is one of those musicians who has always been there. From the early
days playing town halls with the Premiers
and the Strangers, the epic stretch with
Bluestone and up til the present with
Dean and Carruthers, Terry has the knack of
knowing what the audience likes. As a result he has continuously
created his own work. Apart from his guitar shop in Essendon keeping
him very busy, his duo with Gary Carruthers
keeps him in the public eye. The fact that he hasn't seemed to age one
bit obviously helps. What a talent.
Episode with - Terry Dean
|out and about|
|Soozie and Chrissy just
happened to be in Los Angeles and decided to drop in on the gorgeous
Max Merritt who now lives there.
Max is currently on dialysis 3 days a week which makes it almost impossible
to fly back to Australia to visit. However things are looking up, and
we all wish him the best of health. He was in very high spirits and
the girls had a lovely lunch with him.
Also we feature the talented Leslie Avril, who despite the lack of any commercial airplay, just keeps flicking that skirt and stompin' them boots wherever she can. What a voice!
Watch on youtube
Joe Creighton is one of those faces you
know, from some band you've seen - right? Well let me tell you he has
played with the best. From Mark Gillespie,
and many many in between, Joe is up there with the best bass players
Australia has produced. He came here from Ireland in his teens and has
made Australia his home. Joe is also an incredible singer/songwriter
with his own cds, and is currently touring his Van
Morrison tribute band 'Into the Mystic'.
This man would have some juicy stories to tell, unfortunately not to us,
though we tried!!
Episode with - Joe Creighton
|On the 25th November 2012 Wrokdown was invited to film at the ARCC Roadies Reunion, along with every crew member who worked in the Australian industry pre 1983. When the music industry crunched to a virtual halt in the mid 80's, many of them were left jobless and alone, as they had worked together like brothers. Roadies were an imperative part of the scene, and they took their job most seriously. They were dedicated, and ruthless in the pursuit of safety of everyone concerned, and this first ever reunion reunited a totally amazing bunch of people. Watch on youtube|
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|An icon of the Australian music industry,
has never stopped working. And there is a reason for this. He
never stops working even when he's NOT working! From an industry point
of view, this double episode is right up my alley as he talks about the rise
and fall - what we were and what we have become. You won't get a lot
of talk about Norm's history, as most of this is written in a thousand and
one books and blogs. What you will get - however - is what makes this
man tick. I have taken a few pages out of his book, and I hope you do
to, specially if you are on a musical journey.
Episode with - Normie Rowe Part 1
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|If you loved the first half, please watch the second.
Episode with - Normie Rowe Part 2
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|I first saw
Ross Wilson with
Daddy Cool at the 'Reefer Cabaret' oh so
many years ago, and he blew me away. He had his own style and all the
right moves. Quite a few years later I saw him with
Mondo Rock and what got me was that no matter where I stood in the room, he was looking
at me. His onstage communication skills were and still are
outstanding. Am I a fan? Yes! Along with thousands of
others. So I was mesmerised by his interview, and I hope you are too.
Episode with - Ross Wilson Part 1
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|The second half of his career
Episode with - Ross Wilson Part 2
|The Eurogliders, to the
Eastern states, seemed to come out of nowhere, polished and professional.
They were a fantastic Perth band with very catchy commercial songs, written
mostly by guitarist Bernie Lynch.
But Grace Knight
was the one everyone looked at. She had the moves, the voice, and the
great clothes (I remember!) for the 80's. Little wonder the band ended
up on America's MTV awards a year later
with a charting hit 'Heaven'.
Grace is a wonderful, gorgeous, and witty interviewee, and recently released
yet another cd of jazz standards 'Keep cool fool'.
Episode with - Grace Knight
|Following the success of the Bananas reunion, Jef Risk held another at the St Kilda Memo. The line-up was awesome, some great bands and great faces. Of course there was John Swan, love him muchly, and the guys from La Femme reformed for the gig. Soozie and Chrissy were there for the interviews, including Alex Burns, John Dallimore, Roger McLachlan and Ken Murdoch, who was the MC. Audio of the performances wasn't that hot, but we snuck in a bit of footage of Rob Riley and his band. Watch on youtube|
Joe Dolce burst onto the scene with
Shaddap you face, it was an avalanche.
The song was written years before, just jottings on notepads while listening
to his Italian relatives chattering at family get togethers. It was
really hard to get any interest, and Joe paid for his own recording, and
with the help of Chris Lofven did a
music clip, THE music clip. Finally Mike
Brady said he'd lend a hand, and with his knowledge and contacts
the song just took off, and not just in Australia - all over the world.
Six million copies of the single sold worldwide! Hear Joes story -
rags to riches
Episode with - Joe Dolce
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Aired earlier this season, unfortunately the whole episode wasn't shown, so it's back by popular demand!
|out and about|
|Our last episode for this series is presented by Soozie and Chrissy, and firstly features Gil Matthews and Neale Johns, because 'At the Mountains of Madness' has been remastered and repackaged by Aztec Music, and fans of Blackfeather will be overjoyed. Then Peter Cupples did some performances in Melbourne and kindly allowed the girls in for a 'quickie' interview before one of the shows. And for the final interview, they caught up with Geoff Achison, world reknown guitarist, who was mentored by our own Dutch Tilders and has gone on to be a much revered musician. And that's it folks, until the next instalment.||