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This time last year Mitchell Management & Marketing in association with Beaumonde Catering presented an Exclive One Night Only Show tour of legendary Ross Wilson & Band. A very special event held On the Point @ Beaumonde Ball Room in Perth at Frazers Point Riverside Drive. A world class entertainment & hospitality destination in WA. The Point Bar & Grill with Beaumonde catering served up an amazing 5 star night with a dinner, drinks & dance. Ross Wilson & Urban Legends where brilliant with a full house in party mode as the long list of hits just kept coming. Eagle Rock captured live thanks to Taylor Mitchell Photography. What an Australian national treasure & hall of fame entertainer. Not to mention band from RockWiz & players from various iconic Oz acts. NOTE: If you would like to see more events like this email ~ email@example.com [Sunset Coast Social] register your interest with name, number, email.
Posted by Sunset Coast Life on Thursday, 27 June 2019
Video taken from Private Dinner & Show Live @ The Point Riverside Drive East Perth
RUSSELL MORRIS LIVE @ THE CHARLES :
Every year sometimes twice Russell Morris will make his way over to the west to feed the fans some of his classic hits & a new track or two that he may be working on. Either as a solo show with band or he supports international acts for the mature audience. After 50 years his voice is still as good as ever with his last trilogy of albums telling many amazing stories of Australian legends. From 2012 – 2015 recordings “Sharkmouth”, Van Diemens Land, Red Dirt-Red Heart winning new acclaim from industry & fans for a more blues based sound. Morriss always plays a good gig with his latest & greatest for all the fans to hear & sing-a-long.
A bit of history on the man, during the 60’s & early 70’s he had a string of hits which dominated for over a decade with Australian radio support which was his the glory days. He has was “The Real Thing” claiming fame with a little help from his friends written by Perth man Johnny Young, produced by Molly Meldrum, backing tracks by Brian Cadd & guitar by Zoot band guitarist Roger Hicks. So a big deal back then with heavy weights in the Aussie industry involvement. The main instrument was Russell Morris voice which is undoubtedly extra ordinary & beautiful to hear. Coupled with a psychedelic feels in the era in an acoustic mode along with “Wings of an Eagle, “Part 3 into Paper Walls”, “Sweet Sweet Love”, Live with Friends”, “Rachel”, “The Girl that I Love”, “Hush”, “Mr America”, that still stand up strong today.
As a journeyman mid to late 70’s moved to London & then New York USA with 2 albums then returned down under. For the next decade & turn of the century toured, wrote more songs, collaborating with lots of artists & musical projects like The Lonely Boys, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jesus Christ Superstar, Morris remained in work & relevant. Then a decade with music mates Ronnie Burns, Darryl Cotton of Zoot, Jim Keays of Master Apprentices & 5 albums. After an acoustic recording of his earlier hits & greatest Also rejoining with old friend Brian Cadd for a few years then inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame 40 years after starting his musical journey. Today he is enjoying a resurgence of the heritage mature music fan getting out to concerts & events with him happily on the billboard. Morris is a living legend of OZ music & is well worth the money for a live music night out.
LIVE WIRE LIVE @ THE CHARLES
JPY : JOHN PAUL YOUNG @ ASTOR
JON STEVENS @ THE CHARLES
DAVE HOLE LIVE @ THE RAVENSWOOD HOTEL
JOE CAMERLLIERI & BLACK SORROWS LIVE @ MUNDARING WIER HOTEL
SCREAMING JETS LIVE @ THE ASTOR 2019
Dirty Thirty Tour : Over the last 3 decades The Screaming Jets have been touring the country of Australia & doing some overseas shows with thier iconic aussic pub rock. Signed to a major record lable in 1991 with a debut album All for One that was a killer. With a few songs that would set them up for decades ~ Single now anthem “Better”, “Helping Hand”, plus contaversial song “Shiver” written by Rowland Howard who was at the time a band mate of Nick Cave. It was written in 1978 sung by Rolland & Cave in the 80’s but became famous after Molly Meldrom banned its commercial airplay as dark & disturbing song. However it has become a classic.
Key Albums ; All for One, Tear of Thought, Chrome & others followed.
But with the hand full of songs in their bag of tricks along with the most shocking song which was Angles like – Big Fat Rich Cunt a pub beer barn chant favourite. The Screaming Jets have worked the rock & roll outlaw life that their buddies Rose Tattoo sung about.
After seeing them at their first Perth show [as one of the young Xpress magazine crew] supported by Baby Animals @ the Balga Inn / Sundowner with 1200 in the venue jam packed it was electic the atmosphere. Promoter of the time West Oz entertainment killing it with additional shows North & South West of the back of smash hit “Better”.
They again made the trip west 3 decades later & over 100 shows in WA later. They did not play not at a pub but at the Astor theatre. The seats were remover for around 400 to stage front of stage, seating for another couple hundered & more standing room to the back with 3 bars all serving brews, burbons & bubbles. The Astor is one of Perth’s best small to medium sized theatres which has become again in full glory putting on shows like this & taken over from the big pub that is no more. Plus Good priced tickets @ $50
With some of the best veteran musicians in the land of Oz & up front Neeson who has 101 moves of a mad man with the songs deeply burnt into his psych. He is very entertaining & always has been mucking around like the likable larrican of the old pub rock front men. Just a classic pro show full of classic hits, starting with Rose Tattoo into “Cant be Beaten” finishing with an encore of “Rocking in the Free World” a 1991 grunge cultish live electric sound of Niel Young.
Screaming Jets are evergreen & never let thier fan base down with kick ass live shows.
THE POOR 2019
The Poor supported in fast paced, full throttle, guitar driven rock show with a vocal scream that would rival ACDC. Branded as No BS Oz Rock. Lead vocalist Skenie has already impressd Perth audiences with special guest appearance at the Charles earlier in the year for a tribute to ACDC fund raiser with local band Livewire.
Thundamentals have well and truly earned their mantle as one of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic live acts. Since the release of their ARIA nominated 3rd Album ‘So We Can Remember’, the Blue Mountains via Sydney Hip Hop outfit have toured frenetically in Australia and Europe, playing massive runs of club shows and almost every major music festival in the country, fostering a connection with fans that has blossomed into something truly special.
On ‘Everyone We Know’, Thundamentals’ first full-length release on their own newly minted label ‘High Depth’ and recorded at the studio of good friends Hermitude in Sydney’s Inner West, the band have reached new heights. Debuting at number 2 on the ARIA charts (the band’s highest chart position ever), the album “pushes their [the band’s] sound even further from their last genre-defying effort… cement[ing] them as a creative force to be reckoned with.” (says Rolling Stone who gave the record four stars). From the lush choral-jazz collision of the title track to the sublimely stuttering schitz of “Wyle Out Year” and the infectious funk of first single “Never Say Never”, it’s hard to argue that Thundas have stepped things up. With “Never Say Never” prompting a massive 17 date tour and “Think About It Ft. Peta & The Wolves” resulting in more National airplay than the band have ever had before, the ‘Everyone We Know Tour’ sees Thundamentals embark on their biggest ever. An epic celebration of a record which boasts a musicality rooted in hip hop but at the same time transcends the label, offering something for anyone who simply loves music, no genre attached.
Ross Wilson & Peaceniks 2018
Review on Ross Wilson & Peaceniks Show Saturday 28th July
by Liston & photos by Taylor Mitchell
After a 3 month lead up promoting one of Australia’s most enduring artists to appear On The Point in the Beaumonde Ballroom on Riverside drive Perth east. It was a new venue doing a new thing with a 5 star public ticketed event for a dinner with show that was up close & personal intimate concert.
Ross the Boss was to take the stage with his old band buddies to put on a party. Ross who at 70 years old is still doing shows every week around the country. You got to respect his work ethic & committment to his art, along with keepings his Australia wide fans happy. A one show only in WA which was his only venue appearance in 3 years. He did appear last year on stage for a set in Kings Park – On the Green with an Australian line-up to 15,000 in concert.
On the Point dinner & show was a success with over 200 in attendance at an average ticket price of $175 which included 3 course meal & drinks. It was a 5 star night with 6 star entertainment.
To start the night Aroura a young Duo of WAPA students opened the show with a set of covers. Mattie a female singer was sensational & Jason on guitar along with harmonies that worked beautifully.
Food was served from 7pm with Aroura on stage for a set of some familiar acoustic sounds whilst the conversations were humming around this large impressive room.
From the first song the dance floor was full & continued to be a party till late.
Just to explain alittle more about Ross Wilson & his allstar band the Peakniks they are a classic hits band playing all their hits from the past. What is commonly called a hearitage act.
For anyone too young or living in a cave this man & his band is a national treasure.
Ross Wilson is the an Australian entertainment living legend & two time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
He has become a brand that is represnetative of the 70’s & 80’s that achieved international airplay & recognition. Before the mobile phone, fax, internat, FB or any other elctronic advantages of today. The artist & band had to write hit songs with popular melody & music. Then get airplay on commercial radio & tour relentlessly playing to as many punters as ossible usually in a smelly pub to grind & carve out there place in history. It was alot of hard work, late nights, many miles travelled but I would say a stack of wild stories to tell around the social table.
The interesting thing is Ross Wilson & his band are real evergreens of music as they sound & play like half there age. It seems to ring true with this band that great art is ageless. There were sons & daughter, unkles & auties, grandmother & pops all enjoying the music that spanned 3 generations.
Former Singer-songwriter at Mondo Rock
Former Singer-songwriter at Daddy Cool
Married to Tania Gogos-Wilson
Greatest Hits played live…
Eagle Rock, Come Back Again, Cool World, Come Said The Boy, State Of The Heart, A Touch Of Paradise, Primitive Love, Rites, Hi Honey Ho, Teenage Blues, I’ll Never Smile Again, Living In The Land Of Oz, The Fugitive Kind, Summer Of 81, No Time, Bed Of Nails, The Same As Me, Slave To My Emotions, Nothins Right Nothins Wrong, I Come In Peace.
All crowd pleasing songs played absolutely live all night….
So as we can see what a great set list for the night & stilll have songs that are relevant appealing to party to.
Ross & his band are cosuate enetratiners who amoungst thier air of confident seem still humble with an easy nature for fans to connect. Ross happily met with his fans for signing, selfies, photo shoots. Surprisingly looking younger than his age which maybe having fun, entertaining, may be the elixir for the fountain of youth. But Ross looked pretty dam good for a fossil rocker always being a professional at what he is doing.
ROSS WILSON is a LIVING LEGEND
Bit more background on Ross Wilson for interest on his biography….
He is an Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He is the co-founder and frontman of the long-standing rock groups Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, as well as a number of other former bands, in addition to performing solo. He has produced records for bands such as Skyhooks and Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons, as well as for those of his own bands. He appeared countless times on TV & show as a special guest act, personality, legend of the Aussie Rock industry. Also as a judge on celebrity singing TV series It Takes Two from 2005. Wilson was individually inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 1989 and again as a member of Daddy Cool in 2006. The only individual & band double Hall of Famer.
Ross is one of the most respected artists in the country & has a greatest hits list of chart topping songs that are the sound tracks to many Australians. He has continued performing regularly all over the country for 5 decades. Keep it up Ross & keep on keeping on…..
plus the boys in the band Peacniks who are also legendary….members who work on TV show RockWiz & James Reynes Band.
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