Spinning Half Presents

Things of Stone and Wood


Friday 31 March 2017 (opening 8:00 PM)

at Workers Club, Geelong ( venue info )
90-92 Little Malop St, Geelong VIC


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $34.70

Things Of Stone And Wood “The Yearning Tour”

with very special guests Club Hoy

Melbourne’s favourite folkies Things of Stone and Wood are playing their top ten, gold record ‘The Yearning’ in full for the first time live this March.

It’s been twenty-five years since the album broke through, paving the way for Australia’s burgeoning folk scene including The Waifs, John Butler and Angus & Julia Stone.

Anchored by the hit 'Happy Birthday Helen', what started as a quick celebratory ode for singer Greg Arnold’s now-wife, quickly became a staple in Australia’s national songbook prompting everything from an APRA Songwriter of the Year award to a Late Show parody. The massive support saw the album 'The Yearning' become an instant classic, with other singles 'Share This Wine', 'Rock This Boat' and 'Single Perfect Raindrop' also hitting the charts and creating a unique snapshot of early 90s Melbourne.

After re-forming in 2014 for a sell-out tour, the band proved that their crowd were still as loyal as ever and the decision to play 'The Yearning' for another round was an easy one.

“Touring again showed us just how much the band had meant in so many people’s lives, not just our own,” said Greg Arnold. “The Yearning is still such a special record for us and it’s interesting how many people have their different favourites on there—it’s not all about Happy Birthday Helen."

The band’s only 2017 shows will feature the album’s full fourteen tracks from beginning to end as well as some other crowd favourites from other albums in what will be not just a tribute to one of Australia’s all-time best albums, but also to the band’s lasting legacy in Australian folk.

Fellow 90’s chart toppers Club Hoy have reformed exclusively for the tour and will play the main support.  They’ll play hits off their huge debut “Thursday’s Fortune”, a record that saw their twin vocal sound and sweet melodic folk pop songs cut through the fuzz guitar of grunge that dominated during the era. 

Don’t miss this great night of Australian music. 

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*