Don’t let the name fool you.
While we at HEAVY favor the metal side of life, we also have a soft spot for rock – especially Aussie rock.
So when we were offered the opportunity to set sail on Rock The Boat 2023 and conduct onboard interviews for the first time ever we jumped at the chance.
Who wouldn’t with over 40 bands playing across 8 glorious nights on board the Royal Caribbean?
It wasn’t just a first for HEAVY, but also a first for the organisers of Rock The Boat, who had never entertained a media crew in their many years of sailing. Which meant none of us really knew exactly what we were doing, but our point of contact Tatiana soon eased all of our minds by instructing us from the outset to “have fun”.
Which we did.
Rock The Boat 2023 was headlined by Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens and Chocolate Starfish, but there was also a host of other bands that caught HEAVY’s eye, such as Daryl Braithwaite, Black Sorrows, James Morley, Bob Spencer and Haxan.
Plus the massive supporting cast, some of which sounded familiar and others who did not, but by the end of the cruise HEAVY had become acquainted with nearly every band and had the time of our lives!
It must be said that there were many occasions we were a few fathoms outside of our comfort zone, which made for some pretty humorous moments in the interviews.
Today we bring you Jimmy Glinster’s one-on-one interview with Sarah McLeod, who performed on the cruise with a hand-selected backing band and absolutely nailed it!
Rock The Boat 2024 is on sale now and features a line-up much more appealing to your average HEAVY reader with The Screaming Jets, The Living End and Baby Animals among the headliners.
Check out the poster below for the full line-up and get your tickets now before they sell out. If you have even half as much fun as we did, it is already the holiday of your life… https://chooseyourcruise.com.au/cruises/rock-the-boat-2024/