7 October 2016
Bateau Bay Hotel
Sat, 1 October 2016
Bateau Bay, NSW
Edgeworth Bowls Club
Fri, 7 October 2016
Toongabbie Sports Club
Fri, 14 October 2016
THE SHOP (COMING SOON)
PLAY THE TUNES
THE RADS ON FACEBOOK
The band is back at Bateau Bay Hotel tomorrow and we are really looking forward to it. Everytime we've played there in recent times its been a long weekend. The management must figure the locals need an extra day to recover from a Rads gig! We have done quite a few Australia Day shows there as well ,and the crowd really goes off.
We will have to wait and see if the Labour Day audience is as spirited. We are sure they will be as its a big weekend of footy finals topped off with a Monday holiday .. Woo hoo !!
We are on stage at 4 o"clock in the arvo, so it's an early start as per usual at this rockin' venue. Hope the sun is shining, as a lot of people bring the kids along .There is a mad playground for them while their parents can sneak away and go a bit silly .
Hope to see you out and about tomorrow. Cheers, the Radiators. ... See MoreSee Less
John WebbIf I'd known that would of passed this onto you down at Shellharbour instead of putting it on Ebay. Nice Vintage one. Like the Rads, sorry had to be said. lol5 days ago
Dave McLaughlinGood on ya Geoff hope they win for u mate no better feeling your team wins the comp especially when they win 40 nil. Go Manly5 days ago · 1
Marcus IversI remember being with you Geoff when they played off for 5th. It was a great night, can't imagine what you're feeling this week. I know what it's like for my Roosters to win.4 days ago
Sam FigalloWell mate, maybe this is the year u been waiting all ur life for.. I've only got one more thing to say , Up Up4 days ago
A great run of shows over the weekend, with good crowds turning out for all three gigs. It was great to be on the road again, chewing up the miles and playing to enthusiastic audiences keen to have fun and rock hard.
No major dramas except for the inevitable delays due to roadworks. They reckon they might even complete the Pacific Highway to four lanes by 2076!!...
Last night at Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Football Club we even had the band and crowd singing a rousing rendition of "Up Up Cronulla" in anticipation of this weekends big game. A lot of fun!
Thanks to everybody who came along to our shows. We got to meet quite a few locals over the course of the weekend and they were all so appreciative and glowing in their praise for our performances!! Makes it all the more worthwhile when we get such great feedback!
Thanks to all the venues for the hospitality, Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Football Club and Grafton District Services Club and South West Rocks Country Club and to all who attended for your support.
Hope its not too long before we are up around your way again! Cheers and beers, the Rads. ... See MoreSee Less
Brett QuinnSo glad you could make it up to Ballina. Great show last night guys at the rugby league club. Hope its not too long before you're here again, thanks again guys!!!5 days ago · 2
South West Rocks Country ClubIt was great to have you here, everyone had a fantastic time, including our CEO Dave...I'm sure if won't be too long before you're back again....Great to meet you all...you boys were on fire...5 days ago · 4
Ray FieldAhh touring, for weeks on end. I bet a few days on the road will make you remember why you don't do it so much now ;)5 days ago · 2
Annette HearnWhen are you guys coming to Hervey Bay??? We are starved for the Rads up here!!! :(5 days ago · 1
Gregg HeldonCanberra and Queanbeyan are only a couple of hours down the road now, you know.5 days ago · 1
Sammie TaylorWas absolutely amazing to have the chance to see these awesome guys ROCK OUT... #@GDSC4 days ago · 1
South West Rocks Country Club and Grafton District Services Club and Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Football Club we're on our way! Looking forward to a MASSIVE weekend! Long time since we've been up this way! Be sure to get to one of these gigs!!! ... See MoreSee Less
#TBT Another extravaganza video from Mike Heffernan who produced our Life's a Gamble clip. Shot on film again rather than videotape. It has a stylish look about it that lets it still stand up to repeat viewing . Even though it was filmed late 1984, early 85.. Can't remember exactly. It also required all members of the band to act out little cameos to try and convey the theme of "A Bit of Pain Never Hurts". Eg: you win some you lose some, nothing ventured, nothing gained, etc. All the while treading down a trail of broken hearts... Very deep but underpinned by humour.
Yours truly was chosen to open the clip with a solo performance as " cheating love rat" with promises of re- wiring the house ,re- tiling the swimming pool etc.,while the "Wife" was away for the weekend. (Academy Award winning stuff really!) Of course I get busted later on at home via a surprise birthday party thrown for me. Clever direction from Mike and great performances from our guest actors.
The live gig parts were filmed on a different night at the Bankstown RSL ..( I think) at a real Rads show. We got to the gig early ,and the huge audience were all clued up after an announcement ,and then were more than happy to be " extras" on the night. We had to wrangle our way through the crowd with film crew and lighting guys in tow,to shoot the individual scenes.The look on Brendan's face after Fess rips off the "babe" he was attempting to chat up is priceless! And Mick, setting his " conquest's" hair on fire....is too funny. I'd forgotten all about those little vignettes..
After all of the scenes were shot, we then had to actually jump up and play a bloody gig! It went off ..as did all of our shows back then ...and the crowd shots are a classic example of a genuine wild and crazy 80's audience! The script also required us to take over a street in North Sydney to shoot the outro scenes. Brian was filmed smashing all these " hearts" on the bitumen and then leading the band as we strutted down the street. He was resplendent in his big black hat again ( ala Gamble clip) and looking decidedly dangerous with a hammer in his hand! Plenty of worried looks from the curious neighbours who ventured out to have a look at all the commotion in their normally quiet little street.
Hope you guys enjoy this..another little trip down memory lane....( Was that the name of the street?) Cheers from Geoff. ... See MoreSee Less
Steve HawtonBloody Awsome video Geoff, love it , and the 80s too. was a good time in my teen years.1 week ago
Daniel LordLove it. This song was played at a funeral of a great mate if mine and The Rads. RIP Wardy !!1 week ago
Mark ClowesFor years when they sang it live. Thanks to Brian I got to sing the "hey" near the start!1 week ago
Compared to how it was in the 80's, any more than one gig in a row is a "Tour" these days! So with 3 gigs this weekend, we are officially on tour ... Lets call it "The North Coast Tour" then (so inventive and catchy!)
Over the years, the Rads have done many, many gigs in this delightful area of NSW, but as the locals have kept reminding us via Facebook and our website.... It's been ages ..and when are you guys bloody coming back?
We're pleased to report we are heading your way for gigs at South West Rocks Country Club on Friday, Grafton District Services Club on Saturday night and Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Football Club Sunday evening.
So it's back into the Tarago for us and up the old Pacific Highway once again.
We are really looking forward to connecting up with all of our supporters and friends from those areas and hoping that we get a good roll up at all of our shows!
We are ready to rip and tear ..as we always try to do. Catch you soon folks, cheers from The Radiators. ... See MoreSee Less
Warren BaxterSee you at the Rocks, Just be careful lots of road works from Port Macquarie turnoff heading north.2 weeks ago
David AlcornYou guys must be the hardest working band in the last 30 years!,You deserve an award for the most gigs played by an Australian band!!!!!!2 weeks ago · 3
Karen WrightHow about a Western NSW lineup guys. Would love ❤ to see you here in Dubbo.1 week ago · 3
Jody CartwrightUnlock the door and light the fire my head is filled with sweet desire slip into something comftable.. ;)2 weeks ago · 2
#tbt Who's Next - THE WHO
This is this album that changed my life and I can't live without it.
In fact, I have it with me now as I sit at the airport writing this and I'll probably listen to it on the flight to Townsville today. This album has it all for me - Keith Moon was my first drumming hero and his playing on "Who's Next" was magnificent - pure excitement - never safe and always on the edge - the way rock n roll is meant to be played.
Townsend's guitar playing on this was monumental to me as well and was the album that influenced my guitar playing the most (as seen in the DDs)
As the other lads threw a couple extras here's mine:
Drummin man - Gene Krupa .. Very very close 2nd - just listen to it - "It's the Shit" - there is a single and album of that title!
Electric - the Cult - the best album of the 80s for me!
There's dozens of records that have been big to me for various reasons, whether it's influencing my playing or from a great period of life! There's so many more I could list that I love....
Till next time
Mark ... See MoreSee Less
Dave McLaughlini must be so boring oniy Aussie band for me that's ail i ever listen too no USA or British bands for me2 weeks ago · 1
Tony LeemingIt's been a long boys since Blacktown Coty soccer club let's not fogeys the RSL3 weeks ago
Brett QuinnWoohoo cant wait. I've been waiting for you to come to Ballina for years now. So excited!!!!!2 weeks ago · 2
Traci HodkinsonYou should be on the "Red Hot Summer" Tour with some of the other bands of the era !! Finally getting a Mainland tour coming to Launceston and its sold out and your not on the bill!! Grrrrr2 weeks ago
Traci HodkinsonYou should be on the "Red Hot Summer" Tour with some of the other bands of the era !! Finally getting a Mainland tour coming to Launceston and its sold out and your not on the bill!! Grrrrr2 weeks ago · 1