Scene News: Moving Pictures are back! New album ‘Picture This’ out now

JAMES REYNE AND MOVING PICTURES

‘A DAY IN THE SUN’

NATIONAL TOUR 2015/2016

The Australian musical landscape in the 1980’s was very heavily shaped and influenced by the band Moving Pictures. Formed in 1978 by Alex Smith, Garry Frost, Charlie Cole, Paul Freeland, Ian Lees, and Andrew Thompson, together, they jumped out of the blocks with 1981’s #1 smash album Days Of Innocence and would go on to release three original albums from 1981 through to 1988.

Days Of Innocence produced by Charles Fisher; delivered the energetic Bustin’ Loose and the empassioned, – and often covered – chart topping smash hit; What About Me?

This song would go on to be awarded ‘Best Single’ at the 1982 Countdown Music Awards and was the second highest selling single in Australia that year. What About Me? also entered the Billboard Top 40 and remained in the US singles charts for a massive 26 weeks. The song also made it into the illustrious Billboard Hot 100 singles list for 1983 – a rare feat indeed for an Australian band.

In 1983, after some relentless touring, the band recorded and released their sophomore album Matinee – also produced by Charles Fisher and featuring the Back To The Streets single and evocative album cut Sisters Of Mercy. Non-stop touring finally took its toll, with founding member Garry Frost and the band parting ways (Garry would soon go onto to establish the also hugely successful band ‘1927’).

Moving Pictures continued to tour Australia successfully but eventually decided to call it a day and their final album The Last Picture Show – a live best of – was released in 1988 and based upon their final tour by the same name in 1987.

In 2011, in order to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of Days Of Innocence , the circa ‘84 Moving Pictures line up of Cole, Frost, Lees, Meyer, Smith and Thompson reformed and performed a sell-out national tour, including a very special night at Sydney’s iconic State Theatre. This tour created a spark and energy that galvanised the band and although its members are scattered across the globe, the band are really keen to tour once more.

So in mid-2015, the band approached their Australian based touring agent who in turn contacted Liberation Music about the possibility of Moving Pictures recording an acoustic album of their greatest hits and performing live across the country to promote it. It is with great pleasure that Liberation and the Harbour Agency can confirm that one of Australia’s most cherished pub rock bands of the 80’s, Moving Pictures – featuring Alex Smith, Garry Frost, Andy Thompson, Ian Lees, Charlie Cole and Mark Meyer – have announced that they have completed recording an acoustic selection of their classic tracks to be known as Picture This for release on Friday October 9th. Co-founder and guitarist Garry Frost says “We have been busily reworking the songs with a few surprises including a very special cover, a stunning new tune and a song from a movie that we said we would “Never”, EVER play. We are all really looking forward to getting back out and playing.”

Moving Pictures will also perform at select A Day On The Green shows in late 2015, Live @ The Foreshore, Newcastle and have also confirmed that they will join James Reyne to perform right across Australia for his Summer 2015/2016 tour.

Moving Pictures Horizontal CLR by Bob King Back L-R Andy Thompson, Garry Frost, Charlie Cole, Front Ian Lees, Alex Smith, Mark Meyer sm
Photo by Bob King Back L-R Andy Thompson, Garry Frost, Charlie Cole, Front Ian Lees, Alex Smith, Mark Meyer

JAMES REYNE AND MOVING PICTURES

‘A DAY IN THE SUN’

NATIONAL TOUR 2015/2016

Sat 31st October ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARD ADOTG (All ages)

Line-up: ICEHOUSE, James Reyne, Mark Seymour,

Ph: 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sun 1st November LIVE @ THE FORESHORE

Moving Pictures, Pseudo Echo

www.adayonthegreen.com.au

Camp Shortland, Newcastle (18+)

Line-up: James Reyne, Moving Pictures, Baby Animals,

Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Shannon Noll, Choirboys,

Monsters of Rock

www.liveattheforeshore.com.au www.ticketbooth.com.au

A DAY IN THE SUN TOUR Dates.

Presented by ARN

NOVEMBER

Friday 6th THE JUNIORS, KINGSFORD

www.thejuniors.com.au and (02) 9349 7555

Saturday 7th SHARKIES, CRONULLA – Tickets available from the venue

Friday 13th MATTHEW FLINDERS HOTEL, CHADSTONE

www.moshtix.com.au and 1300 762 545

Saturday 14th SHOPPINGTOWN HOTEL, DONCASTER

www.moshtix.com.au and 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Sat 21st WINTERSUN HOTEL, GERALDTON

www.moshtix.com.au and 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Sunday 22nd KINGS PARK – ADOTG

www.adayonthegreen.com.au 131600 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 27th THE CONCOURSE, CONCERT HALL, CHATSWOOD

www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

Saturday 28th REVESBY WORKERS CLUB, REVESBY

DECEMBER

Friday 4th CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL, CHELSEA HEIGHTS

www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Saturday 5th YORK ON LILYDALE, MOUNT EVELYN

www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Friday 11th ROOTY HILL RSL

www.rootyhillrsl.com.au or (02) 9625 5500

Saturday 12th WAVES NIGHTCLUB, WOLLONGONG

www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545

www.rwc.org.au or (02) 9772 2100 or 1300 795 012 or

www.ticketek.com.au

A DAY IN THE SUN TOUR cont…

DECEMBER cont

Friday 18th SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL

www.sawtellrsl.com.au or (02) 6653 1577

 

Saturday 19th GRAFTON DISTRICT SERVICES CLUB, GRAFTON

www.gdsc.com.au or (02) 6640 3200

Saturday 26th JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO, GOLD COAST

www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

Sunday 27th AUSSIE WORLD, SUNSHINE COAST

www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600

JANUARY 2016

Saturday 2nd LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES CLUB, LAURIETON

www.laurietonclub.com.au or (02) 6559 9110

Sunday 3rd BALLINA RSL, BALLINA

www.ballinarsl.com.au or (02) 6686 2544

Fri 8th & Sat 9th THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – North Adelaide, SA

www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Fri 15th & Sat 16th DEE WHY RSL, DEE WHY

www.deewhyrsl.com.au or (02) 9454 4000

Friday 22nd MOUNTIES, MT PRITCHARD

www.mounties.com.au or (02) 9822 3555

Saturday 23rd METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY**

www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

Sunday 29th DOYALSON RSL, CENTRAL COAST Tickets available from the venue

Saturday 30th THE CUBE @ CAMPBELLTOWN CATHOLIC CLUB,

FEBRUARY

Friday 5th CASTLE HILL RSL, CASTLE HILL

www.castlehillrsl.com.au or (02) 8858 4800

Saturday 6th CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA

www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au or (02) 6275 2700

Fri 12th & Sat 13th THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE

Sun 14th www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600

Fri 19th TBC

Sat 20th TBC

Sun 21st TBC

Fri 26th ALEXANDRIA HILLS HOTEL – South Brisbane, QLD

www.thecube.net.au or (02) 4625 0000

www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Sat 27th EATON HILLS HOTEL – North Brisbane, QLD

www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

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