billy bragg, The Pogues, The Clash
J.Keenan - guitars/vocals, Ben Fraser - guitar/mandolin, Ago Soldati - drums, Lachlan McSwain - bagpipes, Evan Young - bass, Mark Wallace - accordian
70's English punk, Weddings Parties Anything, early Midnight Oil
Since the bands formation in 2003, The Go Set has been a unique musical experience. Four studio albums, relentless tours, raw & chaotic live shows united with powerful songs and a strong social conscience... The Go Set have created a sound of its own by combining traditional folk instruments with distorted punk guitars & timeless rock n roll energy. The band has performed at Australia’s best venues & festivals such as the Forum Theatre, Falls Festival, Pyramid Rock, Queenscliff Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Apollo Bay & St. Kilda Festival. Aside from extensive touring schedules, stages have been shared with The Living End, The White Stripes, The Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, Wolfmother & Weddings Parties Anything. 'Rising' The Go Set’s 4th album in as many years, was recorded with US producer Jonathon Burnside (Melvins, NOFX, Sleepy Jackson) at Eastern Bloc studios in Melbourne. The band has labeled the new release as a move back to its punk rock origins, but with new forays into reggae and ska – styles not familiar for a folk/punk outfit. 2009 witnessed the band complete its second tour throughout Europe & the UK, developing a strong fan base everywhere they went. Boundaries are pushed to the edge on each tour & on each Go Set album. The Go Set has averaged playing more than four nights a week & have just released 'Another Round in Melbourne Town' a live album - sure to raise the bar once again.