Bands live it up on RSL stage
SOUTHPORT RSL hosts a double bill with two of Australia’s greatest rock bands – Mental as Anything and The Radiators, who first performed together in the late 1970s – taking to the stage tomorrow night. Mental as Anything vocalist and keyboard player Andrew Smith, better known as Greedy, says the band will be playing songs from their Essentials of Anything album, which is a collection of their better known tunes. ‘‘A lot of people know our songs from the radio and I think there is something people remember about us,’’ says Greedy. ‘‘The crowds we play to now tend to be who we used to play to at the start, plus their children who have been exposed to our music through their parents.’’ Mental as Anything have come a long way since their early beginnings as young art school students who wanted to try their hand at playing music in pubs. The band has since travelled around the world, written a huge amount of their own material and produced many hits, including Live It Up. ‘‘The older we get the more we appreciate the position we are in. We gained our success in a time when ears were uncluttered,’’ Greedy says.
Mental as Anything and The Radiators play Southport RSL tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets are $28.