Danni Jay: Thom & Ann’s, Yarrabilba, 1pm
Georgie Taylor and Jake Cotter: The Coffe Club, Browns Plains, 1pm
Sierra Faith: 1.30pm, Mondaze, Jimboomba
Twist of Blue: 2.30pm, Toscani’s Loganholme
Arthur Bristowe: Greenbank RSL, 11.30am
Caleb Caswell: Little Cove on Chambers, 1.30pm
Livewire soloist: Beenleigh Bowls Club, 6pm
Twist of Blue: Grandma’s Kiwi Kitchen, 10.30am