Former Finch’s Bob Spencer and Owen Orford to play together for the first time in over 40 years - Noise11.com
Bob Spencer guitarist with Rose Tattoo at Palms Melbourne on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bob Spencer guitarist with Rose Tattoo at Palms Melbourne on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Former Finch’s Bob Spencer and Owen Orford to play together for the first time in over 40 years

by Paul Cashmere on January 25, 2019

in News

Former Finch singer and guitarist Owen Orford and Bob Spencer will perform together for the first time in over 40 years this weekend.

Bob will perform for The Australian Guitar Legends Festival in Coolangatta with Kevin Borich, Tim Gaze and Dale Pritchard.

Bob spilled the beans on Facebook saying “Eons years ago, I was in a band with a very, very good singer. This coming Saturday, Owen Orford and I will perform a few songs together, for the first time in 42 years.”

Bob and Owen founded Finch in Sydney in 1973. Their recording career kicked off a year later with three songs on the soundtrack to the surf movie ‘Drouyn’.

Finch’s debut album ‘Thunderbird’ was released in 1976. The second album ‘Nothing To Hide’ gave them their first hit song ‘Where Were You’ (#25).

In 1978 Finch signed to Portrait Records in the USA. They had to change their name to Contraband after a Dutch band called Finch were already using the name internationally. The ‘Contraband’ album was released in 1979. The band broke up a year later.

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Related Posts

KISS Photo by Ros O'Gorman
KISS Use Australian Flag At Austrian Concert

KISS made a pretty dumb mistake in Austria this week when they put the Australian flag instead of the Austrian flag on the screen.

2 days ago
Don Henley photo by Ros OGorman
John McEnroe Joins Eagles In London

Tennis great John McEnroe put all those years of pretending to play guitar with a tennis racquet to good use when he joined Eagles on stage in London on the weekend.

3 days ago
Rose Tattoo Angry Anderson and Mark Evans. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Mark Evans Is Back In Rose Tattoo

Mark Evans has announced he is back in Rose Tattoo after being dumped from the band just four days ago.

4 days ago
Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick
Jethro Tull To Release 50th Anniversary Edition of Thick As A Brick

‘Thick As A Brick’, the classic Jethro Tull album, will be reissued on vinyl in its origin form with the newspaper cover.

4 days ago
Roger Waters played Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Saturday 10 February 2018. Roger Waters is performing his Us and Them Australian tour. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Performs for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Roger Waters’ and band appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week to perform ‘The Happiest Days of Our Lives / Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 and 3’ ahead of the This Is Not A Drill world tour.

4 days ago
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen Join Paul McCartney At Glastonbury

Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney gave Glastonbury concert goers a special treat when they joined Paul McCartney on stage.

5 days ago
Neil Young Noise and Flowers
Neil Young Announces Details of ‘Noise & Flowers’ Live Album

Neil Young will release a 2019 live album recorded just after the passing of his friend and manager Elliot Roberts.

6 days ago