Live! at the Baptist featuring Fire & Whistle Theory and Venice on Fire


Friday 11 October 2019


188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich QLD


All Tickets $15.00


8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


(07) 3810 6100

Your connection to the most cutting edge and progressive music scene in Ipswich. Experience the sublime sounds of this intimate and energetic venue featuring some of the best headline acts touring the country alongside up and coming local artists.


All Ages | Licenced Venue

Fire & Whistle Theory

What wets the whistle in a time of need is the sound of Ipswich-siders Fire and Whistle Theory parading themselves around in the dusty western landscape of blues and rock. Too old to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and too young to lighten the load, main players Greenwood, Vogel, Locke, Birnie and Rosenthal harness a power in their approach.  Modern in appearance but classic to the core, the five-piece outfit have masterfully captured a fresh take on indie-blues with a slice of alt-country thrown in the mix for good measure.

Fire and Whistle Theory are pushing onwards and upwards with appearances at Red Deer, Airlie Beach, Dessert Dog, Ipswich and Raw Artists Music Festivals as well as iconic live music venues The Triffid, Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, The Zoo and Byron Bay’s The Rails and The Northern.

Fire and Whistle Theory are a 5 piece indie blues/rock band on the rise following the recent drop of their second EP ‘TAKE ME ALIVE’ and release of their first Official Music Video! Is this the new sound in the making when we are all caught up in the glare of the new world? Some would say yes, others just bury their heads in the sand….

Venice on Fire

Telling stories of heartbreak, betrayal and emotion, Venice on Fire are the hard-hitting band you never knew you wanted. A head-banging alternative rock band that wears their hearts on their sleeves, the Queensland trio combine sad, complex narratives and gorgeous melodies with a massive sound designed to fill floors and rooms across the country.

A true success story from regional Australia, the Toowoomba-based boys started in western Queensland four years ago when guitarist Tom Gillespie bonded with drummer Darcy Cavanough and bass player Jarrod Hall. Che Smith replaced Jarrod on bass in early 2019.
The trio took elements from Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays, Smashing Pumpkins and Rise Against to create an aggressive debut EP Home, before following it up with full-length release Tempt A Saint. The self-funded tracks cover a depth of themes and emotions, such as love, loss, tragedy and jealousy.

Since moving to Toowoomba two years ago, Venice on Fire has grown in stature and popularity, earning a spot at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music and playing with major alt-rock contemporaries like Port Royal, Bugs, The Chats, Kingswood, WALKEN and Particles along the way. In true rock and roll style, the three boys piled into a 15-year-old Nissan Patrol and travelled 4000km from Airlie Beach to Sydney in support of Tempt A Saint in November, which received airplay on community radio in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Their new single ‘My Friend Mal’, a rip-roaring rock track in the vein of the Hard Aches, Luca Brasi and Dear Seattle, is now available and will feature a massive east coast tour in November.

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