Sor­cer­ers to cast their Sab­bath spell

South Western Times - - Times Life - Emily Ace

THE Sor­cer­ers will spell­bind their au­di­ence at the Prince of Wales Ho­tel to­mor­row night as they pay trib­ute to clas­sic English heavy metal band Black Sab­bath.

The Sor­cer­ers’ lead vo­cal­ist and rhythm gui­tarist Dan Du­rack said he had been “ob­sessed” with Black Sab­bath since he was 13 years old thanks to his dad’s record col­lec­tion and jumped at the chance to hon­our the rock­ers.

“I have al­ways wanted to do some­thing like this and there was a se­ries called ‘record club’ they had at the New­port Ho­tel in Fre­man­tle,” he said.

“I ini­tially put a band to­gether, be­cause they were get­ting peo­ple from bands who play orig­i­nals to do a clas­sic al­bum and in my case I wanted to do the Para­noid al­bum.

“I got some mu­si­cians to­gether and the line up has kind of mor­phed and changed since then, so now it’s a line up of my other band King Zog which makes thing very easy when it comes to re­hearsals.”

Fans can ex­pect to hear two sets worth of ma­te­rial from the “clas­sic Black Sab­bath pe­riod” when Ozzie Os­bourne fronted the band in the 1970s.

“We con­cen­trate re­ally on the first four al­bums and any­one who is into black Sab­bath will know that pretty much the best stuff that was ever cre­ated was dur­ing that time,” he said.

“It’s not some kind of cyn­i­cal money-mak­ing ven­ture, ev­ery­one in the band re­ally loves Black Sab­bath and I think the peo­ple who come and see us will dis­cover that for them­selves.

“The older gen­er­a­tion fans tend to nod their head at the bar and the younger crew at the front tend to be go­ing wild, mosh­ing and every­thing.”

Orig­i­nally from Bun­bury, Du­rack is look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing once again in his home­town.

“It’s al­ways great play­ing the Prince of Wales – it was the first pub I started play­ing shows as a teenager re­ally and cer­tainly my first lo­cal boozer,” he said.

“It was a great place to go to in the 90s be­cause you had so many cool bands play­ing from over east, so it’s al­ways a joy play­ing there.”

The Sor­cer­ers will cast a spell over the au­di­ence with their trib­ute to Black Sab­bath.

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