Photos by Liam Cameron
Little under a week ago, we launched our first issue of Happy Mag at The Union Hotel in Newtown. The mag had been in development for a few months, so to finally have this baby in our hands meant we had to throw a kick ass party. With Donny Benet, Big White, Bin Juice and Wells on hand it was set to be a memorable evening.
Did we ever think the show would reach capacity and have punters spilling out onto the street? No, but what do you know it actually happened. Wells was mesmerising, his dark tales made all the more powerful accompanied by a trumpet. Bin Juice got the entire place pumping with their own brass goodness and intoxicating groove.
By the time local favourites Big White took to the stage the fans were in full party mode. If you missed their set be rest assured that the material they have for the debut album is nothing but gold. Old mate Donny Benet was the icing on the cake, and by icing we mean the soundtrack to your sexy times. Alongside old faves Gimme Your Heat and Sophistocated Lover Donny gave us a taste of his new album too, not to mention the customary stage invasion at the end of his set.
It was a great party, and we’re looking forward to doing it all again for Happy Mag issue 2. In the meantime, grab yourself a copy of the killer issue 1 and you’ll go in the draw to win a pedal from the legends at Red Witch.