On 5 November 2005, legendary guitarist (not to mention the coolest man ever to set foot onstage) Link Wray swaggered off this mortal coil. Twelve years later, on the anniversary of his passing, five of Melbourne’s most rockin’ guitar bands will join forces at Cherry Bar to celebrate the man Pete Townshend of The Who called “the king”.
On the bill, playing a mix of their own stuff and their favourite Link Wray tunes, were:
Ben Rogers’ Instrumental Asylum
The Beat Taboo
Plus, making their debut at this killer show are the world’s first all-girl Link Wray tribute band, THE WRAYLETTES – whose four members also happen to play in the bands listed above.