THE last thing Jeremy Edwards wanted to do was start another band.
But, when Glen Hannah has an idea, yes is the only appropriate answer.
Tiesco West was the brainchild of the late Hannah. A big rock band with no keyboards, no chicks and no fiddle players.
It was a huge departure from country.
"We had this informal but formal dinner with the boys to start the band and Glen pitched it over boscaiola, blue cheese gnocchi and red wine," Edwards said.
"He knew what he liked and what he didn't like."
Within a week, Edwards sent Hannah six finished songs, but Hannah tragically died before the project was finished.
And so, The Goonga Project [Hannah's nickname] was born. Finished with the special guests and the original band Matt Fell, Jeremy Edwards, Steve Fearnley, Shane Nicholson and Peter Cornelius.
It almost didn't happen, Edwards said.
"In the first month after he died I was so angry and devastated that I really wanted to throw it out of anger to him, as if he could see me somehow," he said.
"I had to go through every skerrick of recording and bit of him talking - it nearly destroyed me.
"It became this healing album with this big rock."
While Fearnley was the opposite.
"Even at his funeral I spoke to someone and said I wanted to finish it as a tribute, I thought that was the important thing - Glen was integral to getting it off the ground."
The Goonga Project will raise funds for Hannah's daughters Tia and Ellie through Support Act. The Tiesco West album launches at The Tamworth Hotel on Friday night from 7pm.