Is there a more Australian experience than seeing The Angels perform their debut single, ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, with the crowd chanting in unison:
No way, get fucked, fuck off!
“A band that changed Australian music forever” – Jimmy Barnes
This is it, folks, over the top!
The irony is The Angels have never gone away. As the book The 100 Best Australian Albums points out, “The Angels can lay claim to being Australia’s longest-lasting band.”
The Angels have a storied history. And it’s a story that’s still being written by founding members John and Rick Brewster, and singer Dave Gleeson, drummer Nick Norton, and John’s son, Sam, on bass.
“The band is re-energised to the extent that I feel like it’s a young band again,” Rick says. “I feel like I felt when we started out.”
“We’ve survived all these years and gone on to make new music,” John adds. “Something we can be proud of.”
Thirteen studio albums, eight Top 10 albums, 17 Top 40 singles … but that tells only part of The Angels story. It’s the relationship with the audience that means everything to the band, built via thousands of gigs. An exhilarating exchange of energy. As Rick notes, “The hour-and-a-half onstage is what makes it all worthwhile.”
“A guaranteed great time anywhere” – David Fricke, US Rolling Stone
“The Angels had a profound effect on live music in Australia. Their shows raised the standard expected of live music” – Toby Creswell, former Rolling Stone Australia editor
Producer Mark Opitz knew The Angels had found their sound when he heard John Brewster playing the distinctive nic-nics guitar for ‘I Ain’t The One’. Opitz dubbed it sophisticated punk – sophisto-punk.
“The revolution was here,” Opitz later reflected. “Pub rock would now sound good on record. Just as Nirvana would kill the hair rock bands, Face To Face spelled the demise of glam pop in Australia. Rock had arrived, and The Angels were the new kings.”
“I’ll never forget the first time I heard Face To Face. That was a breakthrough album in the evolution of Australian music” – Ross Wilson
“The Angels helped re-define the Australian pub rock tradition” – Ian McFarlane, The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop
Following the success of Face To Face and No Exit, The Angels signed an international record deal and toured the US and Europe, influencing young bands around the world.
“One of the main reasons this band [Guns N’ Roses] got together was a song called ‘Take A Long Line’” – Axl Rose
“I grew up on No Exit and Night Attack. That is the Australian music that meant so much to me” – Mike McCready, Pearl Jam
Growing up in Newcastle, Dave Gleeson – who later formed The Screaming Jets – also loved The Angels. “Their songs from the late ’70s and early ’80s are more ingrained in me than even Jets songs, because they’ve been with me since I was 12 or 13 years old.”
When Dave rocked up to a Brewster Brothers gig in the Adelaide Hills in 2011, they asked him what Angels songs he knew. “All of them,” he replied. After Dave joined them on stage, John and Rick knew they had found their new lead singer. Dave was initially reluctant, due to his reverence for Doc, but he couldn’t resist joining his favourite band.
“I’m definitely respectful of the fact that I’m not the creator of the Angels’ sound,” Dave says. “And I’m mindful of bringing that energy that Doc brought to the band. But it’s a real treat for me to be up there blasting out songs that I’ve loved since I was a kid.”
The Angels’ long-time booking agent, Tony Grace, says adding Dave to the band was a masterstroke. “You couldn’t write a better script. I held in high regard what Doc did in his generation … but Dave Gleeson was the best of the best in the current crop. He is what rock ’n’ roll and Australian pub rock stands for.”
More than four decades into their remarkable journey, The Angels remain fierce and uncompromising. They have always done things their own way. As rock historian Ian McFarlane notes, “The Angels were often seen as a punk/new wave outfit, yet the high-energy sound, powerful guitar riffing and muscular yet supple rhythm section took the band beyond such easy categorisations.”
This is it, folks, over the top! remains an irresistible rallying cry to rock ’n’ roll.
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes calls The Angels’ sound “powerful, aggressive and joyous”, adding, “I hope they do it for many more years to come.”
That’s the plan.
NO SECRETS – THE ANGELS TIMELINE
1970: The Moonshine Jug and String Band starts in Adelaide, with John and Rick Brewster.
1971: Moonshine Jug and String Band plays at Myponga, “a festival of progressive pop music”, south of Adelaide, alongside Black Sabbath, Daddy Cool and Fraternity.
Bernard “Doc” Neeson joins the Moonshine Jug and String Band.
1974: The Moonshine Jug and String Band goes electric and becomes The Keystone Angels at a gig at The Modbury Hotel in Adelaide.
The Keystone Angels support Cheech & Chong at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre. The audience throws Minties at them.
1975: The Keystone Angels perform at Sunbury, tour as Chuck Berry’s backing band, support AC/DC on a South Australian tour, play with Ike & Tina Turner, and release a single, ‘Keep On Dancin’’, written by Brewster-Neeson-Brewster.
They perform the B-side of the single, ‘Good Day Rock & Roll’, on Countdown.
The Keystone Angels sign to the legendary Albert’s label – after being recommended by Bon Scott and Malcolm Young.
1976: While recording ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, producer George Young suggests dropping the “Keystone” from the band’s name.
The band relocate to Sydney.
‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ is released as the band’s debut single.
Drummer Charlie King leaves the band and is replaced by Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup.
1977: Bass player Chris Bailey joins, allowing Doc to focus solely on being the frontman.
The band’s self-titled debut album, produced by Vanda & Young, is released.
1978: The Angels support Meat Loaf on his Australian tour.
‘Take A Long Line’ becomes the band’s first Top 40 single, reaching #29.
Second album, Face To Face, produced by the John and Rick Brewster with Mark Opitz, is released. It peaks at #16, spends 79 weeks on the charts, goes quadruple platinum and is later featured in The 100 Best Australian Albums. “Face To Face was where it all came together in the studio … there was nothing superfluous in the songs’ arrangements, everything perfectly measured for maximum rock ’n’ roll thrills.”
Peter Ledger wins Best Cover Design for the Face To Face album at the King of Pop awards.
Doc is reportedly offered the lead role of Max Rockatansky in Mad Max, but has to decline due to touring commitments. The role goes to Mel Gibson.
The Angels are selected by David Bowie to be special guests on his first Australian tour. The Tour EP, featuring ‘After The Rain’, is released to coincide.
1979: Third album, No Exit, produced by the John and Rick Brewster with Mark Opitz, is released. It’s the band’s first Top 10 album, peaking at #8.
The Out Of The Blue EP, featuring the third studio version of ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, peaks at #29.
The band’s New Year’s Eve gig, for an estimated 100,000 people at the Sydney Opera House, is cut short when a riot breaks out in the crowd and Doc and Chris are hit by bottles thrown on stage. The front-page headline in the next day’s paper is: Night of Terror. Rock gigs at the Opera House are banned – a ban that remains for 17 years, until Crowded House’s “Farewell To The World” concert in 1996.
1980: The Angels sign an international recording deal with CBS. A new version of Face To Face – a mix of tracks from Face To Face and No Exit (‘Take A Long Line’, ‘Marseilles’, ‘After The Rain’, ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, ‘Shadow Boxer’, ‘Comin’ Down’, ‘Out Of The Blue’, ‘Can’t Shake It’, ‘Waiting For The World’, ‘No Exit’) – is released on Epic Records in the US, under the name Angel City, to avoid confusion with American glam rockers Angel. It enters the Billboard 200, peaking at 152.
‘Marseilles’ becomes the band’s highest-charting single in the US, peaking at 109.
The Angels receive a Countdown Producers Award (for continued co-operation, enthusiasm and professionalism) at the Countdown Music Awards.
Angel City do their first US gig, at the Roxy Theatre in San Diego. They also do shows with Cheap Trick. Guitarist Rick Nielsen becomes an instant fan. “They’re like an AC/DC with strange lyrics. Their music is a bit more theatrical with more ups and downs, more emotion; not emotion, but strangeness.”
Alberts release a best-of album, The Angels Greatest. It reaches #5.
‘No Secrets’ becomes the band’s first Top 10 single, peaking at #8.
Fourth album, Dark Room, is released, peaking at #5 in Australia, 37 in New Zealand and 133 in the US.
US tour with The Kinks (The Angels are kicked off the tour for being “too good”), followed by European shows with Cheap Trick.
1981: AC/DC asks The Angels to join them for the Australian Back In Black tour. Christie Eliezer writes in Juke: “The reaction to The Angels was so phenomenal on some of the shows that observers muttered the tour could well have been billed as a double-header.”
Buzz Bidstrup leaves the band, replaced by Brent Eccles.
The New Zealand-only EP Into The Heat is released.
The Never So Live EP, featuring ‘Fashion And Fame’, is released, peaking at #17.
Fifth album, Night Attack, is released, peaking at #11 in Australia, 14 in NZ and 174 in the US. The title track was inspired by the Opera House riot.
1982: Recovering from an eye operation, Chris Bailey cannot fly to the US for the start of the Night Attack tour. He is replaced by Jim Hilbun, who becomes the permanent bass player when Chris leaves the band.
Teenager Dave Grohl attends the Paramount Theatre show in Seattle with his dad.
1983: The Angels play at the Narara Music Festival. Doc tells the band it will be his last gig as he plans to pursue an acting career, but the gig is such a success, he decides to stay. The show is filmed and The Angels – Live At Narara is later shown on Channel 9 and simulcast on Triple M.
The band encounters the infamous “No way, get fucked, fuck off!” chant for the first time – at a gig in Mount Isa.
Sixth album, Watch The Red, is released, peaking at #6.
1984: Seventh album, Two Minute Warning, is released, on Mushroom Records in Australia (peaking at #2) and MCA in the US (peaking at 201).
1985: US tour with Canadian hard rock band Triumph.
‘Underground’, from Two Minute Warning, is a Top 40 hit on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.
The Angels appear at the Oz For Africa concert in Sydney, part of Live Aid, performing ‘Small Price’, ‘Eat City’, ‘Underground’ and ‘Take A Long Line’.
Epic release The Angels Greatest Vol. II, which peaks at #38.
1986: John Brewster leaves the band – his last gigs are at Melbourne’s Myer Music Bowl and The Palace in St Kilda on January 27. He is replaced by Bob Spencer (ex-Skyhooks).
Eighth album, Howling, is released, peaking at #6 in Australia and #10 in NZ.
American band Great White cover ‘Face The Day’ on their second album, Shot In The Dark, and release it as a single. It charts in the UK, peaking at #97.
1987: A cover of The Animals’ ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’ becomes the band’s highest-charting single, peaking at #7 in Australia, and #13 in NZ.
A Newcastle band named Aspect, fronted by Dave Gleeson, supports The Angels at the Cessnock Supporters Club. They have to write new original songs before the gig as most of their set list usually consists of Angels covers.
1988: A double live album, Liveline, is released, peaking at #2 in Australia and #13 in NZ. A live version of ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ is released as a single and reaches #11. As The Angels author Bob Yates notes, “These were the songs that defined the perfect night out for any red-blooded suburban Aussie kid during the previous 10 years. The soundtrack of their youth.”
Bob Spencer breaks his wrist during the Liveline: This Is It Folks – Over The Top (Then Now And Everything In Between) tour. With six weeks of the tour to go, he is replaced by Jimi Hocking, who would later join The Screaming Jets.
After one show on the Liveline tour, a punter tells Jim Hilbun: “Last time I seen youse guys, youse were shithouse. This time youse really carved it.” The Angels form a cover band called Youse Guys and do a Thursday night residency at the Crows Nest Hotel in Sydney.
Live At Narara is released on video.
1989: Axl Rose, Slash and Izzy Stradlin join The Angels on stage at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood to perform ‘Marseilles’.
Jim Hilbun leaves the band, replaced by James Morley.
While recording in Memphis with producer Terry Manning, The Angels do gigs as Dancing Dick and the Richards and The Cow Demons.
Chrysalis Records release the band’s ninth studio album, Beyond Salvation, in the US and Japan under the name The Angels from Angel City. It is a mix of new songs and re-recorded old songs (‘Dogs Are Talking’, ‘Rhythm Rude Girl’, ‘Let The Night Roll On’, ‘City Out Of Control’, ‘Junk City’, ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, ‘I Ain’t The One’, ‘Who Rings The Bell’, ‘Can’t Shake It’).
1990: The Australian version of Beyond Salvation is released, featuring eight songs not on the international release. It becomes the band’s first number one album, topping the charts in June. It also becomes the band’s biggest chart hit in NZ, peaking at #3. Five singles are released from the album: ‘Let The Night Roll On’ (#17), ‘Dogs Are Talking’ (#11), ‘Back Street Pick Up’ (#23), ‘Rhythm Rude Girl’ (#77) and ‘Bleeding With The Times’ (#54).
‘Let The Night Roll On’ is the first Mushroom single released on CD.
The ‘Dogs Are Talking’ Australian single also features three unsigned bands, including Baby Animals. ‘Break My Heart’ is Baby Animals’ first release.
The ‘Dogs Are Talking’ NZ single features two unsigned bands, including Shihad. ‘Down Dance’ is Shihad’s first release.
The Angels tour Australia with Cheap Trick.
1991: Great White cover ‘Can’t Shake It’ on their fifth album, Hooked.
Tenth studio album, Red Back Fever, is released, peaking at #14 in Australia.
1992: A new single, ‘Tear Me Apart’, is used as part of the National Drug Offensive Alcohol and Violence Campaign. The Alcohol and Violence Tears You Apart tour also features Rhino Bucket and The Poor Boys.
Red Back Fever is reissued as part of a two-CD set with Left Hand Drive, a collection of rarities.
The compilation Their Finest Hour … And Then Some is released.
James Morley leaves the band.
Bob Spencer leaves the band.
Moonshine Jug and String Band reunites for some Adelaide shows.
1993: Moonshine Jug and String Band records the Rent Party album.
The Angels ask John Brewster to play at the City of Cycles Ball in New Zealand. John re-joins the band, and Jim Hilbun also returns.
Terror Australis Incognito tour with Judge Mercy and The Poor.
1994: A best-of album, Evidence, is released, featuring two new songs, ‘Don’t Need Mercy’ and ‘Turn It On’. The album peaks at #30.
The Barbed Wire Ball tour also features The Screaming Jets.
1995: ‘Turn It On’ is released as a single and the band does the Never Before and Never Again acoustic tour.
Hard Evidence tour, and release of The Hard Evidence Tour EP.
The band announces plans to split, but a farewell tour goes so well, they decide to stay together.
1996: Independent single ‘Call That Living’ is released, available only at gigs.
1997: The Lounge Lizards tour also features guest singers Angry Anderson and Ross Wilson. Angry calls it, “The loudest acoustic band in the world.”
The Angels sign to Shock Records and release the single ‘Caught In The Night’.
The second Barbed Wire Ball tour also features The Screaming Jets and Horsehead.
1998: Release of the 11th studio album, Skin & Bone, which peaks at #29.
The Angels are inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by Angry Anderson.
The Angels perform at the Mushroom 25th Anniversary Concert at the MCG. ‘Dogs Are Talking’ is featured on the Mushroom 25 Live album.
1999: The Angels appear in the Jane Campion film Holy Smoke, starring Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel. The band performs ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ and ‘I Put A Spell On You’.
The Liveline album is remastered and repackaged, featuring 10 bonus tracks.
Doc is injured in a car accident on the way to rehearsals for the Liveline 99 tour.
Release of Greatest Hits – The Mushroom Years.
Doc organises and performs at the Tour of Duty concert for the Australian troops in East Timor. Doc is awarded the Australian Services Medal.
The Angels perform at the Darwin Millennium Concert on December 30.
2001: The ‘Band of Angels’ (the Brewster brothers, Chris Bailey, Buzz Bidstrup, and Jim Hilbun on vocals) perform at Gimme Ted, a benefit for Ted Mulry in Sydney.
An article in New Idea headed “An Angel No More” reveals that Doc has left the band as he continues to recover from his car accident.
The Brewster Brothers start playing live, doing covers and acoustic versions of Angels songs.
Grinspoon cover ‘Take A Long Line’ for the Sample People movie, starring Kylie Minogue.
2002: Shock release The Complete Sessions 1980 – 1983, a four-CD set gathering everything from Dark Room to Watch The Red.
2004: The Brewster brothers, Chris Bailey and Buzz Bidstrup tour as The Original Angels Band.
Rugby league character Reg Reagan (Matty Johns) covers ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ as ‘Am I Ever Gonna See The Biff Again’, credited to Reg Reagan & The Knucklemen. The single features John Brewster on guitar. It’s a bigger hit than the original, peaking at #11 and going gold.
2005: Live At The Basement, recorded by the Brewster brothers, Chris Bailey and Buzz Bidstrup, is released, credited to The Original Angels Band.
2006: Wasted Sleepless Nights: The Definitive Best Of peaks at #22.
The Brewster Brothers release their debut album, Shadows Fall.
2007: Doc Neeson’s Angels release the Liberation Blue album Acoustic Sessions, featuring acoustic versions of Angels songs.
The Countdown Spectacular 2 tour features Doc Neeson’s Angels.
Doc Neeson’s Angels do 13 shows for the Australian troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait, as part of Tour de Force. Major General Mark Evans, the commander of the Australian forces in the Middle East, presents Doc with the National Service Medal and the Australian Defence Medal.
Release of the Ivory Stairs EP.
Wasted Sleepless Nights: The Definitive Greatest Hits is released on DVD.
The Brewster Brothers release the album In Concert: At The Port Fairy Folk Festival.
2008: Doc returns to the band. The press release announces: “The quintessential Angels line-up will be touring for the first time since 1981: Brewster, Neeson, Brewster, Bailey and Bidstrup.”
The tour is filmed for the documentary No Way, Get F*#ked, F*#k Off!
Deluxe reissues of The Angels, Face To Face and No Exit.
The DVD This Is It Folks – Over The Top is released, documenting The Angels’ performance at La Trobe University in 1979.
John, Rick and Doc are inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2009: The Brewster Brothers release Wounded Healer, featuring a new version of ‘Face The Day’.
The Angels, Rose Tattoo and The Screaming Jets do the Australian Monsters of Rock show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Anzac Day.
The Angels By Request tour allows fans to choose the set list via the band’s website.
2010: Face To Face is featured in the book The 100 Best Australian Albums.
The Symphony of Angels show, at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre, sees the band team up with the 30-piece Adelaide Art Orchestra.
2011: Doc announces he is again leaving the band. His last Angels gig is at Summernats in Canberra on January 8.
The Screaming Jets’ Dave Gleeson becomes the new Angels singer. Drummer Nick Norton also joins the band. They release an EP, Waiting For The Sun.
The new line-up makes its live debut, at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel on June 30.
Greatest Hits, which also features nine live songs, reaches #26 and is certified platinum.
2012: Take It To The Streets – the band’s 12th studio album and first in 14 years – is released. It peaks at #24. The band also releases a new live album, Live At QPAC.
A Day On The Green tour with Baby Animals and Hoodoo Gurus.
2013: Chris Bailey dies of throat cancer, aged 62.
John Brewster’s son, Sam, joins the band on bass.
Doc Neeson is awarded an Order of Australia medal (OAM) for his services to music and the community.
‘I Come In Peace’, written by Rick Brewster and Ross Wilson, is Joe Cocker’s final single. The Angels’ version will later appear on the Talk The Talk album.
2014: The 13th studio album, and second with Dave Gleeson, Talk The Talk, is released, peaking at #46.
The three-disc 40 Years of Rock – Vol 1: 40 Greatest Studio Hits reaches #20. 40 Years of Rock – Vol 2: 40 Greatest Live Hits is also released.
John and Rick Brewster are inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame.
Doc Neeson dies of a brain tumour, aged 67. The following night, Guns N’ Roses pay tribute by covering ‘Marseilles’ at their Las Vegas show. “This one’s for Doc,” Axl Rose said. “From The Angels to the angels.”
2015: The Angels tour UK and Europe, including the Sweden Rock Festival.
Moonshine Jug and String Band, and Doc Neeson and Chris Bailey are inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame.
2016: The Angels and Dave Gleeson are inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame.
2017: The Angels book, by Bob Yates with Rick and John Brewster, is published by Penguin Random House.
Brothers, Angels & Demons, a 36-song collection, is released, featuring the last songs recorded by the Brewster/Neeson/Brewster/Bailey/Bidstrup line-up, at the Symphony of Angels show in Adelaide in 2010.
2018: The second Symphony of Angels show sees The Angels team up with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, at the Festival Theatre, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Face To Face.
2019: Red Hot Summer tour with Suzie Quatro, Baby Animals, Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Chocolate Starfish & Moving Pictures.
No Exit Recharged tour.
Symphony of Angels shows with Symphony Orchestras and Choirs at Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall, Melbourne and QPAC, Brisbane.
Rock The Boat Cruise with Suzy Quatro.
2020: Red Hot Summer tour with Hunters and Collectors, James Reyne, Living End, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.
Release 5-track EP of new songs – Under the Stone.
Release 3 video clips –
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
Under the Stone
The Screaming Jets
Born out of Newcastle in 1989, The Screaming Jets have been an enduring force in the Australian music landscape for over 3 decades. With 8 studio albums, (3 Gold & 1 Platinum) and more material on the way, The Jets have much to celebrate and a whole lot more rock to be rolled out.
For over 30 years, The Screaming Jets have enjoyed high rotation for their songs on National Commercial Radio including: ‘Helping Hand’, ‘Shivers’, ‘Shine On’ ‘Stop The World’ ‘October Grey’ ‘Eve Of Destruction’, ‘Sad Song’, ‘Friend of Mine’ ‘Cash In Your Ticket’ & ‘Automatic Cowboy’.
8 albums released in 31 years, with the most recent original album ‘Chrome’ album, released in 2016 reinstating The Jets as a ‘national treasure, Australians should treasure more…’ and receiving the Hot Metal Online coveted award ‘Best of Album’ of that year. Beating international releases from Dead Daisies, Cheap Trick and Metallica for the #1 spot.
2017 to 2019 has seen the Jets co-headline with their contemporaries (and some of Australia’s hottest rock acts) in The Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo & Boom Crash Opera.
The Screaming Jets radio history delivers a long line of high rotation hits to the airwaves. “Better” (penned by former member Grant Walmsley) was crowned by Triple M Sydney as the most played single by an Australian artist in its 37 year history. It’s been played over 10,000 times on Triple M since it’s release.
July 2018 saw the release of the much talked about ‘Gotcha Covered’ covers album. A collection of 15 iconic Aussie songs spanning the mid 1960’s to late 1990’s, paying homage to a talented cross-section of Australian music history.
“Gotcha Covered…” offered up rebirthed Australian classics stamped with the unique sound that is synonymous with The Screaming Jets. A #1 iTunes & Top 20 ARIA chart debut was achieved along with a consistent Top 5 position in the Australian Independent Record charts 4 months following it’s release.
Known as ‘the last great Aussie Pub Rock Band..’, as at August 2020, The Jets alongside every other touring musical act in the world, are quietly working away waiting for the COvid-19 Pandemic to pass. The end of 2020 and into 2021, will see the band release a combination of re-birthed old and new material
This will be a huge celebration for the band that was once touted as Neil Jeffries, Kerrang Magazine “The Best Live Band I’ve ever witnessed..’
The Screaming Jets are: Dave Gleeson (vocals/worldly opinions), Paul Woseen (bass), Jimi Hocking (guitar), Scott Kingman (guitar) and new drummer Cameron McGlinchey pounding the skins, the Jets are in fine form y in 2020.
After more than 30 years of recording, Mark Lizotte — aka Diesel — has found a more direct route from inspiration to revelation. “I’ve really enjoyed doing it this way as it elongates the recording process, allowing for each EP to take on a uniqueness.
I’ve always been a bit bummed when getting to the end of making a record and this in a way delays gratification, making 2 ‘mini albums’ on the way to an LP”.
Australian hit machine Diesel has expanded his Sunset Suburbia Tour, adding new solo shows around the country. Diesel will hit the road again in late 2020 to showcase new songs from the Sunset Suburbia album along with playing all his classic hits spanning a multi-platinum career.
Sunset Suburbia Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 follows last year’s Top 20 retrospective Diesel 30: a double- CD which featured 14 Top 40 hits, including Tip Of My Tongue, Come To Me and Soul Revival.
An album featuring yet more new songs is due mid 2020. Diesel says: “Suburbia has always held a strange fascination for me. I remember designer cul de sacs strewn with shotgun shells in Chandler Arizona; little vignettes of skateboarding around closed service stations on weekends in Perth; some guy in the hot tub in his backyard where I’m riding my bike over the rail overpass in Sydney.
I love going into where people live — the sights, the smells, the little repetitive things that make their world. It’s kind of a bittersweet thing but it’s the stuff of life and it has a way of making songs.”
The ‘GREATEST HITS & SUNSET SUBURBIA’ SOLO TOUR will be coming to a city, town or suburb near you soon… be sure to catch the evolution of Diesel as an artist as he rolls out Sunset Suburbia and performs a ‘best of’ collection of tracks in solo mode in venues across the country!
The legendary band – Dragon purveyors of Antipodean anthems and Australian Rock since 1973. Thousands of shows, tons of records sold, innumerable songs played since the reformation in 2006.
Dragon has hours of unforgettable music, to get your heart pumping and your feet moving. A whole night of perfect vision that mines the depths of Dragon’s set lists, songs you haven’t heard for years, that favourite song that never gets the time of day, they will all be there in all its glory. Come along, sing along, Get That Jive, get up and move with your Body and the Beat.
Formed in New Zealand, adopted by Australian fans, venues and airwaves. Original member Todd Hunter (bass) reformed Dragon in 2006 with a line-up of Mark Williams (vocals, guitar), Bruce Reid (guitar), and Pete Drummond (drums).
Are You Old Enough? Are we Still in Love (With You)? This Time, before your Young Years fade, come celebrate the Sunshine and the Rain. Your Wilder World awaits.
As winner on The Voice Season 9 in 2020, mentored by Kelly Rowland, Chris Sebastian captured the attention and the hearts of Australians nationwide, both for his incredible talent, and his gracious, likeable nature.
His progression through the show has showcased his diverse skill as a singer, musician and writer; the complete artist in his own right.
Australian viewers have been drawn to him through not only his stunning vocals, but his trademark honest connection with his audience.
Chris Sebastian first found his voice and love for music at a very young age. This passion has never left him, and today Chris has honed his craftsmanship of songwriting alongside the industry’s best, writing for major artists and labels, and developing his own unique style.
Chris receives an overwhelming response everywhere he performs – both across his homeland of Australia, and around the world. He has toured as support to some of the world’s best, packed out his own headline shows, and more recently toured with Aussie electronic music duo, Peking Duk.
An electric performance, striking vocal technique, and a passion for his audience: this is what you can expect from an experience with Chris Sebastian.
Shannon Noll has become a legend, a meme, an everyday hero and a county boy who stands by his word and convictions. He is also a proven Australian music icon.
His social media numbers alone prove what an influencer he has become in Australia!
His rise to fame as the first runner-up of the first Australian Idol series in 2003 changed his life from farm hand in Condobolin forever. Certified triple-platinum sales, number #1 hits, five top 10 albums, has 17 platinum and three gold accreditations, and boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have ever achieved ten consecutive top ten singles. Beat that!
The album was a personal milestone. It debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album chart and featured the songs ‘Heatwave’ and ‘Forget’ which not only topped the country singles charts, but also achieved millions of streams across the globe.
In fact, Missy was the first Australian artist to ever be featured on Apple Music’s global initiative “Country Wide.”
Piece of Me also received industry recognition with Golden Guitar nominations for “Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year” at the 2019 Country Music Awards of Australia.
But what she’s most proud of is the life-changing experience of travelling to Uganda, Africa as an ambassador of International Needs Australia. This opportunity had a profound effect on Missy and has helped shape her as a person and songwriter.
In the last couple of years, she has experienced all the highs and lows that come with being an emerging recording artist. From getting a major record deal and the opportunities that come with that, to the lonely realities that come with constant travel, the pressure of expectation and regular absence from family and friends.
Missy’s new music is a reflection of all those experiences, those of her family and friends and her journey in arriving at adulthood.
The direction is reflected in her nostalgic new single ‘Wild,’ the first taste of what’s to come in Missy’s next musical chapter. With a new record deal and management team now in place, she’s taken the time to reflect on everything she has encountered in the last couple of years and she’s now ready to share those experiences through her music.
“I now understand and trust the process of what it means to be honest as a songwriter,” says Missy.
That process also extends to teaming up once again with her Grammy nominated producer Josh Kerr, who first collaborated with Missy on Piece Of Me. Kerr has also worked with superstars such as Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Dolly Parton.
She’s also found a songwriting sole-mate in Isabella Kearney-Nurse, who as well as writing hits for the likes of The Veronicas and Jessica Mauboy, has become one of Missy’s best and most trusted friends.
“I am in awe of how music can bring people together and help you uncover emotions you didn’t ever imagine you had,” says Missy.
“It’s an amazing thing to see how songs can have so many different meanings to different people. Music speaks to our soul in every sense. Being a storyteller through music is something I will always feel my most comfortable and fulfilled in doing.”
Selfish Sons are a three-piece alternative rock band from Brisbane. Making infectious rock music with pop sensibility, these brothers have established themselves as eccentric entertainers with a powerful sound.
The 2014 release of their debut Album ‘Kickin’ Up Dust’ claimed the Number 2 spot on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart. Since then, The Viper Creek Band have toured extensively, playing major festivals including Gympie Muster, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, CMC Rocks & Tamworth Country Music Festival shows that are standing room only and never disappoint.
Wrapping up their national EP tour, they sold out their hometown Brisbane show. The band went on to tour another two times that year in which they saw multiple sold out shows across the country.
Adding to these milestones, Selfish Sons have also played alongside international acts including Twin Peaks (USA) as well as upcoming Australian artists such as IVEY, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, Tyne-James Organ and The Vanns.
This year, the band will be touring and releasing even more music which exemplifies their ability to create powerful, tight-knit accessible rock that exudes their enigmatic personalities.
Selfish Sons are an act to keep a close eye on.
Teddy Cream are one of Australia’s most exciting acts in the Electronic Music Space. Having played in nearly 20 different countries including major festivals shows at Ultra Europe and the iconic Creamfields UK 4 years running to crowds of 20,000+
Teddy Cream has supported international superstars of all genres from The Chainsmokers to Lil Uzi Vert, Diplo & more…
Along their travels Teddy Cream have built a fanbase amassing over 4.4 Million Likes on Gen Z favourite TikTok, 10,000,000 + Streams on Spotify and nearly 100,000 Instagram Followers.
At only 24 years of age keep an eye on this duo.
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/teddycream/
TikTok – https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/teddycream
Mason Rack Band
Festival favorites and internationally toured blues rock powerhouse – have played over 3,000 live shows and appeared at many of Australia’s leading festivals incl. Byron Bluesfest, Blues On Broadbeach, Gympie Muster, Adelaide International Guitar Festival and Airlie Beach Music Fest just to name a few.
Also appearing at festivals in Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Canada. The raspy vocals of lead front man Mason Rack have been described by fans as one of the sexiest voices in the blues music scene with flashes from Tom Waits and Led Zeppelin. As far as live performance “MRB” are entertainment monsters.
Their drum duels, onstage antics and signature movements set them apart from everything and everyone else. An award-winning stage show, definitely not to be missed! “Dragging blues kicking and screaming into the 21st Century”
As Australia’s most-promising pop ingénue, all eyes are on Samantha Jade. Despite the US music industry trying to steal her away from us (with an international multiple album record deal), a twist of fate has ensured Australia has her back in our arms.
Her Australian debut album (a self-titled collection of cover songs) and three consecutive 2013 single releases were certified smash hits, and now Samantha Jade is ready to turn it “Up!” with her next big hit.
“It feels like I’ve been away from music for a little bit, but actually I’ve been working on new material in the studio, as well as doing a few corporate projects, and of course filming the INXS mini-series,” Samantha says, talking about her career progression over the last year.
Caitlyn Shadbolt has hit the ground running this year with the release of her highly anticipated single, ‘Bones’. Produced by Andy Mak (Vera Blue) & written with Dylan Nash (Dean Lewis), Caitlyn thinks ’Bones’ is a perfect summary of her life right now.
Caitlyn Shadbolt has hit the ground running this year with the release of her highly anticipated single, ‘Bones’. Produced by Andy Mak (Vera Blue) & written with Dylan Nash (Dean Lewis), Caitlyn thinks ’Bones’ is a perfect summary of her life right now.
The 24 year old has been lauded as ‘one to watch’. Caitlyn was a finalist in the sixth season of The ‘X Factor’ Australia, since then she has released a catalogue of music, including her debut album ‘Songs On My Sleeve’ (May 2017). The album was co-written with some of the worlds best songwriters & producers including Liz Rose (Taylor Swift),
John Alaiga (John Mayer), and A-grade Aussies, M-Phazes, Morgan Evans, Brooke McClymont & Phil Barton.
Upon release of the album, this Gympie girl’s creation hit #1 on the ARIA Country Album chart & the first single, ‘My Break Up Anthem’, held the #1 National Country Airplay Chart for over 8 consecutive weeks and became the 2nd most played song on Country Radio (held out of the top spot by Sam Hunt’s monster hit ‘Body Like A Backroad)
In 2017 Caitlyn was recognised for her achievements by winning the CMC award for best
New Artist, along with a nomination for Female Artist of the Year. 2020 will see Caitlyn release more new music and more touring of Australia.
Central Queensland’s Anna Farquhar sings heartfelt tales of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and is heavily inspired by her experiences and travels. Inspired by the likes of Missy Higgins, Amy Shark and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few, Anna puts her own spin on the acoustic and pop rock genre. She is unapologetically honest in her song writing — unafraid to tell the truth, her music is direct, and she wears her heart on her sleeve.
Hailing from Queensland’s South East corner, Mothwing have been creating their intense rock repertoire since 2012. The band blends all-valve driven guitar and bass riffs with punchy drums and diverse vocals to deliver an epic soundscape.
Brad Roberts: Guitars, vocals
Jake Frampton: Drums
Scott Barker: Bass
James Dixon: Guitars, vocals
New Release 2020
Mothwing have recorded a new single at Heliport Studios on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. “Wipe the Slate Clean” will be released as the punchy new short and fast single.
Meanwhile, the band will continue to write and record more tracks for future releases.
Check out the Music page on this website to listen to the back catalogue.
Aspy Jones is a singer-songwriter with a difference.
Aspy combines a mix of acoustic pop/rock and intrinsic lyrics with reggae, rap and brass for a unique, fresh sound.
Aspy Jones is a young artist that you will definitely want to get to know. While his songs reflect a quirky sense of humour, a keen eye for life and an ear for song writing, they are also real, authentic and honest. They’re written from his unique perspective on life and the difficulties he’s faced as he’s learnt to live with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism and anxiety.
At just 19, Aspy started winning competitions playing his original music solo or with his band. He won Battle of the Rising Stars at the Noosa Surf Club, AICM Band Showdown with the Gympie Music Muster, Talent Search at the Rockhampton River Festival and he also won a 4-track EP recording with Pacific International Music at Hervey Bay Unplugged. Aspy knew this career choice wasn’t going to be easy so he started busking and gigging at 16 and now entertains crowds at Gympie Music Muster, Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Fest, Rockhampton River Festival, Hervey Bay Seafood Festival, Rush Festival, Hot 91 Fire in the Sky, Peregian Originals, Gympie New Year’s Eve Family Fun Night supporting The X Factor’s, Dean Ray and Taylor Henderson and he was showcased at the Sunshine Coast Annual Regional Music Conference, Turn Up. He has also been the recipient of grants from the Queensland Government’s Regional Arts Fund and Regional Arts Development Fund to release his debut EP ‘Tantamount’.
Aspy’s debut single ‘Hatches’ was well received and went straight to No.1 on the Triple J Unearthed Overall Chart and was played on several community radio stations. ‘Hatches’ also made it to the semi-finals of the Listen Up Song Writing Competition from nearly 3000 entries. “I wrote it for a friend who was having a hard time struggling with depression,” says Aspy. “I really wanted to help but didn’t know how to. I wanted them to hang in there, talk to friends and focus on the light at the end of the tunnel”.
‘Madhouse’ was the second release and it also hit the top of the Triple J Unearthed Rock Chart and was followed up with a crazy video. “Madhouse is all about my weird but wonderful family. My quirkiness has to come from somewhere!” he laughs. Aspy did not have the easiest of childhoods and was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at 8 years old. “It’s difficult for people with autism to fit in and feel like they belong. I was always an outsider”, he explains. “But now I think my disability helps my creativity as a song writer. ‘Madhouse’ was the first song I wrote about difference. I love being at home with my family but whenever people come to visit, they probably think we’re a bit weird”.
‘Not Good Enough’ was about his continuous self-doubt as he tries to pursue his dreams and it followed the same pattern and found its way to the top of the Triple J Unearthed Roots Chart! “I’d always been told I wasn’t writing music that was current” he said. “I wasn’t mainstream, but I realised that there were people out there who liked it.
Aspy Jones is a prolific songwriter, “I constantly find myself scrawling lyrics on the back of beer mats and napkins or singing new melodies into my phone,” he says. “I’ve got notebooks full of songs, it’s just the way I express myself.I only learnt to play guitar so that I could bring what was in my head to life.”
Growing up in a family of four kids in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Gympie was an adventure after moving to Australia from Wales when he was eight.
Musically, his influences are diverse, from David Bowie, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Queen to Cat Empire, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson and The 1975. Whenever he’s unsure where his music might fit, he thinks of other trailblazing artists. “People like David Bowie, Bob Dylan or Freddie Mercury. They had to teach an entire world to love them because their sound was so different,” he says.
“Music’s everything to me,” he says. “It’s an amazing way to express yourself. People can’t do without it – often I’ll be listening to music in the mornings in the shower or in the car and it can be just as important as having breakfast really because it can put you in a really good mindset for the rest day. Whatever happens in your life, music is always there for you.”
2020 Finalists for Australian Blues Music “Chain” Awards Group Of The Year BB FACTORY formed shortly after the passing of BB King in May 2015.
BB FACTORY have wowed audiences with their high energy, encore drawing performances including stand out performances at Blues On Broadbeach, Bellingen Bluesfest, Mitchell Creek Rock ’n’ Blues Fest, Bayside Bluesfest and many more.
A cracking live band with seasoned musos oozing from their ranks, playing original contemporary & progressive blues/roots interspersed with unique interpretation of old school classics, BB Factory released their debut full length all original album “First World Blues” in May 2018.
It follows an impressive track record in channeling sounds from the authentically classic and gritty side of blues, funk, rock and roll and gospel, with each single released reaching #1 on the iTunes Blues/Roots charts and the album debuting at #9 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart and remaining in the top 20 for six consecutive months.
USA frontman Harold Jackson is known as BB Factory’s “Toastmaster General”. Jackson is a natural singer able to transpose his voice from the soulful clean to the downright dirty blues shouting from the yesteryear.
Jackson’s vocals are matched with the blistering guitar work of Pedro Verhoeven, ripping Sax of Gary Mulholland, augmented with the tasty Hammond organ licks by Bruce Crouch, and driven by the band’s exemplary rhythm section, composed of bassist Craig Hamilton and drummer Cvitan Barac.
On October 11th. 2019 BB Factory released ‘Let The Good Times Roll (A Right Royal Tribute To The King Of The Blues)” recorded live at the Doo-Bop Bar on August 17th. The reception has been outstanding so far with the CD debuting at #5 in October ABARAC chart and continuing to climb the international blues airplay chart (IBBA) in the 6 months since release.
“A dazzingly authentic, real deal manifesto” -BlankGC May 2018
“BB Factory have delivered a fine album with some very soulful songs.” -Blues Magazine May 2018 “A great, new, fresh sound” – Groove Mag Nov 2017
“Soul tinged urban blues.. from the heart” – 12th Vine & Post Nov 2017
“Hammering blues rock” – Scenestr Nov 2017
Blues On Broadbeach 2017, 2018
Ipswich Jazz & Blues Fest 2019
Bellingen Bluesfest 2018
Mitchell Creek Rock ’n’ Blues Fest 2018, 2020
Bayside Bluesfest 2018, 2019
Lachy Doley Group support 2017
Wallaby Blues Rock Fest 2020
‘Save Me’ Single #1 iTunes Blues & Roots, Nov 2017
‘Blues For You’ single #1 iTunes Blues & Roots, Mar 2018
‘Blues For You’ single #1 AMRAP regional chart, Mar 2018
‘Sweet Refrain’ single #1 AMRAP regional chart, April 2019
‘Keep Yo Mama’ #5 AMRAP regional chart, August 2020
“Olivia Ruth are fast becoming the name on South East Queensland music lover’s lips. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Olivia Ruth are a musical force to be reckoned with.
Their distinctive rock-infused sound is a product of Olivia’s dynamic vocals, impressively-crafted original songs, and a tight and solid group of artists who are passionate about their music. Their gigs showcase a range of musical styles, from gentle acoustic-driven ballads and funky blues-inspired songs through to powerful rock-solid anthems.
Olivia Ruth pride themselves on bringing back the art of storytelling. Together with sassy poetic lyrics they express raw and unadulterated emotion, bringing you music that will have you laughing, crying and dancing. Be surprised, be captivated, be moved and let Olivia Ruth rock you.”
Human Dinosaur Machine
Human Dinosaur Machine is a blend of 90’s grunge and American pop punk with an Australian edge that will bury it’s hooks into you upon listening; a vocally raw truth of wonder and pain alongside intricate rhythms and gorgeous melodies that completely envelop you, the way music should.
“HDM are like caged tigers, too wild, loud; too BIG! to be boxed in a recording studio” -Rob Hirst, Midnight Oil
Pink Vs Gaga
Raise Your Glass – Pink Tribute! Is excited to announce the Ultimate Rock Versus Pop Show, Pink and Lady Gaga! Australia‘s best and most spectacular Ultimate Tribute Show!
Pink – With countless top 10 singles, sold out tours and record-breaking attendances, without doubt, Pink is the most popular and dazzling Rock Goddess of the international music scene.
Gaga – Having sold 27 million albums and 146 million singles, Gaga is among the best-selling musicians of all time. Known as the Queen of Pop, Gaga is sure to amaze!
This is a Tribute to two of the most influential female artists of all time! Raise Your Glass – Pink Tribute Australia‘s best and most spectacular Ultimate tribute show!
The Performers behind Raise Your Glass Pink Versus Gaga are;
Mount Isa born singer and musician Kim Boath. Kim is a powerful performer in her own right, accomplished and versatile with an outstanding vocal talent.
Brisbane born Singer Emily Rose. Emily is Classically trained by the conservatorium and is without doubt a carbon copy of Lady Gaga in all respects.
Kim and Emily are complimented by Queensland‘s best musicians. The Raise Your Glass band are consummate professionals, all with International touring experience. All in all this guarantee‘s a magical show spectacular, an experience of a life time.
In 2018 the Raise Your Glass show has been booked for many high-Profile events. Hand Selected for the Opening Celebrations at the Gympie Muster, Main Act for the Mount Isa Camel Races (Outback
Melbourne Cup), the Darwin Cup and over its 5 Year History Many Queensland Government Business Awards, Main Act for many National Breast Cancer Foundation Events and a very Large Show in Papua New Guinea for the nation’s celebrations.
Raise Your Glass! Pink Versus Gaga Tribute, a spectacular like no other, a 2 ½ hour feature packed show with Costume Changes and two Stunning performers, Raise Your Glass it‘s time to Marry the
16-year-old student Adam lives in a small country town in remote rural South Australia. Growing up, Adam felt isolated, uninspired and he misbehaved.
One day, Adam who often heard his dad playing music around the house, picked up a guitar and discovered he could sing.
Channelling his attention into music and with his parents’ unwavering support, Adam came to The Voice to make his parents proud and to bring the mullet back.
Adam sang “Leave a Light On” by British singer-songwriter Tom Walker and turned all four chairs, with Boy George, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian and Kelly Rowland all vying to mentor the singer.
Check out his four-chair turning moment and keep an eye on this Amazing young guys’ talent.
The 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist left his hometown of Cairns when he was just 17 to study under the great James Morrison at his Mt Gambier Jazz Academy when James discovered Andy performing in the remote community of Yarrabah.
Andy Martin had quite the 2020 – despite the fact it wasn’t really the easiest time for a new artist to release new music. Andy’s energetic indie pop sound has made a mark not just here but all
over the globe with the single releases Heat of it All and Mess We Made.
After two sell out live shows in Brisbane (Woolly Mammoth) to celebrate the launch of the EP with a full band behind him, Andy is already making waves so early into his career. He has been compared to the emotional Indie sound of artists like Sam Fender, Bruce Springsteen & Gang of Youths. He is relatable, thoughtful and empathetic in his song writing.
From performing trumpet with internationally acclaimed brass bands to playing leads in various musicals, Andy’s musical journey has been quite unorthodox.
Moving between Cairns and Brisbane after his studies and global experiences under the guiding hand of James, Andy went on to form the band HANDLES. It went from a 2-piece to a 5-piece and the band had a hugely successful couple of years, supporting the likes of Alex Lahey, playing at the Commonwealth Games and receiving a no. 1 spot on the overall Triple J Unearthed Charts for their song, “Selfish Lover”.
However, with Andy moving to Brisbane and to study/work it spelled the end for the band.
Towards the end of 2019, Andy met with Ian Haug from Powderfinger and since that friendship and encouragement, went to record his debut EP at Airlock Studios alongside James See.
With the support of Arts Queensland, Andy’s debut EP, “Living in the Heat of it All”, was released on the 6th of November 2020. It was recorded over the past 12 months out at Airlock Studios and features 6 tracks in which Andy is playing every instrument you hear (apart from the drums). The energy and passion that Andy projects into his live shows and into his recorded works is palpable and inspiring. He has something to say and you can feel it. His textured instrumentation along with his introspective lyrical content has really formed a sound ready for audiences across the world.
What people are saying:
Ian Haug – owner/director of Airlock Studios, guitarist for Powderfinger/The Church:
“Andy is equal parts prodigy/savant and accessible/relatable rising star. There is a huge audience out there that love Andy, but they haven’t found him yet. His compositions are original – yet familiar.”
Declan Byrne – Triple J – on Heat of it All:
“How big is this one!! nice one andy, i can see fans of fergus james getting swept up in this too.”
Zan Rowe – Triple J – on My Hearts Not Beating in Time:
“Scotch Fingers and a cup of tea ALSO make me very happy. Super catchy new song Andy.”
Pip Rasmussen – Triple J – on Mess We Made:
“Really nice vibes on this! I dunno I’m getting an almost old school 80s awakening song with a lovely raspy pop rock vocal.
Livewire Music Australia – on the EP:
“Powerful. Heart-felt. Punchy. Andy Martin is a fairly fresh face on the scene, but he won’t be forgotten anytime soon. The Brissie based indie rocker has been trickling singles over the year that has been building to the release of his debut EP. A cohesive record that navigates love, life and everything in between; an impactful record that sings of lows yet leaves us on a high.
MILKYMILKYMILKY – on the EP:
“Navigating themes of love, heartbreak and mental health, the six track release sees the musician take on the ambitious task of being the sole performer on the EP. Martin wrote and recorded each instrumental part across the release, giving the musician full creative license over the tracks. The personal and introspective tracks touches on internal conversations the singer has had with himself, presenting an unparalleled vulnerability threaded throughout the songs.”
Indie Music Centre (France) – on Mess We Made:
“Just like in his first single, Andy Martin manages to make a love disappointment becoming a joyful anthem! Always in control of all the instruments, Andy Martin gives us a perfect performance, both in terms of song writing, and singing skills.”
Clout (UK) – on Heat of it All:
“Creating highly energetic indie-rock with a twist of pop in the mix, ‘Heat of It All’ provides an elevating sound within the current madness of the world.”
Driving along in now it’s 14th year of heart pumping, foot stomping, sweat dripping Rock’n’Roll, the FAT ALBERT machine is stronger than ever!
Having done supports, played alongside, and shared the stage with many local and international acts, such as: Coolio, Wolfmother, Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect, The Beautiful Girls, Amity Affliction, (The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin) Screaming Jets, Choirboys, Radiators, The Feelers, Gasoline Inc, Marshall and the Fro, Dallas Frasca, Oh Mercy etc. Corporate events for the home of the Quicksilver Pro, and were also invited to play for Joel Parkinson’s ASP World Title Championship after party.
A headline run of shows at the Tamworth music festival, proving along the way, their brand of in your face ROCK tunes can mix it in all facets of the industry.
This particular outfit is made up of 3 seasoned and well oiled musicians, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in live entertainment. Mr. Rob Park on drums & percussion, is the Captain of the ship, with Loki J. Buggy joining him on Bass and sound in the backline. Matt Buggy up front is the guitarist/vocalist. Simply put, there are their jobs, and together they’re all done very well!
Come along for the ride! Whether you like to mosh and sweat, dance and groove, or just sit and watch, the boys have your musical tastes covered. They live for this game, and are a very compelling outfit, so do yourself a favour and come check them out. You will not be disappointed!
Late For Woodstock
Late for Woodstock formed in May 1998 in Noosa Heads, Qld to bring back the authentic sounds of the 60’s & 70’s.
They soon became one of the Sunny Coast’s favourite bands playing “the music we grew up with”.
All these years later, the boys are still pulling out some of the best songs ever written. The Doors, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, The Kinks, Santana, The Rolling Stones, Doobie Brothers, Rodriguez, Bob Dylan and many more are honoured in their faithful tributes to these classic artists.
The four-piece rock group blast out the great rock classics from rock’s most unforgettable era with remarkable authenticity and enthusiasm.
So unleash your inner hippy and let it all hang out. Or, as Timothy Leary might say, Turn Up, Tune In & Rock Out!
Late for Woodstock Ph: 0413 234 918 https://www.facebook.com/lateforwoodstockband/
Charlie McFarlane is an up and coming musician born in Glasgow, Scotland who now calls Australia home. The Solo Musician career of Charlie McFarlane began in 2020, with the release of his first single Blind.
Charlie is well known for his appearance on The Voice Australia 2020 (season 9) where he successfully made it through the blind auditions with two chair turns and went onto the battle round on Team Kelly Rowland performing ‘Circles – Post Malone’ against a duo.