“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!