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The Black Sorrows are ready to rumble
Get ready to sing and dance to your favourite songs this evening, as The Black Sorrows treat the Bungle Rumble like the best gig of their lives.
Led by seemingly evergreen entertainer Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows will touch down in Coonabarabran today for the inaugural Bungle Rumble.
The Coonabarabran Times spoke to the colourful musician ahead of his band’s headline performance.
Mr Camilleri said The Black Sorrows would deliver a healthy mix of their old classics right up to songs from their most recent 2021 album, ‘Saint George’s Road’.
Despite The Black Sorrows frequently performing on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mr Camilleri was adamant the upcoming gig in the bush would be one of his best.
“I treat it like each gig is the best gig of my life,” he said.
“There’ll be a staple diet of the songs we’re famous for, the songs they always want to hear like Chained to the Wheel, Harley and Rose and Shape I’m in and a lot of our new stuff.”
Of 400 songs Mr Camilleri has written, he said there was one that stuck out for him as his favourite.
“There are songs that we will always play,” he said. “But for me it’s Hold Onto Me. It gives me joy playing that song. It’s not because it’s one of our most successful songs, but there’s something there personally about the time signature of it.
“I treat it like each gig is the best gig of my life.”
"There’s all kinds of songs that have different value. Harley and Rose tells a story in a certain way in three minutes. I like doing things that are cinematic with music that creates pictures in the mind.”
The Black Sorrows will be the headline act at the Bungle Rumble festival today, Saturday, 26 November.
Entry is free, but tickets still need to be ordered at www.123tix.com.au/events/35419/bungle-rumble
Gates at the Showground open at 1pm with entertainment and market and food stalls until late.