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Inducting more of South Australia's music icons into The SA Music Hall of Fame.
After a fantastic 6 weeks season at the State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide for its first exhibition, "Yesterday's Heroes Exhibition" and the incredible live "Mortlock Sessions" the AMC and SA Music Hall of Fame is returning to the Goodwood Institute, Goodwood, to continue the 2015 AMC Sessions to honour 5 Hall of Fame inductees Archie Roach (Singer/songwriter), Ruby Hunter (Singer/songwriter) (Posthumously), Mark Holden (Singer/songwriter), and Peter Brideoake (The Twilights), Paddy McCartney (The Twilights.)
AMC Sessions 7 is on Friday, April 10th at 7.30pm.
Archie Roach performing at Womad, Adelaide 2011.
Archie Roach is an icon of the Australian music industry and his honest storytelling tells the sad truth of indigenous Australia. He wrote the landmark song 'Took the Children Away' in 1990, about his own childhood and being taken by authorities from his parents to a mission.
If you have yet to attend the AMC Sessions and SA Music Hall of Fame Events you are missing out on some rare opportunities to see and hear some of our state's music icons perform and enjoy the fun and revelations when they are interviewed live in an entertaining "Up Close and Personal" interview by veteran Adelaide identity and former radio Rock Jock, David 'Daisy' Day.
Peter Coomb (Singer/songwriter, Children's & parent's entertainer), Evan Jones (Singer/songwriter. The Mixtures) and David 'Daisy' Day during interviews at the Mortlock Library Sessions. Photo by H. Radford
What makes the AMC unique are the fabulous sessions with a number of local musicians and singers being inducted, and many jamming together creating some memorable performances.
A memorable performer: Ruby Hunter "Down City Streets.
Ruby Hunter was eight years old when she was taken from her Aboriginal family in South Australia and fostered by a white family, while Archie Roach was three years old when he was taken from his. Years later they met at a Salvation Army centre and together they are two of Australia's most respected songwriters."
The Twilights: "Needle in a Haystack." The Twilights were a very important and successful '60s pop band in Australia. Released in 1966, "Needle in a Haystack" was their highest charting hit single.
AMC Founder and International drummer, Enrico 'Mick' Morena said, "the AMC operates on a not for profit basis and is run by volunteers with all ticket sales money going to the Artists and Production of the event. We still have 50 tickets remaining and we need to sell out every AMC Session just to break even."
Memorable performance at AMC Session: Glen Shorrock, John Bywaters, Rob Pippan, Gary Isaccs, Enrico 'Mick' Morena with the very funny Dave Flannagan as MC. Video by Phyllis Phyllis.
Morena said, "As we haven't attracted any $$ sponsorship as yet this year, it is imperative we sell out next Friday in order to keep doing what we do and keep inducting people into the SA Music Hall of Fame."
Mark Holden, Singer/songwriter. entertainer with over 30 years experience in the music industry. He released songs including "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again", "I Wanna Make You My Lady" and "Last Romance". He achieved platinum album sales.
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