Live Review: The Beasts + The Johnnys, ANU, Canberra 7 March 2019

I arrive at the ‘new’ ANU venue in time to catch the last few numbers by Sydney’s reformed cowpunk stalwarts The Johnnys. Graham Hood stalks the stage and lays down his distinctive bass groove while Slim Doherty’s appealing guitar twangs and resonates throughout the room. With Billy Pommer keeping time behind the kit, there are … Continue reading Live Review: The Beasts + The Johnnys, ANU, Canberra 7 March 2019

Spencer P. Jones, guitarist and songwriter, has died

Guitarist, songwriter and storyteller Spencer P. Jones, who forged his name in Australia and overseas with rock ‘n’ roll bands the Johnnys and Beasts of Bourbon, has died. Jones was born in 1956 on the North Island town of Te Awamutu in New Zealand and moved to Australia in his late teens - pursuing a … Continue reading Spencer P. Jones, guitarist and songwriter, has died