If you’ve landed here? You could well be in for a bit of a wild ride.!
We’re talking 35 odd years of music industry mayhem. Grew up in a very small town in a beautiful country full of mountains and lakes.
3 things happened to me at 14 years old that changed my life forever. I went down a working coalmine on a school trip and hit my head on the ceiling.
I witnessed the inside of a meat killing works.
I saw my first ever live concert. “DEEP PURPLE. ” (I’m talking original line-up).
So at 14 I knew I was leaving that town.
At 16. I shipped out of Dodge and so began the journey.
Record company employee. Artist manager. Band booker /Venue owner / Operator. Some great stories, Great experiences, proud father of 2.
With 2 books in the making. Excerpts will be blogged. May or may not be in chronological order :).
I’ve realised my brain simply doesn’t work that way. Dyslexia.
Bad grammar will run free here. Read at will. Take from it what u wish. Ask questions if you think it will help
When the train of life you choose to follow has no intended destination? You must understand one of two things. You fight everything you don’t like, or you own it and accept whatever the outcome wherever it goes. Well so says me. I am an accepter through and through. Part reason for writing. I metContinue reading “You dont half meet some funny fuckers”
THE MARQUEE – Camperdown Sydney No 3 in the hard right hand turn of life and venues off we go! “The Marquee Rocks! Was actually the website address. The club itself pre us. A Latin cabaret club ( now empty) with an unusual liquor licence. It had a night club license with a 3am close.Continue reading “So you want to open a live music venue 3”
Bar Broadway. Continuing down the venue route. I must shine the spotlight on a couple 3 or 4 venues for various reasons. This little gem located on Broadway & Harris. Here in this venue many things changed for me personally. It was a venue Adam and I had in our portfolio. Adam I really admiredContinue reading “So you want to own a live music venue 2”
Mentioned early in the opening blog. My journey through music. Venues featured highly in the Vortex. Especially reflecting now in this time. This year 2020. This madness and time of learning. It’s bizarre. Ha! But so were live music venues. Owning them. Operating them. I came into venues as I have mostly everything I’ve everContinue reading “So? you want to open a live music venue?”
I made the break Honestly, outside of putting up with a bunch of hard drinking , hard living, hook u up to 240 power supply if u passed out at a party, just cause it was funny to watch. As far as my little town was a lovely place to grow up. My total focus wasContinue reading “I made the break”
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