Things Of Stone And Wood Team Up With Babaganouj For “Happy Birthday Helen” Cover – Across The Ocean

Things Of Stone And Wood Team Up With Babaganouj For “Happy Birthday Helen” Cover

With Things Of Stone and Wood currently on tour celebrating their 20th Anniversary for hit single “Happy Birthday Helen”, and self-confessed TOSAW super-fans Babaganouj just wrapping up their East Coast dates and gearing up to release some new material, no one would expect these two bands to ever cross paths.

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It all started when Brisbane’s Babaganouj played a set of covers at a local monthly 90’s night and word began to spread that their rendition of “Happy Birthday Helen” was a hit. Phone calls were made, conversations had, and both bands decided to meet when Things Of Stone and Wood played Brisbane earlier this month.

Charles Sale (Babaganouj) on “Happy Birthday Helen“:

Babaganouj had been doing a lot of driving long distances – driving to Sydney, driving to Melbourne, driving to… Roma? So we needed some music to listen to. Happy Birthday Helen turned out to be out most rotated song on our most rotated Australiana playlist. It’s a song from my childhood, one I don’t remember, but a song feel like I always knew. It’s a very earnest song, and very Melbourne, but we now consider it a classic of our own.

TOSAW’s Greg Arnold said:

We were thrilled to hear that not only was a bunch of groovy youngsters like Babaganouj listening to our song, they were playing it as well! It was a great start to our tour to smash out this version with a new generation of rock road warriors- thanks for having us!

The Things Of Stone and Wood 25 anniversary tour continues with TOSAW performing four hometown shows in Melbourne.

** SOLD OUT ** Saturday 24 May ** SOLD OUT ** 
The Northcote Social Club 

** SOLD OUT ** Sunday 25 May ** SOLD OUT ** 
The Northcote Social Club (matinee) 

Wednesday 28 May 
The Northcote Social Club 

**NEW SHOW** Friday 6 June **NEW SHOW** 
The Flying Saucer Club @ Caulfield RSL