Not often you get to see a great drummer playing with two outfits in one weekend – but this week I was privileged to see Davo Fester (Blue Tongues, Red Slim, Craig Calhoun) playing on Sunday with the idiosyncratic Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow along with Rex Goh. Previous day on Saturday, on board Tony [...]
One of my favourites, Christina supported by Harry Brus on bass (Kevin Borich Express and Renee Geyer), Paul Wheeler (Choirboys, Icehouse, Raise The Flag) and brilliant Rex Goh, our most famous session man. More photos here of the great Christina Crofts Band.
Warm Sunday evening in Thirroul … Tony Cini's Blues Explosion presented Glenn Cardier, putting on his very special brand of driving blues with legendary Rex Goh on guitar and Dave Fester on the tins and skins. More shots here of the Glenn Cardier Band.
To celebrate his 60th birthday, Tony Cini gathered together some of the artists with whom he has worked over the last few years and beyond – plus a boatload of his family and friends. Come inside, have a look at the photos here of Tony Cini's 60th Birthday Blues Cruise – on beautiful Sydney Harbour. [...]
Warm-up act for Taylor Dayne in a pub environment is pretty brave, yet pulled off with aplomb by the X factor from Ireland, NZ now Noosa. More shots of Andrew Lawson here.
You can breathe this band – please click on "Sounds of Then" and listen to this perhaps most iconic of all modern Australian songs as you look at my photos here of GANGgajang. "Out on the patio we?d sit and the humidity we?d breathe, we?d watch the lightning crack over canefields and laugh and think, [...]
At Lizotte's first birthday celebrations, Dave Debs, a talented singer/songwriter in the country folk genre. More photos here in the sidebar of Dave Debs.
Led by the enchanting Juanita Tippins, smooth Jonah Latukefu and Rob Edwards, Suite Az is an eclectic, talented band of musos who can play and sing almost anything with an ooomph rhythm … from Jessie J to Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder and beyond. Groovy. More photos of Suite Az in the sidebar.
'Greedy' Smith and Martin Plaza fronting "Mental As Anything" at Lizotte's, photo CD cover.
Phil Emmanuel in a shoot at the Pro Guitar & Sound Studio in Hornsby …
Owner Carl asked Bonzo and me to take some shots of his great music store in Hornsby – which includes a recording and photo studio, band practice room and special facilities for trying out drums and instruments from pianos to saxes, amps, drumkits, 'cellos, pedals, lights, mikes, guitars, violins, trombones, harmonicas, earplugs (whoops, no, you [...]
Friday night at Lizotte's, Dee Why. Best cabaret style restaurant in Sydney, great food, terrific entertainment, top night out. 30 years on, The Mentals' Martin Plaza and "Greedy" Smith are still crowd pleasers. "Live It Up", "If You Leave Me Can I Come Too" and "Too Many Times" are timeless. Great stuff. Photos of "Mental [...]