Skyhooks Legend: Bob ’Bongo’ Starkie ‘Skyhooks Show’

BOB ’BONGO’ STARKIE SKYHOOKS LEGEND GUITARIST Presents Bob ’Bongo’ Starkie ‘Skyhooks Show’ (all the Hits with a smattering of rarities that need to be heard) Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie, guitarist with the legendary skyhooks performs the classic songs in a personal celebration of one of Australia’s most beloved bands. Skyhooks helped change the face of rock n roll in the 1970s with 15 Number 1 and Top 10 singles to their credit, as well as two of the country’s biggest selling albums of all time, Living in the 70s and Ego is Not A Dirty Word, Both produced by Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool).

Skyhooks have been described as ‘giving the Australian music industry the enema it needed’ when in 1974 they smashed onto the scene wearing outrageous costumes and make-up. Their debut album Living in the 70s went on to sell over 300’000 albums & was followed a year later with Ego is Not A Dirty Word .it wasn’t long before the band’s five members were celebrities – Shirley, the enigmatic curly-haired lead-singer, guitarist Red Symons, guitarist Bob Starkie, bassist and songwriter Greg Macainsh and drummer Fred Strauks. They released killer singles including Horror Movie, Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word), Women In Uniform and Jukebox in Siberia, and still receive high rotation radio play 40 years after first entering the charts. Skyhooks were inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame and ceased touring together after the death of lead singer Shirley in 2001. To celebrate these iconic records, Bob’Bongo’Starkie has pulled together an all star Band with some of the best musicians in the business, Featuring


Strange Tenants + The OzSkas

Formed back in 1981, Melbourne’s legendary band Strange Tenants, widely recognised as the Godfathers of Australian Ska, hit the stage for a series of rare select performances around the country, promoting their new album ‘Militant Style’, produced by Grammy Award record producer, Roger Lomas from the UK. The tour also promotes a book, written about the unique contribution this iconic band has made to Australia’s alternative music scene and culture.

Strange Tenants are renowned for their full-on powerful and dynamic live shows and this tour, featuring an 8 piece line-up, promises to deliver their unique brand of power ska and reggae like never before. Their national tour includes just 2 shows in Sydney with their great mates The OzSkas also featured on each bill.

So come on all you rude boys and rude girls,
put on your braces, feel the heat,
on with your boots for a dancin’ beat!