Rose Tattoo + Girlschool
Aussie rockers Rose Tattoo will come to Limelight Belfast on Friday 7th September ’18 and Voodoo Lounge Dublin on Saturday the 8th with special guests Girlschool. Tickets £30/€32.50 inc bkg fee on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets.
Rose Tattoo – Oct 2017
The wise amongst us have always said ”never say never” so with the spirit of that in mind..’here we go again!’. I’m very excited to be going out again as Rose Tattoo, 100% adrenalin fueled Aussie rock ‘n’ fucking roll, played in the traditional Aussie way with passion and total commitment to the moment. As there is no permanent Rose Tattoo line up at the moment, until Demarco gets out, I have assembled the finest bunch of rogues, worthy to wear the colours, to accompany me into the fray. Dai Pritchard on slide off course, in my eyes he has no equal. Second guitar is Bob Spencer, a monster of a player, one of the greatest players I have ever seen and has been a close friend, brother and ally for the past forty years. Mark Evans on bass, his pedigree is enshrined in Aussie rock history. Keeping the seat warm for Demarco is the legendary drummer John ‘Watto’ Watson, another monster of a player, together the boys and I will continue Rose Tattoo’s legacy. You the loyal supporters and you the newly found friends deserve nothing but the best and that’s just what you will get!..Be there or be square!..
About Rose Tattoo
Rose Tattoo is an Australian rock and roll band, now led by Angry Anderson, that was formed in Sydney in 1976. Their sound is hard rockmixed with blues rock influences, with songs including “Bad Boy for Love”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw”, “Nice Boys”, “We Can’t Be Beaten” and “Scarred for Life”. Their first four albums were produced by Harry Vanda and George Young who also worked with AC/DC. They disbanded in 1987, subsequently reforming briefly in 1993 to support Guns N’ Roses on an Australian tour. They reassembled again from 1998 and have since released two more studio albums.
According to Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane, Rose Tattoo are “one of the most revered bands of all time. The Tatts played peerless, street-level heavy blues with the emphasis on slide guitar and strident lyric statements”. Guns N’ Roses, L.A. Guns, Keel, Nashville Pussy, Motosierra, Pud Spuke Helen Schneider, and the Uruguayan band The Knight’s Night have covered Rose Tattoo songs. On 16 August 2006, they were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. Six former members have died in recent years including four of the original recording line-up, Dallas Royall (1991), Peter Wells (2006), Ian Rilen (2006), Mick Cocks (2009), and Lobby Loyde (2007), who was a member between October 1979 and September 1980, and Neil Smith (2013), who played bass temporarily prior to Loyde.
Girlschool are a heavy metal band originating from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries and friends Motörhead. They are the longest running all-female rock band from the uk. Still active and looking good after more than 35 years. Formed from a school band called Painted Lady by Kim McAuliffe and Enid Williams. Girlschool enjoyed strong media exposure and commercial success in the uk in the early 1980s with three albums of ‘punk-tinged metal’ and a few singles, In the 1990s and 2000s, they concentrated their efforts on live shows and tours, reducing considerably the production of studio albums. During their long career, Girlschool travelled all over the world, playing in many rock and metal festivals and co-headlining with or supporting some of the most important hard rock and heavy metal bands. They maintain a worldwide cult following and are considered an inspiration for many succeeding female rock musicians such as The Donnas .Despite line-up changes in the past. original members Kim McAuliffe, Denise (drench) Dufort and Enid Williams are still in the band to this day. Original member lead guitarist /vocalist/songwriter Kelly Johnson died of cancer in 2007 and was replaced by lead guitarist /songwriter Jackie (Jax) Chambers in 1999 till present day.