Cosmic Psychos comes to Torquay Hotel

Australian punk rock band Cosmic Psychos is taking over the Torquay Hotel on January 19. (Supplied)

Australian punk rock band the Cosmic Psychos are coming to the Torquay Hotel for a night of great music by three simple blokes.

The Victoria-based band features Ross Knight on bass and vocals, Dean Muller on drums and John ‘Mad Macka’ McKeering on guitar.

Macka said he looked forward to playing at the Torquay Hotel on Friday, January 19, at 8.30pm and liked that everyone can be themselves and have a good time.

“We played there before a few years back and it was really good, so hopefully it’ll be the same again,” he said.

“We get along, do what we do, and keep doing it. It’s a very lucky sort of position to be in, to get along with the people that you play with. We’re good mates, and we have been for a long time.

“Ross will come up with a riff, or I’ll come up with an idea, or Dean will, and then we just put it down, and off we go.”

The band was initially formed by Ross in 1982, who continues to manage one of Australia’s defining punk bands and runs a third-generation farm.

“Here are three ugly-looking blokes, touring the world, playing at all these wonderful cities, dining at all these wonderful restaurants, meeting all these famous people,” he said.

The band has released 10 studio albums since their self-titled debut in 1987, with their influence receiving global recognition, and celebrated 40 years of music in December.

Tickets for the Cosmic Psychos and Zeke (USA) show on January 19 can be purchased by going through the show’s link on the Torquay Hotel website.