The Vanda and Young Songbook @ Enmore Theatre

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The Vanda and Young Songbook @ Enmore Theatre

Post by Aussie Mark » 22 Feb 2016, 08:27

A friends of ours had tickets for this on Saturday night but she was crook so she offered the tix to us at the last minute. This show at Enmore was JPY and the Allstar band playing all the fabulous hit songs that Harry Vanda and George Young wrote over the years - Easybeats, almost all of JPYs hits, their own Flash And The Pan singles, Stevie Wright, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry etc. The band also played Long Way To The Top, which Vanda and Young produced (but didn't write).

JPY tells a great story, and he's very funny too - he introduced each song with some history and inside stories from back in the 70s. Very enjoyable, and the band included two of the original members - Warren Morgan on keys and Ronnie Peel (Rockwell T James) on bass. Ronnie must be at least 65 now, and obviously has a dodgy hip or knee, as he played all night seated on a stool - red P bass, with a GK head into an Ampeg 410 positioned at the side of the stage facing across stage. JPY still has an excellent voice, and interestingly the two backing singers were his son and daughter in law. His son came up front and sang lead on two verses in St Louis as well - he's inherited his dad's vocal ability.

Seeing the full 3 parts of Evie played live by a top notch band was very emotional.

For once my wife and I were the youngest people at a concert, it was the Countdown generation en masse. Lots of familiar faces in the crowd too - Glenn A Baker was there wearing his funny beret hat thingy.

We had time for a quick bite to eat before hand - our regular pre-Enmore tapas place has closed down, but we found a great little Israeli restaurant close by named Shenkitchen which was awesome, fast, and cheap (BYO).

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Post by basshack » 22 Feb 2016, 10:04

That sounds like a good show to be at. Do you know if it's traveling?
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Post by Aussie Mark » 22 Feb 2016, 10:14

basshack wrote:That sounds like a good show to be at. Do you know if it's traveling?
It's at The Crown this Saturday night by the look of it

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Post by wilbur88 » 22 Feb 2016, 10:16

Would have loved to have caught that.
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Post by basshack » 22 Feb 2016, 11:11

Aussie Mark wrote:
basshack wrote:That sounds like a good show to be at. Do you know if it's traveling?
It's at The Crown this Saturday night by the look of it
Bugger it's Dad's 79th birthday this Saturday. I wonder if he'd mind if I wasn't there.....
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Post by RedVee » 22 Feb 2016, 11:53

Wish I'd known this was on.
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Post by RedVee » 20 Nov 2017, 12:54

Saw this at Revesby Workers on Saturday, very much as Mark described. JPY still sounds great. They opened with “Down Among The Deadmen” - I wondered if that was a nod the George Young’s recent demise?

Then got home to the news that Malcolm Young had died. :(

My mate and I were close to the youngest as well. Nice change!
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