“Yacht Rock.” Yes, it is a thing. A popular thing… the Fringe show featuring this ‘genre’ of music has a reputation for selling out!
A creation of Adelaide’s indie act Doctor DeSoto, frontman Mikey Green confesses their show “The Marina – A Smooth Cruisin’ Yacht Rock Experience” is “easily the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever done. But scratch the surface of any respected original artist, hand them a cocktail, and you’ll find a fan of ‘yacht rock’. It’s science.
“In 2015, we enlisted a bunch more Adelaide icons and put on a Fringe ‘experiment’. And it worked. Boy did it work. And so, we’re bringing the show back, bolder and more ridiculous than ever.”
So what IS yacht rock? Think smooth, with a nautical vibe. Famous culprits include Christopher Cross (of course), The Eagles, Toto – you get the drift!
You’re encouraged to frock up in ’70s garb to fit the atmos of ‘The Thebarton Marina’, which is in fact the Wheatsheaf Hotel in groovy disguise. It’s a fully immersive experience so dust off your best jumpsuit and ‘climb aboard’ for 4 shows only from 25 Feb.
Augmented reality alert! Watch a video by Doctor DeSoto (pre-Yacht disguise) directly from the FRUSIC pages in The Music printed guide, thanks to Reality Media! Download the Aurasma app, follow the FRUSIC channel, point your phone at p19 and away you go! For details, see How to Frusic >
Here more about the show from Mikey in his interview in The Music’s printed FRUSIC guide. From p19-20, hilarity ensues!
“The Marina – A Smooth Cruisin’ Yacht Rock Experience”
All shows at Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 George St Thebarton SA
Thu 25 Feb – 8:30 PM
Fri 26 Feb – 8:30 PM
Sat 27 Feb – 8:30 PM
Sun 28 Feb – 4:30 PM
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