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What a cracking arvo of ROCK at Cooli on Sunday ...Kings of the Sun were just fantastic kicking things off warming the crowd up and great to catch up with Clifford again and talk drums as we always do ! .. extra thanks to Tony for letting me use his drums they were F'n great thanks bro ...bummer we had to take off and get back to bris for flight home .. but the big disappointment was hungry jacks ran out of beef at bris airport ... speechless I was forced to walk to the other end of airport and eat Carl's Junior ... disgraceful .. tho the burger was pretty good 😊
Thanks Kaycee Cool for shooting this video too
Till next time we in Bris vegas, Mark ... See MoreSee Less
Doomben Racecourse was the venue on Saturday afternoon and it was a fun gig. Very relaxed atmosphere and a great bunch of well-dressed punters contributed to an enjoyable day at the races.
It was a great vibe to see and hear the horses thundering past within metres of our dressing tent. The crowd really got into the band as well, so we loved it.
Thanks heaps to Deb and all the staff for their hospitality. They all contributed to making everything run smoothly and making us feel welcome.
The next day we were out and about in the daylight again. An afternoon gig at the Coolangatta Hotel down on the Gold Coast. We were only there in January, so we must have done something right to be invited back so soon. It's always a risk returning too soon to a venue, however, as you can quickly wear out your welcome!
Although it wasn't as big a turnout as last time it was still a bloody good crowd..and boy didn't they make some noise. The Kings of the Sun got the show rolling with a blistering set and really set the tone for a great Sunday arvo of live rock.
Thanks to the good people of the Goldy once again for your unwavering support. Love your work! Love the Gold Coast! Cheers from The Rads. ... See MoreSee Less
David CrossYou guys always deliver the goods. I used to see the Rads nearly every time you played on the Goldy back in the 80s. I was down the front yesterday havin a blast. KOTS were awesome!3 days ago · 1
Tania TheobaldThankyou for another awesome weekend - bring on September when your back up this way.3 days ago · 1
Kings Of The Sun - Clifford HoadThanks guys for having us on the bill, it was a real treat to see you guys playin those songs which all sounded so much more special to me now. The harmonies, the catchy riffs, as I said to Brains "you guy's are a Australian icon, that should never be overlooked or taken for granted. You guys help form the classic aussie pub rock sound which I love, hats off to you guys for still going, I think its awesome & to hear you live again is something else, the band is just as good as ever. Clifford Hoad Kings-Of The-Sun3 days ago · 4
Sylvia OpsteeghRadiators🎶🎸🤘 your a very entertaining band 🙃definitely a crowd pleaser performance 👍well done 👏3 days ago · 1
"And they're racing !!"...a bit of an unusual venue for the band on Saturday...Doomben racecourse in Brisbane. A bit of an unusual time as well. We hit the open air stage at 4.30 in the arvo, which is after the last race. Not sure what the special occasion is but we have heard it's "Blokes' Day"?..are you allowed to celebrate that these days ??..
Whatever the celebration we are hoping for an equal turn out of "fillies" for the event and that we are blessed with some great Qld Autumn weather.
It's a bit of a short notice gig for us but we were rapt to be asked to perform at this famous venue, and had no hesitation in saying yes.
Looking forward to Saturday, so place your bets now that the band will be in fine form and put in a winning performance (are there any cliches we've left out ?😄😄)
cheers, The Rads. ... See MoreSee Less
Lisa BinghamStill have their chops and sense of humour. Laughed to hear Nancy Can't Dance played to an audience of well... Nancys4 days ago
Looking forward to Sunday's gig with Kings of the Sun at The Coolangatta Hotel I've been a fan since seeing them in the 80s up at Kings Cross and will be there early to catch there set .. Cliff is a great drummer who has similar influences as I do so make sure you're in early to catch 'em
R O C K as Always
Mark! ... See MoreSee Less
Peter MartinLove the rads. How about a tour with kings of the sun and the screaming tribesman Seen kings of the sun at st george sailing club1 week ago · 2
Micheal BorichDonnelly get onto it..!! Especially seeing Clifford Hoad Kings of the Sun..!! (y)1 week ago · 2
Andrew CareyI remember seeing kings of the sun open for guns and roses 25 years ago in Melbourne1 week ago · 1
Clifford Hoad Kings-Of The-SunThanks for the buzz Mark, looking forward to seeing you play also mate. Let there be drums & heavy rock guitars 🎸, should be a great day 🤘7 days ago · 1
Tammie FosterShame I was only 11 years old at the time...or I soooo would of been there1 week ago · 1
Kellie Sullivan-MelvilleI wish for week night gigs due to missing out on so many gigs this year because of my shifts at work 😣1 week ago
Phil DicksonThe good ol' Curb n Gutter, saw The Cure play there in 1980...that was a sight. A sea of blue denim and flanno watching a bunch of pommy goths wearing eye liner singing Fire in Cairo1 week ago · 2
Happy Easter everybody. Hope the Easter Bunny has been to your place and you are all now gorging on chocolate. (At least for today we all have an exuse)...
Thanks to all who came along last night to the Ettalong Diggers Club. It was a bloody big crowd, so we thought it would be a lot of holiday makers up from Sydney enjoying a bit of R&R.
After we gave out the call last night asking the audience who was on holidays and who were locals, it was a massive locals show of hands!
So once again thanks to the good people of the Central Coast for your support . It was a good vibe in the room with everyone in party mode. We got to crack a few off colour Easter jokes as well, including our perennial .." On Good Friday the band were in Sydney, so we decided to go up to the Cross and get nailed !" .(why are we never asked to perform at Hillsong ??) We also posed the question to the crowd " If Wagga Wagga is always just called Wagga... Why isn't Woy Woy just called Woy??...hmmm thought provoking.
It was a fun night and the band went over a storm. Thanks again folks for making a night with the Rads a little bit of your long weekend festivities. Cheers from The Radiators. ... See MoreSee Less
Ray FieldGreat night! You guys still hold up so strong these days. Still as impressed as ever .2 weeks ago · 1
Brisbane Gigs This Weekend (22 and 23 April)
Saturday Afternoon - Doomben Racecourse
Sunday Afternoon - Coolangatta Hotel ... See MoreSee Less
Hi folks, we are back on the Central Coast this weekend with a show at the Ettalong Diggers Club. It's the Easter weekend, so we are hoping for a good roll up and mix of locals and happy holiday makers.
It's a great venue and we had a fantastic reception when we last played there, must be around two years ago?...
The extra long weekend allows for everyone to rip in on Saturday night.. and still have plenty of recovery time ! So the call is "Get along to Ettalong".
Looking forward to seeing a few of you out and about and ready to rip and tear this Saturday.
Happy Easter to all.
Cheers, beers and chocky eggs
The Rads. ... See MoreSee Less