Life is a highway for Forever Road

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

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.

The weeks gig guide includes:

TODAY

L Jay: Logan Central Library, 4pm

Livewire soloist: Greenbank RSL, 6pm

Caitlin Apro: The Coffee Club Browns Plains, 6pm

FRIDAY

Jessie D: Grandma’s Kitchen, Springwood, 10.30am

December Baby: Monkey Tree Brewing Company, Underwood, 5pm

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

Arthur Bristowe: Greenbank RSL, 11.30am

WEDNESDAY

Caleb Caswell: Little Cove on Chambers, 1.30pm

Livewire soloist: Beenleigh Bowls Club, 6pm

Twist of Blue: Grandma’s Kiwi Kitchen, 10.30am