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Sounds By The River Announces Massive Aussie Rock Line Up For 2015
Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne Plays Australian Crawl, Mondo Rock, Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite And Boom Crash Opera
Saturday 17th January 2015 | Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum SA
Tickets On Sale From 9am On Thursday 21st August 2014


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Sounds By The River

The annual SOUNDS BY THE RIVER concert has announced a massive Aussie rock line-up packed full of classic hits. Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne plays Australian Crawl, Mondo Rock, Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera, this is an enviable line-up to delight all music fans.

From what started as a show in an inner city lounge room in 1981, the iconic Hoodoo Gurus smashed onto the Aussie music scene and won the hearts of the rockin’ public. With a swag of singles such as Waking Up Tired, Miss Freelove 69, Bittersweet, The Right Time and the chart topping What’s My Scene, this band is ingrained in Australian music history. Featuring revered musicians, Hoodoo Gurus debut album was named the Australian Debut Album of the Year and when it was released in the US, it sat at #1 on the Alternative/College charts for seven weeks. The band have too many great tracks to mention, as audiences will find out when they take to the stage at the SOUNDS BY THE RIVER and have deservedly been elected into the ARIA Hall of Fame. While over the years they’ve taken small hiatuses, the band always find their way back onto the musical stage together. They’ve got almost a dozen albums under their belt and there is no doubt, even more to follow, there is no other way to really say, the Hoodoo Gurus rock!

James Reyne plays Australian Crawl - the Crawl Files Live is the closest thing fans will ever get to an Australian Crawl reunion, as James assembles an exceptional band to play the songbook of Australian Crawl – a no holds barred, full band, rock ’n’ roll assault, performing the greatest songbook of Aussie Crawl. Back in January of this year, the Australian Crawl catalogue was released digitally for the first time, with ‘The Greatest Hits’ making it to number one on the iTunes chart and number 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart.  At one point, there were five Australian Crawl albums in the iTunes top 100.  In addition to this, James received an Order of Australia for his charitable work and services to Australian music and the arts.

Mondo Rock are one of the most iconic bands to rock Australia and it’s no surprise that all their hits are still a staple on Australian radio. Between 1977 and 1991 they had almost too many hits to count, from Come Said The Boy, State of the Heart and Cool World to name a few. It was big news to the local music industry to hear of a reformation of the band – they haven’t been on the road for more than 20 years and their recent touring celebrates the legendary Chemistry album. With Ross Wilson at the helm, Mondo Rock are certainly an exciting addition to the bill for SOUNDS BY THE RIVER. Ross himself has been twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and is known as one of Australia’s most enduring and beloved performers.

Known both as his revered stage name Diesel and his birth name Mark Lizotte, whatever title, he performs under Diesel always puts on an incredible show. He first burst onto the music scene as Johnny Diesel and The Injectors and instantly turned heads. When he went solo, he earned even more fans, both across the blues and rock scene and with hits like Tip of My Tongue, Cry in Shame, Come to Me and Never Miss Your Water, plus many more. Now he is harking back to his roots and taking audiences on a journey of those hits in his current Australian tour. It’s been a quarter of a century of music making for this incredible musician and he is traversing through his musical career from 1989 to 2014 and winning over audiences with his enigmatic stage presence. Diesel’s inclusion on the SOUNDS BY THE RIVER bill is exciting and fans will love the trip down memory lane and through to the future.

When it comes to recognisable voices in the Australian music scene, there are few as impressive as that of Daryl Braithwaite. In a diverse career that has spanned decades, Daryl’s consistency as a performer has never wavered, something that sees him performing regularly to packed crowds around the country. Starting his career in the 1970s as the frontman for Sherbet, Daryl was crowned King of Pop and the band produced 20 national Top 40 singles. Songs like Howzat and Summer Love became ingrained in the national psyche. In the 1980’s Daryl set out on his own solo career, kicking off with the smash hit album Edge featuring singles such as One Summer and As The Days Go By. His follow-up album Rise spawned the single The Horses, a song which never fails to get massive audience participation. Daryl’s most recent EP of new material Forever The Tourist through his former long-time record company Sony is earning him a whole new legion of fans. For anyone who loves music, it’s not surprising to know that Daryl regularly performs to packed out crowds around the country, and if you need a taste of his live shows, he also released a live DVD a couple of years ago (his first).

With songs like Onion Skin, Hands Up In the Air, Bettadaze and The Best Thing to name a few, Boom Crash Opera embody the spirit of 80s and 90s Australian rock. With Melbourne-based Dale Ryder on vocals, there are few Aussie music fans who wouldn’t be familiar with the band’s impressive back catalogue. Boom Crash Opera smashed onto the music scene with their debut single Great Wall in the mid-80s and never looked back. Described as one of the country’s most underestimated pop phenomenons, it is in their live shows that Boom Crash Opera really shine. A Boom Crash Opera show ensures audiences are on their feet from the start to the finish, an enviable quality for a band. 

SOUNDS BY THE RIVER always sells out well in advance, and year after year it has been proven to be the one of the best value for money concert experiences in Australia in one of most picturesque settings on the banks of the Murray River. Music fans are recommended to get in early to secure their tickets so they don’t miss out on one of the biggest line-ups of Australian music royalty to share the same stage.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 21st August 2014.

Saturday 17th January 2015 | 2pm

SOUNDS BY THE RIVER featuring Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne plays Australian Crawl, Mondo Rock, Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera
Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum SA
Tickets from $89.90 plus booking, transaction & credit charges
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au | Venuetix (08) 8225 8888 |
Mannum Visitor Information Centre 1300 626 686

Paddle Steamer Marion Hospitality Package $165.00 per person and Private Marquee Tickets
Phone:  0414857738
For more information, please visit www.soundsbytheriver.com.au
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