Ross Wilson is booked in association with the Artist's representative.
Ross Wilson is headed your way with a totally new acoustic performance featuring his ex-Mondo Rock collaborator Eric McCusker on guitar and vocals and Chris Paraha on bass and vocals!
Ross says "It is really a special show, because there is much more emphasis on vocal harmonies within the trio. We have actually reinvented the songs and it's great to sing them in a new way-they feel brand new to us!
The performances that we do are intimate, close to the audience and it feels terrific to make that almost one-on-one connection. It's also a lot of fun working with Eric and Chris. We have worked together so much over the years that we have evolved into this very tight blend that is quite unique."
As a performer, Ross has constructed a show that is an absolute feast for the ears and features all of his greatest hits and his new classics in the making. His earliest songs sound as fresh as those he wrote last week and he never fails to entertain and charm his audiences with a slightly warped sense of humour (much of it at his own expense!) and his musical expertise, timeless voice and constant reinvention.
In a career that spans 40 years Ross remains one of this country's most respected artists. Ross has chased his musical muse wherever it has taken him and along the way he has entertained legions of fans from every generation.
From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, and as a songwriter of almost mythic proportion, Ross is responsible for penning songs that have etched themselves permanently into the Australian landscape and psyche, such as:
As a producer, he has given the world the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep and more recently, The Screaming Jets.
An honorary Wiggle aka King Mondo, Ross has also endeared himself to a whole new generation of kids who will be amazed one day to find his vinyl records and CDs in their parents' music collections, too.
And a touch of history:
Daddy Cool exploded out of the 70's playing rootsy 50's sounds. Mondo Rock surfed the contemporary scene from the mid 70's to the late 80's.
As a solo performer and major songwriter he continued to achieve success & make his mark in the 90's with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as:
On trips to Europe & the USA he collaborated with O/S writers & concluded the decade as a special guest performer on John Farnham's "I Can't Believe I'm 50" tour & live CD.
2001 saw Ross back on the front line as the result of a decision to return to regular live performing & recording.
A new solo album "GoBONGO GoWild!" was released in April 2001 & displays the vital influence that blues-based music, such as early R&B and jazz, continues to have on his performance & songwriting styles.
Rave reviews for "GoBONGO GoWild!" led to an alliance with Shock Records & the November 2001 release of Now Listen! The Best of Ross Wilson, a 30 track, 2CD retrospective distillation of Ross's career to this point. From his first release with The Pink Finks in 1965, to brand new tracks & previously unreleased early recordings, this wide-rangeing compendium is the official 'history of', as selected by the man himself.
2003 Prepared simultaneously with "GoBONGO GoWild!" and Now Listen!, but not released til February 2003, a third album, Country & Wilson, demonstrates the pervasive influence of country & folk music that was hinted at in earlier RW works like Come Back Again & Bed Of Nails.
Country & Wilson completes Ross's desire to reveal his fundamental musical sources & uses this genre's accent on story-telling & finely honed lyrics to produce his most personal work to date.