Show to rock the West again
WITH fond memories of his last visit to Perth, RocKwiz co-host, writer and producer Brian Nankervis is looking forward to returning in October for RocKwiz Live! Salutes the ARIA Hall of Fame.
“I’m certainly looking forward to coming to the West again,” he said.
“I have very vivid memories of the last time there; in fact, it was one of the highlights of the tour.
“I’ve got friends who live in Cottesloe and we played frisbee and football on that beautiful grassed area near the town hall… we swam, we had lunch at Il Lido, we had a table tennis tournament and then went on to do probably the best show of the whole tour.
“I think our first national tour we did more shows in Perth than we did in any other city… we were bowled over by the response.”
After a successful 13th series of RocKwiz on SBS, the team, including co-host Julia Zemiro, is taking it on the road for a special series of live shows based on ARIA Hall of Fame inductees.
They include artistes such as Dame Nellie Melba, Cold Chisel, Paul Kelly and Kylie Minogue.
“The shows tend to be a little more unpredictable,” Nankervis said. “We tend to improvise a bit more, we know we can take some risks.”
It will follow the usual RocKwiz format, with Nankervis prowling the foyer prior for potential rock brains to battle it out on stage and a mix of established and emerging artists as guests.
Brian Nankervis and Julia Zemiro.