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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Boys will be Choirboys

Their hits Run To Paradise and Boys Will Be Boys are etched in Australian music folklore.

And, now, four decades later, the Choirboys show no signs of slowing down, with a gig at The Cambridge in Newcastle on Saturday 10 April.

But, the band is still doing what its always done best, play great Aussie pub rock.

From where they first started in 1978 to where they are today, so much has happened.

Hit records, full houses, travelling all over the world and living the rock n’ roll dream.

There have been times when the lights burned so very bright and there have been times when it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

However, the guys – Mark Gable, Lindsay Tebbutt, Ian Hulme and Brett Williams – love to play, turn up and give it everything.

Back in 2014, the Choirboys decided to embark on a collaboration of their old stable mates AC/DC’s ground-breaking albums High Voltage and Highway To Hell.

Focusing entirely on the Bon Scott era, they performed the very first album and the last cover-to-cover.

In only six pub rock shows along the East Coast they were a resounding success.

It seems almost everyone loves the music of Choirboys and AC/DC.

Between 2017 and 2019, they recorded and released two new six packs.

One encapsulating the Creedence Clearwater Revival influence of their early years and another drawing inspiration from the lyric and melody of Tom Petty.

In 2020, when the COVID-19 changes hit, the band was coerced into a different way of working – into the world of online streaming.

Their second event, in September, was recorded, leading to the imminent release of a new album, Feel’s Good.

It’s a combination of Easy Beats and Choirboys tunes, caught at the 26 September streaming show.

Give them a stage, a PA, some light, and now an online platform and it becomes a moment in time captured… to be savoured for ever more.

Tickets for The Cambridge performance can be purchased from www.oztix.com.au

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