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Hey Skyhooks Fans Freddie Strauks To Join Bob Starkie Saturday At Satellite Lounge

by Paul Cashmere on August 25, 2016

in News

Skyhooks fans are in for a bit of a reunion for Skyhooks drummer Freddie Strauks joins Skyhooks guitarist Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie for the Million Dollar Riff show at the Satellite Lounge in Melbourne this Saturday night.

Freddie, Bongo, and Greg Macainsh were the mainstays of the Skyhooks era. Graeme ‘Shirley’ Strachan joined one year after the band formed, replacing original singer Steve Hill. (Shirl died in 2001, Steve Hill in 2005). Shirl didn’t last until the end of the full first cycle of the band. He left in 1978 and was replaced by Tony Williams who recorded vocals for the band’s final album ‘Hot For The Orient’. Shirl did rejoin for the reunion shows of 1984, 1990 and 1994.

Bongo has kept Skyhooks alive live with his all-Skyhooks Million Dollar Riff shows.

Million Dollar Riff setlist January 2016 Barooga

Toorak Cowboy (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo) (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good in Bed (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
Whatever Happened to the Revolution (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
Smut (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
Jukebox in Siberia (from The Latest and the Greatest, 1990)
Party to End All Parties (single, 1977)
Love’s Not Good Enough (from Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, 1975)
Million Dollar Riff (from Straight In A Gay Gay World, 1976)
Living in the 70’s (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
Horror Movie (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (from Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, 1975)
Women in Uniform (from Guilty Until Proven Insane, 1978)
Hey, What’s the Matter (from Living In the 70s, 1974)
B B B Boogie (from Guilty Until Proven Insane, 1978)
All My Friends Are Getting Married (from Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, 1975)

Million Dollar Riff this weekend will feature lead vocalist from Lisa Edwards and original Skyhooks drummer Freddie Strauks, along with Steve Williams (sax/harp/percussion), Michael Cristiano (guitar) and Kim May (bass).

Broderick Smith is the special guest for the night.

Tickets are from $25 plus booking fee. Showtime is 8:40pm.

The Satellite Lounge is at the corner of Ferntree Gully Road and Jells Road, Wheelers Hill.

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