TO be invited to play as part of the Newport Record Club is a “huge honour”, according to Stoned Posers bassist Wayne Hodges.
The seasonal event, which is held on Thursday evenings at Fremantle’s The Newport Hotel, showcases WA musicians playing their favourite bands and classic albums live on stage.
Season eight kicked off on February 2 and runs for 10 weeks, with Stoned Posers taking the stage on February 23 with The Stone Roses’ self-titled debut album from 1989.
Hodges, of Baldivis, said the Stoned Posers – which also features father and son duo Colin Outhwaite Sr and Colin Outhwaite Jr, Tristan Dudley, of Success and Port Kennedy’s Howard Whitworth – came together late last year specifically for this project.
“With all of us being ‘Poms’ and regularly performing live British music, we conceived the idea of performing a complete British album of our liking and The Stone Roses became a clear favourite contender with that band being a huge favourite of ours,” he said.
Taking the project “very seriously”, the lads have since been rehearsing every week at The Hen House studios to prepare for their first gig as the Stoned Posers.
“Looking forward to it is an understatement,” Hodges said.
“We’ve been massively focusing our efforts on this for the past three or four months.
“We’ll be performing the complete The Stone Roses album plus an extended encore covering some of their other popular tunes.
“We feel extremely privileged and excited to be part of this awesome series of shows.”
Outhwaite Jr said it was also an honour to be given the responsibility of re-producing an album “as iconic as this one” and it was great to be able to share the experience with his dad.
What: Newport Record Club
Who: The Stone Posers covering The Stone Roses
When: 7.30pm, February 23
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Tickets: Oztix or at the door