I first read about the Sheppard siblings in an issue of Airlines PNG’s in-flight magazine. The story titled ‘Heard of Sheppard?’ was written by Amanda Donigi and showed the Papua New Guinean connection they had.
They currently reside in Brisbane but George and Amy Sheppard grew up in Port Moresby and attended the Ela Murray International School. It was there that their musical talents were encouraged by the humble yet legendary Buruka Tau.
Towards the end of the article, Amanda made a daring prediction that maybe they would get to play in PNG in the near future. She could be psychic because the duo will be in the country in October.
The pair will be performing at the Dynasty Restaurant at Vision City mall on the 14th and 16th of October and introducing their style of music which has been described on Tripple J’s Unearthed as
… an exciting new indie/pop group from Brisbane formed by Amy and George Sheppard. They began collaborating musically with Sydney guitarist Jay Bovino in early 2011, and the result is a fun, completely original sound.
I’ve had a listen to a couple of their songs and I must agree that their music is completely original. There are of course influences of Cold Play, Fleetwood Mac etc, but nothing strong enough to put as a solid base.
Their performance is Port Moresby will be on the 14th of October which starts at 6pm and includes dinner. This will put you back K450. You catch their other performance on the 16th for K50 at 2:30pm. Light snack will be served at this event and there will be raffles and giveaway prizes.
Proceeds from the performances will go to the following foundations: Operation Open Heart Foundation; RH Foundation; We Care Foundation; PNG Children’s Foundation; Buk Bilong Pikinini, and; the RSPCA.
If you want to catch their performance live then tickets can be purchased at the following outlets, RH Vision City, RH Hypermart, SVS Harbour City, Fui Gui Restaurant, or you can call (+675) 311 23 11.
SHEPPARD ON THE WEB
- MySpace www.myspace.com/thesheppardsqld
- Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Sheppard/162540977106390
- Sound Cloud soundcloud.com/sheppard-3