Australian rock’n’roll royalty came together at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Tuesday 19 December 2017 to honour the music of Stevie Wright and The Easybeats, as they brought the EasyFever tour to a close. The supergroup of Chris Cheney (The Living End), Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Kram (Spiderbait), Tex Perkins (The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon), and Tim Rogers (You Am I) performed a power-packed musical journey celebrating the legacy of The Easybeats, their legendary singer Stevie Wright, and the songwriting catalogue of Harry Vanda & George Young.
As Australia’s biggest band in the 1960s, The Easybeats were the first rock’n’roll act from this country to score an international pop hit with their classic 1966 single Friday on My Mind. They were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2005 as a testament to their success and major influence. The night also featured the EasyFever All-Star Band of Musical Director and guitarist Jak Housden (The Badloves, The Whitlams), guitarist Ashley Naylor (Even, RocKwiz), bassist Dario Bortolin (Baby Animals), drummer Dave Hibbard (Joe Bonamassa), and keyboardist Clayton Doley (Divinyls), who played the amazing set of 33 songs.