For over 25 years, a locked wooden dresser sat in the family garage of broadcaster Joel Carnegie - a once prized possession of his grandfather, Col Brain.
Col was one of Geelong's most well-regarded musicians of his time - playing in and leading dance, swing, brass and jazz bands. But Col's dresser hadn’t been opened since he died. So what was inside?
Told through the eyes of his grandson, herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life, by the things he left behind...
Playing at the Drama Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre on Friday 6 May 2016 as part of Geelong After Dark - Central Geelong's pop up night of arts, and recorded for broadcast on ABC Radio National.