Live and loud at GC track
SUPER-SELLING rock band Live have revved up for the first show of their Australian tour with hot laps at a Gold Coast motor racing track.
Norwell Motorplex’s Paul Morris, a motorsport veteran, yesterday hosted a Supercars experience for the rockers before tonight’s Brisbane gig.
Morris and Live, whose Throwing Copper album sold eight million, have a curious connection – the band sponsor his Super Truck which he races on the global circuit.
The tie-up is thanks to Team United Fibre and Data UFD owner Bill Hynes who signed Morris to race for Team UFD last year.
Mr Hynes is based in York, Pennsylvania, where Live all grew up. The Team UFD HQ has a studio and recording space built for Live who use it as their band base.
Singer Ed Kowalzck said since meeting Morris he’d been to many events.
“The Super Trucks up close and jumping as high and going as fast as they go ... it’s on edge and it’s great for the kind of music we try to make which is on the edge, and full of passion – there is a lot of passion in racing.”
Rock stars Live at Norwell with Paul Morris (front).