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1 October 2016

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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

South West Rocks Country Club and  Grafton District Services Club  and Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Football Club were on our way! Looking forward to a MASSIVE weekend! Long time since weve been up this way! Be sure to get to one of these gigs!!!

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Martin John DuffyRock it boys

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Daren PurnellROCK 'N' ROLL!

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Julie GrahamLooking forward to it. 😃🎸🍺

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Daniel LordYeooww !!👍👍

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Peta PunkineataIs Brent snoring ?

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David MeesWhen you guys coming to the south coast. ..... ulladulla!

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Melinda GrantShannon and Justine two more sleeps 😁😁🍻🍻❤️

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Justine DriscollI know😂🤘

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Avryl JamiesonWish I was down there.

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Leanne Michaell BakerNo won't be making this one bec. Have to be next time.

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Craig AspeyHave a great gig! And Geoffro the Sharkies yeahh!!

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Charelle RogersSee you in Ballina - yay

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Lisa MurphyOMG Jodie Kuncoro, you can go and see them tonight while you're in Grafton!! I am so jealous :'(

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The Radiators
#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.
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Leah CupplesTammie Foster, this never gets old 😂😂 "Must cut that Bush down" 😂😂

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Steve HawtonBloody Awsome video Geoff, love it , and the 80s too. was a good time in my teen years.

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Craig AspeyCrackin video Geoff - Academy award acting at the beginning as well !

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Suzie GrantWoah flashback! Mick you so look like Bruce Springsteen in this!

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Linda MullenOh mannn I loved this song Thanks for sharing 😝 Loved that hat Brian 👍

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Daniel LordLove it. This song was played at a funeral of a great mate if mine and The Rads. RIP Wardy !!

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Kelly MelaiLove the mullet Geoff. Awesome video

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Belinda WillisAwesome

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Mark ClowesFor years when they sang it live. Thanks to Brian I got to sing the "hey" near the start!

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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.
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Compared to how it was in the 80s, 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.... Its been ages ..and when are you guys bloody coming back?

Were 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 its 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.

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Warren BaxterSee you at the Rocks, Just be careful lots of road works from Port Macquarie turnoff heading north.

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Linne RuleWhen's bateau bay

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Stephen MastersonI'll be disappointed if you don't go Janene Litton

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Linda NormanPlease come back to the Penrith area soon 👍

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Daniel LordSouth coast tour pls 👍😉

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Johanna VaughanSouth Coast next, Batemans Bay please!!!!

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Ian LaveryCan't wait 4 more sleeps LOL 😎😎😎

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Tammie Fostergoing right past my front door

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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!!!!!!

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Karen WrightHow about a Western NSW lineup guys. Would love ❤ to see you here in Dubbo.

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Joanne RichardsStay safe on that highway boys. See youse when you back in Newie 😊

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#FBF It was the nineties ok!!!!

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Jody CartwrightUnlock the door and light the fire my head is filled with sweet desire slip into something comftable.. ;)

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Kathy RodierDon't worry, it's alright...

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Yasmin MitchellLove love love it....these are the boys we fell head over heels for Del Marsland 😁

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Canzy DarrinGood days the 90's

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Linda JohnstonGreatest live band.

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Daniel LordGreat shot.

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Leesa DouglassRemember being at aunty Helen being so proud . Leesa Westaway

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Gioia Di Donato💜💜💜

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Linda MullenNice hair Brian 😜

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Stephen Sewell"GIVE ME HEAD BABY"

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Karen PearsonGreat pic

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Richard WilliamsGreat band.

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Tammie Fostersorry i am in the way of your photo Richard

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Michael KingI wish, i was 17 again..

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Mike CroweBrian/ brains Mick Fess Brendan Geoff ?

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Debbie FosterBIG SWIFTY.

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Steve Davis-RaissDoes Kirin have a bit of mullet envy when he sees this photo?

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Dave FloydPants!!!

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Lorraine BarronOMG Mitchell, is that you on the right or what!

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#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
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#tbt Whos Next - THE WHO

This is this album that changed my life and I cant live without it. 

In fact, I have it with me now as I sit at the airport writing this and Ill 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 Whos Next was magnificent - pure excitement - never safe and always on the edge - the way rock n roll is meant to be played.

Townsends 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 heres mine:

Drummin man - Gene Krupa .. Very very close 2nd - just listen to it - Its the Shit - there is a single and album of that title!

Electric - the Cult - the best album of the 80s for me!

Theres dozens of records that have been big to me for various reasons, whether its influencing my playing or from a great period of life! Theres so many more I could list that I love....

Till next time
Mark

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Darren HamiltonNice one Mark! 😊 Gene is still way up there for me.

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Craig L NeilsenWhat an awesome album and one best all time songs behind blue eyes

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Daniel LordNo Kiss ???

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Andy WelshHey Mark are you going to The Cult gig at The Enmore in Feb mate?

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Roger Hainesgood choice.Moon aslo got me into drumming.

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Dave McLaughlini must be so boring oniy Aussie band for me that's ail i ever listen too no USA or British bands for me

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The Rads cant recall the last time they were in Ballina! Needless to say, this will go off! Get your tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/hl4es9e

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Melinda GrantGot mine already

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Tony LeemingIt's been a long boys since Blacktown Coty soccer club let's not fogeys the RSL

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Tony LeemingSee you at Ballina

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Stephen MastersonJanene Litton Terry Litton this ones right up your alley. 😊🎸

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Brett QuinnWoohoo cant wait. I've been waiting for you to come to Ballina for years now. So excited!!!!!

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Tracey HanmanChristie

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Linda G BeaumontBecca Becca Bradley lol

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Yasmin MitchellNatalie Jane 😁

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Anne DawesThey are fantastic live . Wish I could be there

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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!! Grrrrr

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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!! Grrrrr

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Natalia McAnallyGonna hav to miss it 😬😞

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Ready to Rock South West Rocks Country Club on Friday Night, 23 September 2016

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Tammie FosterBring it on......

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Warren BaxterSee you there guys,Got our tickets

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Julie GrahamAbsolutely, 😃🎸🎸🍺🍺🍺

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Cracker of a shot here of Brains and GT from Campbelltown RSL Club. Thanks Lynn Whitehead for sharing!!

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Michelle NicholsGreat performance guys.. loved that nothing has slowed or changed after such a long time... Aussie Rock Rules, sad to see that we don't have any unique front men anymore...

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Dean HadsonTried and true Rads!!!...never dissappoint...always an awesome night and hope your back in campbelltown sooner rather than later!!

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Friday night found us on the Sunshine Coast, well not much sunshine this time. After battling traffic jams and accidents that made Sydney peak hour look like a country town, we eventually made it to the Noosa Country Show. Being an outdoor event, of course it started to rain...We were under cover so the band was ok, but it did dampen things a little with the bulk of the crowd cramming undercover in the bar area. Still, it turned out alright with the showers subsiding and a few punters hitting the grass "dancefloor" and making a gig of it.

The showgrounds are actually in a beautiful little town called Pomona and so in honour, we did a little version of "My Pomona" to the tune of "My Sharona" which the crowd appreciated. We had a fun night (plenty of local hospitality)..but retired early to ensure we didn't miss the flight back to Sydney in the morning!

Saturday night saw The Rads back out at Campbelltown RSL Club for the first time in ages. We were worried that the folks out there would have forgotten about us by now. How wrong we were! It was a top night with a really good crowd turning up at the RSL club and making us feel really welcome. Plenty of smiling faces and newly acquired Rads t-shirts on display amongst a really great bunch of people. Thanks to all for sharing your Saturday night with us. We had a great time and the energy in the room gave us a lift. We've gotta get out to Campbelltown ( or as we christened it last night" Campbellcity")..more often!

Until next time, cheers and beers, The Radiators.
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Friday night found us on the Sunshine Coast, well not much sunshine this time. After battling traffic jams and accidents that made Sydney peak hour look like a country town, we eventually made it to the Noosa Country Show.  Being an outdoor event, of course it started to rain...We were under cover so the band was ok, but it did dampen things a little with the bulk of the crowd cramming undercover in the bar area. Still, it turned out alright with the showers subsiding and a few punters hitting the grass dancefloor and making a gig of it. 

The showgrounds are actually in a beautiful little town called Pomona and so in honour, we did a little version of My Pomona to the tune of My Sharona which the crowd appreciated. We had a fun night (plenty of local hospitality)..but retired early to ensure we didnt miss the flight back to Sydney in the morning!

Saturday night saw The Rads back out at Campbelltown RSL Club for the first time in ages. We were worried that the folks out there would have forgotten about us by now. How wrong we were! It was a top night with a really good crowd turning up at the RSL club and making us feel really welcome. Plenty of smiling faces and newly acquired Rads t-shirts on display amongst a really great bunch of people. Thanks to all for sharing your Saturday night with us. We had a great time and the energy in the room gave us a lift. Weve gotta get out to Campbelltown ( or as we christened it last night Campbellcity)..more often! 

Until next time, cheers and beers, The Radiators.

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Melinda GrantGot my ticket for your Ballina concert on the 25th 😁😁 👍

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Noel BraidingCome back to Perth!

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Brett QuinnBallina will be better bring it on BRLFC

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Micheal BorichLooking forward in seeing you guys @ Bateau Bay..!! (y)

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Avryl JamiesonCairns please.

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Traci HodkinsonHate not living on the Mainland!!!! Missing out!!

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We are heading to the airport again for a gig in Qld tonight. The band is playing at the annual Noosa Country Show​ and it should be interesting to say the least. Plenty of clowns and fireworks .. (and thats just The Rads)!! This is our first time there and we're looking forward to a big crowd of show-goers keen for a sample bag of Radiator tunes.

We fly back tomorrow and then head out to Campbelltown RSL Club We haven't been there for ages so naturally we are hoping for a great crowd. Apparently the advertising hasn't been what it should with a few locals saying they had no idea we were playing. That's a big doh!

So any of you guys reading this and you know people out Campbelltown way, please put out the Rad Alert! Its always much more fun playing to a crowd. Regardless, we will be fired up and ready to rock as usual.

Cheers and beers, the Rads.
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We are heading to the airport again for a gig in Qld tonight. The band is playing at the annual Noosa Country Show​ and it should be interesting to say the least. Plenty of clowns and fireworks .. (and thats just The Rads)!! This is our first time there and were looking forward to a big crowd of show-goers keen for a sample bag of Radiator tunes. 

We fly back tomorrow and then head out to Campbelltown RSL Club   We havent been there for ages so naturally we are hoping for a great crowd. Apparently the advertising hasnt been what it should with a few locals saying they had no idea we were playing. Thats a big doh! 

So any of you guys reading this and you know people out Campbelltown way, please put out the Rad Alert! Its always much more fun playing to a crowd. Regardless, we will be fired up and ready to rock as usual. 

Cheers and beers, the Rads.

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Kellie Sullivan-MelvilleSee you Saturday night woohoo

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Rob Andersonwww.facebook.com/Bonsai-Brewhouse-1126739564037705/ good place to have a bitterly cold one in Pomona.

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Lynn WhiteheadObviously people from Campbelltown don't read our local paper then. Can't wait for tomorrow night.

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Craig AspeyKnock em dead fellas!

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Melissa CoyleThe Noosa Show gig is just up the road at Pomona, conveniently halfway between my place and Sams place, we often catch up there for a wander round the markets and whatever if we haven't seen each other for a while.. Still not sure if I'm gunna go, the weather is crap up here today.

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Avryl JamiesonCome to Cairns at the Reef Casio. <3

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