The Melbourne music community will gather at Memo in St Kilda on Saturday July 18 for a show of support for Daddy Cool co-founder and legendary Australian guitarist Ross Hannaford, who was hospitalised earlier this year and has been suffering serious health problems.
The ‘Concert For Ross Hannaford: Dance If You Want To’ will be hosted by RockWiz MC Brian Nankervis and will feature a line-up that includes Hannaford’s former Daddy Cool colleagues Ross Wilson and Wayne Duncan, The Black Sorrows, Steve Hoy, Mike Rudd, Bart Willoughby, Kerryn Tolhurst, Bruce Haynes, Ray Pereria and The Rockwiz Orchestra featuring Peter Luscombe, James Black and Mark Ferrie.
More special guests will be announced soon.
It is exactly 50 years ago that Hannaford and Wilson were on the local charts in their first band together, The Pink Finks. They later formed Daddy Cool, after which Hannaford not only had a succession of his own bands but also played on recordings by some of Australia’s best known acts, including Renee Geyer, Mark Gillespie, Goanna and The Black Sorrows.
In recent years Hannaford could be seen busking at the South Melbourne Market, often in the company of Bart Willoughby.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am Thursday 2nd July 2015 via www.memomusichall.com.au