Home Contact Us
Browse by:     Category     Artist Name

Artists

Brand Product Placement Consultants (Australia)
Midge Ure - Ultravox - Visage - Band Aid (UK)
Nancy Cartwright - Voice of Bart Simpson (USA)
Producers & Brands Co-Promotions
Scherrie Payne & Lynda Laurence (Formerly of Motown Supremes) with Joyce Vincent (USA)
Building Historian 4 Films
Ehrlund Microphones (Australia)
Kate Ceberano
The Tarantinos (Australia)
Akmal Saleh
Andrea Marr and The Funky Hitmen Soul Band
Andy Cowan
Anh Do
Annabelle Drumm Kitegirl Coach
Aria Co
Aussie Bush Band The Free Selectors
Australia's King of Pop Starring TJ
Australia's Wendy Matthews
Australian Brands on the Big Screen
Beyond FM
Bhan Tre
Big Fish Band
Bossa Negra
Brad Oakes
Brian Cadd & Russell Morris
Broderick Smith Duo (The Dingoes)
Brooksy 'n Cal Duo
Bruce Glen Magician
Butterscotch's Playground feat (ex Wiggle) Greg Page
Cairo Club Orchestra
Calypso Musicians Touring Coaches
Captain Darling
Captain Groove
Carpe Idiotus
Casino Royale - Pop Opera Comedy
Catfish Voodoo Blues Band
Celtica
Champers Parlour Trapeze
Change Innovation Solutionist Tina Murray
Chaos Magnet Roving Trio
Cirque Mystique
Claptonesque
Cop Opera
Cyndi Boste
Daddy Cool Ross Wilson
Dave McFarlane
Dave O'Neil
Davidson Brothers
Deborah Conway
Dezzie D and The Stingrayz
Diva and Divo
Elf Twinkle Toes
Elliot Goblet
Elvis Big Band Tribute Show
Emma-Kate Tobia
Empress Stilt Dancers & Statues
Fiddles of Fire
Furia Merengue Kings
Glynn Nicholas
Heatwave Band
Hung Le
Into The Mystic The Songs of Van Morrison
Irish Christmas Dream
Janet A. McLeod
Jay Weston
Jazz In The Box
Jetty Road
Jimeoin
Jimmy Barnes
Jimmy Buffet Tribute Montserrat
Joe Camilleri & Band
Joe Creighton
John Blackman - Super Trivia , Voice-over & MC
Jonathon Morton
JW Swing Orchestra Big Band
Kahuna Daddies
Karavana Flamenca
Karolina Biel Ultimate Kylie Show
Kasey Chambers
KC Publicity
Kelly Auty
Kitty Flanagan
Klezmeritis
Kransky Sisters
La Forza Pop Opera
La Nueva Cumbia - Arakataka
Lady Luck Lampshades
Le Toot Ensemble
Leo Sayer
Let it Be Beatles
Lola and The Lovecats
Lounge Brass Band
Magic Workshops for Children
Magical Mountains Adventure Time
Magician & Conjuror Elio Simonetti
Marcia Hines
Maria Forde
Marilyn Monroe Impersonator Alia
Marquis (Duo)
Maske Electric Strings
Melbourne Dixieland Jazz Band
Michael Buble Tribute Jay Weston
Mick Molloy
Mikelangelo and Saint Clare
Miss Murphy
Mondo Rock Ross Wilson
Murder Mystery - A Dinner To Die For
Music Magic from the 1950's
Next Level Marketing
Nichaud Fitzgibbon
Nick Charles & Band
Normie Rowe
Pete Kenyon & The Wake
Peter Morgan Music
Phil Manning
Phil Para & Band
Pot Pourri Theater & Opera
Queenie van de Zandt
Raymond Crowe - Unusualist
Red Hot Rhythmakers
Reflejos
Renee Geyer
Rhonda Burchmore
Ronnie Charles & The Retro Bandits
Ross Wilson
Russell Morris
Sarah Maclaine & Band
Silver Service Jazz Band
Singing Sommeliers Comedy Opera
Sirens of Song
Song Contest - The Almost Eurovision Experience
Soul Provider
Stan The Man Longinidis
String Angels
String Fever
Tahir Bilgic
Tania De Jong AM
The Aaron Daniels Band
The Aerial Angels
The Blue Loon
The Gift Musical Comedy
The Grand Wazoo
The Intrepid Hounds
The Murder Company
The Satellites Rockabilly
The Three Waiters
The Tones
Trumpet Fan Fare
Two Awful Umpires
U2 Australian Tribute
Un-Bridled Art (Fun) Classes
Vardos Gypsy Music
Vatos Locos
Wise Self Defence
Yummy Opera

 

 

Joe Camilleri & Band

Joe Camilleri & Band

Booked in association with the Artist's representative.

A few words from Joe...

So what do I love about making music?

For me, it's always about the freedom.

If I'm making music, I'm not thinking about anything else.

I can actually get lost in it.

 

As a young kid, listening to the jukebox was my salvation. It was the only thing that would get me into another space.

 

Not only did I know every song on the radio, I knew every song my mother had in her record collection. My mother would sing; it made her happy. She was a big fan of Ray Charles, she loved to sing and dance to his records. My dad hated Ray Charles with his whole heart, he thought he was a shocker. So there was a bit of family conflict there.

 

I was born in Malta, the third of 10 children. We moved to Australia when I was two. In Port Melbourne, in the 1950s and the start of the 60s, I first heard rock'n'roll - Hit The Road, Jack, and Frankie Laine.

 

My father played the tuba, and my brother played the piano accordion -  two things I could have done without!

 

As I kid, I would steal Shadows records. I was the typical Catholic kid: On one shoulder, there was the devil, going, "Take it!". On the other, was an angel, going, "What do you think you're doing?!"

 

It wasn't until the 60s that you could get really good records. It was very difficult to find any blues records. I think Ross Wilson was one of the first people I knew who had Muddy Waters records and Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry.

 

I never thought I'd be a musician, I just loved music.

 

In 1964, I fell into being in a band - literally. We went to see a band called The Drollies and my friends, wanting a bit of a laugh, threw me up on stage. Suddenly, I was in the band as their lead singer.

 

The guitarist had a cherry-red guitar. He was a pastry cook. My buddy was the drummer. I played the bass as well as singing. It was just the three of us, but we made an incredible racket. I was working as a storeman at Australian Motor Industries. I would take the bass in and practise when no one was looking. It took me weeks to learn how to play The Last Time.

 

It became very apparent I was never going to be a bass player, so we got another guy on bass.

 

Our first gig was at Rosebud. It was incredibly exciting. I think Bobby and Laurie were on the bill. They sounded like a real band, while we were as close to Captain Beefheart as we could get.

 

Our second gig was a mod ball at Caulfield Town Hall. It was a big bill with, I think, the Easybeats, Normie Rowe and the King Bees. We were on first - we were always on first - but we were a lot better because there had been three weeks between gigs.

 

The King Bees spotted me and because they didn't have a singer, they asked me to join. The band included Peter Starkie, who was later a founding member of Skyhooks, and Dave Flett, who later joined the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. They played all the stuff on the radio, the Beatles and the Stones. I joined the band that night.

 

Dave made a big difference to me. He knew about the blues and he introduced me to jazz. But then Dave and Peter decided to go to university, so I was a bit lost.

 

I ended up joining the Adderley Smith Blues Band. Broderick Smith had been the singer, but he got called up for national service. Then they had a guy called Langford Lever, but they sacked him just before a big gig at Dallas Brooks Hall. Someone suggested me. The band thought I could sing in English, but not speak a word of English, which I thought was pretty funny.

 

I had just two rehearsals before the show, and I think I was a bit more adventurous with my clobber than the rest of the band. I was wearing a green shirt and pink trousers, while they wore their denim. During the show, Langford Lever turned up. He was very upset. The audience went wild when they saw him, and he pushed me out of the way and started singing.

 

I lasted about a year in the Adderley Smith Blues Band. It was fun, and it was great to connect with Kerryn Tolhurst, who later formed The Dingoes, who I loved. But my tastes were changing - I'd gotten into Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and John Coltrane's A Love Supreme.

 

I still felt like I was a part-timer. I was more of a music fan than a musician. I was spending every cent I had buying records at Batman Records. That was my life.

 

Then I joined Lipp And The Double Dekker Brothers, a band that also featured Peter Starkie, Dave Flett and Jane Clifton. This was the start of me getting serious.

 

I heard Eric Dolphy and decided I wanted to play the saxophone. It was 1971, I was 23, and I was in the city, bored. Russell Street had a lot of music shops in those days, and I walked into Clements -  they had a sax in the window for $32. I bought it. I got it home and it was really dirty, so I chucked it in the bath, ruining all the pads. It was shiny, but unplayable.

 

I've still got that sax.

 

1975 - it was my first Countdown appearance....

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY 

 

JO JO ZEP AND THE FALCONS

Donít Waste It (1976)

Whip It Out (1977)

Letís Drip Awhile (1979)

Screaming Targets (1979)

Hats Off Step Lively (1980)

Shape Iím In: The Complete Anthology (1997)

Ricochet (2003)

 

JO JO ZEP

Cha (1982)

 

THE BLACK SORROWS

Sonola (1984)

Rockiní Zydeco (1985)

A Place In The World (1986)

Dear Children (1987)

Hold On To Me (1988)

Harley & Rose (1990)

Better Times (1992)

The Chosen Ones (best-of, 1993)

Lucky Charm (1994)

Radio Waves (live, 1996)

Johnny Gumboís Nude Lounge (best-of, 1997)

Beat Club (1998)

One Moí Time (Liberation Blue, 2004)

Roarin Town (2006)

 

THE REVELATORS

Amazing Stories (1991)

The Adventures Of The Amazing Revelators (2000)

The Revelators (2002)

 

BAKELITE RADIO

Bakelite Radio Volume II (2003)

Bakelite Radio Volume III (2005)

 

JOE CAMILLERI

The Best Of 1977 Ė 2003: I Believe To My Soul (2004)

 

CAMILLERI/BOMBA

Limestone (2005)

 


 

Home Artists Tours Publicity Event Management Contact Australian Entertainment News Privacy Policy
Learn to Play Guitar Learn to Sing

website development: OzWeb web design & hosting, Melbourne, Australia German Spanish French Italian Japanese Korean Portugese Simpified Chinese

Home - Entertainment Depot Musicians & Artists - Entertainment Depot Tours - Entertainment Depot Publicity Campaigns by Entertainment Depot Event Management Contact Entertainment Depot Australian Entertainment News