Code One presents

SMLXL + Anatomy Class + Soul Messengers

with special guests

Thursday 11 May 2017 (opening 6:00 PM)

at Leadbelly ( venue info )


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees


General Admission $14.30


Dinner & Show Package includes a ticket and a 1 course dinner - main.

Reservation times are 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm depending on availability.

You will be asked to email your preferred reservation time at the end of the purchase process.

Please note, failure in providing a reservation time may result in a delay before being seated.

TABLE FOR 2 $85.70
TABLE FOR 4 $171.40
TABLE FOR 6 $257.05
TABLE FOR 8 $342.75
TABLE FOR 10 $428.40

Please Note: All tickets sold through this site are General Admission unless stated Dinner & Show. Dinner & Show guarantees you a reserved table and seat. GA tickets are allocated for standing room only. A general admission ticket does not guarantee seating. For enquiries please call the venue on (02) 9557 7992

SMLXL (small medium large x-large) was a band formed in 1998 (ish) and recorded many demos and played a few shows. It was born out of the ashes of somewhat known Sydney indie band Pelican Jed (Jarrod Murphy and Jason de Wilde) and along with Ged Verus on bass and Mike Barwick on drums, they were thought to have a lot of potential with their angular take on melodic/sonic guitar pop. Think XTC meets Split Enz, somewhere around that anyway.

Mike Barwicks untimely and tragic death in a car accident pulled the breaks on what was a very promising song writing team, with Jarrod’s writing steering the ship.

Mikes death saw the boys go off in a few directions, but Jason and Jarrod always knew there was unfinished business for SMLXL. So after collaborating on some music projects they have decided to pull together an album of what they certainly consider to be their most accomplished works to date.

The whole effort is hoped to be completed by the end of 2016. The first cab off the rank is a drifting lush bold song call ‘Change To Survive’.

The tracks on the album see Jarrod and Jason writing, recording and performing most of the instruments and vocals, with some guitar, keyboard and bass tracks laid down by some of their friends and favourite musicians.

Both Jarrod and Jason are heavily influenced by band like XTC, Talking Heads and the Cure, but it’s their shared love of the harmonic pop legends Jellyfish that really solidifies their music common ground. Along with throwing in plenty of Neil Finn and Elvis Costello, the SMLXL sound is a mash of all great melodic guitar driven pop, with the outcome being something slick and unique.

An interesting trait of this project is that Jarrod is based in Queensland and Jason is in New South Wales. The recordings are via correspondence, with Jarrod writing and recording demo versions of the songs using MIDI and live tracking. These demos form the basis of the songs and the tracks are replace, layer by layer with live musicians, both in Jason’s elaborate Sydney studio and Jarrod’s Sunshine Coast home studio. These tracks are passed back and forth between the guys until they get to a point of completion. Then Jason waves some fairy dust over it and out pops SMLXL.

This process has seen some ‘song casualties’ thrown to the way side whilst others have withstood the rigors of the over analysing and fine tuning. This process has allowed for multiple layers within each track offering depth and interest to the astute listener, whilst maintaining the accessible basis of the song in all of its ‘verse / chorus / middle eight’ glory.

It is intended that each song will be released with its own video clip, starting with the first song ‘Change To Survive’ being accompanied by a slow motion wonder through an op shop and the streets of a town.

SMLXL are available through Facebook, Youtube, Bandcamp and their own website www.smlxlmusic.com.au <http://www.smlxlmusic.com.au/> so please follow SMLXL and stay in touch for the enjoyment of this great music project.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*