Swanee pays his dues…

My friend Jessie (who came along last week to see Mark Evans rock out at the Sando) just sent me an excited text message. There will be a tribute evening to Bon Scott in Newtown in a few weeks!

So here are the details:

LET THERE BE ROCK – A Salute to Bon Scott featuring SWANEE

The Vanguard
42 King Street
Newtown NSW

Thursday 24 Apr 2008
7:00 PM – 11:45 PM

ACDC formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. The band is considered a pioneer of hard rock and heavy metal, alongside bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath.

Celebrating the Bon Scott era of ACDC special guest vocalists rock out on a night that is going to blow you away!

Guest vocalists:
SIMON MELI (Ooh la la, Johnny G)
MAX SMIDT + More to be announced
The Electrfying Band is:
TONY THE KIDD (Guitar) (Ooh La La)

The Vanguard’s website is here.

Damn! I am heading over to Perth next week for the great air guitar gig, so I’m gonna miss this. Perhaps someone can go along to the tribute night at the Vanguard, and send in a report or some pictures for the blog?

The Mighty Blues

tice and evans at the sando
[Dave Tice with the funny-lookin’ red guitar, and Mark Evans on the right…]

Fans all over the world salivate over the tiniest scraps of information which occasionally filter through from AC/DC’s management. But the current band members live extremely private lives, subject to speculation of all sorts (will they ever complete a new album? will they ever tour again? do they ever rehearse together these days?).

But how many people are aware of this fact: Mark Evans, former AC/DC bass player, not only performs in an intimate setting every single Saturday afternoon, but if you’re lucky, you might even get to share a beer with him?

Last week, after hitting the second hand record stalls at the flea market, I went down to the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown to see him in action.
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