Daddy Cool is re­turn­ing

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY EMMA PRIOR

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.

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