It was a big night at the last Wrokdown episode for 2015
when the Chantoozies
appeared. Wendy told us they were great company, and very funny, but
Tottie, Eve and Ally had decided they
wouldn't talk over each other. However this was short lived, and they
ended up having us in stitches! Soozie
was out and about with the elusive Daryl
Braithwaite, who is still in great demand and continues to draw
huge crowds. We play a clip from
Pip Joyce -
Catcher in the Rye - originally co-written by his brother
Gerry who has since passed on. And we
all love the new Chantoozies single 'Black
and Blue', written by Tottie, and we enjoyed the clip at the end
of the show. Back next year. Wrok on!! Watch this episode
We're very lucky here at Wrokdown because we've had
internationally renown singer
Judith Durham on our show TWICE!
Since Judith was hospitalised, then toured with
she has been as busy as ever. In fact you'd never know that she was
ever ill. She's in fighting form. We had a huge audience for
this episode, and Judith received a standing ovation at the end and she
didn't even sing! Soozie Pinder
was out and about with Billy Field, and
I learned a lot about him that I'd never known. There's
Mick's Picks as usual with
promoting new music from his radio show at 96.5
Inner FM, and we play a beautiful new song from
called 'Is God Real?' At the end
of the show we play a track from Judith's dvd called 'It's
time to leave'. This is a truly beautiful song which she
wrote about leaving her family on yet ANOTHER tour. Hopefully
there will be many more. Watch this episode
Guy, the Seeker with the
glasses, was this weeks guest. Athol was on to talk about his newest
accomplishment - 'Georgy
Girl - The Seekers Musical'. This will be a smash hit to be
sure! Anyway it wasn't the only thing Athol talked about, as he is a
very interesting chap. His mate Buddy England
(see what I DIDN'T do there) is part of the whole kit and kaboodle, and came
on to lend a hand and sing some songs at the end for the audience.
Buddy has been on before, but he didn't sing, so this was a chance to hear
if his voice was still working. Sure was!
Soozie Pinder was out and about with
from the 'Stars' as she is helping them reform.
gave another cd a radio plug, and we played a song 'Survive'
from Aussie girl
She just has an amazing voice. A fun night was had by all. Watch
We're absolutely rapt that we finally got the gorgeous
Colleen Hewett on to our humble show. And what a tale she
tells! We found out that her great grandfather was a coloured man
Starlight, who came out to Australia and became a famous boxer.
Now we know how she got her magnificent voice! Colleen also talked
about her new song 'Shut up and let me breathe'
which we play at the end of the show, having suffered from domestic violence
herself. We have our regular spots with Micks
Picks, and Soozie Pinder out
and about with legendary guitarist Mal Eastick.
And Anita Monk, Wrokdown producer - in
keeping with the violence thread - had a clip of her song 'When
did we stop believing in Santa Claus'. After the show,
Colleen performed some songs from her new cd 'Black
and White' with amazing musician Anthony
Bafunno. Just for the audience. Wish you were there
now - don't you..........! Watch this episode
Since he was last on the show about 6 years ago,
has continued his work in the media, adding stints on Melbourne music radio.
But more importantly to Wrokdown and his fans, he has released 2 new cds,
the latest 'Bloodlines' with a distinct Irish sound resulting in some really beautiful
songs. Soozie was 'Out and about' with
Jon Stevens, and
delivered his 'Micks Picks' from his Wrokdown radio show at
96.5 Inner FM.
We played a clip from Melbourne band The Life of Riley (LOR) called 'Trigger
Happy' and at the end of the show our studio audience were treated to Mike
singing the 'Song of Whispered Sighs' from his new cd, and a fantastic
version of 'Up there Cazaly'. And of course we all sang along.
An absolutely brilliant artist! Watch this episode
It's always a pleasure to catch
Ronnie Charles at a gig, because his voice is better than ever.
And it's extra special to have him on Wrokdown when he has good news.
His album 'Prestidigitation' from the
70's, recorded in England with the London
Philharmonic Orchestra has been remastered and is coming out soon
on vinyl and cd. Soozie Pinder was
out and about chatting with Pip Joyce
about his new cd Rejoyce - a dedication
to his brother Gerry. We play a
clip from Meghan Trainor 'Dear Future Husband',
and a song from a great Sydney band 'Uploaders'
called "Are you ready".
Mick Pealing reviews
Nikki Nicholl's cd on
'Micks Picks', and at the end of the show
we have a live band Robert James Kirk and the
Sisters of Sin with "Stumble Fumble
Rumble". Watch this episode
Phil Golotta started his
career in one of the longest running Australian acts - 'The
Blue Echoes'. An extremely good showman, Phil fronted the
band for many years, and then left to start
Westside Talent Agency. An astute businessman who cared
about his bands, he would be out most nights of the week checking on their
performances and also looking in on newer bands wherever they were
rehearsing. Since getting out of the agency, he is now back singing
with renewed fervour. We feature clips from young upcoming WA artist
a beautiful song from our own Jimmy Cupples,
and best of all we premier a brand new song from Phil himself!
Soozie Pinder is out and about with
at a recent Mondo Rock
revival show. And Wendy - well - she's been there, done it all, and
knows absolutely EVERYONE! Watch this episode
Some artists just keep persevering, putting out cd after cd over their
lives, and some seemingly disappear. Ross D
Wyllie didn't disappear, really, he just decided to set up a
video shop and get out of the industry. But I was at the
Palais Theatre 2 or so years ago, when he
made an appearance at the Go!Show along
with all the other fabulous musicians of the Go!Show era, and like everyone
else I shed a few tears to see this wonderful icon sing his hits after so
On this episode Ross tells Wendy Stapleton
of his life as a compere and pop idol. Also we premiere music clips
from John Swan
Jans-brown, and Soozie Pinder is
out and about with Bernie Lynch
(Eurogliders) in Perth. Boy that girl
Watch this episode
Those of us that remember
Mark Holden from the old
days remember a sweet young thing singing in a white suite with a red
carnation in his hand. So after seeing him hung out to dry after
a recent TV show we decided to right the wrong and bring him on. Half
our studio audience came along to see a clown, and in 5 minutes they saw
what a captivating person he really is. And what a history! We
also include a song of Marks - 'Berzercus'
'Holden Brother's Travelling Circus' package, a beautiful song from
Dinah Lee -
'Cathedral Square', and
Soozie Pinder conducts yet another
interview with Todd and Mark from
They just can't keep away from her! Watch this episode
Photos by Lawrence Pinder
Finally our first episode for 2015. It's been a
difficult year for Channel 1, so sorry for the wait. This episode
features the gorgeous Nikki Nicholls
with her new cd 'Bridesmaid', and
Eric McCusker (Mondo
Rock) - singer/songwriter extraordinaire. Nikki has had a
brilliant career, starting with 'Brian and the
Juniors', and this is her first ever cd with self penned songs.
Soozie was out and about with the 'Choirboys',
and we feature a song 'Lately I'm confused' from Sydney band 'Love
Child' and of course the clip 'Bridesmaid' from Nikki's cd.
It's really heartening to see artists from our era finally being promoted
and talked about on our commercial media, and we will continue to keep up
the good work! Watch this episode