Silverchair’s Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou
ABOUT THE SHOW
From a Newcastle garage to worldwide recognition, hear the remarkable story of two teenagers who grew up in Silverchair, one of Australia’s greatest rock bands.
So much has been written about Silverchair over the years but very little has been said by the band’s members. In Love & Pain, childhood friends Ben Gillies (drummer) and Chris Joannou (bass player) tell tales that fans have never heard, about how the band started, how they worked together, and how they ended up.
During this in-conversation with Chit Chat Von Loopin Stab, Gillies and Joannou will discuss the intense pressure put on two teenagers who had no way of preparing for it, how they navigated their friendships with each other, the mistakes they made, and the successes they cherished.
A rare and vulnerable insight into a band adored by so many.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Silverchair are one of the most acclaimed and successful Australian bands of all time. They have won 21 ARIA Awards – more than any other artist in history.
The group’s members were all born in 1979 in the Newcastle surf suburb of Merewether. Singer/guitarist Daniel Johns and drummer Ben Gillies started making music together at primary school and schoolmate Chris Joannou later joined on bass. They got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition and were signed by Murmur.
Each of Silverchair’s five albums debuted at #1 on the Australian charts. After their fourth album, Diorama, the group went on an extended hiatus. They were active again between 2006 and 2010, only to take another indefinite break in 2011.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages 15+
Contains coarse language
Contains drug references