Riders refer to the little extras a band receives from the promoter of a gig, usually—but not always—in their dressing room. One of the most infamous riders was Van Halen’s in 1982. They insisted on bowls of M&M candies with all the brown ones removed. Mary J. Blige asks for a brand new toilet seat in every venue where she performs.
Here we are going to talk to artists about what is on their dream rider..


Hey it’s Millie, Lachie, Matt, Riley and Dante and together we are Ivey. We’re from the beautiful Gold Coast and have been together for almost 6 years. We came together as a band through siblings Lachie and Matt, their neighbour Dante and high school friends Millie and Riley. Now that Millie has finally turned 18 all of the underage restrictions that were so burdensome are lifted and we can finally deliver “Ivey” at our full potential.

My Dream Rider by IVEY 

1. Beers – Preferably Stone & Wood, that shit is heaven sent.
2. Post Mix Machine – Riley, Matt and Lachlan drink enough post mix soft drink from McDonald’s they could have bought one each by now.
3. Surround Sound Speakers – Because carefully planned pre-game hype is vital to the best performance. Preparation is key.
4. Assorted Sandwiches – A tray of salad sandwiches cut into tiny triangles gives off ultimate green room vibes. An essential.
5. Diffuser/Scented Candles – With Lachie supplying his essential oils to pour into a diffuser to bring a mood. Happy and calm is a favorite oil. Scented candles because Matt’s farts stink.
6. Popcorn Machine – No explanation needed. A fucking popcorn machine.
7. Pool Table – The perfect pre show activity. Gets the ball rolling for the evening. HA.
8. Bucket of KitKats – The #1 chocolate and used as treats for Matt and Dante. Good boys.
9. Strobe Lights – Strobe lights make listening to music in a room 7 times better.
10. Assortment of Red Rock Deli Chips -We love our chips. Not those shitty cardboard home brand ones.


Friday 26 October Black Bear Lodge Brisbane

Friday 2 November West Thebarton Hotel Adelaide

Saturday 3 November Gasometer (Upstairs) Melbourne

Saturday 8 December Waywards Sydney

Sunday 9 December North Gong Hotel Wollongong

Saturday 22 December End of Year Party Vol. 2 Gold Coast


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