Jebediah ready for Mudgee debut

NEW KIDS IN TOWN: Jebediah will play A Day On The Green in Mudgee on November 4. Photo: Matt Saville
NEW KIDS IN TOWN: Jebediah will play A Day On The Green in Mudgee on November 4. Photo: Matt Saville

Jebediah are set for their local debut when they hit the stage for Mudgee’s 19th A Day On The Green on Saturday, November 4, at Robert Oatley Vineyards. 

They’ll join the Hoodoo Gurus, Baby Animals, Models and Alex Lloyd.

The Jebs became one of Australia’s most popular live bands after bursting out of Perth in the mid-’90s, winning the National Campus Band Competition.

Their debut single, ‘Jerks of Attention’, became a Triple J fave, and it was followed by ‘Teflon’, ‘Harpoon’, ‘Animal’ and their defining anthem, ‘Leaving Home’.

The hits continued into the noughties with ‘Fall Down’ and ‘She’s Like a Comet’.

However, bassist Vanessa Thornton said that there’s still new experiences to be had.

"Even after all these years we're still going to places we've never been to before,” she said. “I don't think we've played Mudgee before and if we did I don't remember it, which would be very unusual because I can remember thousands of gigs we've played."

What’s not new to them though is ADOTG concerts though.

"We did a run last year in November - that was with You Am I, Something For Kate, Spiderbait, and The Meanies - which was pretty amazing fun being with that gang of bands,” she said.

“It's exciting and really well run, I think it's great for the punters and the bands.

"We've never played with The Models or the Baby Animals, so it's going to be great, and the Hoodoo Gurus are such an amazing band and have got killer tunes.

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"There won't be any huge surprises for anyone whose seen us before, but I'm positive we're all going to be in very good spirits."

Jebediah are coming off of a run of shows with the Gurus, You Am I and Adalita, before playing on the reunited Midnight Oil on their 'The Great Circle' tour this month.

In 2015, the band celebrated two decades with the release of their greatest hits, Twenty.

Vanessa said that even though that time has flown by they still feel like the kids on the scene at times.

"A couple of years ago we did a 20th anniversary tour so over that whole period we were being very nostalgic, piecing together the album and tour and going back through our memorabilia. It's not spinning me out so much any more but at the time it did, I that happens with everyone though when you realise you're supposed to be an adult," she laughed. And that having toured with the Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I keeps her "feeling like a kid".

More on ADOTG at adayonthegreen.com.au