Audiences to The Hills Shire Council’s Australia Day celebration can expect great things from Aussie pop-electro band, Rogue Traders, when they take to the main stage at Bella Vista Farm on Friday, January 26.
Returning to the music scene after a brief hiatus, the band is back and ready to get fans and visitors to the historic homestead up and dancing to their chart-topping songs, including Voodoo Child and In Love Again.
“For us, performing again after such a long break has energised us and made each song feel brand new again,” James Ash, the band’s guitarist, said.
“When we step out on stage it takes us right back to where we first started, which is so exciting.”
While the band may have been absent from the music scene, Ash said the group have continued to work on new ideas.
But, avid fans of the group may need to wait a little longer for new songs.
Ash said once the four-member band is happy with their new work, they will share it with the world.
“Song writing is a continual process of adding and subtracting- trying to find that perfect balance of saying what you want to say, whilst conveying the feeling you want your audience to feel,” Ash said.
Refreshed and raring to go, the Rogue Traders are ready to take on 2018 at full speed.
Ash said that the band can’t wait to get back on stage and share their music with the world.
“This year we really want to get out and play to as many people as we can – there’s nothing like it,” he said.
“It’s a way of reconnecting to the whole point of making music- which is to come together in a shared moment.”
Notching up six top ten hits and multiple platinum selling albums and a career spanning more than 15 years, Rogue Traders have established themselves as one of the most successful bands currently in the Australian music scene.
And they have played everywhere from Melbourne’s Palais to London’s Wembley Arena – creating many memories.
For Ash, it’s performing in his home country.
“Probably at Wembley Arena, back in my home country of England, my family in the audience and everyone singing along with our songs.
“A surreal moment,” he said.
While memories have been, Ash said lessons have also been learnt over the years, which has only added to their success.
“[It’s] To anticipate the lows [so you can prepare] and to make the most of every second of your highs,” he said.
“It’s a privilege to work in our industry, but it’s also a choice, so make sure of you choose it you commit totally.”
Catch the Rogue Traders at The Hills Shire Council’s Australia Day event on Friday, January 26, at Bella Vista Farm from midday.
For more info and other exciting events on in The Hills this summer, check out www.summerseries.com.au.