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The Ultimate Tribute to UK Tribute Bands 25-27 May

MEMO Music Hall – Tribute is not a dirty word…

Did you know that Tribute Bands are some of the highest paid musicians in Australia? If you are interested in an interview about what motivates musicians to form and perform in tribute bands, or fancy a bit of a tribute performance on your show please let me know!

Tribute is not a dirty word…..at least not the last weekend in May at MEMO!

The Ultimate Tribute to UK Tribute Bands 25-27 May MEMO Music Hall

The last weekend in May is a back-to-back three-day tribute to Melbourne’s top Brit music Tribute bands – Raw Brit, Leave Your Hat On and Wingspan. Featuring a who’s who of famous Australian bands including The Angels, The Badloves, Skyhooks, Boom Crash Opera, Stars, The Undertow and Rose Tattoo.

Friday night starts the celebrations with one of the most exciting tributes to emerge in recent years Raw Brit. Performing the best of 60s and 70’s British Rock ‘n’ Roll with classics from The Who, Led Zeppelin, Status Quo, Cream, Bad Company and more.

As adolescents, the four high profile Melbourne musicians of Raw Brit, were heavily influenced by the ‘new’ sound of 60s and 70s British rock. It took them on a journey and lead them to their own successful careers. Now, they come together as a band to perform the songs that would influence a lifetime of artists. Put simply, “they don’t write songs like this anymore”.

Raw Brit is Mick Pealing (Stars, The Ideals, The Spaniards), Bob Spencer (Skyhooks, The Angels), Peter ‘Maz’ Maslen (Boom Crash Opera, The Undertow), John Favaro (The Badloves, The Undertow)

On Saturday 26 March, Leave Your Hat pay 100% respect to that reggae-loving working-class soul man Mr Joe Cocker… that white boy from Sheffield England with more cigarettes and bourbon on his voice than your average black blues singer from Alabama.

Joe died in 2013 and “Leave Your Hat On” formed to honour his memory that year. The band will also be paying tribute to the wonderful late Leon Russell, the Texan New Orleans honky tonker who as well as fantastic piano played a mean Les Paul and wrote George Benson’s biggest hit “Masquerade”. It’s an unmissable combination.

Out front the incredible Rick Evans (The Dymonds) is backed up by a funky 12-piece R&B powerhouse made up of some of Australia’s finest musicians: Piano & MD Andy Burns, guitar Brenden Mason, drums Jeff Barnes, bass Shane Cole, hammond Michelle Johns, backing vocals Kerry Maher, Nardia Rose, Georga Byrne, trombone Tim Blamey trumpet Bryan Chetcuti and sax Jez Blamey.

On Sunday 27 May at 2pm Wingspan will take you on a magical journey through Paul McCartney’s Hits from his Beatles days, to the formation of Wings. 

Hey Jude, Let It Be, Long and Winding Road, Get Back, USSR, Saw Her Standing and songs from his early solo albums (McCartney and Ram) to the formation of Wings (Band on The Run, Jet, Live and Let Die, Silly Love Songs, Let Em In, Mull of Kintyre and many more).

This is a must see show for Die Hard Wings, Beatles Fans or just genuine music lovers stretching over three generations via the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s.

The Wingspan line up presents the amazing Talents of Chris Doheny: (Vocals, Bass, Piano & Guitar) Geisha and The Voice of the Footy Show. Shaun Gardener: (Guitar & Vocal) 21/20, GMA & Live And Kicking. Alby Stefani: (Keyboards & Guitar and Vocals) Geisha. Paul Monger: (Drums and Marathons) 21/20 & Hollywood Zoo. Pat Carroll: (Guitar, Bass & Vocals) The Voice.

All Ticket info and pricing is at www.memomusichall.com.au

Friday 25 and Saturday 26 shows: Doors 7.30pm and show 8.40pm to 11pm with intermission.

Sunday 27 Show: Doors 2pm and show 3-5.30pm with intermission

Earlybird registrations are open for the Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018

From the 7th to the 11th of June. Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks

Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO and Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, XL Arts, Warren Wills, Claire Patti and Dr Jonathon Welch AM.

BE CHALLENGED, INSPIRED & ENTERTAINED!

JOIN one of our wonderful Festival Choruses, led by Richard Gill, Claire Patti and Dr Jonathon Welch respectively.

BRING your School or Community Choir to a workshop or masterclass with Richard Gill, one of Australia’s finest, and funniest music educators.

SEE the internationally acclaimed, award winning The Song Company with Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, in “True Love Story” …. AND the exciting young talents of XL Arts under the artistic direction of Liane Keegan, as they perform in recital!

SING in a Festival Showcase Concert with your choir.

MISF has a proud history of presenting new Australian works, and will present TWO WORLD PREMIERES in 2018 under the inspiring creative direction of Olivier nominated composer, music theatre producer and performer Warren Wills with the School of Hard Knocks MEN ALOUD! and award winning CHOIR OF HARD KNOCKS.

For more information about the Festival program please go to http://schoolofhardknocks.org.au

We can’t wait to see you all at MISF 2018 for another extraordinary weekend of workshops, educational experiences and performances that will leave you challenged, inspired and entertained! Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Founding Artistic Director

Book Now! Earlybird registrations apply if registered by May 25th!

An unforgettable weekend at #MISF18

Proceeds support the School of Hard Knocks in providing arts and cultural programs to the vulnerable and marginalised in our community.

Contact misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au OR 0419 337 283

Listen To Older Voices : Simon Alsop – Part 1

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced 
by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the 
Toorak Times and Tagg.
 Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
This is part 1 of a 3-part program featuring the story of 70-year-old Simon Alsop. It is true that everyone has a story but from time to time we come across someone whose story not only should be told, but can for many people, be quite uplifting.

 

Simon has not just survived a stroke in the later part of his life but he has put an extraordinary amount of effort and determination to regain as much of his pre-stroke life as possible, as we will hear. In part 1 we learn about Simon’s early life including the terrible bullying he experienced from primary school through to secondary school. This is a topic that is quite relevant in today’s world and it reminds us this terrible activity has been with us for a long time.

Simon gains an Engineering degree at Melbourne University but finds himself working in very early computer programming for the Ford Motor Company. His stories are informative while being very entertaining.

Simon Alsop

 

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Listen To Older Voices : Mick Elliott – Part 3

Image of Mick Elliott with Mike Rudd and Darrell Roberts Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program 
produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through 
the Toorak Times and Tagg.
 

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

In the final program of the story of Baby Boomer Mick Elliott, Mick continues his stories of his music experiences and shares his thoughts on both the past and current state of Australian music, as well as on a range of social issues. His stories of his many trips to the northern territory, a place that has captured Mick’s heart, are stories of his music and his love of playing and he reminds us just how much our indigenous Australians enjoy live music.

Image of Mick [Centre bottom] with Mike Rudd [Left] & Darrell Roberts Right]
Mick [Centre bottom] with Mike Rudd [Left] & Darrell Roberts Right]

Mick is an unassuming man, his friends understand that often he is a man with few words, but a man who let’s his guitar do his talking. Now rapidly playing into his seventieth year, his playing in groups is becoming less frequent as he is largely retired but for the lucky ones, he can still be heard playing from time to time. He now supplements his income-teaching guitar while looking forward to the time when he can move permanently to the Northern territory and see out his final years there.

Click to hear Mick Elliott – Part 3


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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

Clear out your attics!

Christ Church Mission Community Centre in Acland Street, St Kilda needs donations of good quality art, antiques and collectibles for a fundraising sale to support their work in the community.

Goods will be on sale in Christ Church, Acland Street during the weekend of May 19-20.

An exclusive preview and purchasing opportunity will be available at a VIP wine and cheese opening event on Friday, May 18 from 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets are available for $20.

Please contact the Centre on 9534 9250 or email to communitycentre@christchurchstkilda.org.au if you are able to help with donations or if you would like to purchase tickets to the opening event.

Listen To Older Voices : Mick Elliott – Part 2

 Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced  
by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through 
the Toorak Times and Tagg.

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

In this, the second part of his story, Mick Elliott talks about some of the great bands he has had the pleasure of playing lead guitar in, including the fabulous Wild Beaver Band that was one of the hottest bands around Melbourne in the early 1970’s. We learn how the group became the support act for the legendary J.J. Cale and how a throw-away line directed to the band, led to them writing a great song with that single comment by J.J. Cale becoming its title. What was the line and what was the song? Well, you will have to listen!

Mick’s life is punctuated with non-music based jobs as the vagaries of the Australian music scene create many highs and lows which created the necessity to earn a living outside the music industry. He relates how the many gigs at Melbourne’s number one hotel for music – the notorious Station Hotel, led to many wonderful opportunities including being in Bo Diddley’s backing band during Bo’s tour of Australia.

Mick Elliot [right] with vocalist “Snowy” Townshend – circa 1976

Click to hear Mick Elliott – Part 2


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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

Oz Blues Legend – Dave Hole Touring in May

Dave Hole’s new album, GOIN’ BACK DOWN, has been a long time coming. “It’s taken 3 years of my life”, says the internationally acclaimed 69 year old Australian blues man “but it’s been worth it. This is the one I’ve wanted to make for what seems like forever –an  album where I could have the luxury of writing and developing the songs at a leisurely pace without the pressure of a fixed release date.

”Having taken the decision to self-produce and engineer, Hole had a lot to learn but found the process exhilarating. Three tracks feature accompanying musicians (Bob Patient, Rick Eastman, Roy Martinez, Paul Millard and Jon Tooby) but the remaining eight cuts have Dave playing everything himself, with the occasional use of loops and samples.

This is not the first self-produced Dave Hole album but is it the first that he has engineered? “Well yes. Three tracks were recorded by Bob Patient at Anarchy but I recorded the rest of them and mixed them down in my home studio. It’s been a huge learning curve getting to grips with Pro Tools and all that stuff but it’s very satisfying to have done so much of the work myself.” The result is a quite different and more varied collection of songs than what might be considered usual for a Dave Hole album.

The ballad Tears For No Reason for instance, features nylon stringed classical guitar while Arrows In The Dark reveals a distinctly ‘60’s Merseyside influence–a side of Dave Hole we’ve not heard before. That said, there’s still a substantial helping of Hole’s signature high-octane slide guitar on offer – Goin’ Back Down promises to have broad appeal to both new listeners and Hole’s many existing fans alike.“Too Little, Too Late” was in my head almost fully formed when I woke up one morning. It’s about those irreversible tipping points in life. It could be in a relationship or whatever, or to do with climate change. It’s the point where you realize that there’s no going back.”

“I’ve always been a huge BB King fan and Used To Be seemed to demand that bluesy call and response thing that BB did so well and where the guitar just takes up the singing during the solos. So I abandoned the slide for that one and picked up my standard tuned Gibson 345 and allowed myself to fantasize that I was the “King of the Blues” for six minutes!”The first and last song that book-end the CD appear to be closely related. Hole reveals “they’re actually two halves of the same song. 

The first one, Stompin’ Ground contains all the vocals, and the last one, the title track, Goin’ Back Down, is the extended outro solo. It started off as an experiment but I came to really like the effect of having a ‘slight return’ at the end of the album.”Measure Of A Man ” is a slow paced burner that features what sounds like a Dobro throughout. “Actually it’s my National Tricone on that track” explains Hole. “The intro lick is a Robert Johnson thing.” Could we be forgiven for thinking that it’s about a certain US President? “You might very well think that, but I couldn’t possibly say,” quips Hole.

“Arrows In The Dark” was co-written with my friend Nic Di Falco. He came up with the chord progression and it reminded me of some of the stuff from the 60’s that I grew up listening to, so I put some Everly Brothers vocal harmonies on it. It’s probably the most radio-friendly thing that I’ve ever done. Lyrically it’s about someone wanting to rekindle a relationship and the other person saying “That was way back when and we’re both totally different people now……and also, let’s not forget that you were the one that pulled the pin.”

“These Blues Are Here To Stay was probably the most fun of anything to record. It’s just six minutes of rollicking blues….the perfect vehicle for lots of slide guitar solos. Right in my comfort zone. And Bobby’s Rock is another one -an instrumental blues shuffle that was a great excuse just to have fun with guitar.

”Dave Hole’s 10th album, GOIN’ BACK DOWN, will be released world-wide on April 27 on CD, LP and Digital. He will be playing a handful of Australian dates in May with band mates Rudy Miranda on drums and Ian Lees on bass. See below for full details.

DAVE HOLE TOUR DATES

THU 3 MAY BRASS MONKEY CRONULLA NSW

FRI 4 MAY THE BRIDGE HOTEL ROZELLE NSW

SAT 5 MAY THE HERITAGE HOTEL BULLI NSW

SUN 6 MAY WICKHAM PARK HOTEL NEWCASTLE NSW

FRI 11 MAY THE SPOTTED MALLARD BRUNSWICK VIC

SAT 12 MAY SATELLITE LOUNGE MULGRAVE VIC

SUN 13 MAY MEMO MUSIC HALL ST KILDA VIC

17–19 MAY BLUES ON BROADBEACH BROADBEACH QLD

SAT 26 MAY THE CHARLES HOTEL NORTH PERTH WA

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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As our first successful blues export Dave Hole can surely lay claim to being one of Australia’s most-respected elder statesmen of the blues.

Internationally Hole is widely regarded as one of the all-time slide guitar greats whose playing is infused with the spirit of such legends as Elmore James, Duane Allman and Johnny Winter.

Nine successful albums and countless tours of the U.S. and Europe have solidified Hole’s stature as one of the very best slide guitarists playing today and seen him headlining festivals in America, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Poland, Russia and Switzerland. His two performances at the prestigious Leverkussen Blues Festival in Germany were televised nationally. Tours have also included performances in the UK, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Czech Republic.Dave Hole was born in England in 1948. At the age of four he moved with his family to Western Australia, settling in the hills outside of Perth, the place he still calls home.Being fairly isolated,his childhood was somewhat lonely and the young Hole sought solace in music via the family radio. He listened intently to the likes of Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and Cliff Richards and the Shadows, being increasingly drawn to anything that featured a twangy guitar. By the age of eleven he had convinced his parents to buy him his first cheap instrument. He was immediately smitten -and so began a lifelong passion for music and guitar in particular.

At the age of sixteen a friend’s Muddy Waters record introduced him to the power of the blues and it wasn’t long before the pair resolved to form a band and set about getting their hands on as many blues records as they could find. What ensued was a voyage of discovery through Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson to Elmore James, Otis Rush and BB King.

On leaving school Hole completed a degree in physics at the University Of Western Australia before being increasingly drawn into a life of music and by 1974 he was playing steadily around Perth and the country towns of Western Australia.In 1976 he broke the little finger of his left hand playing Australian Rules football. The mishap lead him to adopt his unusual slide guitar technique,whereby he places the slide on his left hand index finger and plays from over the top of the neck.Fast forward to the day in 1990 when a chance encounter with recording engineer John Villani resulted in a session during which Hole and his band laid down 16 tracks in a single day. The aim was to produce a CD to satisfy demand from Hole’s growing number of local fans.On a whim Dave sent a copy to US Guitar Player magazine and was astounded to receive a call in the middle of the night from the then editor Jas Obrecht. Hole describes the conversation: “I literally fell out of bed when I realized it wasn’t a hoax. Jas was raving about my playing and promised “to give it the best review I’ve given anything in years.”

The ensuing review commenced “Magnificent, staggering, almost beyond belief…”and concluded with “…what more could you ask?” Guitar Player then followed up with a July 1991 Dave Hole feature story. Obrecht also tipped off Bruce Iglauer, president of Alligator Records, the world’s most prestigious blues label.

When the deal was inked Dave Hole became the label’s first and only non U.S. based signing.Alligator then released SHORT FUSE BLUES to a world-wide audience. Almost overnight, Dave Hole became an international phenomenon.Hole was soon gigging non-stop across America and Europe, leaving audiences spellbound wherever he went and drawing rave reviews from countless international publications, including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Downbeat and Guitar World. Similarly, he earned rapturous praise from the Associated Press and major US market dailies such as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post.

And it wasn’t just the critics who were paying attention. Metallica’s Kirk Hammett named Dave Hole as one of his favourite guitarists, saying “His slide playing kills me.”People everywhere took notice. When veteran rock and blues guitarist Gary Mooreheard SHORT FUSE BLUES he was so impressed that he sought out Dave to invite him to do two European tours together. They played stadiums and arenas and concluded with two memorable nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.Hole’s records and live performances are jam packed with soaring slide guitar and passionate vocals.

“Nothing interferes with Hole’s searing guitar when he is in full flight,”says Rolling Stone.Guitar World agrees, saying, “Hole produces solo upon blistering solo with slide work that is exhilaratingly relentless.”

“While many bottleneck players base their styles on a few patented patterns, Dave Hole sprays a steely fire all over the strings, navigating stratospheric leaps with the greatest of ease,”wrote Guitar Player. “Hole has a molten tone that will harden into a hopeless tangle, then bust loose for some old-fashioned catharsis”, said New York magazine, “He’s a modernist mining a classic blues vein”.Blues Revue noted”If this guy played with any more feeling he’d have to go on Prozac. Dave Hole is not only a superb guitarist with a distinctive sound, he performs heart-felt vocals with the depth and credibility of any blues headliner touring today … hard driving rocking blues… he is electricity incarnate!”Hole’s STEEL ON STEEL album was produced by Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Luther Allison, Santana), and featured twelve original compositions.

Down Beat said of the album, “Harrowing slide-guitar solos and rampaging vocals … wickedly seductive, playfully inventive.” His next album was recorded in Chicago with some of that city’s best blues players. The dynamic result of these sessions was TICKET TO CHICAGO. The album featured Hole’s sizzling slide guitar playing and was fire-powered by the talents of bassist Johnny B. Gayden (Albert Collins), drummer Ray “Killer” Allison (Buddy Guy), and pianist Tony Z (Larry McCray, Buddy Guy). “It was incredible to be able to play with musicians of this calibre and it forced me to really extend myself,” claims Hole, who even added horns (courtesy of legendary arranger Gene Barge) and harmonica (from Billy Branch) to a few songs.

Next came OUTSIDE LOOKING IN, containing 12 new tracks that bore further testimony to his astounding guitar virtuosity, further endearing him to his growing world-wide legion of fans. Hole’s only live album to date, THE LIVE ONE, was recorded over two nights in Chicago and one night in Perth and captures the full-blooded excitement of his live show -a power-house representation of a one-of-a-kind talent.

WORKING OVERTIME was nominated for a prestigious American NAIRD Award and UNDER THE SPELL won an Australian ARIA Award. When pressed for career highlights Hole cites “having the opportunity to jam with some of my heroes such as Buddy Guy and Albert Collins. There’s also the night that Otis Rush came to my show outside of Chicago and wound up joining me on stage for the entire second half.”

Listen To Older Voices : The Life and Times of Mick Elliott – Part 1

 Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced 
by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through 
the Toorak Times and Tagg.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

We present another Baby Boomers special program this one featuring the story of Mick Elliott presented 3-parts. This is the first part of a 3-part program featuring the Life and Times of Mick Elliott. Mick was another Baby Boomer who was bitten by the “music bug” at a young age and who went on to make a successful career as a professional musician. Over the three parts to his story we will follow Mick’s story from his early years. His first band that was formed in 1964 and we listen and learn how over the years he became part of some iconic groups such as Syd Rumpo, Southern Cross, the Wild beaver Band, Stars and many more.
 
We will also hear the stories of how he and his guitar came to support such music legends as J.J. Cale and Bo Diddley. Yet for all his success Mick is an unassuming Aussie who never shirked from working hard in jobs outside the music industry when times demanded and, he is not just admired by audiences for his guitar work, but by his peers.
 
Mick – circa 1964
 

Click to hear Mick Elliott – Part 1


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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through 
the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

 

Listen To Older Voices : Elaine McGavin – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by
Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times & Tagg.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
This is another wonderful Golden Moment Repeat program, where we have dipped into our vault of treasured memories and retrieved a story from the archives that we believe deserves being repeated for those who may have missed it the first time. The story of Elaine McGavin was first aired in November of 2007. 
Continuing her fascinating stories, which are punctuated by an easy sense of humor, we learn of her life with husband Ron and other employment, which included working in what was one of Melbourne’s most iconic and well know bookshops – the Theosophical Bookshop. Elaine also talks about her work as the secretary to the Chief Health Surveyor in the City of Hawthorn.
Finally Elaine also shares tales of her trip to Thailand. Her life is full of activity and stories including one involving Bert Newton. Listen to the stories of a woman who has lived a rich life to its fullest.

 

Click to hear Elaine McGavin – Part 2


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[Listen To Older Voices is a Uniting Melba program and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]

Listen To Older Voices : Elaine McGavin – Part 1

 
Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves
for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg.

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

This is another wonderful Golden Moment Repeat program, where we have dipped into our vault of treasured memories and retrieved a story from the archives that we believe deserves being repeated for those who may have missed it the first time. The story of Elaine McGavin was first aired in November of 2007. 
Welcome to part 1 of a 2-part program featuring Elaine McGavin. Elaine was 72 years of age when interviewed in September of 2007. She takes us on a journey starting from what are amazing recollections of her life at only 18 months old. As a teen she played in the Victorian Junior netball squad, a game she continued to play even after having children.
She is a wonderfully warm person with a great sense of humor. Elaine speaks at length of the closeness of her family and the things they did together. Her life is full of great events and some surprises, including having a famous musical brother, Athol Guy, who was a member of what was probably Australia’s greatest trio the Seekers.

Click to hear Elaine McGavin – Part 1


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[Listen To Older Voices is a Uniting Melba program and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]