70’s British Invasion
The 1970’s saw the emergence of hard rock as one of most prominent subgenres of rock music. During this decade British acts such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Black Sabbath, The Who and Bad Company were at the height of their international fame.
Their music was a huge influence on the youth of that era, and consequently left a lasting imprint on their life. Even to this day these bands can be heard on the airwaves all over the globe.
This show is a celebration of the music that came from Britain during this period.
To pay homage to this musical era of the “70’s British Invasion” we have brought together some of the best musicians Australia has produced.
On lead vocals we have gone back to the motherland of Britain and claimed Spencer Jones as one of our own.
Spencer Jones Vocalist:
Spencer’s music career started in his homeland of the UK, recording and touring with some of the nation’s best musicians – Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) and more. For the past 20 years Spencer has made Australia home. As well as a touring and recording background throughout the U.K, Europe and Australia, Spencer is an accomplished session vocalist as well as a Singer/Songwriter. You will hear his vocals on a number of television commercials such as Stan, Mitsubishi, Optus and Lotto. With his raspy vocals and bluesy rock tone, Spencer appeared on The Voice Australia in 2017 reaching the semi finals. Spencer draws his influences from artists such as Paul Rodgers, Rod Stewart, The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow, Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti and Adele.
Chris Kamzelas Guitarist:
Chris Kamzelas is an Australian Musician, guitarist, vocalist, song writer and producer. his career started back in 1990 supporting well known Australian artists such as tina arena, richard Clapton, jimmy Barnes and Jessica mauboy. Chris was also the house guitarist for the tv series Australian idol followed by the voice Australia. During this time he performed with international heavyweights including chris Isaak, Ricky Martin, Ronan Keating, Seal, Kylie Minogue, Will. I. Am, Keith Urban and The Madden Brothers.
Chris continues to be in demand as the “Hired Gun” by many artists in the industry for recording sessions, and touring locally and internationally
Fabrizio Omodei Drummer:
Based in Sydney Australia, Fabrizio has been playing drums professionally for over 30 years, both in Australia and overseas. He has recorded and toured with a host of national and international artists. Some of the artists he has played for include: Rick Astley (2012 and 2014 Australian tour), Ross Wilson, Delta Goodrem, Brian McFadden, Richard Clapton, Daryl Braithwaite, Ian Moss, Jimmy Barnes, Percy Sledge (Australian tour), Brian Mannix, Eurogliders, Jack Jones, Chantoozies, Shannon Noll, Deni Hines, Doc Neeson/The Angels, Paul Gray/ Wa Wa Nee, Choir Boys, Hush, The Voices Super Group, Doug Williams, David Campbell, Human Nature and many more. He continues to play live and record for many different artists.
Dario Bortolin Bass Guitar:
When you need bass, Dario Bortolin is the musician who first comes to mind for most. Dario has worked with the who’s who in music in Australia and overseas. A versatile performer who can perform a variety of styles. Dario has recorded and performed for Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens, INXS, Barry Gibb, Billy Thorpe, Tim Finn, Glenn Shorrock, Dragon and many more. Dario is currently playing bass for the Baby Animals.
Greg Agar Keyboards/Vocalist:
Greg is a professional Pianist & Singer. He is also an ARIA Winning Producer, Oscar Shortlisted Song-Writer and a performer with over 20 years gigging experience. Greg’s music has taken him around the world, gigging with some of the finest calibre musicians in the world. Whether it’s on stage supporting Alice Cooper singing his original songs or entertaining a handful of guests in their home for a private function. There’s no gig too big or too Small.
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