Whitt plays guitar in Spiderbait.
He’s on the cusp of Leo/Virgo and likes chocolate, breaking into fire stations, going to the movies alone and talking to himself.
10 items on my perfect rider.
- A spaceship to fly me home after the show because ‘hotels give me nightmares.’
- A coffee machine with a barrister because I don’t drink.
- A wave pool heated to 29 degrees because I love surfing and hate wetsuits.
- A sushi chef and lots of Japanese food.
- A karaoke machine to warm up to before the show because it would be the only time my band mates would allow me to sing.
- A float tank as a second option to a wave pool because you don’t always get what you’ve asked for on a rider.
- Paper and texta for writing set lists. Why are these never provided??
- An ant farm because it’s fun to ask for something ridiculous to be put on a rider just to see if you’ll get it.
- Food containers to take rider food back to the hotel to save on room service and wasting food.
- 100 different types of phone chargers so that there’s a reasonable chance that one of them will work for you and because in this day and age a dead phone at a gig is social suicide.
The story of Spiderbait is an unlikely but heartwarming one – three friends from a small Australian country town taking on the music scene, and emerging triumphantly 30 years later, friendship intact, and now one of the biggest and best rock bands on the national landscape. Taking inspiration from far-reaching influences from all sides of the musical spectrum (everything from Slayer to The Bangles), Spiderbait took their fervent thrash-pop from their tiny hometown of Finley in NSW down to Melbourne and immersed themselves in the rich, fertile creative scene.
Spiderbait is Janet English on bass, Kram on drums and lead vocals, and Whitt on guitar.
SPIDERBAIT – TOUR IN THE KEY OF J 2022
FRI 3 JUN | ALBERT HALL, LAUNCESTON, TAS | 18+ Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
SAT 4 JUN | UNI BAR, HOBART, TAS | 18+ Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
FRI 8 JUL | THE METRO, SYDNEY, NSW | 18+ Tickets available from premier.ticketek.com.au | 132 489 | All Ticketek Outlets
FRI 15 JUL | NORTHCOTE THEATRE, MELBOURNE, VIC | 18+ Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets
FRI 5 AUG | PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD | 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | All Ticketmaster Outlets
FRI 19 AUG | METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE, WA | 18+ Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
SAT 20 AUG | HINDLEY ST MUSIC HALL, ADELAIDE, SA | 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | All Ticketmaster Outlets
SPIDERBAIT also appearing : GROOVIN THE MOO FESTIVAL | All Ages
SAT 20 APR | MAITLAND | SUN 24 APR CANBERRA | SAT 30 BENDIGO | ON SALE NOW Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets
SAT 10 SEP | VALLEYWAYS FESTIVAL CAMDEN NSW | ON SALE NOW 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 489 | All Ticketek Outlets