Showing posts from December, 2020

Stu Thomas

  Stu Thomas is one of the great heroes of Oz rock. Weather he’s playing with Kim Salmon, Dave Graney, with his own band the Stu Thomas Paradox, or doing a set of Lee Hazelwood covers, Stu is an amazing player and an asset to any band he joins. Never one to repeat himself, Stu’s latest release  Counting To Infinity features some brilliant Noir rock, as well as some classic movie tracks, including Thunderball and Johnny Guitar. Stu is a true original and all round bloke you can trust.  Munster: How many instruments do you play and do you have a preference between guitar or bass?   Stu:Well yeah, I play a few instruments. I started at school on cornet trumpet and was in one of the school big bands. When the teacher used to go out of the room, and we were meant to be practicing, we would swap instruments. I used to grab the bass, or jump on the drums, sometimes piano. That’s when I first got into playing bass. My Mum then bought me a small steel-string guitar, which I played a lot at

Peter Black

  I first saw Blackie when I was 16. It was the Hard Ons 21 st birthday tour, and I was stuck in Coolangatta, a long way from home. I knew nothing of the band but the name intrigued me so I went along. To this day one of my top five gigs. Hit after hit of Pop Punk brilliance, that for me the Hard Ons are the gold standard in the genre. And here was Blackie, who combined Metal style shredding with fast three chord punk rock playing. My tiny mind was blown. Since then Peter Black has also launched a solo career. 2020 sees the release of his sixth and seventh solo offering. One electric, one acoustic. Aside from being one of the country’s best guitarists, Blackie solo work proves what a beautiful songwriter he is. The man can do no wrong. Munster: Now you’re playing a gig this Saturday with the Hard Ons, and I saw a while back you did a gig in Sydney with Nunchukka Superfly, which was 20 people only. You obviously love playing live, but I take it with the lockdown period playing live