Earlier this month, Jacob Finch of south coast rockers The Terrys voiced his desire to have everyone “fucking join in” at the band’s live shows – and judging by the crowd’s reaction at their electric performance at Mary’s Underground as part of Sailor Jerry’s Road to Rolling Stone live music series, it seems fans have done just that.
With the past two years bringing its fair share of tough times to the music industry – seeing gigs being cancelled and music halted across the country for numerous hard-working musicians who would otherwise be performing to packed crowds on any given night – the excitement of the return to normality was palpable as fans spilled into the iconic Circular Quay venue for the free event.
Sailor Jerry fueled the crowd’s buzzing enthusiasm further with drinks featuring their iconic rum served in a bespoke Sailor Jerry cup.
Set among the fittingly grungy backdrop of Sydney’s Mary’s Underground, singer Jacob Finch, guitarists Lukas Anderson and Ben Salvatori, drummer Cameron Cooper, and bass player Trent Cooper brought their signature explosive stage presence to the crowd of eager fans as they sipped on Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum in celebration of the long-overdue return to live music.
The vibes were at an all-time high as the Gerrigingong rockers turned up the energy for the devoted crowd, who moshed their Terry-loving hearts out and sang along as lead singer Jacob rocked out sans shirt to ‘IDK’ and ‘Our Paradise’ at the intimate gig.
Speaking to Rolling Stone earlier this month, Jacob explained that the band hoped to bring an air of infectious positivity to each and every one of their shows, and their latest effort for the Sailor Jerry Road to Rolling Stone series was certainly no exception.
“We just want to push positivity,” Finch said. “So, if you come to a Terrys show, you leave feeling good. If you listen to a Terrys song, you leave feeling good about it.”
The Terrys’ performance served as part of the Sailor Jerry Road to Rolling Stone series, a gig lineup set to celebrate the lead up to the 2022 Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards – with the series kicking off with Melbourne psych-pop and blues-rock trio, The Grogans, who brought the house down with their fusion of grunge and punk sounds at Stay Gold in Melbourne on March 16th.
Last up on the Sailor Jerry Road to Rolling Stone concert is Eliza & The Delusional, who will grace the stage at Suzie Wongs in Brisbane on March 24th.
Known for their mastering of the indie rock sound, the outfit – with their two EPs and multitude of singles in hand – plan to give punters a bit of a taste as to what is to come, bringing a bit of anticipation to the 2022 Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards.
With all the excitement surrounding the return of bands to the stage, Poppy Reid, The Brag Media’s Managing Editor, said that the partnership with Sailor Jerry ” is our way of investing back into the industry that inspires us every day,” and that the impact of the free gig series will see “Rolling Stone Australia and Sailor Jerry playing its part in reconnecting fans with live music again.”
Lucille Rose-Hopkins, Sailor Jerry Brand Ambassador, stated that “Sailor Jerry is pumped to partner with Rolling Stone Australia to shine a spotlight on the local Australian music scene and give support to an industry challenged in recent times,” and that they’re keen to back the live music and bar industry across Australia to ensure that they “can connect with one another and unapologetically get back to our roots.”