GlenFest 2021: Super Massive playing at Glen Innes Services Club

Glen Innes' festival of culture and music, GlenFest, is bringing live entertainment to town, and for one Gold Coast band it is their first opportunity to play here.

Three-piece band Super Massive will bring their soaring funk-and-disco-influenced electro rock to the Glen Innes Services Club on Friday night.

Super Massive's show features an ultra-funky set of uplifting tunes, glam costumes and a good dose of a sense of fun led by dynamic frontwoman Malina Hamilton-Smith.

Super Massive is a collaboration between Malina and drummer Glenn Abbott, who was formerly part of the platinum-selling band Machine Gun Fellatio.

The duo formed Super Massive when they discovered a shared love of vintage 70's funk and disco, and a common vision of creating a true 50/50 blend of electronic dance music and rock.

Live, the duo are joined by guitarist Tyr Kovacic who brings the blistering funk and rock guitar that makes up a big part of their dance rock sound.

Super Massive has toured Australia and Asia for seven years, and during the Covid shutdown they have played sold out shows in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

Malina said that even though the audience has had to remain seated for the gigs, it hasn't stopped anyone busting out the moves and dancing up a storm in their chairs, Rona-style.

"It really just feels really good to be able to get back up on stage and play some live music again, and we are so looking forward to coming to Glen Innes for Glenfest," Malina said.

"The festival organisers have done an incredible job making the festival happen for the community in spite of the Covid restrictions. With both the festival and the local radio station being so supportive of Australian music, we really feel a strong sense of support for home-grown music coming out of Glen Innes at a time when musicians are really struggling to survive.

"We are so thrilled and thankful to be a part of it. We are really looking forward to the show and plan on having a massively good time with everyone who comes along. Get ready to do your best chair dancing!!" she said.

The local concert starts from 6pm, with support from Kyogle artists Lesa "Guitar" Godden and rock'n'blues band Rawnchi.

The show is a fundraiser for the RSPCA. Entry is free but with venue capacity reduced for physical distancing, tickets are limited.