Dubbo Indie rock band, 'One Proud Monkey', is set to perform at the Dubbo Western Plains Cultural Centre Black Box Theatre on December 14 from 6 pm.
The performance is as part of the Lust for Live Acoustic series which at the Black Box Theatre, located upstairs in the Community Arts Centre at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.
One Proud Monkey is a four-piece band comprising members Clinton Hoy (vocals and guitar), Dallas Keenes (guitar), Tim Hosking (bass) and Dave Petty (drums).
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The band admits to taking some influence from Neil Finn, Josh Pyke, Pearl Jam, Violent Femmes and Dave Matthews Band.
Since forming in 2012 OPM have continued to grow their songs, their sound and live shows through a bunch of appearances around regional NSW, with occasional gigs in Newcastle and Canberra.
The band's first gig together was at the Monkey Bar in Dubbo.
"It was 2,300 days ago. That feels like a while," Hoy said.
"We played five songs - Never Let Me Down; Easy Song; Streets and Lanes; Democratik and The Lorne Song.
"Only one of these - "The Lorne Song" has gone on to be a setlist staple over the years.
"Somehow it struck a chord with people, which amuses me because it's not like the sort of stuff we consider we write I was going for a Josh Pyke / Counting Crows vibe, did I pull it off? I don't know.
"You may notice though that you can't actually find the song online, it was released on our first LP but as we learned more we started to cringe, because the techniques we'd started to develop, especially for recording, were absent on the first release and in this online world you can bet if there's something out there you don't want people to find, it'll get found.
"We might get around to re-recording it, we might even play another gig soon, who knows? It has been a while."
Hoy said the band was encouraged by the "love" fans have shown for its song 'Western Sky'.
"It's encouraging that after 2,300 days people still want to hear our music. Maybe we'll get together and make more soon," Hoy added.
Hoy had released a solo EP (The First EP) before the band came along.
"I get all these ideas and go off on tangents and try to jam them all into one song (17 chords, a key change and a modulation), and the other fellas calm me down, remind me that I'm not in a jazz fusion prog-rock project, and we get working on it to make it listenable," Hoy laughed.
"We're going to try and bring you right in on the process of writing this new record, however long it takes."