HAPPY TO BE HOME: Joe Jackson Fleming and Romey Tobin are local duo Barely Standing.
HAPPY TO BE HOME: Joe Jackson Fleming and Romey Tobin are local duo Barely Standing.

Barely Standing are coming home

BACK Home is the first EP released Barely Standing, a high-energy release that has open many doors for the local lads.

Lennox Head-grown musicians Joe Jackson and Romey Tobin are now based in Melbourne.

We had a chat to Romey Tobin ahead of their local gig this week.

How would you describe your music?

We often write about our lives and experiences. Hopefully, themes that everyone can relate to at some stage, such as our passion for playing music, the good and bad times, the world, love or just simply missing home.

What can we expect from your Lennox show?

You can expect a signature high energy, feel good performance, with some brand new tracks and a few extras to make this our best Lennox show yet.

There is nothing like playing for a home crowd on home turf and we can't wait for it.

When is your second EP coming out?

We are hoping to release and tour the EP towards the end of this year. We really want to make this release something special, so we are taking our time with it. We will be posting updates about the EP release and tour on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages, so make sure you follow us to get the latest news.

What has been the main positive from moving to Melbourne?

Moving to Melbourne has given us the opportunity to become part of an incredible live music community.

Whether it be busking on the streets, playing covers in a dingy pub or playing original shows to hundreds of people, Melbourne just really knows how to deliver.

Whilst the industry remains competitive, the culture and relationship's built between the musicians remains inseparable. But let's be honest, there is nothing you can compare to a home town show in Lennox Head.

  • At the Lennox Point Hotel tomorrow Friday from 9pm. Support: Simon Doe.


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