By Mandy Oakham
The nips will be bigger and better when the Mentals play Bellarine Estate next Sunday 12 March for a good cause.
The Mentals will be playing to raise money for TEN02 which provides youth and family services such as crisis accommodation and food relief in the Bellarine area.
The band dominated Australian pop music during the ’70s and ’80s with their unforgettable, catchy pop songs and energetic live performances. Formed in 1976, Mental As Anything were one of Australia’s most successful bands of this era, with hits such as If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too, The Nips Are Getting Bigger and I Didn’t Mean To Be Mean produced by Elvis Costello.
The band also achieved international success with Too Many Times and the APRA award-winning single Live It Up, which reached number one in Scandinavia and number three in the UK charts.
In September 2009, Mental As Anything were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, along with Little Patty, Kev Carmody, The Dingos and John Paul Young.
Nearly 40 years of recording and non-stop touring hasn’t slowed down original members, songwriters and vocalists, Martin Plaza and Greedy Smith, and they are back in the studio working on a new album.
Gates open on Sunday at 11.30am, with the event expected to finish around 6pm. No need to bring anything except a picnic blanket and sunscreen as everything will be available on site – from gourmet food and local produce, to premium beer and wines.
VIP and general admission tickets are available online from www.ticketebo.com.au/ten02-incorporated