After a massive sold out show last year, 92.7 Mix FM and Empire Touring are thrilled to announce, for the third year running MIX FM LIVE – CLASSIC HITS ALL DAY for 2018! This year you’ll once again be transported to Oz Rock heaven with a blockbuster line-up, delivering your favourite superstar acts of the 70s, 80s and 90s coming together for one night only at the Sandstone Point Hotel on Saturday 19 May, 2018.
MIX FM LIVE will be three hours of hits and memories from twelve of Australia’s most well-loved 70s, 80s and 90s hit makers gracing the stage and taking a whole generation back to a time when rock ‘n roll was a way of life and there wasn’t a camera phone in sight. There’s sure to be a whole lot of reminiscing and more than a few sing-alongs from the enthusiastic crowd, and stand by for news updates, as there’s more to come!
MIX FM LIVE saw its first incarnation in Sydney in 2014 as the PURE GOLD LIVE concert series. PURE GOLD LIVE was an overwhelming success selling out well in advance and inciting a whole lot of reminiscing and more than a few all in sing-alongs from the enthusiastic crowd. The event was so successful, that it rolled out across the country in 2015 and since then, this series of concerts has now established itself as one of the most popular and successful live shows in the country.
92.7 MIX FM are thrilled to once again, be presenting MIX FM LIVE hosted by MIX FM Breakfast’s Mark & Caroline.
Mark Darin, 92.7 Mix FM Breakfast Announcer said: “I saw most of these bands back in the 80’s so it will be fantastic to see them again without the fake ID and the mullet!”
Caroline Hutchinson, 92.7 Mix FM Breakfast Announcer said: “I’ve got bad news for all these bands, I am pretty sure I know ALL their songs. The singing will be loud, the dancing will be bad and I can’t wait!”
Without further ado, the legendary artists set to rock the Sandstone Point Hotel for MIX FM LIVE – CLASSC HITS ALL DAY 2018 are (drum roll please) …
For over 20 years, JON STEVENS has maintained a remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer, first coming to prominence as the lead singer of ARIA chart-topping, Sydney band, Noiseworks. The band experienced major success in the 1980s and early 90s with hits like Love Somebody, Take Me Back, Touch, Hot Chilli Woman and Miles and Miles. The next 10 years were a whirlwind for JON STEVENS, appearing in three Australian productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar before fronting INXS from 2000 to 2003. JON STEVENS has established himself as one of Australia’s finest performers, and one only needs to listen to a record or see him in his element – his live shows – to realise what has made STEVENS a spirited and gifted musical talent.
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 70’s, 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 practicing 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!
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.
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.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN took Australian audiences by storm, which saw them rise to the top of the charts, as their music stood squarely within the New Romantic movement that dominated the music scene in the mid-1980’s. Forming in Melbourne in 1983, KIDS IN THE KITCHEN enjoyed strong chart success with four Top 20 hits on the Australian Singles Chart, “Change in Mood” (1983), “Bitter Desire” (1984), “Something That You Said” and “Current Stand” (both 1985). The related album, Shine (20 May 1985), reached No. 9 on the Australian Album Chart.
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.
THE RADIATORS formed 1978 , Led by Brian Nichol the band are renowned for delivering a night 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
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.
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 6 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 became huge hits for this multiple ARIA Award winner.
Originally formed for a one off show in 1986, THE CHANTOOZIES amassed quite the following and went on to tour Australia extensively. They achieved great success with their original material Wanna Be Up, Kiss And Tell, Walk On and covers of Witch Queen, He’s Gonna Step on You, Love the One You’re With and I’ll Be There; all top 20 hits reaching platinum and gold sales. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s they shared the stage with many of Australia’s biggest acts and supported international act Billy Joel for an Australia wide 38 show tour. After taking time out to pursue their individual careers the girls reunited for ‘The 25 years of Mushroom Music’ in 1998, the ‘Countdown Spectacular’ tour in 2006 and again in 2012 when they supported Rick Astley on his Australian tour. THE CHANTOOZIES released their first new recording in 23 years in 2014, a cover of the Promises hit Baby It’s You.
Best known for their hit songs Short Note, Mancini Shuffle, Hot Cover and Fade Away, classic Australian rock band MATT FINISH are one of the most independent, inventive, powerful and popular live bands from the eighties, influencing and influenced by friends and contemporaries in Midnight Oil, INXS, Cold Chisel, Icehouse, The Ramones, XTC and U2. Matt Finish 2018 features founding member and multi-award winning composer and producer John Prior, star of stage and screen Ric Herbert, Steve Williams from Wa Wa Nee and Phil Hall from The Lime Spiders.
KINGS OF THE SUN fronted by flamboyant showman Jeffrey Hoad, deliver hard rock and Uber cool attitude, attributes their fans have come to expect. KOTS roared onto the pub rock circuit in Sydney in the 80s. Their debut single, Bottom of my Heart hit the Australian top twenty ‘86. Shortly after the band relocated to the USA signing with RCA Records. KOTS released their self-titled debut album spawning the hits Black Leather, which appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 and Serpentine which peaked at No. 19 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. Full Frontal Attack followed in 1988 and the single Drop the Gun peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard charts. KOTS toured extensively in the 80s and 90s across Europe and the US sharing stages with KISS, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Motley Crue, and in Australia, Guns N Roses, Sammy Hagar and Jimmy Barnes.
Tickets for MIX FM LIVE – CLASSIC HITS ALL DAY go on sale on Monday 19th February @ 9am and are expected to sell FAST so don’t miss out on your opportunity to see these Australian legends on stage at this awesome venue!
MIX FM LIVE
Saturday, 19TH May 2018
SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL
Featuring full line-up:
Kids In The Kitchen
Kings Of The Sun
On sale from Monday 19 February, 2018 at 9am from
www.ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100
Marc Christowski. Vibe Creator - 0415 870 955
Samantha Leighton. Assistant Vibe Creator - 0414 888 987Isobel Christowski. Assistant Vibe Creator - 0416 633 084