After 12 years, Bill Walsh of Cosmic Psychos fame has sold his share in Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar.
Walsh owned the Cherry Bar with James ‘Houngdog’ Young and Peter Lewis. Walsh has sold his share of the business to his partners.
In a statement James Young said, “Look Pete and I were looking to buy another Bar in Melbourne when we realised that the smarter play was to buy more of the one Bar we already owned, that way we didn’t have to double our workload. We plan to continue to perpetuate the rock n roll legacy created at Cherry by Billy ‘Cosmic Psycho’ Walsh.”
The Cherry Bar is in AC/DC Lane, Melbourne. The venue is often the go to place for artists when they finish a gig or artists who want to showcase. Only last week, the Tea Party performed a small, intimate set for around 100 people from the industry.
In other Cherry Bar news:
To celebrate the success of its sixth annual street rock n roll festival CherryRock012 the Cherry Bar in collaboration with photographer Jay Hynes is returning to AC/DC Lane with a street poster photography installation down the length of the iconic Lane capturing the energy of the artists who performed on the day. The photography will be presented in street poster form and pasted all over AC/DC Lane appearing for just 9 days from Saturday 19 May to Sunday 27 May.
Thoughts from Photographer Jay Hynes on “Back stage at Cherry Rock”: “This photographic idea was to present the character of each of the Cherry Rock acts immediately after they’d given their all for the crowd. With barely enough time to grab a beer or their breath, they were shot against simple white background so only the post show moment, mood and personality are evident. It’s the artists in a raw, real moment that we don’t always see. To complete the thought, the images will be printed on standard street poster stock. Together they will create a giant display on the walls that run the length of AC/DC lane; the site of the festival and right where they were first documented.”
Also, Cherry supplies the Back Line, the Mixer and our famous stage. You and your band plug in and play (BYO guitar leads and drumsticks). 6.30pm to 11.30pm every Monday. Free entry. Cherry wants to support the Melbourne music scene. We think bands will benefit from playing on the same stage that has hosted The Black Keys, The New York Dolls, Mark Lanegan, The Tea Party and already showcases over 550 different booked locals acts a year. Book a slot: firstname.lastname@example.org