GOLD FM LIVE 1 NIGHT, 10 ARTISTS, 30 MASSIVE HITS Taking you on a journey back to the Gold Coast Rock N Roll headquarters
For immediate release, Monday 18th July, 2016: After A massive sold out show last year, 92.5FM and Empire Touring are thrilled to announce, for the second year running, the GOLD FM LIVE concert for 2016. This year you’ll once again be transported to Oz Rock heaven with a blockbuster line-up, delivering your favourite superstar acts from the 70s, 80s and 90s for one night only at the Gold Coast’s Night Quarter on Saturday 3rd December, 2016.
GOLD FM LIVE will be three hours, full of hits & performances from ten of Australia’s most well-loved 70s, 80s and 90s acts. GOLD FM LIVE saw its first incarnation in Sydney in 2014 as the PURE GOLD LIVE concert series. PURE GOLD LIVE was an overwhelming success selling out well in advance and inciting a whole lot of reminiscing and more than a few all in sing-alongs from the enthusiastic crowd. The event was so successful, that it rolled out across the country in 2015 and since then, this series of concerts has now established itself as one of the most popular and successful live shows in the country.
92.5 Gold FM are thrilled to once again, be presenting GOLD FM LIVE hosted by 92.5 Gold FM Breakfast’s Bridge & Spida.
Bridge said “Gold FM Live is like jumping in a time machine at warp speed to the heady care free days of the Gold Coast. It’s like feeling 20 again paying $5 to see Rose Tattoo and Radiators, INXS and The Angels. It’s the days of not downloading music but experiencing your favourite band live from the Patch to the Playroom and from Bombay Rock to Hills St. Gold FM Live brings the good old days back to life!”
Spida said, “It’s great to see that Gold FM Live will be at Night Quarter because there will be lots of dancing room! I pride myself on my dance moves and I can’t wait to be joined by thousands of others as we rock along to all the acts!”
We can now unveil the following acts…(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!
WENDY MATTHEWS is without doubt one of Australia’s most respected vocalists. Originally from Canada, Wendy Matthews was part of two of Australia’s most successful bands, Models and Absent Friends, taking lead vocals on the smash hit, Nobody but You, before embarking on a successful solo career. In the 90s Wendy released a slew of Top 20 singles including Token Angels, Let’s Kiss (Like Angels Do), The Day You Went Away and Friday’s Child and Top 20 albums: You’ve Always Got the Blues (with Kate Ceberano), Émigré, Lily, The Witness Tree and her compilation, Stepping Stones. Matthews appeared on three series of It Takes Two (2006- 2008) and in 2014 released The Welcome Fire, her first originals album in 12 years, with songs co-written by Josh Pyke, Megan Washington, Mark Sholtez and many more.
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.
Featuring Grace Knight on vocals and Bernie Lynch on guitar and vocals, EUROGLIDERS took the charts by storm in the 1980s. Audiences were blown away, and Grace Knight captivated fans with her ‘manic ballerina’ stage persona. In 1984, EUROGLIDERS released their album This Island, which spawned their No. 2 hit single, Heaven (Must Be There). Heaven also peaked at No. 21 on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and appeared on the Hot 100. Another Australian top ten album, Absolutely, followed in 1985, which provided three further top ten singles, We Will Together, The City of Soul and Can’t Wait to See You. Grace and Bernie, along with their superb band, have reunited to once again captivate audiences with their sophisticated and high-energy brand of pop.
When he was 16 he inveigled his way into a Sydney hotel to hang out with the Rolling Stones. From that day on, RICHARD CLAPTON knew he was going to be a rock star. It’s now almost 50 years since that fateful day -years filled with a lifetime of incredible experiences, outrageous good times and a catalogue of iconic and timeless songs. Through the glory years of rock ‘n’ roll, in cities as varied as London, Berlin, Sydney, Los Angeles and Paris, Richard forged his own career and built up a significant body of work while living, loving and partying with the biggest names in the Australian and international music world. For 40 years, Richard Clapton has been, above all else, a songwriter-a wry observer of human behaviour and an astute commentator on the Australian condition. His best songs- Deep Water, The Best Years of Our Lives, Goodbye Tiger, Glory Road, Lucky Country, Girls on the Avenue, Trust Somebody and Capricorn Dancer – capture the essence of this country and the meaning of our lives like few others.
It’s a unique band that finds itself cherished as a bona fide legend in the ARIA Hall of Fame while remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name, but the church, led by the enigmatic STEVE KILBEY, is just that. Since arriving in Australia half a century ago, STEVE KILBEY has forged a unique and frighteningly individual stream of musical thoughts including the church’s accidental signature tune, Under The Milky Way, being sung along with him by countless Australians. A songwriter of many musical tongues, STEVE KILBEY – band singer, songwriter and bassist, painter, writer, poet, actor, sage, dispenser of arcane wisdom and much loved national treasure – has created an all-embracing artistic universe of unearthly beauty.
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 last year. It may just be the band’s finest album yet.
ROSE TATTOO, led by Angry Anderson, was formed in Sydney in 1976 and were renowned as “one of the most revered bands of all time” with their “peerless, street-level heavy blues’ with the emphasis on slide guitar and strident lyric statements”. ROSE TATTOO’s first four albums were produced by the legendary team of Harry Vanda and George Young who also worked with AC/DC, and spawned songs including Bad Boy for Love, Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw, Nice Boys, We Can’t Be Beaten and Scarred for Life through the late 70s early 80s before disbanding in 1987. ROSE TATTOO subsequently reformed briefly in 1993 to support Guns N’ Roses on an Australian tour and again from 1998 and have since released two more studio albums.
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
SHANNON NOLL …straight from Condobolin to TVs in every lounge room across the country courtesy of the very first season of Australian Idol. Since then Noll has released five top ten albums, including two number-one multi-platinum sellers. He is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to have ten consecutive top ten singles. Noll’s debut single “What About Me” was certified 4× platinum and became the highest selling single of 2004 in Australia. Shannons’ popularity has never waned and is about to deliver his brand new album in early 2017
Tickets for GOLD FM LIVE go on sale on Monday 25 th July at 9.00am and are expected to sell FAST so don’t miss out on your opportunity to party like a teenager and see your legendary Aussie idols on stage.