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'Spicks and Specks'-Style IRL Music Game Show 'Not On Your Rider' Has Unveiled Its Full 2022 Dates

Led by Brisbane musos Aimon Clark, Patience Hodgson and Jeremy Neale, this game show takes place live, featuring different musicians each time — and you can play along.
By Sarah Ward
May 20, 2022
By Sarah Ward
May 20, 2022

Even five months in, not much has felt typical about 2022 in Brisbane so far, thanks to the pandemic and wild weather. But when you're competing for music trivia glory at one of the city's beloved regular events, you'll be basking in a nice stint of normality. Yes, Not On Your Rider is back for another year, all to keep us entertained in one of the best possible ways: by creating a music quiz show filled with well-known faces, staging it live and inviting Brisbanites to play along.

This pop-culture delight first returned for 2022 in March; however, that was only its initial outing for the year. Now, it has locked in its full schedule, with six big events on the agenda before 2023 rolls around — including four shows at The Triffid and two at The Fortitude Music Hall. Yes, its huge Christmas show is making a comeback, as is Not On Your Rider's birthday extravaganza. Plus, new this year is a hefty Halloween celebration.

If you're not already acquainted with Not On Your Rider, it takes something that everyone loves — showing off their music trivia knowledge — and dials it up a few notches. TV hits like Spicks and Specks and Never Mind the Buzzcocks are entertaining to watch on-screen, of course. They're ace to play along with from the comfort of your own couch, too. But they always leave even their biggest devotees wanting more, which is where Not On Your Rider comes in.

Here's how it works: the event is hosted by The Creases' Aimon Clark, and features Velociraptor's Jeremy Neale and The Grates' Patience Hodgson as team captains. Also, while the two on-stage teams are always filled with musos, comedians, drag queens and other guests, anyone can buy a ticket, sit at a table and answer questions along with them.

Previous events have boasted folks from Powderfinger, Ball Park Music, The Jungle Giants, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, The Kite String Tangle, Butterfingers, Last Dinosaurs and more, because you never know which music figures might be involved on the night. For its May show, Ben Lee, Shad Wicka, Ball Park Music's Jen Boyce and Regurgitator's Ben Ely will be doing the honours.

And as for the quiz itself, it's accompanied by chats about the music industry, plus other mini games involving attendees.

Bianca Holderness


Thursday, May 26 — The Triffid with Ben Lee, Shad Wicka, Jen Boyce and Ben Ely
Friday, July 8 — Birthday extravaganza at The Fortitude Music Hall with guests TBC
Thursday, August 25 — The Triffid with guests TBC
Thursday, September 22 — The Triffid with guests TBC
Thursday, October 27 — Halloween show at The Triffid with guests TBC
Saturday, December 10 — Christmas show at The Fortitude Music Hall with guests TBC

Not On Your Rider's 2022 season runs from May 26–December 10, with four shows at The Triffid and two at The Fortitude Music Hall. For more information or to buy tickets, head to the Not On Your Rider website.

Published on May 20, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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