Their name comes from The Clash song ("Revolution Rock").
In 1987 Weddings Parties Anything released its first album, Scorn of the Women. They recorded it as an independent release, but due to their ever growing live following, they were offered a recording contract and the album was released by Warners.
Weddings, Parties, Anything is led by Mick Thomas and remains to be the only continual member throughout the groups history. Mick started out playing in bush bands when he was 16, and was a solo folk artist in his mid-teens in Geelong.
Weddings, Parties, Anything spent fifteen years tearing up and down the highways of Australia, North America and Europe. They won Aria awards, sold some records and played a stack of great shows. When they finished in 1998 it was just a matter of time before the itch needed scratching and the fact they could hold off for ten years might have been admirable but ultimately fooled no-one.
The 2008 reunion tour was a triumph and led the band to thinking it was worth at least a regular yearly hit out and a consideration of anything special that might come along. The 2012 Bluesfest line up falls very much into that category, for a band that built their ethos on simply playing great shows, the decision was an easy one.
These days, Weddings, Parties, Anything are taking it one year at a time. The tradition continues for the fourth year running as the Weddings hit the Palace for their Grand Final Eve spectacular.
This year features a stellar home town line up with The Livingstone Daisies (Van Walker, Liz Stringer, Michael Barclay) opening the show. Next up Even take the stage in an all too rare appearance and television's own Brian Nankervis will be MC for the evening.
WPA play their annual Grand Final Eve show at the Palace Theatre Friday 28th Sept. Tix on sale now.