Band gets back for benefit
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.