Coming out of an extended hiatus, the infectious, feel-good sound of a band formed and nurtured in the Capital are bringing their energetic and emotive live show to Smith's Alternative on Saturday the 19th of March. A venue that allowed the band to cut their teeth almost 10 years ago, Canberra's iconic Smith's will once again be filled with the heartfelt sounds of The Tipsy Scholars.

For a band that began in campus dorm rooms at the ANU in 2014, The Tipsy Scholars have certainly left their mark not only in Australia, but around the world. Performing sold out shows in Sydney to Brisbane and London to Dublin, The Tipsy Scholars have absorbed 8 years of journeying across regional towns and big cities, shaping their characteristically sentimental and uplifting song writing.

The band are forever thankful for the support they received in Canberra from the very first time they set foot on stage, and it's only fitting that their re-emergence takes place in the Capital. While they have been a band of four members, living in three different cities, The Tipsy Scholars are converging on Smiths as they bid farewell to much loved founding member and charismatic bass player, Joel "Spoons" Shapero. Setting sail for foreign lands, Joel's departure marks the end of an era for the band and what better way to say goodbye, than with a heart-warming, rip-the-bloody-roof-off, Scholars style party!

Come join the lads in what will be their first live show in over 2 years, for a night you won't be forgetting any time soon.

Joining the boozy boffins on their first night back will be the lake surf rock band mums love, smartcasual

and singer-songwriter (& current ANU scholar – we’re not sure of the tipsy status) Sophie Edwards.

Please do not attend if you are unwell or have been in close contact with a known active case of COVID in the previous 14 days.

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