Review: Ty Coates – Drivers Lament EP

I’ve had the new EP from Ty Coates on high rotation over the past few days, and if you’re a fan of melodic rock with a catchy chorus, this is one new release you need to make the effort to check out.  This 4-track outing comes hot on the heels of a recent (recorded in … Continue reading Review: Ty Coates – Drivers Lament EP

Alan Lancaster Interview – 2019 – Status Quo/Bombers/Party Boys

https://youtu.be/_sOgxGhNeT8 As a founding member of Status Quo, the iconic Alan Lancaster needs no introduction. His place in rock ‘n’ roll history is assured, yet far too few people are aware of his time in late 80’s Australian bands The Party Boys and also The Bombers, who have just released a killer live album recorded … Continue reading Alan Lancaster Interview – 2019 – Status Quo/Bombers/Party Boys

Album Review: Alan Lancaster’s Bombers – LIVE! (2019)

More than 30 years ago now, Sydney hard rock band The Bombers were on the cusp of success. On paper, they had all the makings for success. With a line-up that boasted Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo, John Brewster of The Angels, a powerhouse vocalist in Ty Coates and a legit blues … Continue reading Album Review: Alan Lancaster’s Bombers – LIVE! (2019)

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: TYRONE COATES – THE BOMBERS, Hordern Pavillion Sydney, May 11, 1990

Not too many photos of Tyrone (or The Bombers in fact) exist. Shame really, cos back in the day they were a phenomenal live unit, with a rock solid line up of Alan Lancaster (Status Quo) and John Brewster (The Angels), and Tyrone on vocals out front. This photo was taken by Bob King. The … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: TYRONE COATES – THE BOMBERS, Hordern Pavillion Sydney, May 11, 1990

Rockbrat Remembers: When Coghlan, Lancaster and Brewster led The Bombers

The Bombers - Sydney Australia 1988-1991 There is some info out there on 80's Australian rock band The Bombers - much of it incorrect - written by people who were not there. Well you know what ? The Rockbrat WAS there - from the very beginning - and it is time that some accurate info … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Coghlan, Lancaster and Brewster led The Bombers

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Bombers – Aim High

THE BOMBERS AIM HIGH (A & M) Another obvious candidate for this column is ‘Aim High’ from The Bombers. Regardless of the fact that at one point they had an Angel and two Quo members in their ranks - this hard hitting band should’ve gone places. I witnessed The Bombers live experience many times and … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Bombers – Aim High