Rockin' at McCracken

LEGENDS: The reconstituted and expanded nine piece 1965 Masters Apprentices hits the stage at the McCracken Country Club this Saturday, March 16.

LEGENDS: The reconstituted and expanded nine piece 1965 Masters Apprentices hits the stage at the McCracken Country Club this Saturday, March 16.

The reconstituted and expanded nine piece 1965 Masters Apprentices hits the stage at the McCracken Country Club this Saturday, March 16.

After sold-out Fringe shows and recent sell-outs at the Marion Cultural Centre, Norwood Hotel, and the Gov, the 1965 Masters are now ready to take on Victor Harbor from 8.30pm.

The show will feature two new songs written by Mick Bower in the mid-60s and early 80s.

The 1965 Masters Apprentices features four of the five original members of the iconic band including founding members Bower (guitarist and principal composer), Brian Vaughton (drums), Gavin Webb (bass) and Rick Harrison (guitarist - from 1967).

The band is augmented by guitarist Rob Pippan, Craig Holden (vocals), Ian Polly Politis (vocals/keys), Nanette Van Ruiten (vocals) and Matt McNamee (second kit/drums).

More than 50 years after they became a rock’n’roll/RnB institution the band has reunited after Jim Keays’ passing to rock out yet again. 

"We are a new band as a nine piece, and the last three years have been a fantastic journey of reuniting with old fans and letting them know that the Masters are back, all be it, five decades after we’ve started," Bower said.

Tickets can be purchased at FringeTIX and through the McCracken Country Club (in person only prior to the event).

Hoad's last coast show for 2019

Talented multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad will be performing his final show on the Fleurieu for the year this Saturday, March 16. 

The singer-songwriter will bring a swag of instruments to the Royal Family Hotel at Port Elliot for the last chance to catch him in the region.

He will launch two new albums across Australia before he jets off overseas to tour them around Europe and the Pacific Islands for the rest of 2019. 

The show begins at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 16.

He plays a range of instruments including the didgeridroo and various stringed instruments.

For more information about Jay and his other shows, visit www.jayhoad.com