Spurs For Jesus

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Spurs For Jesus are a Sydney, Australia Alternative country/cowpunk band with elements of satire. They started out as a covers band but have progressed gradually to a healthy proportion of originals.

The genesis of Spurs, as they are known to fans, was when a group of old school friends played a private party at the Agincourt Hotel in Sydney in December 1994. The band started playing regular gigs about April 1995, primarily around the Sydney suburb of Newtown at such venues as the Sandringham Hotel and Warren View Hotel. Influenced by Jason & the Scorchers and The Johnnys, their original set-list consisted entirely of high energy cover-versions, sometimes of bland pop and country hits.

The band have for many years played annual shows at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney on ANZAC Day, National Rugby League Grand Final day, and most famously Christmas Eve.

Whilst primarily playing in Sydney, Spurs have also played gigs in Melbourne and Brisbane, and regional areas in between, including the Tamworth Country Music Festival. They have supported the likes of The Flying Burrito Brothers, Tony Joe White, The Supersuckers, Southern Culture on the Skids, The Johnnys & in 2003 they embarked on an East Coast tour as backing band for Jason Ringenberg of Nashville legends Jason & the Scorchers.

Recorded History

Prior to the band's first release under their own name, Spurs had covers of On The Inside, the theme from Prisoner, and Shivers, written by Rowland S. Howard, originally...
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