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BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: AUSTRALIAN ROCK LEGENDS TO HONOUR BON SCOTT’s BIRTHDAY

| 23 February 2015 | Reply

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: AUSTRALIAN ROCK LEGENDS TO HONOUR BON SCOTT’s BIRTHDAY

Bon Scott
Hear the best of Australian Rock including former members of AC/DC, The Angels, and Rose Tattoo. This rock assault features the cream of Australian rock n roll outfits, coming together for special events in between their hectic schedules.

These Oz Rock legends have performed to millions of people, had dozens of hit singles in the ARIA charts, sold millions of Albums & been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

After sell out shows in previous years in Western Australia, this two part rock extravaganza is back on to celebrate the late Bon Scott’s Birthday Celebrations. This time featuring a blistering set of Ross Tattoo classics fronted by the great man himself Angry Anderson, followed by a set of Bon Scott Classic AC/DC songs bettered only by AC/DC themselves!

Angry Anderson: The unmistakeable voice of Rose Tattoo front man Angry Anderson has slayed audiences across the globe for over 40 years. Known for his Rock´n`Roll music which is powerful, unrelenting and wildly uncompromising Angry has carved himself a broad career including role in films such as ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’, ‘Bullamakanka’ ‘Fat Pizza’ & ‘Bogan Hunters’. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, “Over the course of a lengthy career, [the] gravel-throated vocalist … has gone from attention-grabbing, rock’n’roll bad boy to all-round Australian media star.” On 16 August 2006, Rose Tattoo were inducted into the (ARIA) Hall of Fame. Angry is also known across Australia for his charity work, journalism and political talents.

Bass Guitarist Mark Evans, who was an early member of hard rock band AC/DC on their albums T.N.T., High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock and ’74 Jailbreak. Evans has played for numerous other groups, sometimes on lead guitar, including Finch (aka Contraband), Cheetah, Swanee, Heaven & The Party Boys. Evans’ autobiography, Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC was released in December 2011.

Bob Spencer is a guitarist in two significant Australian rock bands in the 1970s, 1980s, and now in ‘Skyhooks’ and ‘The Angels’. He left Finch to replace Red Symons in ‘Skyhooks’ in 1977 and in 1986 joined ‘The Angels’. He remained with the band until 1992 and returned in 2012. Other bands in which he played include Mystery Band (1980–82), Fandango (1981), Honeymoon and Young Lions (1984) Black Cat Moan (1989–90), the Puppy Bashers (1991) and the Temple Gods (1992–93). He lives in Melbourne where he is active in his band Raw Brit playing covers from the 60s and 70s, originally made famous by English bands such as Free and Slade. He is also a coach for professional bands as well as helping out more mature amateurs as part of the Weekend Warriors programme.

James Morley: 1989 James caught wind of an opening as bass player for rock legends ‘The Angels’. Within a couple of weeks, was sitting at Ardent studios in Memphis, recording Beyond Salvation, which went on to sell at double platinum status and became the first number one album for ‘The Angels’ in Australia. One of the first concerts he performed with the band was in front of 42,000 people alongside his favourite artists such as ‘Midnight Oil’, ‘Crowded House’ and Jimmy Barnes. Five years and a couple of more albums later, James left the band to record his own album at the famed Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. In 1995 James was asked to go to the U.S.A. where he played and recorded with AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Lemmy (Motorhead), Bob Kulik (Kiss), and Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple).

Dai Pritchard brings an incredible arsenal of technical expertise, an expertise broad enough to allow him to slot in easily behind anyone that needs a slice of his power, versatility and finesse. Pritchard the guitarist of choice by some pretty big – and diverse – names, among them Jimmy Barnes, Glen Shorrock of LRB, Doug Parkinson and even Olivia Newton-John and the late, great Billy Thorpe. Stints with Nancy Kiel Band, Chris Thomas, Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes. In July 2005, Pritchard became a fulltime member of Rose Tattoo, proudly blazing his own chops into their musical legacy on their latest album, Blood Brothers.

Yak Sherrit started out with ‘Diesel’ and Suze DeMarchi in , based out of Perth WA. He went on to be a founding member of the ‘Innocent Bystanders’, and they released a single, ‘Lebanon’ in 1984. Innocent Bystanders travelled to Sydney to record their second single, ‘Dangerous’, released in 1986. They attracted the attention of hard rockers, ‘The Angels’, and went on to record another single and an album, Don’t Go Looking Back. Members of the Innocent Bystanders, including Sherrit, went on to form Johnny Diesel & The Injectors. Yak has worked with Jimmy Barnes and Richard Clapton on studio albums and the touring circuit.

Melbourne rockers Simon McCulloch and Greg Aldridge from ‘Destroy She Said’, join the outfit and Lead Vocalist Simon brings a youthful energy to and has an uncanny “natural” resemblance to Bon Scott in his voice, ‘Destory She Said’, are currently receiving rave reviews around Australia and Europe for their debut album, but Simon is committed to performing in Australian Rock with some of the idols he grew up with in the 90’s.

See Australian Rock Perform at The Charles Hotel on Saturday 4th July 2015

Tickets on sale today and available HERE 

Shane

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