Over several years, JC created and built The Triffid: an iconic live music venue, beer garden, and cafe in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Over 800 strangers packed into The Triffid to learn the hometown anthem "My Happiness" by Brisbane band Powderfinger. Powderfinger Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, Family Powderfinger were an Australian rock band formed in Brisbane in 1989. Despite breaking up nine years ago, Powderfinger remain one of Australia's most  popular bands. Pictured: Powderfinger, John's denial comes after singer Bernard Fanning dismissed talk of a Powderfinger reunion. Produced by Nick DiDia. You can see live bands and solo artists, dance the night away to a DJ, sample countless craft beers on tap, and eat your way through a menu packed with tasty options. Published: 06:55 EST, 1 June 2019 | Updated: 09:54 EST, 1 June 2019. Every member of Powderfinger is either married or in a long-term relationship, and Collins and Middleton have young children. "I got married a couple of years ago, and the first year we were married I spent about eight weeks with my wife," says Collins. Find out more about what JC is up to These Days. Powderfinger are back … for one night only. History. Celebrating the legend! Powderfinger: John Coghill, Ian Haug, Bernard Fanning, John Collins and Darren Middleton. Guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug and bassist John Collins had fans bolting from all over the site to witness the rare performance of four out of five members of Powderfinger. But if you live in Brisbane, you already know all this, because you go there every week, right? Clockwise from left: Jon Coghill, Darren Middleton, Ian Haug, John Collins, Bernard Fanning (foreground). While Bernard Fanning, Ian Huag, Darren Middleton, John Collins and Jon Coghill called it quits a decade ago, their songs have remained staples on … The Player. Powderfinger Bio Powderfinger were an Australian rock band that formed in Brisbane in 1989. 'People thinking Powderfinger are playing … it's crazy,' said Brisbane-based venue operator John. 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The singer, 49, told the Huffington Post in 2017: 'There's no plans or ideas for a reunion or a tour or anything like that. Formed in 1989, the band managed to keep the same line up since they hit the big time, Bernard Fanning (Vocals, guitars), Darren Middleton (guitars), Ian Haug (guitars), John Collins (Bass) and Jon Coghill (drums). Fanning was forced to hose down speculation that the band were regrouping after he brought onstage former bandmates Ian Haug, John Collins and Darren Middleton during his solo set at the Splendour in the Grass festival in 2017. Powderfinger started in Brisbane, Australia, in 1989.Ian Haug, John Collins, and Steven Bishop (), had been playing music with other bands, when they decided to form Powderfinger.The band's name came from the song "Powderfinger" by Neil Young. Powderfinger’s one-off virtual reunion gig was worth the wait, and worth more than $460,000 for local charities. Darren Middleton Photos - Members of the band Powderfinger attend a press conference which announced their Australian Tour at The Annandale Hotel on April 9, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Powderfinger. How will a no-deal Brexit affect food prices, travel and the economy? So he and his Powderfinger bandmates - Darren Middleton (guitar), Ian Haug (guitar), John Collins (bass) and Jon Coghill (drums) - decided to give back. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, John said he will be watching from the comfort of the bar when his former bandmates Bernard Fanning and Ian Haug perform at the opening part for his new venue, Fortitude Music Hall, next month. He is a humble individual and although he has been a member of one of Australia’s most successful bands, Powderfinger has remained the quiet achiever. From 1992 until their break-up the band line-up consisted of vocalist Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug, bassist John Collins, and drummer Jon Coghill. A story for the November 1-2 issue of Qweekend magazine. Powderfinger's new album features songs they recorded between 1998 and 2010. Credit: It was the culmination of two decades that delivered seven albums, hundreds of … We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Collins) 2008 Great Australian Albums (TV Series documentary) Self Dramatic video shows moment NYPD fatally shot a gunman yelling 'kill me' on the steps of a Harlem cathedral... Sarah Palin returns to GOP campaign trail as she urges Republicans to 'crush' the vote in two senate seat... Dinosaur brain scan reveals how dog-sized ancestor of the diplodocus ran on two legs and hunted meat unlike... Powderfinger dash reunion hopes ahead of two members performing at Fortitude Music Hall opening, The Story Behind Powderfinger's Surprise Splendour Reunion | HuffPost Australia. Making it as a muso is a hard act to follow, but ex-Powderfinger bassist John Collins is rolling the dice with his new gig in venue management. Haug met Bernard Fanning at university and Fanning decided to join the band. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, John said he will be watching from the comfort of the bar when his former band-mates Bernard Fanning and Ian Haug perform at the opening part for his new venue, Fortitude Music Hall, next month. None of us want that. John Collins (JC) is the now owner and founder of the Triffid and The Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane and is a mentor and champion of the local and international music scene. 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Over several years, JC created and built The Triffid : an iconic live music venue, beer garden, and cafe in the heart of … 2010 Sunsets: Powderfinger Farewell Tour Live in Concert (Video) Self 2010 Powderfinger: The Final Odyssey (TV Movie documentary) Self (as John 'J.C.' John Collins (JC) John Collins (JC) has embarked on a vastly different kind of solo project after life in Powderfinger—swapping his bass guitar for venue owner responsibilities. 'And it's really funny. I am going to invite [former band mates] Darren [Middleton] and [John Coghill] Cogsy as well but I can tell you where I will be and that is at the bar. Later, Jon Coghill joined when Bishop left. What’s on offer at The Triffid? ', Outspoken: 'People thinking Powderfinger are playing … it's crazy,' said Brisbane-based venue operator John (pictured left). He continued: 'And it's really funny. POWDERFINGER - THE METRE Composer Lyricist: Bernard Fanning, Darren Middleton, John A. Collins, Jon Coghill, Stuart Darren Middleton, Ian David Haug, Jonathan Robert Coghill, John Collins Music Publisher: Egg The Nest Music© 2005 Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd. Powderfinger's new album is a rewarding peek into the past Unreleased may be compilation of rejects and relics but it includes one of the Brisbane band’s … The singer, 49, told the Huffington Post in 2017: 'There's no … The comments below have not been moderated. Aftermath of suicide bomb outside FSB HQ in southern Russian village, Man arrested after climbing onto the wing of Alaska Airlines plane, Germans agree with new national lockdown commencing over Christmas. 'I think people want that to be the case - they want there to be a reunion and they want there to be a tour, but we don't want that. Frontman Bernard Fanning and bandmates Ian Haug, John Collins, Darren Middleton and Jon Coghill performed a 40-minute set of hits, streamed live on YouTube on Saturday night. John Collins (JC) has embarked on a vastly different kind of solo project after life in Powderfinger—swapping his bass guitar for venue owner responsibilities. Album Unreleased (1998–2010) Day By Day Lyrics [Verse 1] If I'm only dreaming then I'm safe ... John Collins, Ian Haug & … John's denial comes after singer Bernard Fanning dismissed talk of a Powderfinger reunion. The new Age of Aquarius and what it means for you in 2021: This month Jupiter and Saturn will meet to make... MI6 boss pays tribute to ex-agent John le Carré who 'left his mark' on British secret service 'through his... Trump calls Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp a 'clown' and demands he hold a special session on... Trump says his staff will have to WAIT to get the COVID vaccine: President reverses decision to give White... Melania Trump tours $35,000-a-year Florida school for son Barron, 14, in sign that family is preparing for... George W. Bush's senior advisor Karl Rove says Donald Trump is 'on the edge of looking like a sore loser'... 'Cancel culture at work! You can even book the venue for a function. Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning has hinted there is some tension between the band members as they prepare to play their first concert in a decade on YouTube. The visually spectacular live space was built in an old commercial hanger, and is already a favourite amongst national and international touring artists. And no, there's no tour, no reunion, no need to speculate. 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Bush's senior advisor Karl Rove says Trump is 'on the edge of looking like a sore loser' and is 'not helping himself or the country' with his fraud claims, 'Cancel culture at work! It's just something that may happen from time to time, whenever we're all in the same place at the same time. "You have to accept that it's a part of the job, like if I was an army or a navy guy. Fanning and his bandmates controversially played without original Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill. Powderfinger (Big Day Out 2010).jpg 1,176 × 588; 389 KB Powderfinger performing live September 2007.jpg 1,024 × 683; 620 KB Powderfinger performing September 2007 (b).jpg 899 × 600; 356 KB Brisbane rock legends Powderfinger reunited last night for the first time in a decade for a one-off performance dubbed 'One Night Lonely'. From 1992 until their break-up in 2010 the line-up consisted of vocalist Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug, bass guitarist John Collins … John (left) is pictured with former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug. Unreleased (1998–2010) is the fourth compilation album by Australian alternative rock band Powderfinger, released on 27 November 2020.The album comprises ten previously unheard and unreleased tracks recorded between the years of 1998 and 2010, and stored on various hard drives and tapes within the band's archives. Snubbed! The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. However, the singer dismissed fan talk of reunion shortly after, writing on Instagram: 'Can't believe it's been 10 years since we last played at our favourite festival. It’s a professional, state-of-the art live music venue that has also become known for its laidback atmosphere. Publication: The Australian Writer: Andrew McMillen Camera: Canon 1dx II Lens: Canon 24-70mm Lighting: Profoto B1 by Brisbane photographer Glenn Hunt Picture: Ian Jennings, 2004. And fans have been holding out hope that the big-selling Australian group will reform for some live shows. ', Not there! 'I can tell you where I will be and that is at the bar': Bassist John Collins set the record straight on THAT Powderfinger reunion on Saturday. The full story appears below. Ex-Powderfinger bassist John Collins and Hutchinson Chairman Scott Hutchinson photographed at the Triffid. Powderfinger's members have busied themselves with various projects in the past decade. Industry Q&A: John Collins from Fortitude Music Hall. Let's have a little anniversary.'. I am going to invite [former bandmates] Darren [Middleton] and [John Coghill] Cogsy as well'. However, former Powderfinger bass player John Collins poured cold water on that idea on Saturday. 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