I had been interested in rock music if… I saw Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs singing Poison Ivy and the Loved Ones singing Ever Lovin’ Person on Bandstand. I was studying classical piano away from when I was about six or seven years old, however my curiosity soon developed into rock songs from seeing each audio series on TV. I adored that the early Rolling Stones strikes like Satisfaction and the Beatles hits, needless to say.
I always desired… that a Hammond organ once I was a child. I have a lot of keyboards, a 1905 piano handed down from my grandma and mom along with also a Fender Precision bass guitar I’ve needed for 45 yearsago.
My favorite memories are of… visiting countless live concerts like AC/DC from the North Beach Hall circa 1974 once I had been 16, Led Zeppelin in Subiaco Oval at 1973 where I first jumped the fence, swim immediately at line to purchase a ticket into the David Bowie concert at 1978, Iggy Pop in the Paradiso in Amsterdam 1979 at which the Hells Angels jumped online and conquer Iggy. The Clash at New York at 1981 in Bond’s Casino, and I have to mention that the final Prince concert in RAC Arena only weeks before he expired.
I jumped the fence, camping overnight on the line to purchase a ticket into the David Bowie concert at 1978
If I am enjoying… I love being on point and getting a fantastic vibe occurring with the audience onto the dance floor. We play with a couple of old vague hits from yesteryear with a couple of originals also.
Ultimately I would love to… further build my household’s support for the arts and creatives. With my wife Helen and brothers Giorgia and Greta, we conduct a base — The Farm Margaret River — in which we’ve transformed old sheds our farm at Margaret River into artists’ studios. There we sponsor musicians, musicians, authors and creatives. We’ve got an yearly financed residency, that recently closed with over 200 software from Australian and global artists. Danae Stratou (Greece) along with Nathalie Hartog-Gautier (NSW) will be the recipients of the year’s residency and will visit WA when traveling constraints are eased.
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