Sunday, May 28, 2006

THE WARD BROTHERS


I MENTIONED IN AN EARLIER POST THAT I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH WARREN WARD. ONE MOMENT WE WERE INTERESTED IN STEAM TRAINS, AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, HE HAD LEARNT BASS AND WAS PLAYING IN THE FLYING CIRCUS. THEY WERE AUSTRALIA'S FIRST EVER TRIBUTE COVER BAND. THEY LOOKED LIKE "THE BYRDS", DID THEIR SONGS AND EVEN PLAYED THE SAME RICKENBACKER GUITARS. THIS IS NEVER MENTIONED WHEN THEY ARE TALKED ABOUT. HE ALSO PLAYED IN FLAKE, BLACKFEATHER, NUTWOOD RUG, I THINK? HIS YOUNGER BROTHER ROSS WARD, AND I MUCKED AROUND IN GARAGE BANDS. THESE DAYS, ROSS IS A FULL TIME MUSICIAN, A GREAT AUSSIE BLUES ARTIST. CHECK HIM OUT AT www.rossward.com.au

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although I never met Warren Ward, I believe I used his bass amplifier once. He was doing a series of gigs at Whisky a GoGo at the Cross, possibly with Black Feather. Our band Phred got a mid-week gig there and used the amps that were already on the stage. I believe we did get permission. I rememer being very impressed with the double quad-box setup.

Rob

Dave said...

If that was in about mid-'73 I think he may have played there with McAskill then.