To celebrate their return to Australia this month, Mumford & Sons announce a special Gentlemen Of The Road photography exhibition to be held on 13-15 November at Young Henry’s Brewery in Newtown, Sydney.
The Gentlemen of the Road concept was devised by Mumford & Sons in 2012 as a vehicle to tour their own show and curate an event that reflected their own musical tastes and provide a unique experience for their fans. The band has since hosted 17 GOTR Stopover Festivals and headline shows the world over.
The GOTR photography exhibition will document shows in the UK, Australia, US and Canada and across each of GOTR Stopover towns. With exclusive access to archives from some of those closest to the eye of the storm, the exhibition will feature images in a mixture of formats and styles. All images will be available to purchase in a limited edition run.
The band say:
“Friends, it is with pride and excitement that we announce to you our first Gentlemen of the Road photo show opening in Sydney. This exhibition will showcase the brilliant photography of our very own tour photographer Marcus Haney. Marcus has been shooting the band since their first appearance at Bonnaroo festival in 2009. This selection of his images aims to narrate the story of the small and adventurous GOTR Stopover festival as it winds its way ever further into the lesser visited hillsides and towns of the world.
Marcus’ work is complimented by a selection of images shot by Australian photographer Ty Johnson. Ty had become a close friend and collaborator of the bands and he has weathered more than a few Stopovers in his time. Lastly, a unique perspective is offered by two musicians who occupy their down time taking pictures of their travels. Bass player Ted Dwane and Drummer Chris Maas each contribute four images shot on film and developed on the road in the tour darkroom.
An exhibition of photography documenting the bands own festival, taken by photographers with access to every dressing room and tour bus reveals the band and their team at their most natural. These are not the glossy images suited to the pages of a magazine, but instead show a working band navigating their way through the highs and lows of the road, both on and off the stage.”
The exhibition will take place at Young Henry’s Brewery, who worked with the band to create a special ale to celebrate the release of their current album A Wilder Mind.
‘Gentlemen Of The Road’ – a photography exhibition
Young Henry’s Brewery, D & E, 76 Wilford St, Newtown NSW 2042
Opening Times: 10:00am – 7:00pm Daily
All artworks will be for sale during this time
Friday 13th Nov
– From 12-6pm giveaway a double pass to The Domain event every hour
– 20 x free beers per hour from 12-6pm
Saturday 14th Nov
– Free breakfast available from 10am
– Live mural painters all day
– Our mates at Uber are helping you get there with $25 off for new users and 20% discount for existing users simply enter the code word GOTRSYD
– Limited complimentary beers from 11am
Sunday 15th Nov
– Live screen printer from 12-3pm, creating complimentary limited edition t-shirts
– Limited complimentary afternoon beers from 12pm
Bid for one-of-a-kind banjos signed by Mumford & Sons
It all started this summer during the Gentlemen of the Road charity banjos campaign, benefitting various human needs organizations throughout the US and UK. As the summer came to a close and the auctions were completed Mumford & Sons decided to create similar charity banjos for their Australian this November.
Banjos Down Under have built one custom Goodtime Banjo for each city of Mumford & Sons Australia/New Zealand tour – Brisbane, Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney – with proceeds going to four equally amazing and noble organizations doing much to help those in need.
These one of a kind custom banjo are crafted with a hard rock American maple neck, a violin grade maple rim and matching resonator, and a true black finish. The drum heads feature the Mumford & Sons 2015 tour wings artwork and each will be personally signed by the band the first day of the tour in Brisbane!
Proceeds for the auction will go to The Australian Red Cross QLD Flood Relief Appeal in Brisbane, White Ribbon in Sydney, Feed Melbourne in Melbourne and Auckland City Mission in New Zealand.
Secret Sounds & Gentlemen Of The Road Present
MUMFORD & SONS
Wilder Mind Tour
Gentlemen Of The Road Show At The Domain
Supported by The Music, Spotify
Saturday Nov 7, Riverstage, SOLD OUT, Brisbane
With special guests The Vaccines and Meg Mac
Thursday Nov 12, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, SOLD OUT, Melbourne
With special guests Future Islands and The Vaccines
Special All Day Event Presented by Gentlemen Of The Road SELLING FAST
Saturday Nov 14, The Domain, Sydney
With special guests Jake Bugg (Acoustic), Future Islands, The Vaccines, The Jungle Giants, Meg Mac, Art of Sleeping
Visit secret-sounds.com.au for details