Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tribute to the Go-Betweens - Write your Adventures Down


The Go-Betweens Tribute

May 6, 2007 marks the anniversary of the death of singer/songwriter, Grant McLennan, who died unexpectedly, at age 48. The Go-Betweens Tribute is a concert tribute to one of Australia's most influential bands.

Recorded at Brisbane's Tivoli Theatre, David McCormack, formerly of Brisbane band Custard and longtime friend of The Go-Betweens, together with The Go-Betweens band members, Adele Pickvance (Bass), and Glenn Thompson (Drums), lead a stellar line up of musicians performing an assorted mix of The Go-Betweens songs.

Performers include: Sarah Blasko; Glenn Richards (Augie March); Kevin Mitchell (aka Bob Evans); Darren Hanlon; Dan Kelly; Ian Haug (Powderfinger); and Cameron Emerson and Toby Martin (Youth Group).

This special concert was presented to an audience of over 1000 people, including Robert Forster, who is the surviving key songwriter of The Go-Betweens, and gave the audience a rare opportunity to hear these songs performed by such brilliant musicians.


L said...

Thanks so much for this and other tunes: Discoveries like The Riptides, & Robert Forster's solo record. Your blog is fascinating and very well written. I'm unfamiliar with many of the bands, and your descriptions of their sound are helpful. I'm sure it's time consuming - thanks for your efforts. - LD

bruce said...

many thanks for kind words