Sounds from the Vault: Bank on good times and live, local music

Thanks to funding from City of Adelaide’s Local Buzz program, local bands will get back on stage at Renew Adelaide venue Vault 134 this weekend.

Part of Umbrella Festival presents: GO LIVE, Sounds From the Vault will feature The Dead Regulars, Mum’s Favourite and The Backyarders and is funded by matched seed funding granted to city businesses to start up live music.

Hosted in what was previously the NAB building on Hutt Street, one of the bands has been rehearsing inside the bank vault and can’t wait to show audiences the riches they’ve emerged with.

“We are very fortunate to have funding from City of Adelaide’s Local Buzz program so we can pay the bands on the line up, which is great after what has been a really difficult time for musicians,” Vocalist from The Dead Regulars Matt Trainor said.

“It’s going to be a great night and we are so thrilled to be playing after a long lockdown. We can’t wait to come out of the vault and get back on the stage.”

Venue Manager Libby Parker said the gig would be a welcome return to normality for both audience and bands.

“We want our audience to deposit themselves at Vault 134 for a night of great live tunes, borrow some happiness and enjoy some super savings on terrible bank puns,” she said. “The City of Adelaide has been incredibly supportive of our live music ventures here and we are so lucky to have a Renew Adelaide venue to play in. I wonder what the old bank manager would think about us playing rock and roll in the very spot where they granted loans and brokered deals.”

Sounds from the Vault is a seated gig following COVID-safe practices with free entry, a cashless bar and it kicks off at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 19.

The Backyarders are a motley crew of multi-instrumentalists combining folk and rock, while garage blues band The Dead Regulars have a special connection to Vault 134, with the band being formed within the four walls of the bank vault. And riff rockers Mum’s Favourite are also everyone else’s favourite, so bring your mum.

If you’ve been having withdrawals for a night of live music and chilled vibes, then earn some interest in getting along, and bank on a great time.

Local Buzz is a new initiative which offers matched seed funding from $500 up to $3,000, to city businesses to start up live music. There is a focus on reaching out to City visitors and residents, to create a ‘local buzz’ around the City through more live music.

Renew Adelaide is a not-for-profit organisation that supports cool ventures by offering flexible rent-free spaces in the CBD.