#AUSMUSICTSHIRTDAY Feature Series – Luke Henery of Violent Soho


The Good Call Live Team are coming together in support of Support Act for #ausmusictshirtday … and we are doing it with a little help from our friends!

Today we’re chatting with the one and only Luke Henery, better known as the Bassist and hair-whip enthusiast from Brisbane legends, Violent Soho. The Soho boys have been reppin’ the 4122 for almost 15 years now and really broke back into the bustling Brisbane scene in 2012, ahead of the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Hungry Ghost’.

Since then, Violent Soho have gone from strength to strength – playing sold out national tours, massive festival headlining slots and getting themselves a plaque on the Fortitude Valley Walk of Fame. Violent Soho are one of those bands, that if you call yourself a Queenslander who loves music, you simply have to see – in years to come they will be spoken of in the same vein as Brisbane icons like Powderfinger and Regurgitator – mark our words! 

With a new album from Violent Soho set for release in 2020, there’s plenty to get excited about (I mean, have you seen the ‘OK Boomer’ billboards yet?). However, if you can’t wait that long, you’d better get along to Good Things Festival in December as its Violent Soho’s first and only gigs for 2019! Click HERE for more information. 


Have a read of what Luke had to say about his choice of band shirt and the importance of talking about and supporting mental health in the music industry:


Remember – YOU can help support the cause too by donating to our Official, Support-Act endorsed fundraising effort HERE


Tell us about your Aus Music T-Shirt: 

I’m wearing Brisbane band Apparitions; they play honest indie punk rock. Their EP ‘Fractured’ has been a main stayer in my Walkman ever since it came out. Check out their song Calm Waters HERE.

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Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you? 

Australian music is so deeply ingrained in my everyday life and in my memories. Having a day to wear your favourite band t-shirt and celebrate Aussie bands with the whole country is a great way to remind people who might not get exposed to the endless talent of our countries musicians is awesome and important.

We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health? 

Talking about mental health can break the stigma that surrounds mental health and gives an open door to others who might not have the courage to share their struggles. Life is tough but it doesn’t mean you have to pretend to be tough, depression is a real struggle and talking about it is the first step to dealing with it in a healthy way.”


And SURPRISE!! Violent Soho have JUST dropped their latest and much anticipated single – check out the video below!



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