HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCKIN’ SHOW
TRIBUTE BAND IMPRESSES AC/DC
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.