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MICK PEALING DUO
featuring Chris Wilson on keyboards/vocals (ex-Broderick Smiths Big Combo, Buster Brown, Ideals, Angry Anderson), and Mick "The Mighty Rock" on accoustic guitar. Performing a bit of everything and ideal for the more intimate venue. Mick also performs with Bob Spencer (ex-Angels, Skyhooks)
Mick is also doing duo spots with Nick Charles
THE MICK PEALING BAND:
performs a blend of original Stars, Andy durant songs and a load of favourite country/soul/rock tunes. Featuring some of Australia's finest musicians:-
Mick Pealing "The Mighty Rock" (guitar/vocals) ex-Stars, Ideals, Spaniards
Chris Wilson (keyboards/vocals) ex-Broderick Smiths Big Combo, Buster Brown, Ideals, Angry Anderson, The Giants.
Scotty Martin (drums)
Jo imbroll (bass guitar/vocals) John Farnham, Broderick Smith, Max Merritt, Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Goanna, Swanee, Jim Keays.
featuring Mick Pealing (Stars, Ideals, Spaniards) on vocals/guitar, Bob Spencer (Skyhooks/Angels) on guitar/vocals, John Favarro (The Badloves) on bass/vocals and Peter Maslen (Boom Crash Opera) on drums/vocals is a hard rockin' four piece specializing in British rock from the 60's and 70's, names such as Free, Bad Co, Led Zep and Cream fill the repertoire with unforgettable classics. Lately the band have been performing their Classic Album Series where recordings such as Deep Purple's Machine Head, Bad Company's first album and recently Status Quo's 12 Gold Bars have been played in their entirety, these shows also include Scott Griffiths on Keyboards, guitar and vocals.
The return of the original lineup, featuring Mick on vocals, Mal Eastick on guitar, Roger McLachlan on bass/vocals, Glyn Dowding on drums and Nick Charles on guitar
Pealing Carruthers & Young
PCY featuring Mick Pealing of Raw Brit, Spaniards and the mighty Stars on vocals and guitar
Gary Carruthers of Dean & Carruthers on vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica
Gary Young of Scarecrow and the Eagles Story on vocals and guitar
PCY began in the early noughties when a mutual love for West Coast Americana, Crosby Stills Nash & Neil Young plus the Byrds, Gram Parsons and John Hiatt mixed in with late 60’s beat groups like The Hollies and John, Paul, George and Ringo brought the three together for some memorable shows around Melbourne's more infamous traps.
PCY did one of their first gigs at the Clifton Hill Hotel on September 11 2001 as the television screens in the front bar revealed the shocking footage of the Twin Tower attacks in New York.
Not wishing their 3 part harmony soaked acoustic renditions of their favourite country, soul and blues songs be a soundtrack to the horror being shown, the trio joined the audience in silence trying to fathom the ongoing carnage.
After many musical adventures PCY are back for one show only at the Flying Saucer in November with old favourites and new songs including their showstopping version of Crosby Stills and Nash’s “Suite Judy Blue Eyes”.
Spaniards formed in 1983 after a suggestion by keyboard player Mark Mannock who had worked with Mick Pealing's Ideals and Billy Miller's Great Blokes that the two front men get together and see what happens.
The yin and yang combination worked and with the addition of future "Electric Mary" frontman Russell Brown on bass and legendary drummer John Annas, a formidable team of singers, musicians and songwriters took to the stage with a vengeance.
The band were together for 3 years releasing the charting singles "God Is Shield" produced by Molly Meldrum, "What Can I Do For You" and "Angel"
With numerous appearances on Countdown and sellout residencies at infamous venues like The Prospect Hill Hotel and The Venue in St Kilda Spaniards also supported Tina Turner on her Private Dancer tour plus Katrina and the Waves on their Walking On Sunshine tour.
Spaniards never officially split up and have returned recently to the stage to sell out audiences and are making their debut at the celebrated Caravan Club in Oakleigh on the 28th of April.
All of these acts are currently available and ready to set up at your venue (or your lounge room perhaps...)