From Daddy Cool’s manager, Mark Sydow …
A tragedy has befallen Ross Hannaford, the guitarist of iconic Australian band Daddy Cool.
In the early hours of Saturday morning Ross Hannaford’s white 1989 Toyota Hi-Ace Van QRN 479 was stolen from a Yarraville street. The van was most likely stolen by joy riders, but the real loss is the musical equipment concealed under a tarpaulin in the back.
Ross has lost all his amplifiers, his main guitar, and all his effects pedals. True to Hanna’s totally eccentric style, these are no ordinary instruments. They are one-offs and custom made’s. Here’s a description:
Chandler 555 Guitar – customised and hand painted in Red Yellow and Green sunray design – see photo below.
Ampeg Jet II amplifier
rare 5 watt Diason Amplifier
Home made amplifier in Diason Cabinet with Peavey 158 Blazer head and Marantz 12″ speaker
Green and yellow Indian “hippy” bag with Boss Phrase Sampler, MPX phase 90 and Tremit Tremolo pedal
These instruments are totally irreplaceable, and Ross is not interested in anything but recovering his beloved instruments.
Please help us let the world know that Ross Hannaford has befallen this dreadful fate and hopefully by some miracle, the instruments may be spotted and returned.
[please propagate this bulletin to help Ross get his gear back!!!]
If you hear of anything then please contact Mark immediately.