Following the marathon journey to Australia via Dubai and Singapore (aided considerably by the superb hospitality of Emirates Airlines) Grimethorpe Colliery Band have now safely arrived in the Land of Oz.
After arrival in the wee small hours (00:45 local time) the band have now set up camp in our first stop of Brisbane, where a leisurely first day to recover from the long journey, nine hour time difference (and superb hospitality of Emirates Airlines...) awaits most of the band.
This afternoon however, Dr Robert Childs and a small contingent from the band will be heading to the ABC Studios to undertake interviews for features on ABC Classic FM and ABC Brisbane Drive.
Excerpts from those interviews will follow later today.
Enjoy your day off lads!