“In a special event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Beating the Boards – a live double album recorded with the Foster Brothers – Jon English is hitting the road for a series of concerts with the original line up of the band (Peter Deacon, John Dallimore, John ‘Chief’ Coker, Keith ‘Stretch’ Kerwin, and Greg Henson)."
Rembrandt's - circa 1990's
Hamilton Island - circa mid 1980's
Having seen Jon English and The Foster Brothers several times in the past – never enough though- it was quite amazing to see them all again.
Whilst some other bands have been together intact for decades, like The Rolling Stones for example, fans just keep on going to their gigs whenever they can.
This was a little different.
They had not played together for quite some time. Other things happened in between from when they stopped and when this event came into being.
Thirty years since the first time – quite extraordinary!
I thought they all were quite outstanding and particularly enjoyed the solos, as well as a few of the songs from the rock opera, Paris.
I think everyone at the Corner Hotel did too – both the older and younger fans.
It was a nice, intimate venue and we managed to sit in the front and also met up with some other very dedicated fans.
I am really glad we went and I even managed to get a couple more autographs from Jon and speak to him after the show. Loved that part!
The curtain call: Jon, The Foster Brothers and the Racz Sisters who were excellent!
Many thanks to George for most of the pictures.
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This clip from the Mulwala Ski Club.
These from Mulwala and Corowa. We met up with some other fans and had a great time!
Thanks to Terry for suggesting this trip. It was a nice little escape, and now back to the real world:(
Here are some more great pix of Jon and the Foster Brothers and one of the Racz Sisters.
I don't know where these were taken but many thanks to Garry for sending them to me.
March 7th, 2015: Jon English and Peter Cupples at the Speilgel Zelt in Sorrento.
"Carmilla" and "Honky Tonk Women".
You can download the audio from here.
Below: Jon singing "Carmilla" on "Countdown" - a while ago!.
Below: Jon and Peter Cupples. Picture Credit - Adelaide Fringe
There are several other songs by Jon English on my blog - use the search function, or check my You Tube channel.Here's a summary:
This picture from a poster I bought after the show at Mulwala.
Thanks to GR for the photos.