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After more than 13
years of entertaining
crowds, local band the
Door Snakes performed
its final show last month.
After playing numerous
gigs across country South
Australia, Adelaide and inter-
state, band members Tristan
Kemp (lead singer and gui-
tarist), David King (drums)
and Gavin ‘Gogs’ Wright
(bass) played their last show
on Friday, December 29 at the
“It was massive,” Kemp
“We were optimistically
hoping for a few hundred...
but, the club was jumping
with people that night.”
Over 500 people attended
the Door Snakes’ last show
and Kemp said he was “smirk-
ing like Sam Neill” after dis-
covering the last show broke a
Loxton Club record.
“We earnt some bragging
rights... based on attendance
and turnover, it was the big-
gest live band night at the
Loxton Club ever,” he said.
“I was pretty stoked with
Kemp said people came
from far and wide to enjoy
the last show.
“There were family, there
were friends, strangers, people
from over the river, Adelaide
and all over the place really,”
“The biggest regret about it
was not being able to properly
catch up with all the people.”
Kemp said it was “bitter-
sweet” to say goodbye to the
“Lots of people come to
our gigs and that is pretty
much the only time we get
to see some of those people,”
“The three of us will still
hang out whenever we can.
“We will probably just
miss hanging out and driving
“We’ve already made jokes
about pretending to load the
trailer and driving around
Loxton North, pretending we
are going to a gig.”
Kemp said it was nice to
know the band has made an
impact on people’s lives.
“Some people met their
future husband or wife at one
of our gigs,” he said.
With the trio playing their
last show, Kemp said it
enabled the band to look back
on the past 13 years.
“There was that sentimental
side to it,” he said.
“Kirsty Boden was one of
our ‘snakettes’ as we used to
“About 2007 and 2008, she
was one of those four and
they came and road tripped
with us and came to heaps
“As a bit of a tribute, I put
a framed photo of her on my
speaker all night, so she was
kind of there in spirit.”
As for what is next for the
three local men, Kemp said he
expected the trio to enjoy the
“We’re probably going to
eventually record our song,
Get A Pie In Ya and maybe
parting gift to our supporters,”
“I am hoping to write songs
in my studio, which is some-
thing that I have been neglect-
ing a bit lately.”
Door Snakes break
record at final show
Tristan Kemp (left), David King and Gavin Wright played
their last Door Snakes show at the Loxton Club last month.
Over 500 people packed into the Loxton Club for the Door Snakes’ final show last month.
The local cover band entertained crowds for over 13 years.
Ridgway to visit
Loxton next week
Primary production and tourism will
be the focus when Shadow Minister
for Primary Industries, Regional
Development and Tourism David
Ridgway visits the region next week.
Mr Ridgway will meet with community
members and key industry stakeholders dur-
ing his visit next Tuesday and Wednesday.
“I’m looking forward to again visiting the
Riverland and speaking with industry leaders
and the community about our plans to support
primary producers, tourism operators and to
grow the local economy and create jobs,” Mr
“The Riverland is really turning a corner
with many of its horticultural industries,
changing from a bulk provider to a premium
value added product.”
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone invit-
ed Mr Ridgway to the region and said the
visit is important on the eve of the 2018 State
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