The BRIAN CADD Band LIVE at the Sundowner, Geelong 1982 recording is the 32nd release of the Australian Road Crew Association’s (ARCA) Desk Tape Series. Brian Cadd is the 31st artist to get behind Support Act’s Roadies Fund through the Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA)’s Desk Tape Series. The recording is released tomorrow, Wednesday February 1st.
The Series was created by ARCA to raise funds to provide financial, health, counselling and well-being services for roadies and crew in crisis. The recordings are made by a production member – in this case sound engineer Andy Rayson – and released on ARCA’s Black Box Records through MGM Distribution and on all major streaming services.
After emerging in the ‘60s with The Groop and Axiom, Brian Cadd’s multi-platinum solo path saw him surrounded by top-notch players. This was the case of this ARCA tape when Cadd put incredible musicians around him when he returned from his home base in America for a four-week run in Australia.
Like the other dates, the Sundowner was a sell-out. “It was so packed and rocked like hell,” Cadd recalls. “The band was incredible. Pub rock was at its epicentre, and people of that generation knew one thing – go to a pub and rock!”
“As the tape shows, all those shows were up-vibe,” adds Andy Rayson, who did the sound for the Brian Cadd Band’s run in between stints with Australian Crawl and The Divinyls. “The crowd was mostly in their 20s and 30s, all reactive, laughing, clapping and dancing.
“The Sundowner was a good sounding room, with a straw roof and probably held about 500.”
Brett Allen, who did the stage on the tour, points out “Brian was a star, so he could afford to hire the best, and this band was phenomenal. “Everybody went ‘wow’ when the tour started, but they got more red-hot with each show.”
Thanks to Brian Cadd and Greg Noakes for the photos, Nprint for the artwork, Phil Dracoulis for the mastering, and especially the Brian Cadd Band for their support of roadies and crew in crisis.
Brian Cadd Band Live At The Sundowner Hotel Geelong March 1982
Brian Cadd – vocals, keyboards
Sam See – guitar
Jeremy Allsop – bass
Tony Naylor – guitar
Trevor Courtney –drums
Roger McLaughlin – cameo bass
Andy Rayson (sound)
Michael Eastick (lights)
Brett Allen (stage)
Baby Let Go
It’s Gotta Be Real To Me
Off The Hook
For The Love Of A Woman
C’est La Vie
Hits Medley: Alvin Purple, Little Ray of Sunshine, Ginger Man
White On White Eldorado
Keep On Rockin’
Momma Don’t Dance
Keep On Rockin’ (reprise / band intro)
The BRIAN CADD Band LIVE at the Sundowner, Geelong 1982 live tape and all the ARCA Desk Tape Series recordings are available through Black Box Records – ARCA (australianroadcrew.com.au) and the following:
https://ffm.to/liveatthesundowner (paste into browser if it fail to work)
Apple Music / iTunes
Black Box Records