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The Mess Hall have earned their title as one of the country’s ‘best bands’.
Comprised of Jed Kurzel on guitar and vocals and Cec Condon on drums and percussion, The Mess Hall’s explosive reputation has secured them spots at every major music festival including Big Day Out, Homebake, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and Meredith as well as tours alongside the likes of Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Wilco and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to name but a few.
Their fourth album ‘For The Birds’ was released in 2009 and could be described as a big black voodoo melting pot. Its ingredients and influences range from Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour to jazz heavweight Art Blakey. the film scores of Angelo Badalamenti and the scotch infused swagger of Tom Waits. The album was produced by Burke Reid (The Drones, Jack Ladder) and has yielded three successful singles – ‘Bell’, ‘Tijuana 500’ and ‘My Villain’.
‘For The Birds’ was shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Australia Music Prize (AMP) in 2009, an award The Mess Hall were very happily to receive in 2007 for their highly acclaimed third album ‘Devils Elbow’.