When it comes to music on television, Paul Drane has definitely aced it!
From the early 70s right through to now, he’s the director behind the clips we love. Maybe we first saw them back in ‘75, when Paul began directing Countdown, or the following year when he let AC/DC loose on Swanston Street, and then busted the boys from jail!
We might have stumbled on some only recently, kicking back with Rage into the wee hours, or digging deep online to uncover classic concerts like Under the Southern Cross, Mushroom Evolution, or umpteen shows from Brunswick’s Bombay Rock.
Maybe it’s the little-known 80s footage of Midnight Oil or Sunnyboys performing live on Nightmoves, or on WROK, the nightly music show on Channel 10 .
And of course now there’s Rockwiz, which Paul’s been directing for ten years, featuring a who’s who of guest artists from Paul Kelly to Courtney Barnett.
The list is big – way too much for here. It’s an encyclopaedia of music television, the cream of Australian music over four decades. And as Paul starts living in his seventies, it’s a great excuse for a celebration…and why not?
This is a very special, once-only event. It’s all about the artists, the music, and the videos, then and now. Today’s musos play their music, and their own unique take on a song from Paul’s vast back catalogue.
It will be unpredictable, full of surprises, and lots of fun.
ALL STAR SUPERGROUP
CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS
CHRIS RUSSELL’S CHICKEN WALK*
DIGGER AND THE PUSSYCATS*
EATEN BY DOGS
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER*
This is an 18+ event.
RIGHT THERE ON MY TV – A Tribute to Paul Drane presented by Black Hat Rackets
Saturday 16 January 2016 (opening 2:00 PM) @ The Tote
Find ticket information here.