Rai Thistlethwayte

Photo Gallery: Phil Stack + Abby Dobson – Marys Underground, Sydney (15.10.20)

October 16, 2020

Last night, Phil Stack, legendary double bassman, jazz and rock maestro, and founding member of Thirsty Merc launched his latest solo album, Colourful Noisy at Marys Underground in Sydney. It was a triumphant night, and an absolute treat to see a band which can seamlessly transition from jazz to rock and be so freaking great […]

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Rai Thistlethwayte of Thirsty Merc talks Summernats and the origin of a crowd favourite

August 12, 2016

Fresh from a national tour on the back of their new album Shifting Gears, Thirsty Merc are gearing up for a dangerously good time at Summernats 30 in January. In anticipation of this, front man Rai Thistlethwayte took some time out to talk shop with me. First up, Summernats. Am I right to assume that’s […]

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Live Review: Sun Rai and Ben Vanderwal + Zane Carney – 505, Sydney (23.04.14)

April 25, 2014

It’s not often that you come across an artist so unique and different that it’s almost impossible to categorise them. In this intimate setting at one of Sydney’s finest jazz clubs, we’re treated to just that from two intriguing and wonderful performers. One of whom is quite well known to Australian audiences in a different […]

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