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Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch

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Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
See 26 live performances and the documentary of the making of the album.

During mid October 2015 a truly unique recording experience took place at Mixmaster Studios as a South Australian based project created a South Australian album of 10 emerging South Australian artists interpreting 10 South Australian classic songs of 10 South Australian artists who have been inducted into the SA Music Hall of Fame.

The Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters' recording sessions took place at Mixmasters Studio, tucked away in the Adelaide Hills at Hawthorndene, where Engineer and SA Hall of Fame Inductee, Mick Wordley has for the last 20 years recorded many local, national and international artists.To name a few: Jeff Lang, The Yearlings, John Schumann, Joe Camilleri, The Angels, Borderers, Archie Roach, Rolf De Heer, Richard Clapt on, The Atlantics, SuperJesus and the list goes on and on...

The songs chosen for the Yesterday's Heroes Sessions are not the obvious iconic ones the original artists were known for. Artists like John Schumann didn't want Only 19 selected.

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Mick Wordley and John Schumann

With so many exciting new young artists performing in Adelaide pubs and clubs it is interesting to see and hear what these young artists bring to make these popular songs sound fresh and inspiring. What they have done is truly a credit to themselves and the original recording artists, as these popular songs take on a fantastic new sound. As much as I still love the original recordings, the Mixmaster Sessions have allowed these iconic songs to take on a new energy and a new life, as each artist puts their own stamp on their re-recording.

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Kelly Menhennett and Chris Finnen. Photo: H. Radford.

This album will be recreated live on stage at the beautiful Mortlock Library, North Terrace at 7.30 on Monday, 1st February. There are only 200 tickets available to this unique performance, so booking is essential.

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Enrico Morena, David 'Daisy' Day & Victor Marshall at the launch of 'Yesterday's Heroes Exhibition at The State Library, February 2015. Photo: H. Radford.

THE PROGRAM includes:


John Brewster with Sam Brittain
John Schumann with Tom West
Rockin' Rob Riley with Tara Carragher
John Bywaters with Max Savage
Chris Finnen with Nancy Bates
Mick Bower with Banjo Jackson

and presentations by

Bev Harrell for Loren Kate
Mark Holden for Kelly Menhennett
John Freeman for Troy Loakes...

PLUS the all star AMC COMBO...

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Nancy Bates recording Doug Ashdown's "Winter in America.


A special feature of The Mixmasters Sessions was the filming of a documentary by students of the University of SA Magill, under the supervision of Wilson Main, Lecturer of Film Studies at UniSA in Adelaide.
In a spontaneous and relaxed atmosphere the audience were invited to participate in a Q & A with the recording artists, recording engineer, Mick Wordley, record and co-producer, Enrico 'Mick' Morena and musical director, Julian Ferraretto.

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Max Savage recorded The Twilights '9.50'.

There will be a SPECIAL INDUCTION:
will be inducted into the S.A. MUSIC HALL of FAME by John Pemberton.

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Tom West recording John Schumann's 'The Long Run.' Photo: H. Radford.

Besides being a hotelier and restauranteur in Adelaide, Ron was an Adelaide artist manager and promoter in the 1960's and 70's.
In 1964 Ron, along with art collector and Jazz promoter, Kym Bonython and 5AD radio DJ Bob Francis , was instrumental in getting The Beatles tour to Australia to include Adelaide. In June 2014, Ron Tremaine and Bob Francis were invited as guest speakers to speak about their experiences in promoting The Beatles tour at the 40th Anniversary Australian Beatles Festival.

In the 1960's while Ron was promoting dances he met singer Bev Harrell who appeared with local bands Levi Smith's Clefs and The Vibrants.

Ron is remembered for his promoting gigs in the early 1970's at "The Old Lion Hotel" at North Adelaide. One memorable group being the Mount Lofty Rangers. Some of the notable artists who performed with this group included Bon Scott, Chris Bailey, Glenn Shorrock and Robyn Archer.

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Julian Ferraretto and Banjo Jackson. Photo: H. Radford

Yesterday's Heroes Mixmasters Sessions Album and Documentary Launch
Gathering at AMC Sessions: Peter Thorpe, John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Craig Holden & Alex Innocenti. Photo: H. Radford.



ALBUM PRICE: RRT $20. Copies available at event.

All proceeds will go to the artists and the SA Music Hall of Fame.

SA Hall of Fame Inductees Chris Finnen, David Day, Glenn Shorrock with AMC Founder Enrico 'Mick' Morena at AMC Sessions. Photo: H. Radford
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Why? A unique experience to attend a performance of 26 artists live on stage recreating the album
When: 7.30pm on Monday, 1st February.
Phone: Enrico Morena: 0430 410 002
Where: Mortlock Library, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
Cost: ADULT $38, CONCESSION: $33. Tickets at: Tickets at: Bookings recommended to avoid disappointment.
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