Sticky Fingers evicted from Wagga pub as rock bad boys run amok

ROCK AND ROLLED OUT: Sticky Fingers were evicted from the Union Club Hotel on Sunday night.
ROCK AND ROLLED OUT: Sticky Fingers were evicted from the Union Club Hotel on Sunday night.

THE manager of the Union Club Hotel has labelled the behaviour of rising rock band Sticky Fingers "disgusting" and "childish" after a much-hyped gig turned sour at the weekend.

The Sydney-based band, which features heavily on Triple J, was evicted from the hotel immediately after their $25-a-head performance concluded.

Manager Josh Bradley said, on top of being late, a band member urinated on the balcony, the band was abusive towards security and trashed sound equipment in front of a packed-out house.

"It was plainly disgusting, childish and unprofessional."

Josh Bradley

"They thought they weren't in the wrong and they could do what they wanted," he said.

"It was plainly disgusting, childish and unprofessional."

The event was organised through social music app PopUpGigs - designed to attract big name bands to Wagga as a means to breathe life into the city's live music scene.

Sticky Fingers - known for songs such as If You Go and Liquorlip Loaded Gun - put on an hour-long show in front of a few hundred partygoers.

Mr Bradley said given the amount of revellers, it would have been impractical to cancel the event.

He said the most disappointing part of the band's behaviour was when they broke expensive sound equipment that was not their own.

"They will definitely not get a gig back here again," he said.

Sticky Fingers frontman, Dylan Frost, recently pleaded guilty in Burwood Local Court to high-range drink driving.

Frost was disqualified from driving for three years and was sentenced to a nine-month suspended jail term.

PopUpGigs developer Tolsa Harrison distanced the app from the band and said he was disappointed by their actions.

"Obviously we want everyone to have a good time. We want to bring people together to enjoy good live music," he said.

"The venue put a lot of faith in us. I feel awful about the stuff that happened because it should be about creating good live music."

The band's manager Neal Hunt said he had not had a chance to speak to the band and could not comment further.


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