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Johnny O’Keefe

By • Feb 14th, 2007

Artist: Johnny O’Keefe Track Name: Sing,sing,sing Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes Looking more like a jockey or a boxer than a pop star, Johnny O’Keefe was Australia’s first rock idol, an important part of the worldwide phenomenon sweeping the world in the mid 1950’s, rock’n’roll. Despite lacking the classic good looks of Elvis or Cliff Richard, […]

Dan Warner

By • Feb 6th, 2007

Artist: Dan Warner Website: Track Name: Pastures Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes Dan Warner’s first taste of success came with The Warner Brothers (became Overnight Jones after Time/Warner took exception to their name) a band he formed with Paul Stewart in Melbourne in the late 1980’s resulting in four albums and a handful of singles. […]

Marcel Borrack

By • Feb 2nd, 2007

Artist: Marcel Borrack Website: Track Name: Submarine (Sample Only) Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes Based in Melbourne, Marcel Borrack writes, performs and produces some of the most beautiful, gentle pop songs I’ve heard in many a year. His first solo album “Help” was released in 2004 to enthusiastic reviews, one critic naming it album of […]

I Spit On Your Gravy

By • Jan 30th, 2007

Artist: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVY Track Name: FIRE St Kilda peaked as the centre of Melbourne’s music scene in the early to mid 1980’s, before insatiable developers, rising rents and changing tastes sent many of the more interesting venues and bands packing. “Immigrants” from the middle and outer suburbs flocked to St Kilda in […]


By • Oct 23rd, 2006

Artist: C.W.Stoneking Website: Track Name: Darktown Strutters Ball Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes You may remember the days prior to PC when white singers would blacken their faces, don top hats and sing Al Jolson songs (come to think of it Al Jolson used to blacken his face, wear a top hat and sing Al […]

Wagons – Man Sold

By • Oct 16th, 2006

Artist: Wagons Website: and Track Name: Man sold Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes I have yet to read a revue or article on the Wagons (including the bands bio) that didn’t draw a parallel with Johnny Cash in the first sentence, so I will faithfully observe tradition. There are immediate similarities, the odd song […]

Large Number 12s

By • Oct 10th, 2006

Artist: Large Number 12s Website: Track Name: RING IN THE CHANGES Playback: mp3 Download?: Yes In a nutshell The Large Number 12s (named after a pizza) are the best pub band ever, anywhere. No frills, no pretence, they prefer playing on the floor, eyeball to eyeball with the audience through their tiny 30+ year […]