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 MP3s & CDs 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 Spotify playlists
Australian African Blues Classical Country/Folk Current Playlist Latin Jazz Pop Reggae/Soca Rock Soul Surf 1960s World 250 Desert Island Tracks 50 best discovered 2017 50 best discovered 2018 Weepingly beautiful
My Youtube playlists
My bands: the Original Faux Pas and the Bleeding Hearts
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)
Here’s a list of all bands and performers I can remember seeing.
And a list of all Movies Seen 2015-19 all rated 1-5 (save file only)