AUSTRALIAN dance sensation The Potbelleez will be back in Rouse Hill ripping the dance floor apart this Thursday with their hands-in-the-air APRA award-winning anthem From the Music.
They will perform at the Australian Hotel and Brewery on Thursday night.
"We took out the best dance award for Don't Hold Back, so it was nice three years later to be up for the same category," the band's DJ-producer, Dave Goode, said of their latest APRA award, announced only last week.
"It's a big honour for us."
He expressed disappointment that he and producer-DJ Jonny Sonic, along with their lead vocalist (the classically-trained singer-songwriter Ilan Kidron) were unable to attend the awards ceremony, leaving only Blue (vocals/keyboard). "Me and Jonny are heading back home to Ireland where we have our own company [Larp] and Ilan's in Paris at the moment, with his wife and kid, writing with different European producers," Goode said earlier in May.
It has been a whirlwind few years for The Potbelleez, whom many would know from their massively catchy Hello, the first smash single from their second album Destination Now.
The house/electro music group found huge success in 2008 following the release of their debut album and monster single Don't Hold Back, which earned the band three ARIA nominations and was named No.1 Most Played Australian Song on TV and Radio in 2008.
They arrive in Rouse Hill on the back of an 18-month Destination Now tour and Goode, for one, is looking forward to "banging out the big hits".
"It's always an electric atmosphere — just a raw energy that really drives us," he said.