Monthly Archives: December 2014
Gromm on a SUP
Off the Top
Time to Hit the Water
Jacko Down the Line
Surfing with Style
The Carve Up
Grab the Rail
Birth of a Band
Imagine you were at the birth of a rock band that contained some of the modern gods of Australian rock music.
Your mind takes you to a dark light bar in some rough side of town, a place many fear to tread.
Is it a pace filled with bourbon and tattoo’s or would it be in the studio when paths crossed?
If you said the car park of Redhead Beach, then you would be correct. A very good guess but correct.
It was March 2014 and former Screaming Jets drummer and proprietor of Rosie’s School of Rock, Craig Rosevear was just fresh out of the surf.
Whilst having a yarn with fellow surfers, the talk turned to getting a band for a charity gig for the June Long Weekend.
It was at that moment that Rose Tattoo guitarist, Dai Pritchard was sighted riding his bike through the beach car park.
An exchange of greetings and it was ideas that began to fly around for the future rather than rockers reminiscing about the past.
The idea that former Screaming Jet, Grant Walsmley would be available guaranteed that the nucleus of a talented core would
be able to give birth to the Brother in Rock.
On that day the “Monsters of Rock” was born, in a car park at the beach.
It wasn’t long before the line up of Rosevear, Pritchard, Walsmley added Paul Coxon and the line up was complete.
Since this day the Monsters of Rock have recorded a song called Your Time and shot a video at The Cambridge Hotel.
A great song with cutting guitar riffs, the song marches along like a steam train on a hot Australian afternoon.
The Monsters of Rock don’t need to prove anything to anyone, their body of work in the Australian Music Industry speaks for
There is one thing we do know, The Australian Music Industry needs the Monsters of Rock.