OZ MUSIC PROJECT - Gig Review (April 2002)

... Closing the night in style were Genshen, and whilst I had been looking forward to seeing all of the bands, I'd been anxiously waiting to see Genshen for the first time. On occasion, when one has gathered high expectations of a band based upon their recorded output, the live show can prove to be a startling disappointment. However, Genshen proceeded to startle and amaze with their ability to reproduce their lush atmospheric pop songs with such clarity in a live setting. Not many bands are able to create the layered pedal and synth driven sounds like Genshen do in a studio setting, let alone in the notoriously difficult live setting. On stage with the band was a varied mass of guitars, keyboards, effects and telephone microphones, which produced a futuristic yet familiar (think martians meets My Bloody Valentine meets New Order) sound. by Andrew Tutts





HAIKU REVIEW - Discussion Board

(September 2002)

My dear, dear, Brisbane. Whilst Genshen redefined 'pop', you all slept at home:/ Nine golden, golden stars.

I'd heard stories about the wonders of the Genshen band wagon, and have been waiting ever so long to finally jump aboard. But, boy, was it a joyoius ride. ... Their current single "Love is on the Radio" paled in insignificance next to their newer tracks. I'm not sure what the last tune was, but hot damn - it's a corker! New Order crossed with Flaming Lips, equals my new favorite band.




TSUNAMI Magazine Gig Review

(July 2001 Edition)

Genshen... are one of the most exciting acts on the Brisbane scene at the moment. Claiming influences from bands such as Gaslight Radio and Stereloab, they have developed a distinctive, blissful drone characterised by Quentin Brown's pillow-soft voice, and Gillian's astronomical keyboards. 

Opening with debut single 'Love Is On The Radio' (surely one of the great indie releases of this year), this gig marked a first for the band- using virtual displays during their set. Quentin Brown does remind me of Vincent from the Underground Lovers in a sense with his vocal technique and stage presence, yet ultimately his style is his own.

... They also manage to finish their set in true cathartic, electronically woozy style.  And despite not playing one of their finer pieces, 'Find A Roost', Genshen were worth every dripping tune. It seems Gerling now have something to compete with. 










Genshen Performing Live in Sydney

Gigs gone by:-

January 2006 @ The Australian Surf Movie Festival !!

Saturday January 7 @ Southport RSL - acoustic duo format

Sunday January 8 @ Twin Towns Cooloongata - acoustic duo format

WEDNESDAY January 11 @ The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay - FULL BAND!!

SUNDAY January 23 BIG DAY OUT 2005 festival!! (gold coast) - in the hothouse.

WED March 24 @ The Zoo, Ann Street, Fortitude Valley - Genshen play their last show in their current lineup - bassist steven departs the band. Genshen support the Panics direct from WA. The Tourists open the show.

SAT March 6 - RICs Bar, Fortitude Valley - Genshen & The Meadows from 9pm.

February 28 - The Zoo, Fortitude Vallety - Genshen supporting Mandy Kane (new Warner artist) with Team Plastique.

Fridays and Sundays in February - Check out Genshen performing live on Video Hits as part of Coca Cola's Live & Local unsigned band competition.

CD Launch - "Valentine's Day Love-in" - February 14 @ The Tivoli Theatre, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley - Genshen appearing with Love Lies Bleeding, LoveJoy, and Peach Fish.

Wed January 20 - Coca Cola Live and Local - Unsigned Finalists Competition - Mercury Room, Crown Casino Complex

Wed Dec 17 @ The Indie Temple (Wickham Terrace, Fortitude Valley) - our last show for 2003!

December East Coast Tour!!! - to LAUNCH our new single "shoot everyone"... dates as follows...

  • GOLD COAST - Schoolies Week Main Stage - Sat Nov 29
  • BYRON BAY - Great Northern Hotel - Tues Dec 2
  • NEWCASTLE - Northern Star Hotel - Thurs Dec 4
  • SYDNEY - The Excelsior Hotel , Surry Hills - Fri Dec 5
  • WOLLONGONG - The Oxford Tavern - Sun Dec 7
  • CANBERRA - The Phoenix Bar - Wed Dec 10
  • MELBOURNE - The Empress, Fitzroy - Fri Dec 12
  • MELBOURNE - The Espy Hotel, St Kilda - Sat Dec 13

October 25 - Genshen join the fabulous Stella One Eleven @ The Healer with Peachfish.

September 24 - it's MMM's Garage Session - @ The Gaelic Club with Waikiki and Pete Murray - and it's free entry! But remember, it's an early one - doors at 7pm and Genshen at 7:30pm - so come along and show your support - wander along after work or something - love to see all our Sydney fans there!

September 13 - The Hoogie Fest - Wow! What a line-up, with Magic Dirt and The Superjesus! What a fabulous day - Dalby people you ROCK! Great performances from all Brispop Stage bands.

September 11 - Toowoomba Uni Bar - Genshen played with Iron-on, Where's America and The Sleeves - a great line-up of local Queensland talent - and a great night of bear and laughs

Aug 26 - Aug 29 - Genshen's Minitour to Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra - 5 venues in three days! Not only that, but we played five shows each day!

Saturday Aug 9 - Genshen played the Troyhorse gala showcase - Tuscany Bar, Mary Street, City alongside great local acts including KT26's.

Friday Aug 1 - Uni of Qld's "Revitalize" - Genshen played alongside great Aussy acts including 28days!

Sunday JULY 27 - Valley Fiesta, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane - Genshen will be playing Sunday afternoon with the likes of the Boat People and Speedstar, just before the Film Festival screening in the Valley Mall. Look out for what is going to be an amazing light show in the Valley Mall! Should be fabulous - be sure to get along.

Saturday July 19 - Genshen headline a show at the Spanish Bar, Sydney - Genshen play great Sydney up&comers Starboard, Centipede andApian Low - so Sydney fans, be sure to get along and make this a big night! only $8.

Saturday June 28 - RAPID Festival @ Pine Rivers Show Grounds, Strathpine - Genshen played the TimeOff stage at around 5:30pm - a great day, great bands and a great time! Thanks to all those new fans that required us to autograph their cloths! - while they were wearing them! And thanks to all those new fans that bought our CDs and badges. :)

Sunday May 4 @ The SEAFOOD FESTIVAL - Genshen played as part of the line-up for the Seafood Festival, Caxton Street, Paddington.

Thursday May 8 @ The Indie Temple - Genshen were invited to be a part of the openning Gala for the new and improved Indie Temple - a much needed new venue for live music in Brisbane - get along and check it out

Monday April 28 @ RICs - Genshen performed a "low-key" set at the lovely RICs Bar, Fortitude Valley.

Thursday March 27 @ The ZOO - Genshen supported friends and colleagues Semicolon and Shifter.

Friday March 28 @ The Annandale Hotel, Surry Hills - JJJ Presents... Genshen with Genevieve Maynard - it was Genevieve's finale gig of her National Tour - it was a hoot - our last Sydney show for some time Check out for further info on Genevieve Maynard.

Genshen on Tour Feb/ March 2003 (Presented by JJJ)

  • Coffs Harbour Wed 26th Feb @ Hoey Moey - Genshen + Genevieve - CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODS!!
  • Brisbane Fri 28th @ The Healer - Genshen + Genevieve + Sarah Blasko
  • Toowoomba Sat 1st March @ The National - Genshen + Genevieve
  • Byron Bay Sun 2nd @ Great Northern - Genshen + Genevieve
  • Sydney (Surry Hills) Tues 4th @ The Hopetoun - Genshen + Local CD Launch + opening support
  • Canberra Wed 5th @ The Pheonix - Genshen + Genevieve
  • Albury Thurs 6th @ The Termo - Genshen + Genevieve
  • Melbourne Fri 7th @ The Espy - Genshen + Genevieve + local support
  • Melbourne Sat 8th @ The Empress - Genshen + Genevieve + Sarah Blasko
  • Geelong Sun 9th @ The National - Genshen + local supports
  • Newcastle Wed 12th @ University of Newcastle - Lunchtime Gig - Genshen
  • Wolloongong Thurs 13th @ Wolloongong University- Genshen supporting Waikiki
  • Sydney Friday 14th @ Gaelic Club supporting Waikiki
  • Sydney Friday 28th @ Annandale - Genshen +Genevieve

    Saturday February 15
    @ The ZOO - Genshen supported the fabulous Gersey and the golden Halfway.

    Wednsday February 5
    - The Aus Music Week Showcase - Crown Entertainment Complex - Heat Night Club - Genshen perform as one of four bands as part of a showcase of Australian Up&Coming Talent

Gigs gone by in 2002:-

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Gigs gone by in 2001:-

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