Over the past five years, The Gin Club have established themselves as one of Australia’s most exciting bands, both through their studio albums as well as their inimitable live performances.

Continually evolving from the traditional folk/country of their self-titled debut, The Gin Club’s seven person songwriting roster has developed a unique and distinctive style. Whilst they defy easy categorisation, their music contains elements of acoustic folk, wide screen rock’n’roll, psychedelia, country, pop and more – all delivered with a distinctly antipodean flavour. They have been compared to artists such as The Triffids, The Go Betweens and The Band. From a ‘collective’ of around eleven people, The Gin Club live band now features seven permanent members – Adrian Stoyles, Ben Salter, Conor Macdonald, Scott Regan, Bridget Lewis, Dan Mansfield and Gus Agars.Their live performances have become legendary, with all seven members singing lead, swapping instruments and harmonies, and performing everything from intimate acoustic ballads to wall-of-sound onslaughts. The Club have toured or performed with acts as diverse as The Drones, Band of Horses, You Am I, Paul Kelly, Liam Finn and Midlake, as well as performing at Splendour in the Grass, Big Day Out, Bluesfest, Sounds of Spring, Sunset Sounds, Musexpo LA and Canadian Music Week.

Their third release, the critically acclaimed double album “Junk”, garnered three prizes at the 2008 Queensland Music Awards, namely “Best Folk/Ballad” (for “You, Me & The Sea”), “Best Rock Song” and “Song of the Year” (both for “Ten Paces Away”).

The Gin Club’s fourth album, Deathwish came out in 2010 to huge amounts of critical acclaim and featured the Triple J hit single, Pennies. The band are currently about to release their first ever live album.

Someday this war’s gonna end

benBen Salter
Aliases: Happy Trails, Hank Fatal, Salty the Sea Dog
Duties: Guitars, vocals, bass, drums
Interests: Antiques Roadshow, William Gibson, Stubbz Cat
adrianAdrian Stoyles
Aliases: Aggro, Fella
Duties: Guitars, vocals, accordion, keyboards
Interests: Disinterest, Playing it cool, Titties
scottyScott Regan
Aliases: Scoots Manoeuvre, Sammy
Duties: Drums, Guitars, vocals, percussion
Interests: Customer Service, Medieval Re-enactment, Underpants showing
bradBrad Pickersgill
Aliases: Fairweather Johnson, BP
Duties: Guitars, bass, vocals, percussion
Interests: Plane travel, Mel Lily & Paige, Retard chambers
connorConor Macdonald
Aliases: CoJu, Booms, Herr Artiste
Duties: Guitars, vocals, harmonica, percussion
Interests: The Canberra Raiders, Monkeys, Caps
bridgetBridget Lewis
Aliases: Gina Lollabrigida
Duties: Cello, vocals, keyboards
Interests: The Wire, Efficiency, Sauv Blanc
bridgetOla Karlsson
Aliases: Bulldog, ‘that Skando bastard’
Duties: Guitars, vocals, keyboards, harmonica, banjo
Interests: Hammerby FC, Scat, Witty Puns
bridgetDan Mansfield
Aliases: “The Man”, Danny Boy, Majick Fingaz
Duties: Acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums; Hammond B-3 Organ or any other sort of organ, keyboard or piano, mandolin, any other instrument you’d care to mention.
Interests: Impersonating Darth Vader, F1-11s, Rad tones
bridgetAngus Agars
Aliases: Electric Jesus, Gusso
Duties: Drums, percussion, one off collaborations with noted rock stars, singing
Interests: The North Melbourne Football Club, Whiskey Sours, Doin it

Associate Members

Dale Peachy Bass, vocals, keyboards, percussion
Jacob Harris Guitars, vocals
Matt Schneider Drums, Accordion