THOUSANDS of people are expected to watch Perth indie band Young Robin at the Baysie Waves Fest, which will be the aquatic centre’s first event since reopening its outdoor pool and grandstand.
The five-member band consists of vocalist Jed Begho, drummer Daniel Mulch, bassist Hamish Graham and guitarists Jarred Osborne and Ben Teure. The band has been recognised by Triple J.
Since 2013, Young Robin has released several original hits including Ferndully, Faker Faker, Stay and Something Better.
They will be headlining the City of Bayswater event, which combines the Family Fun Day and Youth Fest, held on February 18 from 10am to 6pm. Begho, of Canning Vale, said the band was excited to give back to the community who have helped them through their career.
“We plan to do some new songs,” he said. “We might throw in a cover, we are not sure yet, but definitely a lot of originals.”
Begho said the band was preparing to release their new EP, Transitions, next month.
Mulch, of Leeming, said music had stuck with the members since childhood.
“A lot of our friends play music and if you’ve got mates playing shows, we go too,” he said.
Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull, a former Eskimoe Joe member, said the band was a great example of strong talent.
“Triple J have acknowledged them and we need the local scene to continuously be setting the bar up high…. so having these guys at Baysie Waves Fest is the jewel in the crown of what is going to be a fantastic day for families,” he said.
“It’s a $2 entry and it is all about families and there is so much stuff to do. In addition to seeing the live music, there is face painting, bouncy castles and for older teenagers there are chill-out areas and the game zone,” he said.
Visit Young Robin’s channel at https://www.you-tube.com/channel/UCRJuSSfshx45zaDzLd35TrA