Von Gherkin formed in 1997, consisting of Zoltan Campbell (bass/vox), Ben Robson (drums) and Glen Forner (guitar/vox), mixing many musical influences from rock, funk, Latin, jazz, and general madness...
It wasn't long until the lineup expanded with the additions of Kat Alberts (keys/vox) Dan Fihelly (trumpet/vox) and Dan Nichols (sax/vox). Not to mention live engineer Heath Storrie.
Von Gherkin had a theatrical live show adding to the quirky nature of the music. VG played shows around The Valley and West End regularly from its inception. The band took out awards at the QLD Rock Awards and 4ZZZ Local Band Competition, prizing the band with recording equipment and studio time.
Aside from the local gigs, the band won a touring grant and travelled between Brisbane and Melbourne.
1999 saw the only release for the band with the EP “Voices”, an eclectic mix of songs written over the previous few years.
released January 1, 1999
Ben Robson - drums, percussion
Glen Forner - guitars, vocals, bass (3)
Katrina Alberts - keyboards, vocals, spoken word (6)
Dan Fihelly - trumpet, vocals, sampler, percussion, whistle (2)
Zoltan Campbell - bass, vocals, percussion, tenor sax (3)
Ross McLennon - tenor sax (4), clarinet (1)
Andrew Willis - keyboard (4), piano accordion (1)
Eugenie Costello - violin (2)
David Michael - trombone (1)
Produced by Von Gherkin
Tracks 1, 2 recorded at The Dirty Room, Brisbane
Engineered and Mixed by Argonaught
Track 3 recorded at Red Zedz Studio, Brisbane
Engineered and Mixed by Eddie Prochon
Tracks 4, 5, 6 recorded at Right Eye Ball Studios, Brisbane
Track 4 Engineered and Mixed by Jemma Sharwood
Track 5 Engineered and Mixed by Adam Cole
Track 6 Engineered and Mixed by Heath Storrie
All tracks mastered by Don Bartley at Studio 301, Sydney
Note: Dan Nichols played tenor sax at live shows although he doesn't feature on this recording.
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