About Classic Hits Live
Goulburn Workers Club are excited to announce the inaugural CLASSIC HITS LIVE concert featuring ten of the biggest acts of the 70s, 80s and 90s coming together for one night only at the Goulburn Workers Arena on Saturday 13 October, 2018.
CLASSIC HITS LIVE will be five hours of hits and memories with ten of Australia’s most well-loved 70s, 80s and 90s hit makers gracing the stage and taking a whole generation back to a time when rock ‘n roll was a way of life and there wasn’t a camera phone in sight. There’s sure to be a whole lot of reminiscing and more than a few sing-alongs from the enthusiastic crowd.
FOREVER CLASSIC 2GN are thrilled to be presenting CLASSIC HITS LIVE! General Manager of Forever Classic 2GN, Gail Bowdern said, “Bringing Classic Hits Live to Goulburn is very exciting. People say nothing ever happens around here but now these legendary music artists are coming to town, we don’t have to travel to see them and some of the best classic hits from the 80’s will be live on our doorstep. We play their songs on air all the time, to have them in town, for one event on the same day is awesome! I can’t wait”
Brett Gorham, Goulburn Workers Club Chief Executive Officer said, “Goulburn Workers Club are proud to be presenting the inaugural Classic Hits Live concert in October ’18. Featuring an array of classic Australian rock bands performing their biggest hits, this event is an exciting opportunity for the people of Goulburn and surrounding areas to experience live music in a festival environment. With the support of the Goulburn community we are hoping that this may become an ongoing event.”
Without further ado, the legendary artists set to rock the race track are (drum roll please) … Now Listen! Mr Eagle Rock, ROSS WILSON, 2 time ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee, founder of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock continues to have a Hell Of A Time while Living In The Land Of Oz. Always believing Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, the Skyhooks and Jo Jo Zep producer hasn’t stagnated by Living In the 70’s, but continued moving like The Fugitive Kind through the Summer of 81 into the 21st Century following his credo All I Wanna Do Is Rock. When the Chemistry is right to Come Back Again, he’ll get up off his Bed Of Nails, bring A Touch of Paradise to your Cool World and examine your State of the Heart. With No Time to lose practicing Primitive Love Rites in Primal Park, Things Are Hotting Up with Wilson’s song I Come In Peace being covered and becoming Joe Cocker’s last hit single. Come Said The Boy, to a Ross Wilson show in a venue near you, because we all know You’ve All Got To Go!
PSEUDO ECHO formed in 1982, releasing their first album, Autumnal Park, in 1984 which skyrocketed the band to household name status across the country. Their second album, Love an Adventure, spawned another string of hits including its title track, Don’t Go, Try, Living in a Dream and their remake of the Lipps, Inc. song Funkytown, which brought the group their biggest international success and spent seven weeks at No. 1 in Australia from December 1986. In 2012 PSEUDO ECHO celebrated their 30th anniversary and this year released their sixth studio album, Ultraviolet.
GLENN SHORROCK founding member of pop groups The Twilights, Axiom and Little River Band as well as being a solo performer. The Twilights had eight consecutive national hit singles including Needle in a Haystack and What’s Wrong with the Way I Live. Axiom’s top 10 hits were Arkansas Grass, Little Ray of Sunshine and My Baby’s Gone. Little River Band had national and international chart success, including the Shorrock-penned Emma, Help Is on Its Way and Cool Change. Shorrock was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1991 and as a member of Little River Band in 2004. In May 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association , as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named Cool Change as one of the APRA Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
Known for enduring hits such as That’s When I Think of You, Compulsory Hero, ‘To Love Me, Scars, Don’t Forget Me, and, of course, If I Could, 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum selling album …ish in 1988, which earned the band a slew of ARIA Awards as well as a lot of fans along the way. Following up …ish with the multi-platinum second album The Otherside, a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have certainly earned 1927 legendary status. Not content to rest on their laurels, after more than ten years, 1927 released a new studio album Generation i in 2013. It may just be the band’s finest album yet.
THE RADIATORS formed 1978, led by Brian Nichol the band are renowned for delivering a night pub rock anthems. The albums Feel the Heat (March 1980) and Scream of the Real (May 1983), both topped the charts. The singles “Coming Home”, “No Tragedy” and “Gimme Head” are Aussie classics . Rock music historian, Ian McFarlane described the group as “an archetypal, hard-working pub-rock band capable of delivering tightly crafted, well-executed, hard-hitting metal-pop anthems backed by a playful sense of humour. The band tour constantly, racking up over 3500 gigs. The Rads really know how to deliver a fun filled night of Aussie Pub rock
DRAGON formed in Auckland in 1972, relocating to Sydney in 1975, led by enigmatic lead singer, Marc Hunter, and currently led by his brother bass player, Todd Hunter. DRAGON had the nation in mass sing-alongs with their hits the No. 1 smash, Are You Old Enough?, Still in Love with You , Rain, O Zambezi and 1977’s hit summer anthem, April Sun in Cuba. DRAGON’s imprint on a generation was affirmed when Are You Old Enough? was used in the opening credits of the hit TV series, Puberty Blues. DRAGON achieved legendary status in 2008 when they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and in 2012 they celebrated their 40th anniversary with a string of sell out shows across the country.
Choirboys led by charismatic frontman MARK GABLE formed on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 1979. They were soon scooped up by legendary producer George Young from the Easybeats for Alberts Music. Their first album spawned the hits “Never Gonna Die” and “Boys in the Band”, but it wasn’t until 1987 that they realised the classic rock anthem Run to Paradise which is the 11th highest selling single of the 80s. That song propelled them to legendary stays in Australia and the embarked on many sell out pub tours of their own as well as bills with The Angels, Cold Chisel, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple and Def Leppard. To this day Mark performs the classic “Run To Paradise” and a singalong is 100% guaranteed.
Best known for their hit songs Short Note, Mancini Shuffle, Hot Cover and Fade Away, classic Australian rock band MATT FINISH are one of the most independent, inventive, powerful and popular live bands from the eighties, influencing and influenced by friends and contemporaries in Midnight Oil, INXS, Cold Chisel, Icehouse, The Ramones, XTC and U2. Matt Finish 2018 features founding member and multi-award winning composer and producer John Prior, star of stage and screen Ric Herbert, Steve Williams from Wa Wa Nee and Phil Hall from The Lime Spiders.
John ‘SWANEE’ Swan is a blue blood of the Australian rock scene. In 1978 he released his first album ‘Into the Night’ but his first major chart success was a rendition of Tim Hardin’s If I Were a Carpenter from the album ‘This Time It’s Different’. Success with the next two singles from the album immediately followed. Lady What’s Your Name and Temporary Heartache both screamed up the charts. SWANEE played all over the country, winning new fans wherever he went. He built a reputation as one of the best and most respected rock n roll singers in the country. Along came the Party Boys self-titled album which went number one in 3 weeks due to the success of the number one single He’s Gonna Step On You Again and top 10 hits Hold Your Head Up and Gloria. SWANEE is a classic Australian rock artist with a bluesy feel and a voice that never disappoints much to the delight of his loyal fans Australia-wide.
As if this line up could get any BETTER the plethora of Aus Rock Legends will be joined by SCREAMING JETS founding member, lead guitarist and key songwriter, Grant Walmsley! The iconic rock band from Newcastle were formed in 1989 and boast three ARIA chart busting albums, All For One, Tear Of Thought and The Screaming Jets. His hit song ‘Better’ has become a certified classic recently polling as the most played Australian song in the history of the Triple M rock radio network. The single achieved sales exceeding Gold Status in 1991 and was nominated for Highest Selling Single at the ARIA awards of that year, (only beaten by a pop release that years by an actress from the TV soap, ‘Neighbours’).
Classic Hits Live – 10 bands giving the people of Goulburn their all. CLASSIC HITS LIVE – Saturday 13th October 2018 Goulburn Workers Arena Featuring: Ross Wilson Pseudo Echo Glenn Shorrock 1927 The Radiators Dragon Mark Gable of Choirboys Matt Finish Swanee Grant Walmsley of The Screaming Jets