Band gets back for ben­e­fit

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

GOOD TIMES: band mem­bers Glen Jack­son, Terry Wother­spoon, Clive Richard­son, Mark Wother­spoon, Lance Vick­ers, Greg Hoskin, Rod Mal­colm and Stephen Lynch EIGHT mu­si­cians are hop­ing to re-live the buzz of per­form­ing more than 25 years af­ter they last played to­gether in Townsville.

The Ross River Fever tour is in Townsville tonight for one night only and con­sists of hockey play­ers who are for­mer band mem­bers from The DBs, who were also known at dif­fer­ent times as the The Goods, Dam­aged Goods and Loud Eyes.

Singer Glen Jack­son said the idea for the re­union came about when for­mer coach of the Ra­zor- backs, Mick Ton­ner, de­cided he wanted the band back to­gether.

‘‘ I know we’ll put on a great show and have some fun,’’ Mr Jack­son said.

‘‘ We used to get paid for our gigs years ago and couldn’t be­lieve it at the time. We were good, but not great.’’

He said brothers Mark and Terry Wother­spoon and Greg H o s k i n g w e r e t h e o n l y mu­si­cians left who played pro­fes­sion­ally.

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R o d Mal­colm are the only two left liv­ing in Townsville while Jack­son, Stephen Lynch and Clive Richards are based in Bris­bane and the Sun­shine Coast.

It’s an ’ 80s themed night and the band will play hits from the ’ 80s – old rock and con­tem­po­rary songs – and orig­i­nal num­bers.

The gig is at the Townsville Hockey Club, Mur­ray Lyons Cres, Idalia, from 8pm tonight. En­try is a $ 1 coin do­na­tion to go to Cy­clone Yasi and flood re­lief ef­forts.

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