Hi to all Shadoz Bands and Supporters, our thanks to you for being with us on October 20th at The Knox Club, Wantirna. Over 130 attended this year’s event with standing room only at one stage during the afternoon.
Special thanks go to several people who assisted in making this year’s event a success:
Neil McLeod, who is a Committee Member of Warriors Victoria who hold a monthly Open Mic at The Knox Club. Neil organised the loan of WV Drum Kit and he contributed to this by lending his professional Cymbals. Neil is the drummer with Wildcard Band
Andrew Moseby, who lent us two of his Fender Amps which enabled all who used these to attain that Shadows sound. Andrew is the guitarist with Wildcard.
Con Anag, our hard working sound technician who recorded the whole event, as advised to all bands, Con is making available to all bands/performers a video recording of their particular set lists. The writer has requested Con to look at producing a video “montage” of this year’s Shadoz, more later.
Jo Ann Wood and her team at The Knox Club, their support and use of The Elms Room resulted in an excellent afternoon.
Gerry Halpern, Neil McLeod and Jack Collins for assisting in setting up the stage and back line up, in the limited time available this was achieved just in time for the first act.
Bands, All performers met performance times allocated, at the end of the day we were just 10 minutes behind schedule
The standard of music played during this year’s Shadoz was outstanding with a wide variety of tunes/vocals presented. This year was slightly different to those in the past in that we had two bands (Wildcard & Paradise Flats) singing Cliff Richard hits from the past as part of their performances.
Supporters, a demonstration of the support to this year was busloads of supporters from Geelong and Bittern who came along to enjoy the music. Also our thanks to those who contributed to our mailing list by filling in the forms supplied.
New groups who supported us included:
The Bayside Drifters From Geelong, a highlight of their performance was young Charlie Gregory (10 years old) who played 3 songs and demonstrated his prowess on guitar.
Wildcard who traditionally are a R&R Group took up the challenge of playing Shadows Instrumentals plus Cliff Richard songs. We suspect that their bass player (Eugene van Den Huevel) played a part in song selection. Eugene is a Shadows enthusiast.
The Silver Shadows who hail from the Peninsula and were one of then first bands to offer their services, great to hear some Shadows songs from the past
Paradise Flats, a band with great potential going into the future, their blend of vocals and instrumentals resulted in a very listenable set. We will see more of them.
The Eddys (a la The Allstars) presented Duane Eddy tunes and had the place rockin’, it is not often hear that blend of Gretsch Guitar sound, courtesy of Barry Roy and a rasping Sax belting out Duane Eddy classics.
Long Term Bands:
As of previous years Man of Mystery opened the show with Kane Whistance on lead guitar, we had requested bands not to play Apache but Kane asked whether he could as this is a special song for him. His performance was excellent. Ably supported by Jack Collins (Rhythm Guitar), Gerry Halpern (Drums) and Dan McLachlan (Bass) who supported Kane
Once a year The Avengers get together to perform at Shadoz, great band with lots of experience and know how to present Shadows music. Our thanks to Rob Watson in getting the band together for his one event.
Like The Avengers, Shadamataz re-form for Shadoz events, the line up has changed little with the exception that John Hall (drummer) was unable to attend due to medical issues. We wish John the very best for the future and hope to see him perform at future Shadoz.
Larry Keane (ex Victoria Police Band) more than ably filled the role as drummer for the day, our thanks to Larry.
As a mark of respect, on stage was Stewie Male’s Blonde AC30 Vox Amplifier, Stewie was an original member of Shadamataz and, sadly, is no longer with us. Our thanks to Mick Collins current owner of the AC30 who lent us the amp for the day.
Joey D’Rozario entertained all with his mix of humour and great playing of Shadows hits. It is always a pleasure to have Joey with us with his experience in entertaining audiences.
We acknowledge the support of all Band Members who gave their time to make this year totally memorable:
MAN OF MYSTERY: Kane Whistance-Lead Guitar
Jack Collins-Rhythm Guitar
SILVER SHADOWS: Ron Nolte-Lead Guitar
Kevin Marshall-Rhythm Guitar
WILDCARD: Chris Clegg-Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Andrew Moseby-Lead Guitar
Eugene Van Den Heuvel-Bass
PARADISE FLATS: Ron McLean-Vocals/Guitar
Steve Hamilton-Rhythm Guitar
JOEY D’ ROZARIO: Guitar/Humour/Vocals
THE AVENGERS: Rob Watson-Bass/Vocals
Nello Giansiracusa-Lead Guitar
Sam Manuele-Rhythm Guitar
BAYSIDE DRIFTERS: Peter Taylor-Lead Guitar
Dave Hayward-Rhythm Guitar
THE EDDYS: Graham Broomfield-Sax.
Ian B. Allen OAM-Bass
SHADAMATAZ: Russell Baird-Lead guitar
John Beshara-Rhythm Guitar
If any reader wishes to make contact with the above, please contact Dan McLachlan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, mob: 0411146540