HIGH-VOLT­AGE ROCKIN’ SHOW

TRIB­UTE BAND IM­PRESSES AC/DC

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Danielle Jarvis

THEY prob­a­bly won’t be etched into history for their ground­break­ing sound and record-break­ing hits, but show band Acca Dacca have the endorsement of the orig­i­nal Aus­tralian rock­ers.

Larry At­tard, who plays cur­rent AC/DC lead singer Brian John­son or for­mer mem­ber Bon Scott, started Acca Dacca af­ter peo­ple kept telling him he sounded like the fa­mous singers. “I just had an idea,” At­tard said. “I was a starv­ing mu­si­cian and I’ve al­ways ad­mired AC/DC.”

Af­ter years of hard work, the show band got the endorsement of a life­time when AC/DC found­ing mem­bers An­gus and Mal­colm Young en­cour­aged view­ers of 60 Min­utes to see the group.

“It was about three or four years ago,” At­tard said.

“They said ‘If you can’t see AC/ DC, go and see Acca Dacca’. “That was pretty awe­some.” Acca Dacca have spent the past 16 years per­fect­ing the art of be- com­ing as close to the real thing as pos­si­ble, even down to the sig­na­ture Phil Rudd drum set.

The group also fea­tures can­nons and bag­pipes to bring au­then­tic­ity to their sound, and it’s pay­ing off – they’re about to em­bark on their fourth Euro­pean tour.

Last year the group head­lined with about five other show bands for a crowd of about 30,000 in the Czech Re­pub­lic.

Acca Dacca will per­form a 2¼hour set at the St Marys Band Club on Fri­day from 9.30pm.

They will be shar­ing the stage with the Chisel’d Show, who will play the hits from another iconic Aus­tralian band, Cold Chisel.

Catch Acca Dacca with Chisel’d at St Marys Band Club on Fri­day night.

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