Jim Kelly and Barry Leef recently collaborated on an original album called Who Is Who. These guys go way back to bands like Crossfire, Bakery, and Supermarket. They toured extensively together in Supermarket but this is their first recording together. I was lucky enough to be able to interview them both about this project and found them great storytellers.
Bands. Paul Kelly. Bernard Fanning. Missy Higgins. Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley. Vika & Linda. Mark Seymour. Bo’Ness. I live close to this venue and film/photograph here often over the past several years, so when I saw the Red Hot Summer Tour was going to be on the 26th, I asked Duane (The Promoter) If… Read more
I was contacted a little while back by Ian “Piggy” Peel from the Australian Road Crew Association to say that he’d got hold of some recordings from the Yella Rock Concert in 1991. Luckily, some of those recordings are now being released. This one is particularly special as I became friends with Peter “Izzy Foreal”… Read more
This year sadly saw a number of prominent musicians pass away so I’d like to honour them here with the Australian Music Roll Of Honour For 2020. If there is someone I’ve overlooked, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to the list. I’d also love to read your thoughts and… Read more
Jimmy Barnes – Official has announced his biggest headlining tour of this century – Shutting Down Your Town – playing all his classic hits plus highlights from his acclaimed new album My Criminal Record (out Fri 31 May on Bloodlines). The Shutting Down Your Town Tour will see Jimmy and his band heading across Australia… Read more
In November 1979 our Prime Minister was Malcolm Fraser. The average weekly wage was $245 and you could buy a brand spanking new Toyota Celica for $7,999 or a superceded Datsun 200B for only $4,999. The Australian Cricket Team was touring India. The first New South Wales Lotto draw took place and guess what? No one… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more