Village Idiots


About Village Idiots

“Village Idiots” is an awesome acoustic duo based in Sydney and the Central Coast. We (Murph and Stu) first met while performing in the Newcastle Conservatorium’s production of The Music Man and quickly bonded over guitars, harmonies, and beer. Later that year we starred in an award-winning production of Godspell before moving to Sydney and starting the band Rhumjungle, gaining cult status while supporting bands like The Screaming Jets and The Radiators. With such experience in both musical theatre and the Australian rock scene, we bring that high-quality performance and flair to every Village Idiots show and focus on being as entertaining as possible, while never taking ourselves too seriously. We do not use any backing tracks and pride ourselves on delivering an energetic show with plenty of audience interaction with just two guitars, two voices, and awesome harmonies.

We currently have a repertoire of over 150 songs, ranging from the 50s and 60s to the hits of today, filled with such a variety of styles that we can cater for any audience. To give you an idea, we play songs by artists such as Queen, U2, Foo Fighters, Crowded House, Aerosmith, The Violent Femmes, The Eagles, The Beatles, Green Day, Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, Bastille, Jet, Guns & Roses, Split Enz, The Screaming Jets, Hoodoo Gurus, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Simon & Garfunkel, Metallica, Hunters & Collectors, The Kinks, REM, The Angels, Blink 182, The Proclaimers, Oasis, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Midnight Oil, XTC, Paul Kelly, The Living End, Boom Crash Opera, Billy Joel, Pete Murray, Tenacious D, The Monkees, Everclear, The Knack, and many, many more.

Our Facebook page (link below) contains several photos and videos that can be used for promotional purposes and to show prospective venues that we do indeed go alright.

We pride ourselves on giving value for money and happily provide encores (with the manager’s approval, of course). This makes the venues happy as they’re getting free entertainment while the punters are still forking out dosh over the bar. We guarantee your customers will have an awesome time when Village Idiots are rocking your venue!

Sample Songlist

Crowded House – Weather With You, Distant Sun, Better Be Home Soon, Fall At Your Feet, Four Seasons In One Day, It’s Only Natural, Mean To Me, Don’t Dream It’s Over

Pearl Jam – Better Man

Paul Kelly – Dumb Things, To Her Door

Oasis – Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back In Anger

Bastille – Pompeii

Tear For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Green Day – When I Come Around, Basket Case, Holiday, Time Of Your Life

Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel

Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet, So Far Away

Blink 182 – Small Things

Jet – Roll Over DJ

The Angels – No Secrets, Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

Johnny Diesel – Crying Shame, Tip Of My Tongue

Fastball – The Way, Out Of My Head

The Screaming Jets – Better, Helping Hand, October Grey, Sad Song, Shivers, C’mon, Eve of Destruction

The Vapours – Turning Japanese

Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

The Beatles – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Hey Jude, Blackbird, Back In The USSR, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, I Saw Her Standing There

XTC – Senses Working Overtime

Men At Work – Down Under, Overkill

Dragon – Rain, April Sun In Cuba

Frank Sinatra – I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Foo Fighters – Everlong, Long Road To Ruin, Monkey Wrench, Learn To Fly

The Living End – White Noise

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning, The Dead heart

The Kinks – Lola, You Really Got Me

Presidents – Peaches, Lump

Hunters & Collectors – Holy Grail, Throw Your Arms Around Me

Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer

Icehouse – Electric Blue

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Hammer To Fall, Fat Bottomed Girls, We Are The Champions, I Want It All, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga

Van Morrison – Gloria, Brown Eyed Girl

Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

INXS – Never Tear Us Apart, New Sensation, Mystify

The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz

Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene, Come Anytime, Miss Freelove, 1000 Miles Away, The Right Time

The Monkees – I’m A Believer

Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun

Men Without Hats – Safety Dance

Aerosmith – What It Takes, Janie’s Got A Gun, Living On The Edge

The Proclaimers – 500 Miles

Don Maclean – American Pie

Tenacious D – Tribute

AC/DC – Highway To Hell

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising

The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated, The KKK Took My Baby Away, Blitzrieg Bop

Mental As Anything – The Nips Are Getting Bigger

Billy Thorpe – Most People I Know

John Mayer – No Such Thing

The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women

Everclear – Santa Monica

J. Geils Band – Centrefold

Dave Dobbyn – Slice of Heaven

REM – It’s The End of the World As We Know It

Luke Coombes – Crazy Beautiful

Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds

Billy Joel – Piano Man, Only The Good Die Young, Just A Fantasy, Still Rock ‘n’ Roll To Me

Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally

The Eagles – Hotel California, Take It Easy

Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good

The Knack – My Sharona

Daryl Braithwaite – Horses

Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl

Choirboys – Run To Paradise

Guns & Roses – Patience, Sweet Child of Mine

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

George Michael – Faith

The Sharp – Scratch My Back, Train of Thought

Split Enz – I Got You, History Never Repeats

John Cougar Mellencamp – Hurts So Good, Lonely Old Night, ROCK in the USA

Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Extreme – More Than Words, Hole Hearted

Dio – Butterfly Ball

And many, many more!

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