Supporting Canberra United – The untold story of a secret society of sign writers…

Thanks for giving us some excitement Canberra United!

When you have a one year old and your entertainment is reduced to, well…feeding, changing, playing, bathing (putting to) sleeping and repeating, you need a hobby that you can do in between times. Ours is supporting Canberra United. In particular, making signs to put up at the ground that support the team or even better, belittle the opposition. For example, our favorite sign for taking the Mickey out of the opposition is “Adelaide United and Adelaide water = SAME STANDARD.” Having to explain the sign does weaken the effect somewhat, but we figured the Adelaide team would get it – at least!

“Hey Brisbane, Canberra stole your roar!” (to Brisbane Roar at the grand final)…

And then there are those lesser-known banners that come about in the event of a “slip of the tongue”… The poor announcer had a shocker one day when he announced the team as having “Ashleigh and Nicole Skyes” as players (I’m sure all our Canberra United readers have heard of the “SYKES” twins!)… And so was born the banner “Canberra Untied supports dyslexics”. This was only topped by this years official members guide which we believe may have been edited by the same announcer as “Turdy Burke” appears on page one… A nickname I’m sure TRUDY hopes won’t stick like the proverbial…

The Canberra United hair trends of 2010-11 brought on “Canberra United supports apprentice hairdressers” and we were thrilled to have provided a buzz to Hayley Raso last season with our “Show us your Raso-dazzle”.

Signs (and baby clothes) are one thing, but last Saturday night we kicked our entertainment up a notch when we launched our very own range of CU beach umbrella. When we say “range” we mean “one”, but we think it’ll catch on 😉 Look for us at the next game under the one, the only “CU Budget Corporate Box” umbrella…

Have a great game this Wednesday ladies! CU there!… Remember all you Canberra Unite players and fans out there, wave to the Budget Corporate Box!

P.S. Turdy had an AWESOME game last weekend against Perth!


Work in progress 2 Painting the box At the game

Function band available for your event.

Looking for a function band?

The Silky Six have extensive experience in performing at a wide of range of events. Getting into the theme of the night is something the Silky Six do and do well! Whatever the theme, this function band supports the client by wearing appropriate clothing and even learning songs (or even a set of music) to set the mood.

The Silky Six believe that as a function band, it is important to jump on board and promote themes as a means to entertaining the audience. It adds a whole new dimension to the entertainment and lets face it – this function band has never grown out of playing “dress ups”!

We have hired costumes, made costumes, blinged costumes and bought costumes! We have raided family members wardrobes and borrowed from friends. It seems this function band knows how to be pretty resourceful when it comes down to it!… We love a challenge and we look forward to you letting us know what we’re working on next!

Here are some different themed events The Silky Six have performed at.

  • Bollywood
  • Nautical bollywood function band
  • Black Tie
  • Great Gatsby
  • Xmas bling
  • Traffic light
  • Pimps and Prozzies
  • Fluoro party
  • Hippie party
  • Burlesque
  • Casino Royale
  • Sporty
  • Rock n’ Roll
  • Halloween
  • Letter party
    Function band dressing up from RW Awards - Clutch AJ Clet


TS6 at a recent eventTS6 plays at a variety of events

Canberra band supports Canberra United

Canberra band supports Canberra United in a most unusual fashion.

Three years ago the daughter of one of the band members discovered the sport of soccer (football) and started supporting the Canberra team who play in the National Women’s Competition called the W-league.

Along with supporting Canberra United, the young supporter – Annie – also found an idol(ish) or at least a favorite player. The player (Hayley Raso) originally came from Queensland but came to play with Canberra as the Brisbane team didn’t think she was good enough! Annie’s dad has an old friend that moved to QLD and happens to work with Hayley’s dad… And so the friendship/idolization began.

It was lucky for Annie that her dad, whilst also being a talented front man, enjoys watching sport and had been following Canberra United closely. So, for the last three seasons, two members of The Silky Six (and one young, captive groupie) have been season ticket holders and have attended all home games since.

Late in 2012 – Annie gained a baby sister called Indigo. She also started attending games along with the rest of the group! It was then that Indigo’s mum, also a member of The Silky Six, sorely missed the lack of available baby supporter clothing and decided to make Canberra United baby clothes for Indigo herself! Check out this picture of Hayley holding baby Indigo wearing the signed “onesie“! 

The Canberra United players are amazing role models. Take a look and find out why one third of this Canberra band supports Canberra United!… Along with 2 of their “groupies”!

A big thanks to Sigourney (who does “everything” for Canberra United!). Sigourney kindly got the signature of Sally Shipard to complete the team for the 2012/2103 season. Thanks also to Sally who clearly liked the onesie she was signing!… 🙂

Here is the latest supporters outfit for the 2013-14 season, along with one shot of Indigo’s winter supporters apparel!… Granted, the summer gear’s a little big, but apparently t-shirt dresses are in at the moment!

Signatures still required so get those pens ready ladies! And this is how this Canberra band supports Canberra United!

Canberra band supports Canberra United


Indi backIndi CU top copy


Wedding music or music to dance to?!

TS6 Wedding Music to fill the dancefloor

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TS6 philosophy on wedding music or music you can dance to.

Going out to watch live music is something members of TS6 like to do and if you are reading this, you probably enjoy doing the same thing.
There are a lot of good bands in Canberra and we have seen most of them!  One thing we have noticed however with the majority is their choice of music. With all bands there are the “standards” that you will hear no matter what! For example, TS6 will buy you a beer if you can find a band that doesn’t play “Superstitious” by Stevie Wonder (check out his live version – it’s awesome).
So playing standards as wedding music is fine but the only wedding music we play is the music that fits into the philosophy of The Silky Six….which is;
  • We want to be the band that plays different stuff to just the standard.
  • We don’t want to be a band like all of the others.
  • But most importantly, the music we play, should be easy to dance to!
So when we go out and watch other bands we scratch our heads at some of their choices of songs. The song may well be a great song, but it is not easy to dance to! We like to put ourselves in the “shoes” of the people that come to see us play. We want to make it easy for people to get up and dance! There is nothing worse than seeing the boyfriend/husband/male escort dragged onto the dance floor by their girlfriend/wife/ female escort and them floundering to a song they can’t dance to. Trust us, we understand we are not the most coordinated people, but even the least coordinated people should be able to dance to your wedding music!
 This is the reason why we choose the songs we choose. This is also a reason why we formed this band  and the line up (musicians in the band) – to play songs different from the norm.  So when we say we will fill the dance floor from start to finish – we mean it!
But – In case you are concerned and want to take a few lessons before grooving to the next lot of wedding music you hear, and in case you haven’t yet seen this video by the Black Keys – do it! This guy could dance to wedding music the likes of which no band would play – for instance Pachelbel’s Cannon in D…!
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TS6 wedding music dance floor filling