What happens when you put an angel, a rose, a jet and one of the instrumental parts of early AC/DC together?
You get a four part classic Oz Rock concert titled ‘Blood, Sweat and Beers’, with a healthy mix of songs from Rose Tattoo, The Angels, Screaming Jets and AC/DC.
Playing at Parklands Resort on Saturday, June 17, the band is made up of former members of the four title acts that aim to bring home a blistering set of classics.
Although ‘Blood, Sweat and Beers’ is a name inspired by the Murray Engleheart non-fiction book of the same name, the core of the band is a set of the ‘cream of rock and roll’.
Rose Tattoo guitarist Dai Pritchard, Jim Hilburn on bass and sax, Mark Evans on bass, Grant Walmsley on guitar and newcomer Greg Aldridge on drums make up the core of the band.
It’s the mouthpiece and lead vocals, Angry Anderson, that is the figurehead for the tour however.
“The idea came years ago in Perth, and it was a celebration for a statute of Bon Scott and a bunch of us knew one another,” he explained.
“We were doing the musics that we now do with other people, and the idea struck that we’d been best mates for a long time and we’ve all been fans of each others’ music for a while, so why not put together the ‘ultimate band’.
The former Rose Tattoo front-man believes the main draw for fans of classic Aussie pub rock was that each of the band members was deeply rooted in the genre’s history.
“No one else can bring the authenticity, which is that everyone in the line-up was a member of the bands that we are paying homage to.
“Walmsley was a founding member of Screaming Jets, Evans was on the first recorded album AC/DC through to Highway to Hell, Hilburn played bass with The Angels and Pritchard came into Rose Tattoo.”
Angry is certainly confident of the band’s ability to bring down the house with their talent.
“Arguably we are one of the best ensembles in the country, and that’s being very confident in our abilities – you won’t get a better show than this and material-wise you won’t get a better show than this,” Angry said.
“You get a lot of music and it’s played by some of the best rock and roll players in the country.”
Doors open at Parklands at 7pm for pre-show drinks, while bar service and food will be available throughout the performance.
Tickets are $35 (presale) plus booking fee, or $40 at the door, and you can pre-book your attendance at http://www.parklandsresort.com.au/events/blood-sweat-and-beers-featuring-angry-anderson.