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Here’s something cool: some footage that Ben took on his go-pro camera of our gig with Trichotomy at Jazzlab on December 14th 2018. The tune we are playing is called Effergy, written by Stuart McCallum.

The next Experiment show is at Coburg RSL on Saturday February 16th, as we play two sets from 5:30pm for their annual members day, which also features sets before us from Capital Gains and after from Drunken Poachers.

Here’s a head’s up too: in March, the experiment are coming up to NSW for a few shows. Come catch us at:

Thursday March 7th: Sly Fox, Enmore, Sydney. With Adam Young and The Down Main
Friday March 8th: The Junkyard Hotel, Maitland. Two sets from 8:00pm.

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Happy 2019 everyone! What a year it’s going to be. We have big plans for this year, and we plan to be making a bunch of music about the place too.

First gig coming up for 2019 is at one of our favourites of all, The Standard in Fitzroy. We’ll be playing two sets from 7:00pm on Sunday January 13th.

Photo from Ben Graham’s GoPro, taken at the Chris Pickering Experiment and Trichotomy show at Jazzlab, Brunswick, on December 14th, 2018. L to R: CP, James O’Brien’s back, Ben Graham, John Parker, Sam Vincent' (acoustic bass), and Sean Foran (piano).

Photo from Ben Graham’s GoPro, taken at the Chris Pickering Experiment and Trichotomy show at Jazzlab, Brunswick, on December 14th, 2018. L to R: CP, James O’Brien’s back, Ben Graham, John Parker, Sam Vincent' (acoustic bass), and Sean Foran (piano).

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Last gig of the year is coming up, and boy, it’s going to be a doozy. For this one, we are going to be joining forces with our Brisbane friends Trichotomy for a special ‘double-band’ gig. We’ll be playing our stuff, their stuff, and then playing together as well. That’s right, both bands on stage, jamming out a solution for everything. It promises to be something else, so come on down to The Jazzlab in Brunswick on Friday December 14th to witness it. Get tickets at the Jazzlab page, you won’t regret it.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our Brisbane shows. Boy, we had a great time, and great to play to a sell-out crowd at The Junk Bar, and for such friendly people. We love you guys, and we’ll be back next year for sure.

The next Experiment show will be in Melbourne on Sunday November 18th, when we barrel into another two sets at one of our favourite venues, The Standard in Fitzroy.

We’ve got something pretty exciting planned for the end of the year too - a special ‘double band’ gig with Brisbane group Trichotomy at Jazzlab in Brunswick on Friday December 14th. They’ll play a short set, we’ll play a short set, then we’ll both play a set together. That’s right, two bands on the one stage. It’ll be wild. Details will be announced soon, and this will be a ticketed show, so stay tuned.

CPE at The Junk Bar, Brisbane, 20th October 2018. Photo by Raychel Stone.

CPE at The Junk Bar, Brisbane, 20th October 2018. Photo by Raychel Stone.

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In October, the CP Experiment will be heading up to Brisbane, QLD, to play a ticketed show at The Junk Bar in Ashgrove. It'll be our only headlining show in Brisbane for the year, so I hope you can make it. Support is from Fraser and Stone, and it's all happening on Saturday October 20th. Get your tickets here at oztix.

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Before we do that though, we'll also be hitting the road for some shows with Jackie Marshall to support her album launch, and here are those dates:

Friday September 21st - The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, Melbourne VIC.
Thursday October 4th - Leadbelly, Newtown, Sydney, NSW.
Friday October 5th - The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW.
Saturday October 6th - Smith's Alternative, Canberra, ACT.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to see us and our desert soundscapes at Ben Mastwyk's launch last week. You can pick up or stream Ben's new album at all good suppliers.

The next Experiment gig will be Thursday June 14th at The Old Bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne. We'll be supporting our friends The Good Minus as they launch their new single 'Wonderful'. Also playing will be one of our musical heroes, Mr J. Walker of Machine Translations. The cover's only $10 and it's gonna be a night of pretty excellent music. Come along and smell that fresh desert breeze.

CP Experiment at Melba Spiegeltent, June 1st, 2018. Photo by Brooke Russell.

CP Experiment at Melba Spiegeltent, June 1st, 2018. Photo by Brooke Russell.