Australian Music History http://australianmusichistory.com Recording the Golden Age of Australian Live Music Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:59:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Vertical Hold http://australianmusichistory.com/vertical-hold/ http://australianmusichistory.com/vertical-hold/#comments Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:20:06 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=5608 I have to extend a huge thank you to Noel Forth who supplied the following information on South Australian band Vertical Hold. This is a mammoth effort and it is very much appreciated. 1970’s Mick Michalopoulos & Jim Mountzouris were school friends who started their band in the early 1970’s. The band was originally known […]

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I have to extend a huge thank you to Noel Forth who supplied the following information on South Australian band Vertical Hold. This is a mammoth effort and it is very much appreciated.

1970’s

Mick Michalopoulos & Jim Mountzouris were school friends who started their band in the early 1970’s. The band was originally known as “Gladiator Tortoise” & featured another school friend Kon Karanastasis on lead guitar. The 3 friends had been playing at private parties & live shows from late 1973 onwards, even performing an unreleased song “Red Bird” live on ABC’s “Today At One” after they had sung the song live to air (in mid 1975) for an ABC reporter who met them at the Wings ticket queue. It was at that same queue for Paul McCartney tickets that drummer Noel Forth first met Mick and Jim & soon joined them on stage for the 1st time at the Estonian Hall, North Adelaide in Dec 1975.

Then a name change to simply “Tortoise” (aka “Tortis”) was enacted from 1976, then lead guitarist Kon Karanastasis left the band to be replaced, for a while, by Ulysses Metropolis. Adelaide’s top breakfast team, Bazz & Pilko (Barry Ion & Tony Pilkington) gave the boys their first radio airplay (& only time as “Tortoise”) by playing a demo of their song “Baby Let Me Tell You” in its entirety on 5AD one morning in 1979 after Noel Forth delivered a 12″ acetate LP to them. Times have certainly changed, that would/could never happen today. Ulysses then left the band & in mid 1979 they received their first break, winning a coveted spot on an ABC S.A. Music album featuring local Adelaide artists. After their song “Jimmy The Man” was finished (recorded June 7th 1979 at the ABC Collingswood studios), the “Patchwork” album was then announced in the press.

1980

Once their original name “Tortis” had been in the press releases, the band decided that a new band name was in order & changed to “Vertical Hold”, Their 1st choice “Television” was vetoed as there had been a UK group from 1977-78 with that same name. Mainly forging ahead with songwriting & recording numerous demos of new songs at studios like 202 in Hindley St (formerly “Nationwide”), Street Remley & Slaters Studios (all 16 & 24 track analogue). Vertical Hold also entered numerous SA talent contests including 5AD’s “Bands On The Run”, where song chosen (“Baby You Send Me”) had a cello added in the Street Remley Studios, played by Hilary Frost. Hilary soon joined the band making it a 5 piece, but only for one gig (Broadway Hotel, Glenelg) with lead guitarist Trevor Graham exiting soon after. and in late 1980/early 1981, Vertical Hold won a coveted finals position for a SAFM Adelaide bands competition & subsequently played live on stage at the Festival Theatre as part of the “Summer Search” final on Feb 10th, 1981. It was at this event that they were noticed by major record company reps & soon after, were signed by RCA Records who also arranged for a new band manager, Danny Monaghan.

1981

Two totally different versions of their 1st single’s original A-side choice (“Baby You Send Me”) were recorded over several sessions at Max Peppers studio on North Tce in June/July 1981, but the other song marked for the 45, “My Imagination”, was actually recorded in one take, as it was only meant to be the flip-side. However, on the recommendation & advice of Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock’s Ross Wilson, RCA flipped the single, making “My Imagination” the A-side. It went to No.1 in just 3 weeks, aided by numerous local gigs & TV exposure for their video clip on Channel 7″s Music Express, plus high rotation airplay from 5KA/5AD. Once “My Imagination” hit No.1 (knocking ONJ’s “Physical” from the top spot), a trip to Melbourne was then organized for their very first appearance on ABC/Molly Meldrum’s “Countdown” (on Dec 4th, 1981). “My Imagination” stayed at No.1 for 3 weeks in total in Adelaide (week com 19th Nov & 27th Nov on 5AD’s chart) & the week between it was also No.1 (week com 4th Dec 1981 on the SAFM charts), only replaced by the massive Rolling Stones hit “Start Me Up” on 5AD’s chart (& Men At Work’s “Down Under” on SAFM’s chart). In March 1981, they played in front of their biggest audience ever, over 20,000 people at the annual “Glendi Festival”.

1982

Once they’d achieved chart success, they finally ventured interstate for live shows, playing firstly at Mildura, in country NSW, where they were befriended by Daddy Cool’s Ross Hannaford after the gig & taken to his farm nearby for a jam in front of his commune at about 2-3am. Their follow-up single “Tears Of Emotion” & its flip-side (“In My Life”) were again recorded at Max Pepper’s studio in Jan 1982 (Mick actually sung the lead vocal quite ill with pleurisy) & both songs were heard/seen for the 1st time on Channel 7 during a Telethon (hosted by Steve Curtis). Although intended as an RCA 45 follow-up, WEA’s A&R Manager Gibson Kemp flew down especially from WEA HQ in Sydney to see VH playing live at the Old Lion Hotel, subsequently poaching them away from RCA. Gibson Kemp took over the drums from Ringo in Rory Storm & The Hurricanes in 1962 & was was married to famed Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr/Astrid Kemp for 7 years & was managed by Brian Epstein in a band with Klaus Voormann called “Paddy, Klaus & Gibson”.

Having signed Vertical Hold to a world-wide long term contract, WEA then called in the services of regular Robert Palmer collaborator (American) Alan Mansfield to “re-produce” the new single “Tears Of Emotion”, shortening it by nearly a minute & adding his own instrumentation to great effect. This was done during a visit to Adelaide in mid 1982, after Mansfield had finished as the Musical Director on Bette Midler’s “Divine Miss M” tour. Once again a video was made in Adelaide for the new single (also directed by Danny Monaghan) & this was used for all TV music shows including Music Express, Trax and Countdown. “Tears Of Emotion” was also a big hit, featured heavily on radio (Bazz & Pilko took a shine to it & played it at peak times, every morning, probably not knowing that they’d given the group their 1st radio play 3 years previously as “Tortoise”). “Tears Of Emotion” got to No.3 on the SA charts, only stalling behind 2 of the biggest hits of the 1980’s, “Come On Eileen” & “Pass The Dutchie”. Soon, they supported Hot Chocolate for 4 straight gigs at the Pooraka Hotel (at the time Vertical Hold were #3 with “Tears Of Emotion” & Hot Chocolate were #4 with “It Started With A KIss”).

Interestingly, Hot Chocolate’s very first single (a reggae cover of “Give Peace A Chance”) was released on The Beatles’ Apple label (at the insistence of John Lennon without contracts even being signed), & during the stage changeover at the first show, singer Errol Brown told Noel that he had given away all of his free Apple copies & didn’t actually have a copy himself, so after 2 more shows together, Noel gave Errol an original UK Apple 45 for his collection, plus a full page advert for the single which Errol Brown & the band had never even seen. VH headlined regular local SA venues like The Bridgeway Hotel, Shandon Hotel’s Stage Door, Findon Hotel, Arkaba Hotel, Highway Inn, Glenelg Football Club etc plus country trips to Mt.Gambier, Murray Bridge, Whyalla, Pt.Pirie etc. VH also did support gigs in SA, Victoria & NSW for many bands like Mi-Sex, The Models, Mondo Rock, Moving Pictures & the Hoodoo Gurus.

1983

Interest from WEA was high after the repeated chart success of “Tears Of Emotion” so WEA decided to bankroll the sessions (& videos) for a full album. Vertical Hold were given a choice of 3 producers for the album, 1. Alan Mansfield (who produced “Tears of Emotion”, 2. Richard Lush (engineer for The Beatles/Paul McCartney etc & Sherbet’s producer) & 3. Jon Kennet (songwriter of note e.g. “Lady What’s Your Name” & “Temporary Heartache” for Swanee). Although Alan Mansfield was the obvious choice, he had taken up an offer to join Dragon as a fully fledged member after producing their massive “Rain” hit 45, & Richard Lush had just accepted another production job, so Jon Kennet produced the album. The April 1983 sessions at Soundtrack Studios, Kent Town, resulted in too many songs for one LP so numerous songs were cast aside, even the band’s evergreen live opener “F.B.I.” (which was once performed on Channel 7’s “Music Express”).

Both previous hit singles & their flip-sides were very soon ousted from the album’s line-up & even then, the LP still clocked in at over 22 minutes per side. Despite VH believing that “United States Of America” was the obvious first single from the LP, WEA decided to shy away from the anti US political stance of “USA” as that they also felt that a “rockier” first single was needed, so they chose “Shotdown (in love)” instead. The head of Atco Records in the US came to Adelaide, stating that US/Canada wanted the next “Split Enz” & even chose a left-of-field song, “I’d Like To Talk To You” (from the LP), as their prospective first US/Canada Atco 45. All the still photography for the album was done by Paul Clarke, who was dating famed NZ artist Jenny Morris at the time (married in 1986, are still together with 2 children).

A few overdubs were needed on the album in Sydney during mixing but with the band back in Adelaide, they were performed by superb session musicians like Tommy Emmanuel, Mark Kennedy & specifically, the slide guitar on “Shotdown” which was done by Kirk L’Orange. Once the album was finished & mixed, Joe Wissert (The Turtles’ producer & Boz Scaggs’ “Silk Degrees”) expressed a keen interest to re-mix the entire VH album, as he felt it needed more punch, but it was oo late. Radio didn’t much like the move away from catchy tunes (that VH were best known for), so the debut single from the LP did little on the charts, only managing No.28 in Adelaide (No.13 in SA country) & No.85 nationally. The film clip for “Shotdown (In Love)” was shot on 16mm film, not video, & was totally created from scratch (& directed) by Adelaide’s Scott Hicks, who had made 3 clips for INXS the previous year and who went on to make numerous films including “Shine”. The “Shotdown” video was first aired at an Australian promotional event in Los Angeles and also shown on TV in numerous overseas countries as well. In fact, Vertical Hold received royalty income from international sales of their 3rd single from Hong Kong & Switzerland.

1984

After the first single from the album failed be anywhere near as sucessful as their first 2 45’s, WEA decided to release the LP together with their 4th single “This Must Be Love” in February 1984 and in July, their 5th single “United States Of America”. Vertical Hold even played a special US “Independence Day “show on the 4th of July at Paddington in Sydney, to promote the single’s release. Numerous gigs were played throughout 1984, including a few interstate trips which included supports for The Models, Jimmy & The Boys, Hoodoo Gurus (again) and Moving Pictures. But by the end of the year WEA’s option to extend their contract had expired, so everyone thought that it was all over for Vertical Hold, including the band members themselves.

1985

With all 4 VH members still having maintained full time jobs throughout this entire time, live gigs were mostly curtailed, except for some highly paid private functions & the almost annual appearance at Adelaide’s “Glendi Festival”. During this time of relative inactivity, VH drummer Noel Forth heard that SAFM were looking for the “next big Adelaide band”. so Noel sent in a cassette of a solo demo that VH lead singer Mick Michalopoulos had recorded at home by multi-tracking everything on a 4 track TEAC reel-to-reel tape recorder. This song, “Strange Love” was selected as one of the final best 6 entries, with SAFM’s Andrew Peters even describing it as his “favourite”. Under the pseudonym “The Gladiators” (a truncated version of their original 1970’s name “Gladiator Tortoise”), Mick and Noel re-recorded the song for the SAFM “Brewing” album (with Men At Work’s producer Jim Barbour at the helm this time) & featuring Mick’s wife Maria Michalopoulos on backing vocals & Chris Moutzouris on congas.

FINAL SHOWS

Their penultimate live public appearance was at the 1985 “Come Out” concert (without Hilary & credited just as “The Gladiators”) with other bands also featured on the “Brewing” LP. Then their final public appearance was at the “Glendi Festival” in late 1988 (as “Vertical Hold”), but again without Hilary Frost who had moved interstate by this time. Their final gig ever, was for a private party in Dec 1995 (Mick, Jim & Noel), at the “Coreega” property in Springfield, SA.

Vertical Hold never reformed.

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Franky Valentyn – All In A Dream Review http://australianmusichistory.com/franky-valentyn-all-in-a-dream-review/ http://australianmusichistory.com/franky-valentyn-all-in-a-dream-review/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:58:16 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=5579 This album was a genuine surprise to me when I first heard it, a wonderful surprise. You see, I was well aware of the quality of Frank’s musicianship as I’d had the pleasure of hearing him play numerous times over the years and anyone who has seen him work will understand just what a talented […]

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This album was a genuine surprise to me when I first heard it, a wonderful surprise. You see, I was well aware of the quality of Frank’s musicianship as I’d had the pleasure of hearing him play numerous times over the years and anyone who has seen him work will understand just what a talented player he is. He’s had a long career in music starting in the early Eighties with bands like Mad Gorilla, The Beatnix, The Generation, Le Club Nerd and was the musical director for ABC’s Play School for many years. He is just as active today as a solo artist which is a rare feat these days. The surprise I had with this album was that I was completely unaware of his songwriting and arranging abilities, which are huge. This is a beautifully written, arranged and played album. There is no other way to describe it.

It’s easy to hear Frank’s influences at play on this album. As he says on his website: “A self-taught musician with no theory knowledge or ability to read music due to his dyslexia, Franky became heavily influenced by the music performed by Rick Wakeman, Kate Bush, The Beatles, ELO, Queen and ABBA (yes, ABBA)”
He has been able to pay tribute to those influences in some quite subtle ways. Sometimes it’s just a particular style of sound like the very Wakeman-esque “Gothic Horror”, through to “Paul Isn’t Dead” which has a wonderful Beatles feel.

There is something quite old-fashioned about hearing an album full of songs that actually belong together on one album. There are no “fillers” here at all. Every song deserves its’ place. In the same vein, the arrangements are quite sparing too. Modern technology makes it possible these days to include literally hundreds of tracks in the recording process and unfortunately this gets abused regularly. Not so here. There is not a single sound that doesn’t belong. This means each arrangement has a “space” for each part and, despite there being a lot going on, nothing feels crowded or cluttered. It’s a lesson many modern musicians and producers could learn.

One of the annoying things about being a live sound engineer for over 30 years is that I quite often listen to music with far too much of a critical ear. I tend to focus on the “parts” sometimes instead of just listening to the songs. This is not a problem I had with “All In A Dream”. It had me hooked from the opening of “Gothic Horror” right through to the epic closing of the “Jovian Moon Suite”. It took me 2 or 3 listens before I started to pick it to pieces and when I did I appreciated it even more. As I said earlier, this is a beautifully written, arranged and played album that I have enjoyed on each subsequent listen.

This album took a long time to come to life and it was truly worth the wait. This is a labour of love from an incredibly gifted musician. Buy a copy today, you will not be disappointed.

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Skeleton Crew – Propaganda http://australianmusichistory.com/skeleton-crew-propaganda/ http://australianmusichistory.com/skeleton-crew-propaganda/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:52:44 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=4526 Way back in 1986 I was the sound engineer for Bandanna. Their manager was a guy called Steve Rondo who owned the “Rock Depot” rehearsal studio in Liverpool. Steve would keep an eye out for good up and coming bands to use as support acts for Bandanna and that’s how I first met the folks […]

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Way back in 1986 I was the sound engineer for Bandanna. Their manager was a guy called Steve Rondo who owned the “Rock Depot” rehearsal studio in Liverpool. Steve would keep an eye out for good up and coming bands to use as support acts for Bandanna and that’s how I first met the folks in a band called Skeleton Crew. I had the pleasure of doing sound for them more than a few times over the next few years both as Skeleton Crew and Propaganda as they became. Through the wonders of social media, I’ve kept in touch with the bass player, Jon Rolfe (aka JR, Ace Megastar). JR recently put me in touch with Kim Richardson, the singer in the band, who has sent me a fantastic set of photographs and newspaper clippings from the Skeleton Crew and Propaganda days.

It was a blast to go through all these photos, especially when I came across with the PA from Stagepro Productions which was owned by myself, my brother Brett and my mate Brian. Big thanks to Kim for getting all this together for me and to JR for making it happen.

Mark I a found few pics of Cambridge Tavern Fairfield 1986.
pretty sure you were doing sound here.
Bandanna & Skeleton Crew.

Band Members:
Nik Blaskovic Guitar-backing vox
Jon Rolfe Bass-vox
Glen Josephson Drums
Kim Richardson Vocals

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Propaganda CD launch
Collingwood Hotel Liverpool 01.03.1996

Donnie Sutherland Host

Band Members:
Bass/backing vocals-Jon Rolfe
Guitar-Kevin Lucas
Drums/backing vocals-Glen Josephson
Lead Vocals-Kim Richardson

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Forest Inn Bexley 1992
Band members:

Guitar-Kire Stefanoski
Bass/backingvocals-Scott Murray
Drums/backing vocals-Glen Josephson
Lead Vocals-Kim Richardson

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Crookwell Hotel
NEW YEARS EVE 1992

Band members:
Guitar-Kire Stefanovski
Bass/backing vox – Scott Murray
Drums/backing vox – Glen Josephson
Vocals-Keys Kim Richardson

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PHOTO SHOOT BARE ISLAND
1993

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NARELLAN HOTEL 1996

BASS/BACKING VOX-DIANNE JANZ
GUITAR-KEVIN LUCAS
DRUMS/BACKING VOX-GLEN JOSEPHSON
VOCALS-KIM RICHARDSON

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PHOTO SHOOT 1997

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Paper clippings

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MUSIC SCENE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
800 BANDS
22 COUNTRIES
21 CATEGORIES

Winners: 3 Categories

BEST INTERNATIONAL COMPLETE PACKAGE
BEST AUSTRALIAN FEMALE ROCK VOCALIST
BEST VIDEO SONG “BE WITH YOU”


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Unlocking The Doors – The Basement 8th April 2016 http://australianmusichistory.com/unlocking-doors-basement-8th-april-2016/ http://australianmusichistory.com/unlocking-doors-basement-8th-april-2016/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:35:59 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=4256 Left to Right: Sandy (Organ and Keyboard Bass) Richie (Vocals) Chris (Drums) Mick (Guitar) Unlocking The Doors are a group of highly talented musicians. They played two sets. The Basement is such a prestigious venue. The light show always brilliant and the sound perfect. I first heard of them through a friend on FB who […]

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Left to Right: Sandy (Organ and Keyboard Bass) Richie (Vocals) Chris (Drums) Mick (Guitar)

Unlocking The Doors are a group of highly talented musicians. They played two sets. The Basement is such a prestigious venue. The light show always brilliant and the sound perfect. I first heard of them through a friend on FB who lives down there way, at Wollongong. She mentioned how good they were and I should film/photograph them. So I contacted the band and arranged to do just that.

The first thing you notice about this band is how close to the original they really are. Their sound is as good as it gets. I have filmed a few Doors shows and this show is one of the best I have ever seen.

Richie (Vocals) is obviously a Doors and in particular Jim Morrison fan. He shows the same mannerisms and passion of Jim. I was very impressed with the way he portrays his character. The songs the band plays are all the well known ones. They have all the parts down pat, and keep to the authentic sounds of the Doors. Sandy (Organ and Keyboard Bass) is just an inspiring musician. She plays as good as the original music by Ray Manzarek. Chris (Drums) keeps that steady beat that sounds so much like John Densmore, if you close your eyes it’s as though you’re back there. Mick (Guitar) is just a great Guitarist in the vein of Robby Krieger.

In Soul Kitchen there is a great part where Mick (Guitar) and Guest Harmonica Player Mark Allen, play back and forth to each other. All the songs from the night took me back to when the Doors were still around. They re-created the atmosphere of that time. Just a brilliant band.

Set List

First Set

  • Riders On The Storm
  • Love Me Two Times
  • Love Hides
  • Strange Days
  • Break On Through
  • Soul Kitchen
  • Love Her Madly
  • Peace Frog
  • The End

Second Set

  • When The Music’s Over
  • Five To One
  • L.A Woman
  • Hello, I Love You
  • The Crystal Ship
  • Touch Me
  • The Unknown Soldier
  • Light My Fire
  • The Changeling
  • Roadhouse Blues

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Barry Leef Band Souths Juniors 27th March 2015 http://australianmusichistory.com/barry-leef-band-souths-juniors-27th-march-2015/ http://australianmusichistory.com/barry-leef-band-souths-juniors-27th-march-2015/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:21:33 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=4190 Left to Right: Kimi Tupaea (drums, vocals), Barry Leef (guitar, lead vocals,) Paul Burton (guitar), Peter Northcote (guitar, vocals), Gary Steel (keyboard player), Victor Rounds (bass). Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg) “Barry Leef has one of Australia’s best known voices, having been featured on hundreds of TV and radio advertisements during 20 years as Sydney’s […]

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Left to Right: Kimi Tupaea (drums, vocals), Barry Leef (guitar, lead vocals,) Paul Burton (guitar), Peter Northcote (guitar, vocals), Gary Steel (keyboard player), Victor Rounds (bass). Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg)

“Barry Leef has one of Australia’s best known voices, having been featured on hundreds of TV and radio advertisements during 20 years as Sydney’s number one session singer. He has also fronted legendary Aussie bands Bakery and Supermarket, led the in-house band at Sydney’s Musician’s Club and performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter to name a few. Barry has assembled an all-star band of Sydney’s best singers and musicians to perform two shows designed specifically for corporate functions and special events, as well as ticketed shows in the better showrooms of Sydney and throughout Australia.

The two shows are: “Doobies, Eagles & West Coast Rock” and Barry Leef presents “My Songbook”. The repertoire of both shows is geared to adult music fans, leaning towards baby boomers. They are both professionally presented shows of the highest quality and are adaptable to suit any event.”
www.barryleef.com

I have filmed/photographed Barry Leef and his band quite a few times now. Barry has an array of musicians that play in this band. Some of Australia’s finest musicians. I wanted to film Barry here as it has one of THE best Light and Sound shows anywhere. The sound of this band is as close as you will get to the original bands. I have always enjoyed watching and listening to the Doobies, Eagles & West Coast Rock, and this band brings it all back.

The musicians are all accomplished musicians in their own right. If you ever have a chance to see them make sure you do, you will be talking about the night for a long time. There was quite a crowds, very vocal, singing along to many of the songs. Such a happy Atmosphere, the musicians always smiling, chatting to the audience and even asking for any requests. There is a tight rhythm section going on between Kimi Tupaea on Drums and Victor Rounds on Bass.

Vocally, the harmonies between the entire band is as good as I have ever heard anywhere from any band. Reminds me of the Eagles in their heyday.

Set List – Doobies, Eagles & West Coast Rock

  • Dark Eyed Cajun Women
  • Here To Love You
  • Jesus Is Just Alright
  • Little Darling
  • Life in the Fast Lane (Eagles)
  • Love will Keep Us Together
  • Takin It To The Streets
  • Listen To The Music
  • Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  • Broadway
  • Long Train Running
  • Hotel California
  • Lowdown
  • Tale Me In Your Arms
  • Nobody
  • What A Fool Believes
  • China Grove
  • Encore
  • Rocky Mountain way
  • Love The One Your With

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GANGgajang Ettalong Diggers 5th Dec 2014 http://australianmusichistory.com/ganggajang-ettalong-diggers-5th-dec-2014/ http://australianmusichistory.com/ganggajang-ettalong-diggers-5th-dec-2014/#respond Mon, 04 Jan 2016 07:22:37 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=4129 The Rock n Surf Tour with GANGgajang, Spy v Spy (support act The Cupcake Conspiracy) Ettalong Diggers 5/12/2104 (The Cupcake Conspiracy have since changed the name of their group to SUFFUSION) As we arrived early we went into the venue and met all the bands (Musicians). The Cupcake Conspiracy were to play first, then GANGgajang, […]

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The Rock n Surf Tour with GANGgajang, Spy v Spy (support act The Cupcake Conspiracy) Ettalong Diggers 5/12/2104
(The Cupcake Conspiracy have since changed the name of their group to SUFFUSION)

As we arrived early we went into the venue and met all the bands (Musicians). The Cupcake Conspiracy were to play first, then GANGgajang, with Spy vs Spy closing the night.

Almost Two years ago I filmed/photographed a benefit at THE Factory. It was a benefit for a Roadie of Midnight Oil and other bands Shane Loadsman. Shane was fighting cancer. Spy vs Spy and GANGgajang played there. A year later I saw an Ad for this show above on Facebook and as I had been writing to Shane I wrote to him and asked could I do this show at Ettalong, as I knew he was involved in arranging it. He arranged for me to come and film/photograph the night. I went with two photographer friends. We ended up staying at the resort overnight. Just a great night of Music.

The band started with Distraction, one of their better known hits following with many of the songs I know well. I remember when they first came on the music scene. Back then most Australian Music was exciting to watch and listen. Sounds of Then (This is Australia) was the biggest hit. The band are a really fun band to watch. In between songs they talk to the crowd a lot. Funny stuff some of it. The band mention how they are being filmed and have to be on their best. Geoff Stapleton (keyboard) says how he feels nervous. “Buzz” Bidstrup (drummer) is one of my favourite Australian Drummers. So to watch him play was great. Just a great band with really good songs.

Set List

  • Distraction
  • Initiation
  • Gimme Some Lovin’
  • The Bigger They Are
  • Trust
  • Interlude song (The Troggs – Love Is All) – A Birthday song for Geoff Stapleton (Keyboard)
  • Hundreds of Languages (Callaghan/James)
  • Just Can’t Help Lyrics
  • Ambulance Men
  • Waiting In The Wind
  • To The North (Bidstrup/Callaghan)
  • Shadow of Your Love Lyrics (Bidstrup/Callaghan)
  • Sounds of Then (This is Australia)
  • House Of Cards

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The Angels Revesby Workers Club 24th Feb 2012 http://australianmusichistory.com/angels-revesby-workers-club/ http://australianmusichistory.com/angels-revesby-workers-club/#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:10:29 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=4009 The Angels have been one of my all-time favourite Australian bands for as long as I can remember. As I’ve mentioned previously I first saw them at all all-age gig at Cabramatta Town hall in 1978 when I was all of 15 or 16. Many years down the track I’ve had the honour of doing […]

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The Angels have been one of my all-time favourite Australian bands for as long as I can remember. As I’ve mentioned previously I first saw them at all all-age gig at Cabramatta Town hall in 1978 when I was all of 15 or 16. Many years down the track I’ve had the honour of doing sound for them half a dozen or so times which has been incredible. Being behind the mixing desk makes it hard to get good photographs of the band but on the night these were taken I was doing sound for the support band Black Label. This gave me the opportunity to get the camera out.

It was Revesby Workers Club on the 24th of February 2012 and the room had a brand spanking new PA system. We were the first ones to christen it and it didn’t disappoint!

You will notice that Chris Bailey was playing bass and that Sam Brewster played guitar on a few songs. Given that Chris has now sadly passed and that Sam is now the bass player, I think these shots with them both on stage are pretty unique. It was a packed house that night and, as usual, the crowd went off and, while I love the chance to do their sound from time to time, it’s also nice to be able to hit the with a stage camera in hand. I hope you enjoy the shots from that night.

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Russell Morris – Blacktown Workers Club 12th Sep 2015 http://australianmusichistory.com/russell-morris-blacktown-workers-club-12th-sep-2015/ http://australianmusichistory.com/russell-morris-blacktown-workers-club-12th-sep-2015/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:59:40 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=3969 I had filmed and Photographed Russell Morris a few times before this night. The first time was at the 2013 Sydney Blues & Roots Festival at Windsor. The second at The Basement (2015) at Circular Quay. I have been trying to record musicians/bands I grew up listening to. I also play Guitar and when I […]

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I had filmed and Photographed Russell Morris a few times before this night. The first time was at the 2013 Sydney Blues & Roots Festival at Windsor. The second at The Basement (2015) at Circular Quay. I have been trying to record musicians/bands I grew up listening to. I also play Guitar and when I was first started playing I used to play many of Russell’s songs, as most of us did. At The Basement earlier this year-backstage, I asked Russell could I film him again, he said sure. When I saw he was playing at Blacktown Workers, I tried to contact him to ask again. Eventually, I contacted James Glendenning, who knows Russell personally and gave me his phone number. I rang Russell and again he said I could film/photograph the night.

Russell Morris - Blacktown Workers Club 12th Sep 2015

Russell Morris. Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg)

Russell’s Song List

  • It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (Bob Dylan)
  • Walk My Blues (First Album)
  • Sail With Me (Third Album)
  • The Ballad of Les Darcy (Sharkmouth)
  • Bendigo Rock (Van Diemen’s Land (2014)
  • Wings of an Eagle (1973 album, Wings of an Eagle)
  • Something in the Air (Thunderclap Newman)
  • Rachel
  • Birdsville (Van Diemen’s Land)
  • Sharkmouth (Sharkmouth 2012)
  • Black Dog Blues (Sharkmouth 2012)
  • The Real Thing/Hush
  • The Wings Of An Eagle
  • Before You Accuse Me (Eric Clapton)
  • Please Please Me (Beatles)

“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan and featured on his Bringing It All Back Home album, released on March 22, 1965, by Columbia Records (see 1965 in music). The song was originally recorded on January 15, 1965. Graham Bonnet also did a version in 1977.

Thunderclap Newman was a British one-hit wonder band that Pete Townshend of The Who and Kit Lambert formed circa December 1968 – January 1969 in a bid to showcase the talents of John “Speedy” Keen, Andy “Thunderclap” Newman and Jimmy McCulloch. Their single, “Something in the Air”, a 1969 UK Number One hit, remains in demand for television commercials, film soundtracks and compilations.

“The Real Thing” is a song originally recorded by Russell Morris in 1969. His version, which was produced by Ian “Molly” Meldrum and written by Johnny Young.

Russell Morris - Blacktown Workers Club 12th Sep 2015

Mick Carter, John Creech, Russell Morris, Mitch Cairns. Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg)

I had turned up early to film and photograph the Soundcheck. I always try to do the sound check. I met Russell and the band and took a few photos as they walked in. I really enjoy Russell’s music. His band is just great. There was quite a large crowd too. Over 120 people.. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue. Most people would remember the Graham Bonnet version from 1977..Russells version is great, with the band all doing harmonies on the chorus. Russell uses a semi-acoustic Guitar which has a beautiful sound. he also tells a lot of stories & jokes between songs. Before the next song, he talked about his father (himself). He made a joke about Cliff Richard playing at this venue in a few weeks, how he won’t miss that one (It’s a Tribute Band).

Walk My Blues, is a standard Blues song, played tight by the entire band.. Mitch Cairns Bass playing is solid behind the band.. Russell then talks about how the band will be playing new songs, 3 Australiana and then from his past.

Sail With Me, is about a bloke who wants to live in the Outback from the next album.. The Third album – It’s another Blues version. Leaving Tully to go to the great Outback. Again the entire band’s harmonies are just great.

The Ballad of Les Darcy Morris (Sharkmouth)About a man who lived in N.S.W. Australian Heavyweight Boxer who was victimised. A World Middle Weight Boxer who didn’t believe in Conscription and was black banned, Dying in America in his early 20’s.

Wings of an Eagle is one of my Favourite Russell Morris songs.

Something in the Air -by Thunderclap Newman The band does a great version. I grew up with this song and when I hear Russell sing it, it took me back to those days..

Sharkmouth Another of Russell’s newer songs. Every time I hear this song now it’s as though it’s a much older song.

The Real Thing/Hush, just Classic songs. This to me is Russell Morris. It’s the song I used to play when I was 17. Reminds me of all the good music from the 60s and part of the 70s.

The Wings Of An Eagle. Another of Russell’s classic songs.

Please Please Me (Beatles) Introduced as a new song by the band.

Growing up listening to Russell Morris I had always wanted to be abe to film or photograph him. I have been fortunate now to do this 3 times in the past 2 years. He also said I could upload to U-tube a video from the night, as long as it was one of the older songs not from the latest album.

The whole night was just brilliant. His band are very talented and Russell’s Voice and how he plays makes you want to go and see time and time again. Which I will. The Audience was pretty rowdy too..They also knew every song, including the newer ones from the latest Album. Just a great night. After the concert, Russell posed backstage with his band for me and a lady who is the mother of a friend of mine, we introduced her to him backstage which made her day. Russell and her had a great chat. The next time I will be abe to film/photograph Russell and his band is Oct 2015 at the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival at Windsor.

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Swanee (John Swan) Smithfield RSL – Australia Day -26th Jan 2013 http://australianmusichistory.com/swanee-john-swan-smithfield-rsl-australia-day-26th-jan-2013/ http://australianmusichistory.com/swanee-john-swan-smithfield-rsl-australia-day-26th-jan-2013/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:06:17 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=3920 Mick O’Shea, Tony McDowell, Mick Carter & John Swan. Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg) I had seen John growing up a few times. I saw John was playing at Smithfield- I had always wanted to go and film/photograph there and also to film all the musicians I grew up seeing, including John Swan. I sent […]

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Swanee (John Swan) Smithfield RSL. 26/1/2013

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Mick O’Shea, Tony McDowell, Mick Carter & John Swan. Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg)

I had seen John growing up a few times. I saw John was playing at Smithfield- I had always wanted to go and film/photograph there and also to film all the musicians I grew up seeing, including John Swan. I sent a friends request to John on face book and then asked could I film, telling him I don’t put footage up without permission. He said sure. When I arrived I went backstage looking for John. He was in the dressing room and told me to come in. We met, I took a few shots of the band and then went out to set up. There was a reasonable crowd and everyone knew his songs. John talks to the crowd between songs and is a very witty man, very funny. His band Mick O’Shea, Tony McDowell, & Mick Carter are seasoned musicians and a very tight band for John.

Swanee (John Swan) Smithfield RSL. 26/1/2013

John Swan. Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg)

John introduced this song (Fooled Around and Fell in Love) as being from one of his all time favourite artists Elvin Bishop. The guitarist (Tony McDowell) plays great guitar on this song. Then John played a song from an Album of the same name, he recorded in Nashville, a while back, ‘Have A Little Faith’. Its a top song. Really has that Nashville feel to it too.

Followed up by a John Lennon’s song – ‘Jealous Guy’. John really has such a diverse interest in music. Being a singer songwriter it allows him to play just about any style of music, and he does it so well. Lady, What’s Your Name: from the 1982 Album, This Time It’s Different was next, where John goes into the audience, serenading his female fans then letting the audience sing a few verses. Followed by Sail Away from the 2009 Album: Days Gone By. Next was “Something in the Air” which was a number one hit for The Who’s Pete Townshend’s other band Thunderclap Newman. Again, the band excels on this cover. I really enjoy the lyrics for this song (Call out the instigators, Because there’s something in the air, We’ve got to get together sooner or later, Because the revolution’s here, and you know it’s right, And you know that it’s right, We have got to get it together, We have got to get it together now).

Johns Song List – First Set

  • Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop)
  • Have A Little Faith
  • Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
  • Lady, What’s Your Name
  • Something in the Air
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Itchycoo Park (Steve Marriott, Small Faces)
  • All I Ever Wanted (Santana)
  • Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Swanee (John Swan) Smithfield RSL. 26/1/2013

Mick O’Shea, Tony McDowell, Mick Carter & John Swan. Copyright Greg Foster (Aussie Greg)

The Lynyrd Skynyrd song, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is played really funky. I remember back then on a Saturday morning when we used to watch Sounds Unlimited from 9am till 12, with Donnie Sutherland when they announced three members from Lynyrd Skynyrd had died in a plane crash in 1977. Just awful. John then talks about Steve Marriott, Small Faces, – Itchycoo Park. A great rock song. Then John talks about A Santana Concert he was given tickets by a promoter, and said “Na, I don’t want to go to that”. Santana had Female Guitarist – Orianthi Panagaris playing Guitar, and John mentioned he found himself dancing, which he hadn’t danced like that since he was dismissed from the Australian Army in 1972. Such a funny bloke. Every song John and his band does just suits his voice. The end of the first set

Second Set

  • Blood Is Thicker Than Water
  • O’ Rosie
  • Waiting For the Bus (Z.Z.Top/Billy Gibbons)
  • When the War is Over (Cold Chisel)
  • Temporary Heartache
  • Hold Your Head Up
  • Friday On My Mind The Easybeats
  • Evie (Stevie Wright)
  • If I Were A Carpenter (Bobby Darin)

Blood Is Thicker Than Water started the second set. Then O’ Rosie, which was a song asked by someone in the audience after earlier John asked if there were any songs they would like the band to play, they would play them. John said he liked the the next songs film clip, because he’s a big Billy Gibbons fan. It was a big hit for Z.Z top too. John then mentioned that Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel) Dad is just about to pass away. He said even if he does it bad, you know that I do if from LOVE.

When the War is Over, just a great Chisel song and John and the Band do it justice. When John tries to reach those notes that Jimmy Barnes reaches you know how good Jimmy really was and still is. Next song was, ‘Temporary Heartache’. ‘Hold your Head Up’-By British progressive rock band Argent, released as a single in 1972. I just admire the way John just goes from one style of song to another and makes it his own. The Bass and Drums are really tight in this song and the guitarist, well, he’s just a great player.

The Party Boys did this too. John, in the middle of this they do a medley of songs. Neil Young’s, Old man line, I’m a lot like you, then he mimes the intro to Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child, a surprise, then a great lead break by Tony McDowell, finishing with the crowd singing-Hold your head up with John. He then talks about how he has always been a fan of Australian Music. Growing up with The Easybeats, AC DC. How George Young was particular big Influence on his Life. They then do Friday On My Mind, just great. They follow that up with Evie (A solo hit for Stevie Wright in 1974-parts 1,2 & 3) Then his first commercial hit which was in 1981 with his version of “If I Were A Carpenter” off the album “This Time Is Different” which featured two other hits, “Temporary Heartache” and “Lady What’s Your Name”. Sung by Bobby Darin from the Album: If I Were a Carpenter Released in 1966.

This ends the set and the band walks off for a short break then back for an encore where he introduces his great band Mick O’Shea on Drums, Tony McDowell on Guitar and Mick Carter on Bass. Finishing with the Bon Scott era, AC/DC song, ‘High Voltage”. Johns bands is High Voltage too. John and the band thanked the audience and walked off. The first time I had filmed/photographed John. I stayed for a while and took photo for him as he was signing autographs and posing with the audience. Just a great night. I am so grateful John allowed me to do this. I then asked could I do the next show at Rooty Hill RSL, a few months later and that is the next installment.

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Australian Gig Guide and Chart Listings for August 1979 http://australianmusichistory.com/australian-gig-guide-and-chart-listings-for-august-1979/ http://australianmusichistory.com/australian-gig-guide-and-chart-listings-for-august-1979/#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:55:03 +0000 http://australianmusichistory.com/?p=3880 Welcome back to Australia in August 1979 where a carton of beer would set you back $9.79, a packet of Ardath Extra mild 25’s was 89 cents and you could get 11% for your cash investments at the bank. Malcolm Fraser was Prime Minister and Jimmy Hannon was the morning announcer on 2GB Sydney. Dennis […]

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Welcome back to Australia in August 1979 where a carton of beer would set you back $9.79, a packet of Ardath Extra mild 25’s was 89 cents and you could get 11% for your cash investments at the bank. Malcolm Fraser was Prime Minister and Jimmy Hannon was the morning announcer on 2GB Sydney. Dennis Lillee was promoting the controversial aluminium cricket bat before it was banned.

In what feels like a stunning case of deja vu, Daihatsu was announcing an electric version of the Charade that was going to make petrol cars obsolete. Meanwhile Peter Brock was leading the Repco Around Australia Rally in real car. Victorian Bill Scott won the City To Surf run in 41 minutes 51 seconds and if you were looking for a good job, McDonalds were advertising for trainee Store Managers who could earn the princely sum of “up to $20,000 plus”.

Albums first hitting the charts in August 1979

Singles first hitting the charts in August 1979

  • Land Of Fortune by Stars
  • Nice Legs, Shame About The Face by Dave and the Derros

Australian recordings in the Top 40 in August 1979

Singles

Monday 6th

  • 10th – Up There Cazaly by Two-Man Band
  • 14th – Lost In Love by Air Supply

Monday 13th

  • 7th – Up There Cazaly by Two-Man Band
  • 20th – Lost In Love by Air Supply

Monday 20th

  • 4th – Up There Cazaly by Two-Man Band
  • 19th – Lonesome Loser by Little River Band

Monday 27th

  • 1st – Up There Cazaly by Two-Man Band
  • 20th – Lonesome Loser by Little River Band

Videos

Here is our list of known gigs for August 1979

ACT

Sunday 5th

  • 2XX Radio Concert , Canberra – INXS
  • ANU Refectory, Canberra – Midnight Oil

Tuesday 21st

  • Australian National University, Acton – Cold Chisel

NSW

Wednesday 1st

  • Avalon Beach RSL, Avalon – INXS
  • Boronia Restaurant, Palm Beach – Matt Finish
  • Castle Hill RSL Club, Castle Hill – INXS
  • Local Inn, West Ryde – Peculiar Clerk

Thursday 2nd

  • Comb and Cutter Hotel, Blacktown – The Clones
  • Dr Redbird’s Medicinal Inn, North Sydney – Pat Drummond
  • Revesby Workers Club, Revesby – Little River Band
  • Sylvania Hotel, Sylvania – INXS

Friday 3rd

  • Ambassador, Newcastle – Midnight Oil and INXS
  • Macquarie University, Macquarie Park – The Clones
  • Rest Hotel, Milson’s Point – Pat Drummond
  • Revesby Workers Club, Revesby – Little River Band
  • Royal Antler Hotel, Narrabeen – INXS

Saturday 4th

  • Bevy’s Place Wine Bar , Mosman – Pat Drummond
  • Highway Hotel, Wentworthville – Peculiar Clerk
  • Metropole Tavern, Circular Quay – Le Metro and The Clones
  • Revesby Workers Club, Revesby – Little River Band
  • Stagedoor Tavern, Sydney – Jimmy And The Boys, The Radiators, Midnight Oil, The Lonely Hearts, and INXS

Sunday 5th

  • Journey’s End Wine Bar, Woolloomooloo – Pat Drummond
  • Royal Antler Hotel, Narrabeen – Mental As Anything and Matt Finish

Wednesday 8th

  • Avalon Beach RSL, Avalon – INXS

Thursday 9th

  • Bathurst Civic Centre, Bathurst – The Clones and Fastbuck
  • Chequers, Sydney – Peculiar Clerk
  • Civic Hotel, Sydney – Matt Finish
  • Dr Redbird’s Medicinal Inn, North Sydney – Pat Drummond

Friday 10th

  • Macquarie University, Macquarie Park – The Clones
  • Rest Hotel, Milson’s Point – Pat Drummond

Saturday 11th

  • Caringbah Inn, Caringbah – The Lonely Hearts and The Angels
  • Grey Gums Hotel, Penrith – Peculiar Clerk
  • Sydney Cove Tavern, Circular Quay – The Radiators, The Clones, and Outlaw
  • Terrey Hills Community Centre, Terrey Hills – INXS

Sunday 12th

  • Avalon Beach RSL, Avalon – The Clones
  • Journey’s End Wine Bar, Woolloomooloo – Pat Drummond

Tuesday 14th

  • Strata Motor Inn, Cremorne – The Clones

Wednesday 15th

  • Avalon Beach RSL, Avalon – INXS
  • Comb and Cutter Hotel, Blacktown – The Numbers

Thursday 16th

  • Dr Redbird’s Medicinal Inn, North Sydney – Pat Drummond
  • Metropole Tavern, Circular Quay – The Clones

Friday 17th

  • Mosman High School, Mosman – The Clones
  • Rest Hotel, Milson’s Point – Pat Drummond
  • Royal Antler Hotel, Narrabeen – INXS

Saturday 18th

  • Kogarah Golf Club, Arncliffe – The Clones
  • Local Inn, West Ryde – The Lonely Hearts
  • University of NSW, Sydney – Pat Drummond

Sunday 19th

  • Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park – Mondo Rock
  • Journey’s End Wine Bar, Woolloomooloo – Pat Drummond
  • Terrey Hills Community Centre, Terrey Hills – Matt Finish

Monday 20th

  • Stagedoor Tavern, Sydney – The Clones and The Works

Tuesday 21st

  • Strata Motor Inn, Cremorne – The Clones and Loaded Dice

Wednesday 22nd

  • Comb and Cutter Hotel, Blacktown – Cold Chisel

Thursday 23rd

  • Dr Redbird’s Medicinal Inn, North Sydney – Pat Drummond
  • Metropole Tavern, Circular Quay – The Clones
  • Sylvania Hotel, Sylvania – Cold Chisel

Friday 24th

  • Auburn-Lidcombe Businessmen’s Club , North Lidcombe – The Clones
  • Greystanes Hotel, Greystanes – Peculiar Clerk
  • Rest Hotel, Milson’s Point – Pat Drummond
  • Royal Antler Hotel, Narrabeen – Cold Chisel

Saturday 25th

  • Cardiff Soccer Club, Cardiff – The Clones
  • Goldstein College, Kensington – Pat Drummond
  • Stagedoor Tavern, Sydney – The Lonely Hearts, The Hitmen, and Cold Chisel

Sunday 26th

  • Fairfield Showground, Fairfield – The Radiators, The Hitmen, Cold Chisel, The Sports, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Mental As Anything, and The Aliens
  • Journey’s End Wine Bar, Woolloomooloo – Pat Drummond
  • Swansea Workers Club, Swansea – The Clones and Mecca Lisa

Monday 27th

  • Mt Pleasant Sports Club, Wollongong – Cold Chisel

Tuesday 28th

  • Strata Motor Inn, Cremorne – Loaded Dice and The Clones

Wednesday 29th

  • Ambassador, Newcastle – The Clones
  • Avalon Beach RSL, Avalon – INXS
  • Castle Hill RSL Club, Castle Hill – Cold Chisel
  • Strata Motor Inn, Cremorne – Matt Finish

Thursday 30th

  • Civic Hotel, Sydney – Matt Finish
  • Dr Redbird’s Medicinal Inn, North Sydney – Pat Drummond
  • Local Inn, West Ryde – Cold Chisel
  • Metropole Tavern, Circular Quay – The Clones
  • Mt Pleasant Sports Club, Wollongong – Kevin Borich
  • Newport Wine Bar, Sydney – INXS

Friday 31st

  • Florida Hotel, Terrigal – Cold Chisel
  • Greystanes Hotel, Greystanes – Peculiar Clerk
  • HMAS Penguin, Balmoral – The Clones and It
  • Rest Hotel, Milson’s Point – Pat Drummond
  • Stagedoor Tavern, Sydney – Matt Finish

SA

Friday 17th

  • Marryatville Hotel, Marryatville – Cold Chisel

Saturday 18th

  • Woodville Town Hall, Woodville – Cold Chisel

TAS

Tuesday 7th

  • Granada Tavern, Berriedale – Cold Chisel

Wednesday 8th

  • Granada Tavern, Berriedale – Cold Chisel

Thursday 9th

  • Menai Hotel, South Burnie – Cold Chisel

Friday 10th

  • Olde Tudor Hotel, Launceston – Cold Chisel

Saturday 11th

  • Hotel Tasmania, Launceston – Cold Chisel

VIC

Wednesday 1st

  • Surf Riders Ball, St Kilda – Cold Chisel

Thursday 2nd

  • Council Club Hotel – aka Ritchies Nitespot, Preston – Cold Chisel
  • Mountain View Hotel, Glen Waverly – Skyhooks

Friday 3rd

  • Commodore Hotel, Sandringham – Skyhooks
  • Tottenham Hotel, Tottenham – Cold Chisel

Saturday 4th

  • Crystal Ballroom, St Kilda – Cold Chisel
  • Kingston Hotel, Richmond – Skyhooks

Monday 6th

  • Tokyo Song Festival (TV Show), Melbourne – Little River Band

Wednesday 8th

  • Latrobe Union Hall, Bundoora – The Dugites, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, and Midnight Oil

Saturday 11th

  • Bombay Rock, Brunswick – Skyhooks

Sunday 12th

  • Melbourne University, Melbourne – The Aliens, Jane Clifton Sextet, Tch tch tch, Secret Police, Mannikins, The Dugites, The Hitmen, Midnight Oil, News, The Kevins, Romantics, and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons

Tuesday 14th

  • Eureka Hotel, Geelong – Cold Chisel

Wednesday 15th

  • Lady Bay Hotel, Warrnambool – Cold Chisel

Tuesday 21st

  • Morwell Hotel, Morwell – Skyhooks

Thursday 23rd

  • Bridge Hotel, Mordialloc – Hello Sailor

Friday 24th

  • Bridge Hotel, Mordialloc – Dragon
  • Summerhill Hotel, Resevoir – Boys Next Door
  • Tottenham Hotel, Tottenham – Skyhooks

Saturday 25th

  • Bridge Hotel, Mordialloc – Skyhooks
  • Summerhill Hotel, Resevoir – Pressure Drop

Thursday 30th

  • Bridge Hotel, Mordialloc – Mental As Anything

Friday 31st

  • Summerhill Hotel, Resevoir – La Femme

WA

Tuesday 28th

  • Stoned Crow, North Fremantle – Transplants

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