Music, bands, films

African music

I’ve had an  obsession with African music since the early 1980s, after buying Hugh Masekela’s Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz LP (Blue Note 1973). I DJ’d an African music  program on radio 5MMM Adelaide, Back to Black, in 1986-7. I’ve many 1000s of , African LPs, CDs & MP3s particularly from the  golden age of early 1980s Congolese music. A large selection of favourite African tracks is on my Spotify page. All the music I played on Simon Marnie’s ABC Sydney Sonic Journey in May 2019 is here.

My review of the 2020 documentary on Congolese rumba The Rumba Kings

My Spotify playlists

Australian 60s-70s Australian & NZ 80s+   Blues   Country/Folk    Latin     Jazz   Pop   Reggae/Soca/Carribean   Rock     Soul/R&B    Surf     1960s  World    250 Desert Island Tracks  Weepingly beautiful UK/Ireland 60s-70s US 50s-70s

Annual 50 best discovered/rediscovered tracks: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Screen Shot 2019-11-08 at 7.30.51 am.png50 best discovered/rediscovered 2022 + Sisters’ twang, y’all + Wedding night specials

My Youtube playlists

AfricanFull concertsFavourite single tracks

My bands: the Original Faux Pas, the Bleeding Hearts, the Stan Moore Six

2010 lunch

The Original Faux Pas (2006-13): L-R Julie Leask (vocals), Dave Petroni (bass), Rob Heard (keys), Strat Mairs (drums), Trish Kirby (vocals), Simon Chapman (vocals), Mitchell Ward (guitar), Bob Cumming (guitar) Also at other times: Geoff McLellan (sax), Paul Grogan (guitar), Les McLaren (bass, keys), Cathy Sutcliffe (vocals), Bob Jones (guitar)


The Bleeding Hearts (2013-18): L-R Trish Kirby (keys), Simon Chapman (vocals), Suzanne Plater (vocals), Bob Jones (guitar), Rob Brennan (drums), Paul Grogan (guitar, drums), Dave Petroni (bass) Also at other times: Michael Surina (drums), Angelo Vardenega (bass), Adrian King (guitar), Mark Tanner (harmonica)

The Stan Moore Six (formed to play the Stanmore Music Festival 2022)

L-R Strat Mairs (drums), Jim Parker (guitar), Dave Petroni (bass), Trish Kirby (keys), Simon Chapman (vocals) Tony Egan (guitar)

Here’s a selection of our YouTube vids plus a band history listing all gigs and list of every song we played in the Faux Pas & Bleeding Hearts.

(2016)M'villeBowlo April 30

Here’s a list of all bands and performers I can remember seeing

Word file list of all movies & series seen 2015-2021, with trailer links & rated