Well hi.

For whatever reason, I've recently decided to upload scans of band gig posters from my early days in Sydney, when I used to regularly go out and see at least two or three bands a week. I'm talking 1979 - 1990 ish here. At that time, Sydney had a healthy, thriving pub band culture which f
ostered the careers of many of the top Aussie export bands of the last couple of decades. The Angels, The Radiators, Midnight Oil, INXS, (Le) Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, etc etc etc. Anyway, being a lifelong collector of strange and irrelevant things, I find myself with scraps of paper, flyers, set lists, coasters and more from many of the gigs I attended, so at least I have something to remember them by. Most of that era is a total blur in my memory, but I just know that I had a really good time, and my tinnitus and foggy brain was worth it all.

Now, I'm not claiming to be any kind of expert or authority on any of these bands, or the era in general, I'm just sharing what I remember, and a few bits and pieces that may bring back memories for some. Feel free to add your own recollections, tell me if I'm wrong, share stories of gigs you went to.

You can click on them and they get bigger.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Do Re Mi

Saw these guys many a time. Deborah Conway was the lead singer. I remember "Man Overboard" sounding as good live as it did on record.

The Southern Cross Hotel later became the Stawberry Hill Hotel. I think.


bazzil said...

I caught them many years ago (sometime in the early 80s) at the Uni of QLD refectory supporting the Divinyls (who were crap) and they were great live.
Deborah Conway's voice is truly fantastic, it blows you away...


Mark said...

Divinyls were OK. Saw them quite a lot. Great band musically, the voice got a bit much after a while.

Anonymous said...

Hey it's Paul again!!

DO RE MI...Caught em a few times - the Tivoli on George St, Possinly Hotel Manly... I remember the "Man Overboard" Video -part of it - or all it was filmed in & around the Sydney Entertainment Centre... it's worth a look if you can You Tube it

"Domestic Harmony" was a great album, as well as thier Single "Adultery"....ANd yeah Deb Conway Solo is good, especially the First album

You can email me at dragonpaul64@yahoo.com

Unpunk said...

The Southern Cross Hotel was about 4 blocks away from the Strawberry Hills Hotel.