More dates

The Francis Wolves / The Holy Rollercoasters / Rag Wizard @ It's Still A Secret ALL AGES Matinee

This event has passed Get tickets

Event description

The Francis Wolves are back!

It takes a certain band with a certain je ne sais quoi to really pull off the Sunday matinée. Sunday April 28th The Francis Wolves bring the heat to It’s Still A Secret (Bris) for an electric afternoon, ALL AGES*, performance. With them will be long time pals The Holy Rollercoasters.

The last time Francis Wolves played ISAS they sold out so make sure you get your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

Doors open 2pm
Bands from 2.30pm

*All Ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

The Francis Wolves
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, The Francis Wolves deliver a sound that Triple J’s Dom Alessio refers to as ‘the soundtrack to big wave surfing…in hell’. An instrumental funk juggernaut that brings together a melting pot of genres. It’s a fuzzed out wall-of-sound with ferocious horns and a brooding rhythm section. There’s ominous organ and infectious congas. It’s a hot mess. A funky hot mess.

Their most recent second album, recorded in Brisbane and mastered in Hamburg, Germany by Fabian Tormin (Biffy Clyro, The Kills, Kurt Vile, Lee Ranaldo) delves deeper into more dark and ominous territory than their debut managed. It’s a more mature offering from the Francis Wolves pulling no punches musically.

Among the 10 tracks, they pay homage to one of the greatest composers of all time, Ennio Morricone – who passed away during the recording of the album – in “The Ballad of Lee Van Cleef”. It’s a cinematic underscore for today’s spaghetti western complete with timpani drums, theremin and an unhinged guitar solo.

The shades on this record are deeper and darker. From the brooding, Fender Rhodes driven “199 to Brunswick” to the MC5 influenced “Brother Wayne Kramer” the record tells a story of hardship, grit and determination…and it does so, without any words. So get on board and get yourself to the dancefloor. You won’t regret it.

The Holy Rollercoasters
Inspired by the masters of rhythm and blues, the ecstasy and tragedy of love and the beauty and danger of those who first took pen to paper , The Holy Rollercoasters are soul, blues and jazz-worshipping Brisbanites. It shall be wild and you shall snap your fingers and wiggle your hips. And ye shall be healed.

Rag Wizard 

Embark on a captivating journey through time with Rag Wizard, a Brisbane based ragtime, jazz and blues collective. Formed in mid-2023 by Bayden Mitchell on resonator guitar and James Visentin on upright bass, Rag Wizard casts a spell with their enchanting blend of ragtime, dixieland, swing and blues. Like a coven of musical sorcerers, they stir a magical cauldron of rhythms and melodies, channeling the spirit of early 20th-century music from the ragtime era through the swing era and beyond.

Regular fixtures at some of Brisbane's most beloved music venues, Rag Wizard showcases a mastery of their craft, captivating audiences with their spellbinding performances. Conjuring a musical alchemy that transports listeners to a bygone era. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of Rag Wizard – a musical experience that will leave you on a high!

Photo by Umma Gumma Mumma

Powered by

Tickets for good, not greed Humanitix donates 100% of profits from booking fees to charity

Refund policy

No refund policy specified.