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Biography

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 This whole trip started for me in mid 1967 when I took a few lessons on drums at the legendary Loel's Music Store (Cnr Russel / Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne) from the well schooled Peter Hocking.

One highlight was doing a couple of gigs with a very young Jo Camilleri with Dave Flett and Peter Starkey in the King Bees.

From there the journey started.

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1968-1974

This period was spent playing drums in Greek and Latin nightclubs and restaurants around Melbourne and a three month gig in Surfers Paradise. A good grounding for backing singers and dancers on floor shows.

1971-1972

Armadillo - with Dave Flett, Bill Miller.

1974-1976

Joined Captain Matchbox Whoopee band "Irreverant Good Times".

1976-1978

Last Chance Cafe from W.A. - a high energy soul and R&B band.

1978-1979

Mike Rudd's "Instant replay". Visit to the U.S.A. with the band for a factfind tour.

1979-1980

Mike Rudd and the Heaters legendary writers and performers in Australia Music.

1980

Broderick Smith's Big combo - high energy R&B with one of Australias great voices.

1980-1981

Tinsley Waterhouse Band - Howling Blues & Soul.

1982

Shaun and the fiddler.

1983-1984

Boy Meets Girl - a project band with Wayne Stewart.

1986

United Notions - a Sydney North Shore Funk & Soul band.

1987

 Burwood Blues Band with Mike Rudd and Bill Putt.

1987-1988

Maniac Rockers From Hell with Greg Champion

1988

Brent Parlane Band.
* Started live DJ-ing

1989-1991 Kenny Lopez Sex Mambo - an Afro/Latin band - highlight was a ten day tour of Bangkok
1991-1992 Quintet with Mike Rudd, Bill Putt


Captain Matchbox Whooper Band
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Australia (LP)
Concert of the Decade Album
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Mike Rudd & The Heaters / Sydney Opera House (LP)
A Reefer Derci
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part of a compilation of bands that played at the reefer cabaret in Melbourne- with CMWB (LP)
After the Mud ...
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Tinsley Waterhouse Band (LP)
Australian Girls
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Mike Rudd & The Heaters (Single)
Christopher Columbus
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Captain Matchbox Whooper Band (Single)