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WSFM Pure Gold Live Finds New Home at West HQ

101.7 WSFM, Empire Touring, and West HQ are bringing WSFM Presents Pure Gold Live, home to Greater Western Sydney on Friday 14 February 2020.

Now in its fifth year, the hugely popular WSFM Presents Pure Gold Live show will be its biggest line up ever featuring Aussie rock legends including Richard Clapton, Ross Wilson, Glenn Shorrock, 1927, The Radiators, Steve Kilbey (The Church), Pseudo Echo, Wendy Matthews, Dragon, and Eurogliders.

101.7 WSFM’s Content Director Scott Muller said: “WSFM is excited to be involved in Pure Gold Live again, in what is set to be one of the biggest Aussie rock events of 2020! This epic line up reflects the music we love and share with our WSFM listeners every day, and we can’t think of a more perfect venue to showcase it live on stage. Get ready for a night jam-packed with the greatest hits and best live performances from true rock star royalty.”

“One of the many reasons we built the Sydney Coliseum Theatre was so audiences in the West could access and enjoy premier live entertainment on a world-class stage in the Greater Western Sydney region,” said Richard Errington, CEO, West HQ.

Announced this morning by WSFM fan-favourites, Jonesy and Amanda, Pure Gold Live promises to be a night full of hits when rock ‘n roll was a way of life and there wasn’t a camera phone in sight.

A favourite amongst the passionate and loyal WSFM listeners, tickets for Pure Gold Live are expected to sell quickly.

Venue:                                    Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ, 55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill

Dates:                                      Friday 14 February 2020

Showtime:                              8pm

Prices:                                     $99 – $129 Transaction fees apply

WSFM Pre-Sale:                   Wednesday 2 October 10am

Pre-Sale:                                 Thursday 3 October 10am

GP Sale:                                  Tuesday 8 October 10am

Bookings:                               sydneycoliseum.com.au and ticketek.com.au

More information:               www.wsfm.com.au and www.classichitslive.com.au

ABOUT THE LINE-UP

When he was 16 he inveigled his way into a Sydney hotel to hang out with the Rolling Stones. From that day on, RICHARD CLAPTON  knew he was going to be a rock star. It’s now almost 50 years since that fateful day -years filled with a lifetime of incredible experiences, outrageous good times and a catalogue of iconic and timeless songs. Through the glory years of rock ‘n’ roll, in cities as varied as London, Berlin, Sydney, Los Angeles and Paris, Richard forged his own career and built up a significant body of work while living, loving and partying with the biggest names in the Australian and international music world. For 40 years, Richard Clapton has been, above all else, a songwriter-a wry observer of human behaviour and an astute commentator on the Australian condition. His best songs- Deep Water, The Best Years of Our Lives, Goodbye Tiger, Glory Road, Lucky Country, Girls on the Avenue, Trust Somebody and Capricorn Dancer – capture the essence of this country and the meaning of our lives like few others.

Now Listen! Mr Eagle Rock, ROSS WILSON, 2 time ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee, founder of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock continues to have a Hell Of A Time while Living In The Land Of Oz. Always believing Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, the Skyhooks and Jo Jo Zep producer hasn’t stagnated by Living In the ’70s, but continued moving like The Fugitive Kind through the Summer of 81 into the 21st Century following his credo All I Wanna Do Is Rock. When the Chemistry is right to Come Back Again, he’ll get up off his Bed Of Nails, bring A Touch of Paradise to your Cool World and examine your State of the Heart. With No Time to lose practising Primitive Love Rites in Primal Park, Things Are Hotting Up with Wilson’s song I Come In Peace being covered and becoming Joe Cocker’s last hit single.  Come Said The Boy, to a Ross Wilson show in a venue near you, because we all know You’ve All Got To Go!

Known for enduring hits such as That’s When I Think of You, Compulsory Hero, ‘To Love Me, Scars, Don’t Forget Me, and, of course, If I Could, 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum-selling album …ish in 1988, which earned the band a slew of ARIA Awards as well as a lot of fans along the way.  Following up …ish with the multi-platinum second album The Otherside, a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have certainly earned 1927 legendary status. Not content to rest on their laurels, after more than 10 years, 1927 released a new studio album Generation i in 2013.  It may just be the band’s finest album yet.

GLENN SHORROCK is a founding member of pop groups and Little River Band, The Twilights and Axiom as well as being a solo performer. The Twilights had eight consecutive national hit singles including Needle in a Haystack and What’s Wrong with the Way I Live. Axiom’s top 10 hits were Arkansas Grass, Little Ray of Sunshine and My Baby’s Gone. Little River Band had national and international chart success, including the Shorrock-penned Emma, Help is on its Way and Cool Change. Shorrock was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1991 and as a member of Little River Band in 2004. In May 2001 the Australasian Performing Rights Association, as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named Cool Change as one of the APRA Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

PSEUDO ECHO formed in 1982, releasing their first album, Autumnal Park, in 1984 which skyrocketed the band to household name status across the country.  Their second album, Love an Adventure, spawned another string of hits including its title track, Don’t Go, Try, Living in a Dream and their remake of the Lipps, Inc. song Funkytown, which brought the group their biggest international success and spent seven weeks at No. 1 in Australia from December 1986. In 2012 PSEUDO ECHO celebrated their 30th anniversary and this year released their sixth studio album, Ultraviolet.

THE RADIATORS formed in 1978, led by Brian Nichol the band are renowned for delivering a night of pub rock anthems. The albums Feel the Heat (March 1980) and Scream of the Real (May 1983), both topped the charts. The singles Coming Home, No Tragedy and Gimme Head are Aussie classics. Rock music historian, Ian McFarlane described the group as “an archetypal, hard-working pub-rock band capable of delivering tightly crafted, well-executed, hard-hitting metal-pop anthems backed by a playful sense of humour. The band tour constantly, racking up over 3500 gigs. The Rads really know how to deliver a fun filled night of Aussie Pub Rock.
WENDY MATTHEWS is an honorary Aussie, born in Canada and relocating to Australia to sing back-up vocals at the invitation of Glenn Shorrock for his ’83 Australian tour.  That six week visit became a rather extended visit as Wendy found herself in demand as a session vocalist.  She sang on albums by Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton, Tim Finn and Icehouse.  After singing backing vocals on Models’ 1985 album Out of Mind, Out of Sight , she became a regular vocalist for the band.  Wendy, along with The Models’ Sean Kelly and James Valentine, Gary Beers of INXS, Roger Mason and Mick King formed the all-star Absent Friends and Wendy featured as lead vocalist on I Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody But You which reached No 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart.  Wendy now enjoys a solo career.  Her soulful sound and crystal clear vocals helped make tracks like Token Angels, Let’s Kiss (Like Angels Do) and The Day You Went Away become huge hits for this multiple ARIA Award winner.

It’s a unique band that finds itself cherished as a bona fide legend in the ARIA Hall of Fame while remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name, but The Church, led by the enigmatic STEVE KILBEY, is just that.  Since arriving in Australia half a century ago, STEVE KILBEY has forged a unique and frighteningly individual stream of musical thoughts including the church’s accidental signature tune, Under The Milky Way, being sung along with him by countless Australians.  A songwriter of many musical tongues, STEVE KILBEY – band singer, songwriter and bassist, painter, writer, poet, actor, sage, dispenser of arcane wisdom and much loved national treasure – has created an all-embracing artistic universe of unearthly beauty.

DRAGON formed in 1972 and became a household name with hits that remain classics, such as Rain, Are You Old Enough?, Still in Love with You, O Zambesi and 1977’s hit summer anthem April Sun in Cuba! After the untimely death of enigmatic lead singer Marc Hunter, DRAGON are now led by bass player Todd Hunter and New Zealand singer MARK WILLIAMS. DRAGON’s imprint on a generation was affirmed when Are You Old Enough? was used in the opening credits of the hit TV series, Puberty Blues.  In 2008 the Australian Recording Industry Association recognised DRAGON’s iconic status when they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and in 2012 they celebrated their 40th anniversary with a string of sell-out shows across the country.

EUROGLIDERS took the charts by storm in the 1980s. Audiences were blown away, and Grace Knight captivated fans with her ‘manic ballerina’ stage persona. In 1984, Eurogliders released their album This Island, which spawned their No. 2 hit single, Heaven (Must Be There). Heaven also peaked at No. 21 on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and appeared on the Hot 100. Another Australian top ten album, Absolutely, followed in 1985, which provided three further top ten singles, We Will Together, The City of Soul and Can’t Wait to See You. Grace and Bernie, along with their superb band, have reunited to once again captivate audiences with their sophisticated and high-energy brand of pop.

 

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