We love finding emerging local talent – whether it’s an artist, photographer or a band. TrickGypsy just happens to be the latter and will be heading to the Courthouse Youth Arts stage tonight as part of our Fresh Music Night.

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to the kind of music you’re creating?

We have an in-your-face sound with the help of distorted guitars, bass and drums. Our songwriting is simple and catchy, mainly influenced by ’90s rock and the era of punk.

What’s your favourite song from your catalogue to perform live and why?

Our favourite song to play live would be ‘Belmont’, we usually finish on that song so we can go nuts and break some strings and skins.

If you could crowd surf in the mosh of any musician/band, who would it be and why?

Restless Natives – I would try and crowdsurf my way towards their bass player because he is one handsome man.

How do you think being located regionally has affected your music?

I don’t think it has effected the song writing, but rather the connections and relationships created from band to band, artist to artist. In the thriving Geelong music scene there is a distinct raw sound within and around the city and I believe that these bands influence each other.

What are you currently working on in the band?

We are currently in the midst of releasing a single and gigging around, check out our Facebook page for updates and such.

What’s been the biggest moment of your band’s career so far?

At the Anglesea music festival we were meant to have a 45 minute set which went down to 30 minutes because the previous band played into our set time. Then we broke two guitar strings and had to re-string them, and then the guitar strap broke off so we only played three songs. Despite that, Tom (drummer) got a kiss on the cheek from an elderly mistress right after the show… I’d call that a success.

How did you hear about Courthouse Youth Arts?

We’ve been there to watch gigs before, it’s a Geelong staple for entertainment and has been for years.

Tickets are $5 and you can purchase them here. It all kicks off at 7pm, with doors open at 6.30pm. The other bands on the bill are Square 1 and Restless Natives.

Images via TrickGypsy socials.