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Mic Conway’s National Junk Band
Jug band blues, illusion, fire, magic, political satire, lunatic on-stage antics, and some very funny songs combine as a new-vaudevillian comedy cabaret.  

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Expect the unexpected as these “virtuosos of the bizarre” create a live stage experience that must be seen and heard to be believed. 
Jug band blues, political satire and lunatic on-stage antics combine as a new-vaudevillian comedy cabaret. Audiences know Mic Conway’s tongue-in-cheek style from “Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band” and “Circus Oz”. From Byron Bay BluesFest to Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festivals to Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The Famous Spiegeltent … the National Junk Band have become festival favourites for their unique collision of illusion, passion, irreverent satire, fire, magic, singing saws, flying chooks, musical mayhem and some very funny songs. Wielding National guitars, ukuleles, sousaphone, phono-fiddle, garbage cans and even the kitchen sink, there really is nothing like them in Australia today.


“An amusing confection of vaudeville inspired madness.” : Steve Creedy, The Weekend Australian

“The king of vaudeville in Australia today.” : Lucky Oceans, ABC Radio National

“The quintessential 1920’s vaudeville and cabaret act…. Give Mic the creative space to range from magician through jokester to singer, ventriloquist, juggler, fire eater and musician… and you have a night with laughs saturated in nostalgia for a time when having fun and being ridiculous were part of a very rich and diverse Australian music scene.”
: Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald

Defies categorisation.” : Sydney Morning Herald

Inspired silliness, not to be missed.”: Peter Burdon, AdelaideNow

The mind boggles… Where does one start a review of something like this, and more importantly, can it be reviewed? … Really it can’t be done justice in words alone. Go see it … somewhere. Junk is the word.” : Teri Louise Kelly, The Independent Weekly. Reviewing Adelaide Cabaret Festival

This show is an hilarious revelation – you never know what you’re going to get from one song to the next.”: Sarah Thomas, Adelaide Advertiser

…highly infectious music, hilarious jokes, dazzling magic tricks, fire-eating and much clowning around.” : Robert Dunstan, Rip It Up Magazine

Aural extravaganza… You enter into the spirit, which is pure fun. Everything is delivered with tongue lovingly pressed into cheek… in a lovingly self-deprecating style on the unlikeliest array of instruments.” : Michael Smith, Drum Media

The hit of the festival… their CD was so good someone stole it from the ABC library.”
: Robyn Johnston, The Planet, ABC Radio National

A richly entertaining ensemble.” : Tony Hillier, Rhythms Magazine

Fully rounded entertainment making people giggle, dance and go ‘Wow!’… Surprises abound … A bewdy!” : John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald 

Mic Conway looks like he was born on a cabaret stage… his ease with a variety of cabaret styles from music hall and vaudeville to New Wave testifies to this involvement and his expertise is apparent.” : The Age

Mic Conway is a very, very talented man. He should be elected as one of Australia’s living
national treasures.”
: Bill Riner, ABC Radio