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Band keeps it casual travelling the world

TOP ACT: Wish for Wings guitarist Aaron Spinks and his band will come to Gladstone for the Harbourtown Throwdown on October 4.
TOP ACT: Wish for Wings guitarist Aaron Spinks and his band will come to Gladstone for the Harbourtown Throwdown on October 4. Photo Contributed

THEY are just a bunch of casual musicians who travel the world in a van, as simple as that.

That's the mantra of hardcore band Wish for Wings.

Aaron, Aido, Locky, Wil and Cameron make up the crew who specialise in heavy music.

But guitarist Aaron Spinks insists the boys aren't in it for the fame or accolades.

"We never started out to be the next Rolling Stones or write the next Stairway to Heaven," he said.

"To get out and see the countryside and playing music with our friends, that's what we've always been about.

"No awards get the jobs done, it's not going to write a song or get you to a town."

Wish For Wings have been to Canada, New Zealand and performed all over Australia.

They love regional towns such as Gladstone, where they will be headed for the new Harbourtown Throwdown festival in October.

"We are really big in London, New York, and Gladdo," he said.

"It's a nice part of the world. It will be awesome, it will be a ripper."

They've been in the business since 2004, but Aaron is the only remaining member.

He and brother Aido love punk rock and that's what the band is all about.

"My brother and I have always been into punk rock, when we started we liked the heavier side and we progressed," he said.

"That's the easiest way to describe it. We tune everything down so it's a bit heavy and you get the most of both worlds."

In terms of improving as a group, Aaron doesn't reckon they've grown in leaps and bounds.

"We haven't got any better but we haven't got any worse. I don't think it can get worse. We tune to G, there's not a note in any song," he said.

"You don't have to be talented. I could teach you in half an hour and then it would be done. Guitar, quiet room, go."

Aaron said the band hasn't had many hiccups over the years - except for a few.

"Missed flights, drug addictions, alcohol consumption, falling out with friends, burst appendix, apart from all that everything has been fine."

THE GIG

WHERE: The Grand Hotel

WHEN: Saturday, October 4 from 3pm

TICKETS: $30 at the door

Topics:  gladstone entertainment, grand hotel, live music



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