Taking a break: Dangerwank members, from left, Alex Crump, Martin Roy Guy, Gav Frye, Al Beaton and Dave Walker

IT’S a proper full-circle moment.

Queenstown five-piece rock band Dangerw*** formed in 2017 after its original members went to see Oasis: Supersonic

Frontman Gav Frye says they went for a few beers in town afterwards and decided to form the band – their first gig was that year’s King Beats Festival in Kingston.

They’re now regulars at that event, have popped up in bars and venues all over town, while also writing some of their own music, including their single Pay Day and EP Hot Pluggin’, in 2021, followed by singles Keep ’em on and Dreams of a Washed Up Queen, in 2022, and Frontline last year.

But tomorrow night, they’re going back to where it all began with their gig at The London – ‘A Night of Oasis with Dangerw***’.

Inspired by some of Arrowtown’s Tiny Room concerts at The Blue Door, which have included tributes to Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin, Frye says they decided to organise their own tribute show, “we’re just doing it on a bigger scale”.

“It’ll be about 90 minutes to two hours, mostly from Definitely Maybe and What’s the Story Morning Glory, but there’s a few others in there as well – just the well-known classics.”

Supported by Skullduggery – Queenstown DJ Dugie Anderson – Frye says it’ll be the last chance for local audiences to check Dangerw*** out for a while because “life admin” is getting in the way of music.

“I’m building a house, Alex [Crump, guitarist] is about to have a baby and Dave [Walker, guitarist] is away to get married in a few weeks, so we’re just going to take maybe six months to a year break, and then get back into it.

A Night of Oasis with Dangerw***, The London, tomorrow, from 9pm. Tickets $10 + booking fees via Humanitix, or $15 on the door

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