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Blood Sweat & Beers

August 28, 2015 4 min read

Blood Sweat & Beers


It all began in the late 1960s when Lobby Loyde was blowing up amplifiers on such a regular basis that equipment had to be specially constructed. King of the Sunbury festivals, and former child star, Billy Thorpe then took massive amplification to another level, making history along the way when his band, the Aztecs, pulled as many as 300,000 people to the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. Rose Tattoo somehow cranked everything up even higher and became the loudest, most threatening band to ever stalk the earth. Banned from the TV show Countdown, they often played in prisons, and occasionally had to fight, microphone stands in hand, to get out of the very venues they'd performed in.Then, of course, there were the Angels, Australia's number-one live drawcard, who turned venues across the country into jam-packed paramilitary rallies. Against a backdrop of interviews with all the major Australian players and international heavyweights, Murray Engleheart hands out the earplugs and the morning-after aspirin on a tour through the bar-brawling, riot-inducing and occasionally gun-toting Oz rock culture.

Blood Sweat and Beers – The Concert is a three part show, blistering over 3 Hours with former members of AC/DC, The Angels, and Rose Tattoo. This assault features the cream of rock n roll outfits. These music industry legends have performed to millions of people, had dozens of hit singles in the ARIA charts, sold millions of albums & been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

This concert features, Bon Scott Classic AC/DC songs bettered only by AC/DC themselves, a set of The Angels favourites featuring 2 former members, and to bring it home a blistering set of Ross Tattoo classics fronted by the great man himself Angry Anderson.

Angry Anderson The unmistakeable voice of Rose Tattoo front man Angry Anderson has slayed audiences across the globe for over 40 years. Known for his Rock´n`Roll music which is powerful, unrelenting and wildly uncompromising Angry has carved himself a broad career including role in films such as 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome', 'Bullamakanka' 'Fat Pizza' & 'Bogan Hunters'. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, "Over the course of a lengthy career, [the] gravel-throated vocalist ... has gone from attention-grabbing, rock'n'roll bad boy to all-round Australian media star." On 16 August 2006, Rose Tattoo were inducted into the (ARIA) Hall of Fame. Angry is also known across Australia for his charity work, journalism and political talents.

Bass Guitarist Mark Evans, who was an early member of hard rock band AC/DC on their albums T.N.T., High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock and '74 Jailbreak. Evans has played for numerous other groups, sometimes on lead guitar, including Finch (aka Contraband), Cheetah, Swanee, Heaven & The Party Boys. Evans' autobiography, Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC was released in December 2011.

Jim Hilbun, another great live showman, spent an impressive 18 years touring and recording with The Angels. The versatile US born bass player who joined for an American 'Angel City' tour in 1982, and ended up moving to Sydney. He also handles a mean sax and loves to sing. “I'm proud of my contribution to The Angels. To me, music hasn't ever been about competition or politics, it's about sharing a joyous experience with the players and the listeners… That, the chicks, and making a quid... hopefully”. - Jim Hilbun

James Morley 1989 James caught wind of an opening as bass player for rock legends 'The Angels'. Within a couple of weeks, was sitting at Ardent studios in Memphis, recording Beyond Salvation, which went on to sell at double platinum status and became the first number one album for 'The Angels' in Australia. One of the first concerts he performed with the band was in front of 42,000 people alongside his favourite artists such as 'Midnight Oil', 'Crowded House' and Jimmy Barnes. Five years and a couple of more albums later, James left the band to record his own album at the famed Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. In 1995 James was asked to go to the U.S.A. where he played and recorded with AC/DC drummer Simon Wright.
James currently performs with The Choirboys ,Rose Tattoo and John English amongst many other Australian music identities

Dai Pritchard brings an incredible arsenal of technical expertise, an expertise broad enough to allow him to slot in easily behind anyone that needs a slice of his power, versatility and finesse. Pritchard the guitarist of choice by some pretty big – and diverse – names, among them Jimmy Barnes, Glen Shorrock of LRB, Doug Parkinson and even Olivia Newton-John and the late, great Billy Thorpe. Stints with Nancy Kiel Band, Chris Thomas, Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes. In July 2005, Pritchard became a fulltime member of Rose Tattoo, proudly blazing his own chops into their musical legacy on their latest album, Blood Brothers.

Melbourne rockers Simon McCulloch and Greg Aldridge from 'Destroy She Said', join the outfit and Lead Vocalist Simon brings a youthful energy to and has an uncanny “natural” resemblance to Bon Scott in his voice, 'Destory She Said', are currently receiving rave reviews around Australia and Europe for their debut album, but Simon is committed to performing in Blood Sweat and Beers with some of the idols he grew up with in the 90’s.

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