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BIRTH OF MENAGERIE.........
MENAGERIE consists of..
|:Vocals Guitar:||Michael "Budsy" Budworth|
|:Bass Guitar:||Todd Gregory|
|:Lead guitarist:||Justin "Crab" Craig|
|:Drums:||Jamie "Jimmy" Kerr|
Menagerie rose from the ashes of the band of the same title who, at the
time, were about the only original musical outfit in Gilgandra.
the split of the original group Justin ”Crab” Craig, the lead
guitarist/main songwriter, hooked up with friend and fellow musician
Michael “Budsy” Budworth (who would take on vocal duties) and tried to
keep the band moving. But, with a lack of available musicians in the area
this made it hard.
Todd Gregory had purchased a bass guitar and was picking it up quite fast
when he met Crabs girlfriend and she suggested the two should met and have
a jam. Todd ended up joining Crab and Budsy and the reforming image seemed
to take off from there.
“Jimmy” Kerr moved to Gil in December of 1998. He became a bit of a
bar fly at the local Royal Hotel and this being Budsy’s place of
employment at the time led to their meeting.
two discussed music and life and it turned out that Jim had played drums
in a number of bands in Tasmania and Victoria.
The debut E.P from Menagerie "Growling splash monkey" Out now through selected stores and www.menagerie.ipfox.com
Towards the end of 99 and
start of 2000 Menagerie started experimenting with a lot more sounds and
ideas to further their originality. Budsy started to become concerned with
his vocal range and what the rest of the band was after in means of style.
luck would have it Dave Humphries had just moved to Gilgandra and attended
the same party as Todd one weekend.
two got talking and the subject of music came up. Todd, misunderstanding
what Dave had told him (he told him he made up some words to a guitar riff
his brother had come up with), went back to the band and told them of this
new “vocalist”. They asked Dave to come and try his hand at singing
for them. After a few jams Dave finally got the confidence up and started
to sing anything that would come into his head. Mostly being anger and
vengeance filled lyrics the group knew then it was time to make Dave an
official member of Menagerie.
with Dave on main vocals, Budsy Backing him up and playing rhythm guitar,
Crab processing most guitar sound effects, Todd bringing in the low end
and Jim keeping the beats Menageries sound had become as full and original
releasing their debut EP, “Growling splash monkey”, in August of 2000.
The band has continued to play as many shows as they can and are building
a strong following in the area.
recruiting Pete Veness as co-manager Menagerie are trying their best to
let the rest of the world hear their musical creation and make it as
influential as possible.
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