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Tour Essentials: Total Giovanni

15 April 2015 | 12:21 pm | Emma Jones

We asked Melbourne up-and-comers Total Giovanni what they HAVE to have with them when they tour!

Here at Purple Sneakers, we like to keep an eye on the best new music coming out, and sharing our discoveries to our readers. One of the most exciting acts we've happened upon over the last 12 months has to be Melbourne's TOTAL GIOVANNI.

Their nu-disco sounds mixed with the almost too sexy vocals of frontman Vachel Spirason make for a hugely refreshing and intriguing act to emerge in the local scene, and it was only natural that they would not remain secret for long.

Picked as one of our Artists to Watch for 2015 and playing at Dark MofoParadiseGolden Plains and Melbourne Music WeekTotal Giovanni have become a force to be reckoned with in a live setting, and they are now planning on showing you why. Announcing an East Coast tour, these five fellows will be hitting Sydney and the Bendigo Groovin' The Moo, before returning home for a staggering FOUR shows in Melbourne, due to consistently selling out.

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We asked the guys what they simply couldn't survive without whilst on the road, and the answers -if you're familiar with their music and seen any photos at all of them - are hilariously not surprising. See the tour dates below!



The band that smokes together stays together... and we love smoking. Whoever branches out and buys a pouch ends up getting it plundered by the others. It’s tough being part of a socialist collective.



Melbourne’s great, but the beach leaves a little to be desired. Touring in more tropical climes lends itself to some choice skin diving. And it's always good to have some flippers when you're on tour...



Lost even more frequently than cigarette lighters, the key to a tight rhythm section is a healthy arsenal of guitar picks. Without these, we'd be better off being a folk band.


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When that suitcase opens, it's show time. Time to get beautiful.


Brazilian Lesser Long-Nosed Armadillo

For our trousers...

Total Giovanni tour dates:

April 25 - GoodGod Small Club, Sydney

May 2 - Groovin' The Moo, Bendigo

May 8 - Gasometer, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

May 13 - Gasometer, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

May 14 - Gasometer, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

May 15 - Gasometer, Melbourne *FINAL SHOW*

Words by Emma Jones.