The Hepburns performing at the Dungog Show

Information courtesy of the Newcastle Herald by Georgina Mitchell;

Shortly after starting out, The Hepburns learnt the secret to calming down a rowdy crowd: playing covers of Katy Perry.

The four-piece band, fronted by father and daughter Alan and Katherine Munro, plus lead guitarist Patrick Truscott and drummer Rod Ball, play almost every weekend at a variety of venues across the Hunter, fitting in their passion for performance around university and work commitments.

And though their band is named after iconic actress Audrey Hepburn, their style – described by Alan Munro as  is “modern and dancey” – consists of mostly modern artists.

The Hepburns

Also included in the band’s repertoire are acts like Olly Murs, Cee Lo Green, Daft Punk, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beyoncé and some token classics like Fleetwood Mac.

“They love it because it’s different, it’s not the same-old, same-old,” Munro says. “It’s steering away from the ’80’s pub rock stuff – which is great, but is done to death by every cover band from here to Timbuktu.”

Their success lies not just in their high level of musical ability and song choices but also in their high level of vocal talent. Former Dungog High School student, singer Katherine Munro, who also plays mandolin, bass, guitar and keyboard is comfortably supported by singer and virtuoso guitarist, Patrick Truscott.

Live shows always bring enthusiastic audience reaction and response, especially to the likes of ‘Hey Ya’ by Outkast or ‘Mr Brightside’ by The Killers.

The Hepburns are currently riding a wave of popularity performing twice a week on average at venues in the Hunter – in fact there are not enough weekends in each month to perform all of their requested shows.

This weekend, will be The Hepburns first performance at Dungog and probably their biggest crowd.

They’re delighted to have been booked.

For more information http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2647858/hepburns-make-it-happen/

 

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