The 1970's were heady days in Australian music. Pop music was king.
Screaming crowds, catchy songs and Molly Meldrum were the order of the day. “Countdown” and “Sounds” the religion of every teen's Saturday & Sunday, with TV Week - the teen gospel. John Paul Young and Daryl Braithwaite slugging it out for the annual King-of-Pop awards while Marcia cruised to a late 70's Queen-of-Pop hat trick.
The Masters of Pop are the people from those heady days.
The real players from the real bands that made the hits.
The people who wrote and played the songs you still hear every day
on the radio, all over the world.
The people who fronted screaming teens on TV and stage.
Some of the finest and most iconic players from Aussie music – these guys have banded together as a group to keep the fun of the 70's alive.
Tony Mitchell (Sherbet), Robbie James (Ganggajang), James Blundell, China (John Paul Young), Greg Henson (Jon English), Steve Mulry (TMG) – all singing each others songs and spilling secrets from behind the Countdown curtain and from decades of touring. James Blundell will of course be singing his hits like "Way Out West" - but have you heard him knock out a John Paul Young tune or a Sherbet number?
Every person here is a singer - and represent the original bands
that between them have scores of Platinum & Gold Records,
and dozens of top ten hits on the Aussie and International Charts.
All these players on the one stage, playing together.
The Masters of Pop.
Members of the Band for Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Drums : Greg Henson (Jon English)
Bass : Tony Mitchell (Sherbet)
Guitar : Brett Williams (Choirboys)
Keys/Guitar : China (JPY)
Vox 1 : Steve Mulry (TMG)
Vox 2 : James Blundell