Posted on 17 August 2018
Free Courtesy Bus on the Night
FREE show, Friday 17th August 2018 from 8.30pm!
Drawing inspiration from Macarthur for their name, the MacDaddy Duo bring their polished chords and harmonies to Austral Bowling Club, Friday 17th August 2018 from 8.30pm!
Luke McKay from Glen Alpine, who attends JMC Academy and is currently studying a Bachelor of Music and Robert O’Brien from Razorback, who attended the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney formed their duo six months ago and cover a range of songs from all popular genres of music. The acoustic guitar-playing duo will cover favourites from the current era and Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Radiohead, INXS, Hoodoo Gurus, Oasis, Powderfinger, Cold Chisel, Foo Fighters and a heap more. Cousins Luke McKay and Rob O’Brien how they got into music and you’ll get the same answer – they come from a musical family. Notes and chords run through their veins, drumbeats keep their hearts pumping. The 19-year-old Macarthur boys – McKay is from Glen Alpine, O’Brien from Razorback – formed their covers duo MacDaddy only four short months ago. They’ve already played at the AnnanROMA festival in Mount Annan and have a gig lined up at the Raby Tavern in July, but both want to take their musical dreams even further. “I’d love to earn a living from music,” O’Brien said “And doing it with my cousin is even better.” McKay said the pair play mainly covers of classic pub rock songs at the moment, but hope to branch into their own original music soon. Both he and O’Brien attend the Australian Institute of Music and intend to make music their career. “Music runs in our blood,” McKay said. “To make a job out of it wouldn’t be a job at all – we’d be doing what we love to do.” O’Brien said the pair had never really played together before this year. He listed the obligatory Christmas get-togethers as a starting point for their collaboration, but the formation of MacDaddy was their first foray into a musical union. “I don’t think we ever played together before because our styles are so different,” he said. But that’s what’s so exciting about music – we can meld our styles together and create something new. “That’s something to look forward to when we start writing.”
The duo are looking forward to building a following and level of experience in the local area.
They have set up a Facebook page and a Soundcloud profile to start things off, but they will continue to ply their trade wherever and whenever they can. And when they do, they might need to explain the source of their band’s name. “That’s a funny story actually,” McKay said. “It came from something Rob said. “He was talking about shopping at ‘MacDaddy Square’. “I asked him what he was talking about and he said ‘Macarthur Square, MacDaddy Square, don’t you all call it that?’ “I told him, ‘I don’t think anyone calls it MacDaddy Square, that’s just you’. I guess the name stuck around.” Music is verything to the pair, O’Brien said. “It’s about bringing that raw energy to life, channeling something through you.” I'd love to earn a living from music - and doing it with my cousin is even better.