Viewers slam Brisbane band Sheppard performing at State of Origin


‘Is it 2014?’ Viewers slam Brisbane band Sheppard performing at State of Origin – with some joking they have a ‘monopoly’ on footy entertainment

Sheppard are a popular entertainment choice for football grand finals. 

But it appears the Brisbane band, best known for their 2014 hit song, Geronimo, may have finally outstayed their welcome. 

The group performed at the opening of Game 2 of the 2021 State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday night. 

Over it? Sheppard (pictured) are a popular entertainment choice for football grand finals. But it appears the Brisbane band, best known for their 2014 hit song, Geronimo, may have finally outstayed their welcome

And many viewers expressed their lack of enthusiasm in a series of posts to Twitter. 

One person Tweeted: ‘Good to see Sheppard making the 2014 origin… oh wait, it’s 2021?! Whattt? @NRL are useless with music year in year out.’

Another wrote: ‘I love the fact that Sheppard are carrying on as if anyone in the crowd actually wants to listen to them’. 

Bombs away: The group performed at the opening of Game 2 of the 2021 State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday night

Bombs away: The group performed at the opening of Game 2 of the 2021 State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday night

Not keen? And many viewers expressed their lack of enthusiasm in a series of posts to Twitter

Not keen? And many viewers expressed their lack of enthusiasm in a series of posts to Twitter

One person Tweeted: 'Good to see Sheppard making the 2014 origin... oh wait, it's 2021?! Whattt? @NRL are useless with music year in year out'

One person Tweeted: ‘Good to see Sheppard making the 2014 origin… oh wait, it’s 2021?! Whattt? @NRL are useless with music year in year out’

Someone else added: ‘JESUS F**KING CHRIST.. Sheppard is on TV with their 2014 song.’ 

Yet one more wrote:  ‘Sheppard? You’re f…ing joking. How long can a band surf a wave of mediocrity and perform their one hit?’

Another Tweeted: ‘Didn’t Sheppard play the last big sports final? We do have other big bands guys’. 

Some fans: However others enjoyed the group, which consists of of siblings George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Emma Sheppard and their band members, Jason Bovino and Dean Gordon

Some fans: However others enjoyed the group, which consists of of siblings George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Emma Sheppard and their band members, Jason Bovino and Dean Gordon

Journalist Osman Faruqi added: ‘How do Sheppard have the monopoly on playing big events in Australia? It’s deeply weird. ‘

However, others enjoyed the group, which consists of of siblings George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Emma Sheppard and their band members, Jason Bovino and Dean Gordon. 

On person wrote: ‘Sheppard really do light up a room. Great choice to open #StateOfOrigin in #Brisbane’.

On person wrote: 'Sheppard really do light up a room. Great choice to open #StateOfOrigin in #Brisbane'

On person wrote: ‘Sheppard really do light up a room. Great choice to open #StateOfOrigin in #Brisbane’ 

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