About The Chats Live
Happy Dude Productions are looking to bring a curious combo of musos to town every year to live it, play it, and love it!
Our inaugural years headliner is Brisbane bong shed rockers the ‘Chats’ who represent everything that is fun in the world, and always ends in a bloody good time!
Formed in Coolum in 2016 they have since gone on to support bands like the ‘Queens of the Stone Age’ after Dave Grohl from the ‘Foo Fighters’ recommended them, they’ve also shared the bill with ‘Iggy Pop’, ‘Cosmic Psychos’, and they’ve had a string of sold out shows when they toured internationally. Their 24-carat Bona fide hit ‘Smoko’ has had more than 10 million views on you tube and is an instant classic youth anthem, of the great tradie essential bludge. To find out more about the most enthusiastically rockin’ Aussie fun magnets, head to
Supporting the Chats will be the newly formed Yolngu Surf Rock of ‘King Stingray.’
King Stingray is a story of lifelong friendship, of two cultures coming together. From toddlers in the ‘Yothu Yindi’ tour entourage in the 90s, to fully fledged Yothu Yindi members today, King Stingray sees Yirrnga Yunupingu, and Roy Kellaway bringing surf, indie rock and funk influences to their Yolngu rock heritage. King Stingray are the children of the iconic Australian band Yothu Yindi and they aim to continue the celebration of culture in Australia! This gig will be the boys first back on homelands, and to say they are pumped will be a massive understatement.
Also in support is Nhulunbuy’s naughty but nice bunch of local legends, ‘Papa Said.’
Papa Said are Nhulunbuy’s answer to the question “Who should I watch if I wanted to see a band who combine humour, rockin’ irreverence, a splash of nostalgia and much admired lyricism?” Papa Said are all that and more and Livvy, Jen, Kaz, and Steve make you not only want to party, but also hang out with them for drinks and a giggle after the gig.
Doors will open at 7pm, No BYO as there will be a licenced bar, bring ID, make sure you have a liquor permit, organise a sober Bob if you’re drinking, and please be aware that there is no age restriction to attend the event however, you should be mindful that strong language will be used frequently as it is part of all the artists involved lexicon, so if this offends you, or is something you do not wish to have your children witness…then please stay at home.
*Plus booking fee