Daddy Cool is returning
Ross will be one of ten artists to rock Mulwala in the new year and told the Yarrawonga Chronicle the show will be one not to miss.
“There’s a lot of artists singing their hits, it’s not going to be like they say, all killer no filler,” Ross laughed.
“There will be a lot of crowd involvement across the whole show and I can’t wait.
“One great thing about these shows is we get to know each other better as well, there’s a lot of hanging out backstage and these shows are great for us and the audience.”
Ross said there will be a great variety of Australian music by well-known Aussie artists, along with him singing some of his biggest hits from across all areas of his career.
“I’ll be singing some Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock songs, the ones people know,” Ross said.
“I never get sick of Eagle Rock and neither do the audience, I usually keep it until last so there is a big celebration at the end, it’s great to have that crowd involvement.
“I’m a regular to Mulwala, this will be like coming home in a way, I expect there will be kids there too that will be experiencing their first rock show so it will be great.”
Ross said he has seen a lot change in the Australian music scene with rock in particular but he likes where the genre is at the moment.
“The whole business is so much bigger and it’s good to see bands getting it together and heading straight overseas these days,” Ross said.
“There is quite a bit of nurture from governments to keep rock around and the audience has a lot to do with keeping Australian rock relevant.
“The good thing with streaming at the moment, Daddy Cool is actually getting a lot of streams on Spotify with our whole catalogue.”
Inspiration can come from many factors and Ross said sometimes it can take years for that inspiration to transpire into a song but he also likes to travel in his downtime which can also inspire some creativity.
“I draw inspiration from what I see around me and I’m a product of our society, I try to reflect that in music,” he said.
“It’s hard to explain the process of song writing, you have to open your mind and sometimes the inspiration just comes out of the blue.
“Though, some songs toy around for years, I’ll have two verses and be like that’s good, but then have trouble with the last verse and tinker round with words for a long time.
“You just want it to be absolutely right. “I like to travel and get to do it a fair bit, but I like to travel privately too and do touristy things, seeing different places and the way people live is always good.”
So what’s next for Ross? The Chronicle asked if he would consider going back to producing once his touring career was over.
“I do have plans to do a show where I will just feature Daddy Cool music,” Ross said.
“With Mondo Rock, we do get together every now and then and we will be doing some concerts in August next year.
“Fortunately it’s work I love doing and it’s great that I’m still around to do it and I’m still writing songs and carrying on doing what I do.
“I’m very proud that I produced the Skyhooks, I produced their first three albums and that was a really great experience.
“I do like producing but I have to be pretty passionate about it, a little bit of production here and there, it just depends on the act if I’m interested.”
Ross will be headlining the new look Classic Hits Live Tour in January alongside other Aussie bands 1927, Pseudo Echo, Eurogliders, Uncanny X Men, Dragon, Kids in the Kitchen as well as individual Aussie artists Swanee, Wendy Matthews and Mark Gable from the Choirboys.
General admission tickets are still on sale through Ticketmaster and the Mulwala WaterSki Club reception.
Daddy Cool himself Ross Wilson will be making his way back to Mulwala to headline the Classic Hits Live tour at the Mulwala WaterSki Club on January 5 alongside a number of other much loved Australian artists.
Ross Wilson is ready to rock Mulwala again as he headlines the Classic Hits Live at the Mulwala WaterSki Club on Saturday, January 5.