The APIA Good Times show is a lot of fun. It has to be, just look at the line-up. Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Glenn Shorrock and Kate Ceberano have half a century of hits to play.
Glenn Shorrock is the elder statesman of the troupe, admitting that he first performed on this same stage of the iconic Palais Theatre in St Kilda 50 years ago. Shorrock supported The Rolling Stones with his band at the time The Twilights. Their song ‘Needle In A Haystack’ from 1966 was the oldest song of the evening.
The youngster of the line-up was Kate Ceberano, who at age 49 surprised me with a comment that her song ‘Bedroom Eyes’ was now 30 years old. (For the record it is really 26 years old but still well past legal drinking age).
APIA Good Times is a great music formula placing Australia’s best talents together for one great value show. Over time these people have been the creative forces behind Little River Band, The Twilights, Axiom, The Groop, Bootleg Family, I’m Talking, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and the Black Sorrows, not to mention their own solo hits.
Fans were treated to the old and the new. Joe Camilleri took the opportunity to showcase two songs from his current vinyl records ‘Endless Sleep’ opening with ‘Devil In Disguise’ and including the Princess Bride hit ‘Storybook Love’.
Kate and Joe sang solo and together, Glenn and Brian sang solo and together performing the hits they had together with Axiom. Everyone sang together at the end.
APIA Good Times setlist, Melbourne, May 24, 2015
Devil In Disguise (from Black Sorrows, Endless Sleep, 2015)
Harley and Rose (from Black Sorrows, Harley and Rose, 1990)
Shape I’m In (from Jo Jo Zep, Screaming Targets, 1979)
Security (from Jo Jo Zep, Don’t Waste It, 1977)
Hit and Run (from Jo Jo Zep, Screaming Targets, 1979)
Storybook Love (with Kate Ceberano) (from Black Sorrows, Endless Sleep, 2015)
Brave (from Kate Ceberano, Brave, 1989)
Pash (from Kate Ceberano, Pash, 1987)
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (from I’m Talking, Bear Witness, 1986)
Champion (from Kate Ceberano, Kensal Road, 2013)
Bedroom Eyes (from Kate Ceberano, Brave, 1989)
Your Mama Don’t Dance (single Bootleg Family, 1972)
Don’t You Know Its Magic (Cadd song, single, John Farnham, 1972)
Woman You’re Breaking Me (single, The Groop, 1967)
Let Go (from Brian Cadd, Moonshine, 1974)
Alvin Purple (single by Brain Cadd, 1973)
Ginger Man (from Brian Cadd, 1972)
Arkansas Grass (with Glenn Shorrock) (single Axion, 1969)
A Little Ray Of Sunshine (with Glenn Shorrock) (single Axion, 1970)
Needle In A Haystack (single The Twilights, 1966)
Seine City (from Little River Band, After Hours, 1976)
Home On Monday (from Little River Band, Diamantina Cocktail, 1977)
Reminiscing (from Little River Band, Sleeper Catcher, 1978)
Cool Change (from Little River Band, First Under The Wire, 1979)
Help Is On Its Way (from Little River Band, Diamantina Cocktail, 1977)
Keep On Rocking (from Brian Cadd, Parabrahm, 1973)
Feeling Alright (Dave Mason cover)
Chained To The Wheel (from Black Sorrows, Hold On To Me, 1988)
I’ll Be Gone (Spectrum cover, 1971)
APIA Good Times remaining shows
May 29, Hobart, Wrest Point
May 30, Launceston, Country Club
Brian Cadd, the Noise11 interview
Joe Camilleri talks APIA Good Times, the Noise11 interview
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