If the Kardomah Cafe in Kings Cross was the spiritual home for Sydney's Candy Harlots - then the St. James Tavern in Castlereagh Street must have come a close second. The St. James Tavern had a long flight of stairs at the entrance, and looking back, must surely have been a bit of a fire trap … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Lee De Hugar – Candy Harlots 1988
Episode #1 of Rockbrat Radio was successfully launched - and aired aired live on the internet on 31 August 2010. The debut show was titled 'long lost all-girl bands' and featured acts such as Girl Monstar, Dragster Barbie, Mystery City, Leathur Panteez, Trinymph and Rum Babas Listen out for new shows in the coming weeks ! Show … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio Launched !
20 years ago, four wild looking girls from Sydney were blending cleverly written pop songs, pulsating drum rhythms and loud guitars. The results were amazing. The band was called the Rum Babas - a truly great rock band who never failed to nail it live. The Rockbrat always had a good time when he saw … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Sandi Novak Interview
When: Saturday 20 November 2010 - 7:30pm Where: Sandringham Hotel - 387 King Street - Newtown One of Australia's finest all-girl outfits the Rum-Babas will do a one-off re-union show soon in Sydney as support to the also re-formed Vanilla Chainsaws. Newcastle outfit The Dragstrippers will kick off the evening. I really should alter that photo at left to … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rum Babas Re-union Show – 20 November 2010
The Kardomah, the KD . In the late 80’s, this was THE rock place to be at. It was where all the wannabes and posers strutted around, thinking they were Sunset Strip material (when in all likelihood they were just suburban boys, as Dave Warner once wrote). I suppose it was the closest thing that … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Kardomah Cafe
The kind folk at Wikipedia pulled down my article on the Rum Babas as I 'couldn't prove the authenticity of my subject'. They also continually delete my photographs as I cannot prove I am the owner - but that's another story for another time ! Well here on the Rockbrat blog I'll write what I … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Rum Babas