GERRY JOE WEISE Australian blues guitarist


Blues guitarist Gerry Joe Weise 2011.


Gerry Joe Weise, Australian blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, was born and grew up in Leichhardt, Sydney. 

His primary influences were, and still are today, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher.
About Weise's Jimi Hendrix connection: recently, Juma Sultan was a member of the Gerry Joe Weise band, for several concerts and festivals in the USA and in Europe (2013-14). Weise has also played with Noel Redding in Ireland and France during the 1990's. 

In the beginning, Gerry Joe Weise had the guitarist spot in several Sydney bands that opened for AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Angels, Rose Tattoo and Dragon. His own school blues rock band Skid Row in 1974/75, the semi-professional rock band Siren in 1976, the professional touring rock band The Class in 1977/78, and high profile jazz-rock band Corroboree in 1978/79. He later moved to Europe in 1980 searching for new musical experiences, while living in Germany, Switzerland and France, establishing contacts with touring agents and record companies in Europe and the USA. 

When Gerry Joe Weise initiated his solo career as leader of his own band in 1991, that led to appearing on the European 1992 Chicago Blues Festival Tour, and the European 1992 San Francisco Blues Festival Tour. He and his band also made admirable performances at important festivals in France: Cahors Blues Festival, Cognac Blues Passions Festival, Bordeaux Blues De Graves Festival, and the Amiens Jazz Festival with Buddy Guy.

During his tours of Europe in the 1980's and 90's, he has had the chance to jam on stage with B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton and Albert Collins. While at other various European events, he has opened for Ray Charles, Gary Moore, the Yardbirds, Canned Heat, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Jimmie Vaughan and Joe Louis Walker.

The year 2008 had Gerry Joe Weise sign a contract deal with the Chicago Illinois based record label, Blues Breaking Records. Since then, he has become co-producer with the record label for his albums, singles and Dvd projects. As a songwriter, Weise has published over 80 original songs, ranging from blues to rock to jazz.


Blues guitarist Gerry Joe Weise 2010.

In recent years, 2009 to 2017.

The last five years have been significant for Gerry Joe Weise, starting in 2009 with his opus "Blues Down Under", an album release which met critical success, that led to numerous tours of the USA and Europe. 
In 2010 he opened for Robert Cray and Buddy Guy in the USA, and added to the European and USA tours: Hawaii, Polynesia, Fiji, Tahiti, Poland, North Africa and New Zealand. 
2011 saw the "Live Blues World Tour" album with live recordings from the previous year's touring of the North and South Pacific, USA, Europe and Africa. Also in that year was released the single "Blues For Gary Moore" which has become Weise's most popular downloaded song. 
The year 2012 had again tours of the USA and Europe, while adding to that year's tour list; Russia, Lithuania and Belarus. During the same year, the definitive Gerry Joe Weise live album "Live And Proud", a compilation of his best live tracks appeared, which was well received by the critics. 
All of 2013 was devoted entirely to touring Western and Eastern Europe including Russia, Scandinavia, and around the Mediterranean Sea on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica; while preparing for the following year's album release. 
That brings us up to 2014, with the release of "Stormy Sydney, 20th Anniversary", celebrating 20 years as a solo recording artist, representing twelve of his finest songs, and Weise's most popular album to date. After the February album launch, he embarked on a tour of Vietnam, Australia including the Broadbeach Blues Festival QLD, on a USA tour culminating at the Gardenstock Festival with Juma Sultan in Dixon IL, a stopover in Fiji, over to Europe organized by Sony, then back to Australia again, where he resides on the North Coast NSW.
In 2015 he has been regularly touring Australia, and a successful tour of the USA from North Carolina to California, where Juma Sultan joined the band once again on stage in Kernersville North Carolina.
The album "Blues Gone Wild", was released worldwide in April 2016, to 148 countries. 12 songs (including 3 songs in concert), with 28 musicians featuring Juma Sultan on percussion. Recorded in the USA, Australia, France, Switzerland, by Blues Breaking Records USA. The album was voted number 1 Best Australian Blues Rock Album by the Australian Blues Rock Magazine website, both from the Critic's Choice and the Reader's Selection. New single for 2016 with Weise's classical music composition "Blue Concerto for Orchestra, Slide Guitar and Violin", where he performs slide guitar, violin and piano.

Discography
Albums
2016: Blues Gone Wild (Blues Breaking Records USA)
2014: Stormy Sydney, 20th Anniversary (Blues Breaking Records)
2012: Live And Proud (Blues Breaking Records)
2011: Live Blues World Tour (Blues Breaking Records)
2009: Blues Down Under (Blues Breaking Records)
2005: Sydney Paris Blues (Blues Breaking Records)
1999: Bushman Boogie Deluxe (Blues Breaking Records)
1996: A Letter To Jimi (ABM, Australia)
1994: Live In Paris (Blues Breaking Records)
Singles
2016: Blue Concerto for Orchestra, Slide guitar and violin (Blues Breaking Records)
2011: Blues For Gary Moore tribute (Blues Breaking Records)
2010: Gerry Joe's Houserocker (Blues Breaking Records)



Blues On Broadbeach Festival 2014, QLD Australia.

Videos from Victoria Park, Broadbeach, 24th May.
Voodoo Child    Down Chicago Way    All Blues    Red House

Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist, 
Blues On Broadbeach Festival, 
Victoria Park, Gold Coast, Queensland,
Australia, 24 May 2014. 
Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist, 
Broadbeach Festival poster 2014, 
Australia. 24 May : Victoria Park. 
25 May : Sofitel Hotel. 
Broadbeach, Gold Coast QLD.

Gerry Joe Weise Top 12 DVD Videos:
01  Broken Hill Blues  (G J Weise) studio recording.
02  Dreamtime Shuffle  (G J Weise) TV New Zealand 2010.
03  Funky Train  (G J Weise), Lubaczow Poland 2011.
04  Down Chicago Way  (G J Weise), Lubaczow Poland 2011.
05  Aussie Boogie  (G J Weise), Lubaczow Poland 2011.
06  Inside Looking Out  (E Burdon, C Chandler), Dixon IL USA 2014.
07  Voodoo Child  (J Hendrix), Dixon IL USA 2014.
08  All Blues  (M Davis), Dixon IL USA 2014.
09  Johnny B Goode  (C Berry), Dixon IL USA 2014.
10  Steamroller  (G J Weise), Paris France 2012.
11  Red House  (J Hendrix), Paris France 2012.
12  Funky Train Jam  (G J Weise), Paris France 2012.


The CLASS (band) and GERRY JOE WEISE Infos 1977 1978

Photo: Dale Jenner (drums), Gary Conlon (vocals), Gerry Joe Weise (guitar), Bruce Gibson (guitar).

The CLASS 1972 / 1978 Sydney rock band.

GERRY JOE WEISE joined The Class early 1977 as lead guitarist after Siren broke-up. But before Gerry Joe Weise and Gary Conlon the vocalist joined the band, Class was a trio, with Michael Tann on vocals/guitar. The rhythm section with Dale Jenner on drums and Bruce Gibson on bass, used to be Graveyard (concerts at the Sydney Hordern Pavillion - they would dress up like the groupe Kiss, even before they existed !), then they were Rockit driving around in a Buttercup Bread van, and finally they became The Class. The Class had been together for 4 years (ed. later 6 years with Gerry Joe Weise), during which time they had collected a few symbols of fame. In 1972 they won the Wollongong Battle Of The Sounds, they had played support to quite a few top Australian bands (Sherbet tour), and they had made a film clip for a TV music show. With numbers like All Shook Up and a liberal lacing of Status Quo type material, they were obviously rock'n'rollers, and Ram Magazine compared them to "shades of another grassroots band, Radio Birdman !". Michael Tann left The Class shortly after the Queensland leg of the Sherbet tour, and Gerry Joe Weise with Gary Conlon joined the band. The repertoire changed to heavy, melodic rock - mostly originals written by Conlon and Weise, but with some Deep Purple, Queen and Trapeze numbers. When they played at the famous Bondi Lifesaver in Sydney on June 17 1977 with The Angels, Juke Magazine hailed The Class as "a heavy metal band with high volume, they were entertaining and fresh !". The Class owned their own purple 6,000 watt P.A. system and a purple truck, and spent years paying it off. They released a Video clip with Gerry Joe Weise and Gary Conlon in the band, which was featured on channel 10, channel 9 and channel 7 on Australian television.

The CLASS 1977 / 1978

GO SET Magazine May 20 1977. "Could you please print info on the band Class. Apart from knowing that they replaced TMG on the Queensland leg of the Sherbet tour, I know nuthin' of the band, or the guys involved."
Ex Queensland resident, Tasmania.
CLASS as you saw them in Queensland, were a three-piece band. Guitarist/vocalist, Michael Tann has left and a new guitarist, Gerry Weise (aged 17) and Gary Conlon on lead vocals has joined to make the lineup four-piece. The other two members are Bruce Gibson on bass and Dale Jenner on drums. The Class perform mostly original material and cite their influences as Rainbow, Deep Purple and ZZ Top.
Go Set Magazine, Sydney.
JUKE Magazine June 3 1977. Suzy Dickinson (of Redhead Management) manages up and coming Sydney rock band The Class. Last year they supported Dragon and Sherbet, but have since had line up changes - with Gerry Weise (17 years old) on guitar, and Gary Conlon (aged 19) on vocals - they are preparing for the long haul to the top. They do heavy, melodic rock - mostly originals but with some Deep Purple, Queen and Trapeze thrown in, The guys are pretty good ! Class Fan Club c/- Debbie & Karen, 42 Railway Str, Southport QLD 4215.
Juke Magazne, Sydney.
CLASS INTERVIEW 1997 for NME.
Gary Conlon
(Taurus) - Lead vocal - ex-bass guitarist of 19 with engaging personality that drives the chicks wild on stage... (so he says). What are your ambitions ? To be good and to know I'm good. What are your interests ? Raging, drinking, sleeping, listening to records and foxy ladies - in any order ! Also song-writing and music. What are your musical influences ? David Coverdale, Robert Plant and Jazz influenced Rock. What are your bad habits ? I spin a good line - almost believable ! Favourite colours ? Black and blue !! The Band's comments ? He's sloppy - and it is the older women he goes for... that is, any over 14 !!!
Gerry Weise (Taurus) - Lead guitar (plays also bass and drums). Gerry at 17 has firm ideas and opinions which come over quietly but with conviction. He left Siren as rhythm guitarist to take up the lead guitarist post in Class. He's a great success with the ladies, looking so good on stage. What are your ambitions ? To be the greatest, but seriously, I want to be recognised as a good musician and established song-writer. What are your interests ? Just music - any music played well especially jazz-rock, and naturally, song-writing. What are your musical influences ? Jimi Hendrix, Tommy Bolin, Paul Kossof, Robin Ford and John McLaughlin. What are your bad habits ? I talk too much at the wrong time ! Favourite colours ? White and red. The Band's comments ? He quotes a book "How to be a successful Rock'n'Roll Star", we laugh, but it seems to be working !!!
Bruce Gibson (Gemini) - Bass player of 24 with quiet but strong manner, determined and ambitious. Previous bands during his 6 years of musical experience include Graveyard with drummer Dale. What are your ambitions ? To be part of a successful Australian Band. What are your interests ? Bourbon & Coke, watching colour TV, playing squash, watching football (rugby) and listening to good bands. What are your musical influences ? Queen, Bad Company, David Coverdale and some Blues. What are your bad habits ? I'm too kind-hearted, and I worry a lot. Favourite colour ? Brown. The Band's comments ? He's the 'good guy' in the band, and did you know it takes an hour to dry his hair ! Seeing is believing !!!
Dale Jenner (Pisces) - Drums, backing vocals (plays some guitar) - at around 23, Dale is open and expressive with that big appealing smile. Dale has been playing in bands for around 6 years, has been with Bruce for five years both in Graveyard and now in Class. What are your ambitions ? To entertain people and be respected by other musicians. What are your interest ? Squash, tennis, dining out, driving fast and sensible women ! What are your musical influences ? Ian Hunter, sophisticated rock, but I like to support Australian bands and talent. What are your bad habits ? I eat too much ! Favourite colour ? Blue. The band's comments ? He certainly eats too much food, mostly other peoples !!!

The CLASS (band) and GERRY JOE WEISE Photos 1977 1978

SYDNEY ROCK GROUP, THE CLASS 1977 / 1978.
Gerry Joe Weise - guitar, Garry Conlon - vocals,
Bruce Gibson - bass, Dale Jenner - drums.




















































































GERRY JOE WEISE 1962 to 1980

GERRY JOE WEISE in SYDNEY













Gerry Joe Weise aged 4 in 1962.



1974 aged 15. Gerry Joe Weise's first electric guitar, a 1969 no name black Les Paul copy. His father bought it for Gerry's 11th birthday, for $95 in 1970, Gerry later sold it in 1974 for $100. Gerry's comment: "A great learning guitar, a lot of fun, and I wish I had it today !".





1974 / 1975 SKID ROW










Concert Saturday 13th December 1975, Ibrox Hall, Leichhardt, Sydney.

Photo: Michael Kennedy - lead guitar, Brett Edkins - bass/vocals, Smithy - drums, Gerry Joe Weise - lead guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise's first local newspaper photo clipping of a concert with Skid Row at St.Fiacre's Young Set Dance at Ibrox Hall in Leichhardt, Gerry is 16 years old.

Gerry's comment: "This was a great 500 crowd concert and all our friends were there to check us out, but we didn't know we were playing for a Socialist movement until we arrived to set up our gear. I just got kicked out of 5th grade High school for misbehaviour, as I was a real rebel-rocker-surfer back then, and I was treating the band as a semi-professional stint. The group started around 1974, and by 1975 we were playing a lot of local concerts. With Michael Kennedy, we were taking turns on lead guitar. He would dress up in black, being influenced by Ritchie Blackmore and play a white Ibanez Stratocaster; and I would dress up in white being influenced by Tommy Bolin and play a red 1971 Fender Mustang. We were born on the same day, same month, same year, only a couple of hours apart, and we started playing guitar around about the same time. We were forever trying to outdo each other, but bless his soul, I sure did learn a lot of guitar with him !"

The original concert ticket. Text: "St. Fiacre's Young Set cordially invites you to a dance to the music of: Skid Row, Saturday, 13th December, 1975, 7.30pm - 11.00pm, Ibrox School Hall, Derbyshire Road, Leichhardt, refreshments on sale at hall, (ticket) N° 301, members $1.00, single $1.50, double $2.00".

Note: The St. Fiacre's Young Set Dance was held at the 2nd Ibrox Hall on the other side of Leichhardt, away from the High School. The 1st Ibrox Hall, is situated in the Ibrox Park High School and is a different venue. Gerry played at the 1st Ibrox Hall several times too with Skid Row, and so did AC/DC ! ...Just before Gerry got kicked out of that High School and was still wearing the school's uniform; Bon Scott had recently joined AC/DC as vocalist, and one of there very early concerts together was at the Ibrox Park High School. Gerry's comment: "AC/DC with Bon Scott played at our school in 75. They parked their van right in the middle of our playground ! Angus and Malcolm were only several years older than me, they knew my school Ibrox Park High in Leichhardt, was a badly reputated school (as they were living in Burwood a neighbouring suburb). All the kids were making fun of them in the van, when Angus popped out the door, the kids in the van went wild, it was like "The Lord Of The Flies" ! Until weightlifter Carlos jumped in to calm things down, the kids ran off and Angus went back in. I was so embarrassed of my school ! Nevertheless AC/DC played an excellent concert in our school hall - Angus didn't wear his school uniform, I had to though !."









Gerry Joe Weise's 1971 red Fender Mustang, that he used in 1975 with Skid Row and 1976 with Siren.



1976 SIREN



Gerry Joe Weise left Skid Row to join his first professional rock band Siren as rhythm guitarist in 1976, when he was 16. They played important venues in Sydney and Woolongong, before Gerry left Siren as rhythm guitarist to join his next professional rock group, The Class as lead guitarist in 1977, at the age of 17.


Note: The famous Sydney Chequers Club's June poster has Siren, a whole lot of AC/DC concerts, Buster Brown (Angry Anderson's band before Rose Tattoo), Chain (with Australia's legendary blues guitarist, Phil Manning), Stevie Wright Band (ex Easybeats singer's new group, nb George Young, Angus and Malcolm Young's big brother, used to play rhythm guitar in the Easybeats).


Gerry's comments: "It is hard to remember much of this period, as everything was one big rush and a bit of a blur. I was very young, and being thrown in with a bunch of raging adult musicians in a pro-rock band, can only lead to be feeling a little intimidated. I had to learn all their songs in 3 days before the first concert. I was told what to do all the time by the lead guitarist, and I had the feeling I only got chosen for the group because of my red guitar (ed. Fender Mustang), which matched the lead guitarist's red guitar (ed. Hagrstom Suede). I was feeling very insecure at 16."

1978 / 1979 CORROBOREE


Gerry Joe Weise at 18, left the rock band, The Class, to join the progressive rock / a.k.a jazz-rock quintet Coroboree, with Craig Colling on drums (ex Manfred Mann) and keyboardist Cezary Skubiszewski (film composer "Two Hands", ex Alexis Korner). Gerry was playing an all maple 1976 Gibson L6S throughout his tenure with Corroboree.


Gerry's comment: "For Corroboree, I needed a guitar with a different feel and different cutting-edge from the Strats. The Gibson L6S just recently came out, I was really into maple at that time, and I saw Carlos Santana, Angus and Malcom Young of AC/DC use them. So I bought a second-hand one, I put a Dimarzio humbucker pick-up in the rhythm position and I was ready to play John McLaughlin influenced guitar !"












AC/DC's Angus Young in 1976 with a double-cutaway maple Gibson L6S, Bonn Scott is on vocals.














AC/DC's Malcolm Young in 1975 (far left), with a maple single-cutaway Gibson L6S. Yes that is Angus Young in the middle !






STRATS 1977 / 1978 The CLASS


After playing rhythm guitar for Siren, Gerry Joe Weise joined the rock group The Class as lead guitarist in 1977 at the age of 17. He used two different Fender Startocasters for The Class, a 1965 sunburst rosewood neck, and a 1973 sunburst maple neck.


Gerry's comments: "My first Fender Startocaster, was the rosewood necked 1965 one I bought in late 1976 while still playing in Siren. A great vintage guitar, which would be worth a lot of money these days if I still had it now ! I would plug that guitar into a 400 watt Overeem Australian made amplifier with 4 quad cabinets (the cabs I sold later to the Angel's guitarist). We were playing at high volume, I had musical freedom, we were touring around in our purple truck, we had a big fan club following, and lots of groupies - what else can a 17 year old guitarist hope for !"



About Tommy Bolin. Gerry's comments: "I got this really easy playing 73 maple necked Strat, in late 1977. It was the closest guitar I ever had to getting Tommy Bolin's sound. I was a big fan of Tommy Bolin in the 70's. Tommy Bolin had three sides to him, rock, jazz and blues. His James Gang, Deep Purple rock records influenced me with Skid Row, Siren and The Class. The jazz-rock Billy Cobham "Spectrum" album which featured Tommy Bolin on blistering lead guitar influenced me in Corroboree. Tommy Bolin toured as second guitarist for Albert King, so there is a blues aspect of Tommy's, that you can hear on all the above mentioned records, as well as with Zephyr and his solo records, that later influenced me in my blues career. I saw Tommy Bolin in 1975 at the Sydney Hordern Pavillion when he was playing with Deep Purple, a year before he unfortunately died."

CORROBOREE (band) and GERRY JOE WEISE 1978 1979

1978 / 1979 CORROBOREE
SYDNEY JAZZ-ROCK GROUP.










Photo left to right: Naomi - vocals, Craig Collinge - drums, Cezary Skubiszewski - keyboards, Phil Parli - bass, Gerry Joe Weise - guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise and Corroboree.
Early in 1978 when Gerry Joe Weise was still 18, he left rock group The Class to join the progressive-rock (or what some people were starting to call it back then, jazz-rock) Sydney based band Corroboree (The Class and Corroboree both had the same manager, Redhead Management, so that was the connection between those two bands). Gerry Joe Weise replaced the original guitarist (one of Australia's best studio guitarists) who declined being a member after being angry when his Mesa Boogie amplifier fell out of the back of the drummer's Ford Escort station wagon. Gerry Joe Weise was only too happy to have a chance to cut-it with such dignitary musicians as Craig Collinge on drums (ex Manferd Mann) and Cezary Skubiszewski on keyborads (ex Alexis Korner). Later on after Corroboree's first studio recordings, when Craig Collinge was in England in a recording studio, Billy Joel listened to the Corroboree tape, and commented that he liked very much the guitar-work of Gerry Joe Weise. Joel was not the only major artist to appreciate Gerry's guitar playing though. !

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ARTICLE
"Five talented, creative, energetic and vibrant musicians project their whole personalities onto producing sounds both wondrous and brain straining in Corroboree. Imaginative, unique and free-ranging, their original music covers a broad spectrum with many influences ranging from 76 Trombones to New Wave. Their material shows a good contrast, from the flowing synthetic, through to hard driving powerhouse rock, onto soft sweet thoughtful ballads. These musicians and their music really shine, with their unlimited capacity for producing new alive mind blasting sounds !"
Annie Fleetfoot, Musician's Club Sydney concert, 1979.

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PROFILES
Cezary Skubiszewski: was born 1949 in Warsaw, Poland. A Polish Australian composer for film, television and orchestra. He studied the piano from the age of six and spent 10 years learning Classical music. Together with Alexander Bem he formed a band which in the late 1960s played the clubs under various names (e.g. ACB) in Warsaw. Cezary toured Europe with Alexis Korner in the early 1970s, after a year of living in Paris, he migrated to Australia in 1974. He formed Corroboree (1977 to 1980) based in Sydney, with Craig Collinge on drums, Gerry Joe Weise on guitar, Naomi on vocals, Mike Dickinson and Phil Parli were the bass players. In 1991, Cezary composed, performed and produced his album "SOUNDeSCAPE" for group and ensemble, commissioned by the Victorian Arts Centre. He then became a prominent Australian film soundtrack composer and arranger, notably for the 1999 film "Two Hands" starring Heath Ledger. He has received three AFI/AACTA Awards for Best Original Music Score. Multiple awards from Screen Music Awards and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers. As well as APRA Awards for Best Soundtrack Albums: (1998) The Sound of One Hand Clapping, (2003) After the Deluge, (2008) Night, (2009) Death Defying Acts (starring Catherine Zeta-Jones), and (2014) The Broken Shore. 
Craig Collinge: Craig Collinge was born in Sydney. With the band Procession, they had the honours of being the first Australian band to release a stereo LP. In 1968 Craig left Australia with Procession to record in England. Craig later joined the famed Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg to form the Chapter Three Band, who recorded 3 albums and toured the United States. Since then, Craig has been the replacement drummer in the Shadows, he has toured with Jim McCartey of The Yardbirds and he has played with Paul McCartney. When Craig returned to Australia, he joined Marcia Hines and later Flinders (with original Corroboree bassist Mike Dickinson). Craig has participated in many Drum Clinics, and appeared at the Expo 77 (with fellow bassist Dickinson) at the Sydney Show Grounds for a jazz-rock Drums and Band Clinic, Gerry Joe Weise was in the audience and enjoyed their Billy Cobham tribute. The rhythm section at the Expo 77, later became the base for the future Corroboree. Craig Collinge's drum style at that time, could be best described as a mix between Billy Cobham, Jack De Johnette and Tony Williams Lifetime
Gerry Joe Weise's original Corroboree 1978 profile: Born in Sydney, Gerry is the youngest member (aged 18) of Corroboree. He has had a strong background of good Sydney rock bands, playing with Skid Row, Siren and The Class. Although standardising his natural abilities to an extent in the past groups, Gerry's ambitions have always been to discover great musicians, both interested and capable of producing the kind of free musical sophistication on which he based his ideals. This ambition has been realised with Corroboree. In which Gerry's unique talents on lead guitar have completed the five-part combination that allows Corroboree to perform with strength and confidence. Since the 1978 profile: Gerry Joe Weise has toured many different countries with his own blues-rock trio. He has released the albums 1994 "Live In Paris", 1996 "A Letter To Jimi", 1999 "Bushman Boogie Deluxe", 2005 "Sydney Paris Blues", 2009 "Blues Down Under", 2012 "Live and Proud". While performing at important concerts and festivals, he has played with B.B.King, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Noel Redding and Eric Clapton. He has also guest supported Ray Charles, John McLaughlin, The Yardbirds, Pat Metheny, The Scorpions, Buddy Guy, Iggy Pop, Jimmie Vaughan, Canned Heat, Joe Louis Walker, the Chicago Blues Festival Tour and the San Francisco Blues Festival Tour.
Naomi: Born in England, Naomi has had a varied musical existence, which included recording with avant-garde band Rainbow Generator, an Australian Theatre performance with songwriter Ralph Tirrell, and working solo with songwriter Ralph Sneider. Naomi as vocalist, had found in Corroboree an originality of music as stimulating as the material she loves to give her special interpretations, by projecting an intense, aggressive artistic power - which captured the very soul of Corroboree's style and fine instrumentation arrangement.
Phil Parli: Born in New Zealand, Phil Parli moved to Australia in 1967 where he took up playing bass guitar in 1970. He replaced the original bass player - Mike Dickinson: who played with Craig Collinge in Marcia Hines, Flinders and the Expo 77. After Corroboree's early studio recording sessions, Mike Dickinson left the band, due to his heavy scheduled work with computers. Phil Parli: Phil had played with The Vibrants in Melbourne. He formed a band with Rod Stone (formely with Craig Collinge in the 60's) and called it Corroboree ! He had a two year stint playing soft-jazz at the Melbourne West Point Casino, he then came to Sydney in 1977 to join the disco band Karma. He played in the legendary Johnny O'Keefe band, right up until Johnny O'Keefe passed away. Phil then replaced Mike Dickinson on bass in Corroboree, and was the bass player at Corroborre's second studio recording sessions.




Gerry Joe Weise and his all maple 1976 L6S. Corroboree's second studio recording sessions.