Forming in 2009, how did Sheriff first come together and what led you there?
After two of us moved to Melbourne from two different river towns, we crossed paths at a public house in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and, along with another friend, formed a band. Our friend became disillusioned with rock’n’roll and moved to the country to pursue a career in poultry. We then recruited the bouncer from a public house we drank at religiously as we knew he played the drums.
Your debut album is finally here. What’s the story behind it and how come it took so long to eventuate?
In 2016 we decided it was time for an album. On Saturday June 25 2016 in the seaside town of Rye, over 300 people packed a local community hall for a good old fashioned hootenanny to give Sheriff a leg up to raise the recording costs. In 2017 it was tracked, in 2018 it was mixed and mastered and in 2019, The album is ready to be unleashed.
What can we expect from your album launch show at the Thornbury Theatre?
Sheriff performing live from the stage of the regal 1920’s ballroom of the Thornbury Theatre with our eleven-piece rock and roll orchestra.
What’s next in store for Sheriff? Have you got any more shows in the works?
All roads lead to this launch. There are some performances to come in a couple of our regular bush haunts, but this will be the last performance in Melbourne for quite some time and possibly the only ever performance with our rock and roll orchestra.
Sheriff launch their debut album at The Thornbury Theatre on Friday June 14. Get your tickets via Oztix.