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It was 1989. The end of one decade and the start of something new. Michael Allen – Mikey to his mates – appeared on the doorstep of Greg Arnold’s Carlton share house with beers in hand and harmonies in head. “There were no gigs to hustle and no recordings to make,” Greg says. “We sang and drank for the fun of it.”

Not long after that, Tony Floyd joined the party with more harmonies (and some incredible drumming too) and from that inauspicious beginning emerged one of Australia's most beloved bands.  

More than 30 years on, Things of Stone and Wood have had two Top 10 albums in Australia, a Top 10 single and five Top 50 hits, plus a chart hit in Germany. The band has also won an ARIA Award, and singer Greg Arnold was proclaimed Songwriter of the Year at the APRA Awards.

Things of Stone and Wood has proven to be an apt name for a band that’s resilient and built to last. In 2023 the band’s mega, top ten smash “Happy Birthday Helen” continues to get out there, quietly amassing over 5 million streams on Spotify.

After conquering Australia’s radio-waves with the song Greg, Mikey and Tony are going back to the very beginnings, putting together a very special Piano Trio show for the intimate environment of Bird’s Basement. Expect all your favourite TOSAW hits, but in a more stripped back presentation. Those harmonies will be on display, and of course that folk-rock energy will be too. That is always there.

Don’t miss this very special performance by one of Australia’s best loved folk-rock bands.

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