Skeleton Crew – Propaganda
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.
pretty sure you were doing sound here.
Bandanna & Skeleton Crew.
Nik Blaskovic Guitar-backing vox
Jon Rolfe Bass-vox
Glen Josephson Drums
Kim Richardson Vocals
Propaganda CD launch
Collingwood Hotel Liverpool 01.03.1996
Donnie Sutherland Host
Bass/backing vocals-Jon Rolfe
Drums/backing vocals-Glen Josephson
Lead Vocals-Kim Richardson
Forest Inn Bexley 1992
Guitar – Kire
Bass/backing vocals – Scott Murray
Drums/backing vocals – Glen Josephson
Lead Vocals – Kim Richardson
NEW YEARS EVE 1992
Guitar – Kire Stefanovski
Bass/backing vox – Scott Murray
Drums/backing vox – Glen Josephson
Vocals/Keys – Kim Richardson
PHOTO SHOOT BARE ISLAND
NARELLAN HOTEL 1996
BASS/BACKING VOX-DIANNE JANZ
DRUMS/BACKING VOX-GLEN JOSEPHSON
PHOTO SHOOT 1997
MUSIC SCENE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Winners: 3 Categories
BEST INTERNATIONAL COMPLETE PACKAGE
BEST AUSTRALIAN FEMALE ROCK VOCALIST
BEST VIDEO SONG “BE WITH YOU”
I was in the band with these guys before the Propaganda days…. when they were called Redshift…. great days, great times, memorable era…. miss those days…. 🙂
Enjoyed the yarn and pictures Mark. Loved the Kiss T shirt
JR (different one)
Thanks JR, I will pass it on to JR that you like his shirt. 🙂
Hey there. I’m the grandson of Steve Rondo. I’m trying to find out as much info as I can about my grandfather as possible. Is there any way you could send me all the info you have about Steve Rondo?
I was in Skeleton Crew, Redshift as second guitar to Nic ,great guitar player and Kim what an awesome voice she has I was in the band for 1 year
I remember these days…I was “roadie ing” for them until I moved to WA at the end of 87. Good times!
What an outpouring of love. 😉
Miss those days. Miss seeing all of those people. My brothers and sisters in music.
Yep. I was there too. Sure do miss the people and the times.