Gladstone band Epidemic... Over.
Gladstone band Epidemic... Over. Contributed

New generation band ready to perform at the Grand

LOCAL band Epidemic … Over has put in the hard yards over the past five and a half years, touring nationally and building their following.

The group's base is in Gladstone, where friends and family live, and the band's Friday night show at the Grand promises to be a good night out.

"It's a good venue, quite large as well - 200 people can spread out so they're not cramped," vocalist Nathan Bedford said.

"The stage is quite low, so you're really in the crowd. Plus it's in the middle of town, so everyone can continue on to what they choose to do afterwards."

Epidemic ... Over's music is described as the new generation of Australian hard-rock and alternative.

The band members are celebrating the release of the second single Exceptions from their EP Long Way Home.

Nathan said they've had success with their album.

"People are still coming and buying CDs and enjoying the show," he said.

"It's probably the best year we've ever had."

The team is slowing from their continuous touring. Nathan recently became the proud father of a baby girl.

"We haven't really had a break in about two years, so we took some time off," he said.

"Needed some time off to learn how to be a family. We just have to re-evaluate how we tour now. We can't disappear for months on end anymore."

Friday's show will be supported by acoustic player, local boy Tom Webber, local band Red in Tooth and Brisbane band Guards of May.

A painting by a local artist will be auctioned off, raising money for charity beyondblue.



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