Monsters Of Rock, owning their legacy

Monsters Of Rock

When The Monsters Of Rock take to the stage at the Live At The Foreshore Festival on November 1, they’ll bring an authentic Rock n’ Roll experience that honours the members’ well known back catalogue and their Novo rock heritage. Having forged their careers in bands like the Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo and Faceplant when these guys rock, they’re not mucking around. 

Grant Walmsley from Screaming Jets fame, says playing live with The Monsters of Rock bandmate Craig “Rosie” Rosevear, Rose Tatoo’s Dai Pritchard and Faceplant’s Paul Coxon, offers fans an opportunity to see an experience possibly more authentic than the current incarnations of their old bands.

“We don’t want to be part of the devolution of the bands, we want to honour them and be really proud about the ownership of our legacy,” says Grant.

“The funny thing about The Monsters is that is all came down to geography. It was quite organic how we came together, as we only live about five minutes away from each other”.

“In fact, it all happened by accident, when Rosie got a call about putting a band together, he saw Dai on the cycleway at Red Head, and called out ‘Oi Dai, I’ve got Walmo on the phone, do you wanna do a band?”

Newcastle songstress Holly Wilson is the newest Monster, and adds weight to the bands’ ethos of all members being able to hold their own as musicians and performers.

“When you have close friends who musically resonate with you, it’s an opportunity too good to pass up.”

The Monsters Of Rock play Live At The Foreshore with James Reyne, Baby Animals, Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Shannon Noll, Choirboys and Moving Pictures on November 1.

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Written by Newcastle Live

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