Shadoz probably had it’s origins at the Woolpack Hotel in Carlton (Melbourne) in the early 1980’s.
A couple of casual gigs were organised to coincide with The Shadows visit to Australia, the launch of my (now long unavailable) book “The Shadows In Australia”, and the visit to Melbourne of Ian Kershaw, the founder of “SCOFA” (Shadows Circle Of Friends Australia”). Fast forward almost 20 years, and Russell Baird suggested that we consider a “Shadows music jamming event”, combining the concepts of the popular UK Shadows tribute clubs and Bruce Welch’s annual “Shadowmania”.
“Thanks for organizing a terrific day. I had lots of fun and there was a nice contrast with all the acts”
“Many many thanks for organizing a great Shadoz 2009, probably the best I have attended”
“One of the best Shadoz’zz, mainly because of the variety of bands.”
“Thanks to you and Russell for putting it all together – it’s a great opportunity to meet other like-minded instrumental musicians”