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The Band It About - Podcast Series Host/Creator Di Spillane, releases a new episode every Saturday. This in-depth Music Interview Podcast is an opportunity for musicians and others involved in the Music Industry to discuss their entire musical journey . Season 1; a variety of subjects. Season 2 “The Engine Room” interviews with drummers who were born, raised, lived, or have played in Adelaide, South Australia. This series is a unique opportunity to listen to musicians discuss their careers f ...
 
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John Swan OAM, better known as Swanee, was born John Archibold Dixon Swan in Glasgow, Scotland in 1952, and migrated to Australia with his family in 1961. John is an Australian rock singer who started his musical career as a Drummer when he was 11, when he joined the Elizabeth Caledonian Pipe Band. When his mother remarried in the mid-1960s, he was…
 
On Monday the 11th of October, Adelaide guitarist Bob Balsamo and BAND IT ABOUT host Di Spillane were interviewed by Zofia Dendunnen on her weekly PBAFM community radio program 'Manic Monday', to discuss the 'Greg's Wish' Event which is being held at 'The Gov' on Sunday the 17th of October. Many thanks to Zofia for giving us this opportunity to sha…
 
Kyle Sambell has been obsessed with drumming since the age of 2 when he began tapping out beats on pillows, furniture, pots and pans, and any other surface he could find. His parent's wisely purchased their son his first drum set when he was 3 and Kyle began to teach himself how to play by watching his favorite bands and listening to their CD's. He…
 
It may have taken me 6 months to finally be able to get Gary Burrows (and Pongo lol) to sit down long enough to record this interview, but it was definitely worth the wait! Gary is a legend here in South Australia, and a well respected musician Australia wide. Born and raised in Adelaide, Gary first began to play drums in the 60s. His first working…
 
Jerry Tee was surrounded by music from birth, his father Dimitris Tsitas, was the singer in the band ‘Akropolis Live’. The band performed extensively in Adelaide at weddings, panigiria, and festivals, and Jerry loved going to watch them play, always focusing on their drummer . As a young boy, Jerry Tee would practice every day, for hours, straight …
 
Alex Flood joins me in The Engine Room to discuss his musical journey which began when he was in primary school, when he began to have lessons with Jim McCarthy. His next teacher was Joel Prime, who broadened his musical influences, and introduced him to actively listening to music, and adding percussive instruments to his playing. Alex has been th…
 
CRAIG LAURITSEN is this weeks 'Engine Room' Guest. A few of Craig's performance highlights include: Brian Ferry support at the Adelaide Festival Theatre in 1988. Supporting artist for Kate Ceberano and Wilbur Wilde at the Club Foote in 1989, 3 months, 70 plus performances in New Delhi, India in 1994, 10 months, 80 plus performances with various Blu…
 
Matt Jonsson (Trolla Bolla Snatcha Razoo), joins me in The Engine Room this week to discuss his musical journey and artistic heritage. Born in Sweden, Matt emigrated to Australia with his family in 1972. Matt spent 10 years as the drummer in the popular Punk/Rock Adelaide Band the 'CLOWNS OF DECADENCE', and was for the most part responsible for all…
 
Drummer/Percussionist/Music Educator James (Jim) Bailey joins me in The Engine Room to discuss his fabulous musical journey both in Australia and overseas. Jim first became interested in music while living in England, he wanted to play the clarinet, but the school didn't have any available, so he was given a piccolo to take home to try. He didn't h…
 
JOHN APPLEBY joins me in The Engine Room this week to discuss his musical journey. John is a self taught drummer who has mainly played with original bands here in Adelaide during his 54 year playing career. John joined his first band WOLFBAIN in 1968, in 1972 he joined BRONZE ELK who later became NEON WATERMELON which was the first Australian band …
 
ROBERT (ROB) BOUNDY studied at the Adelaide College of Music in 1968 under the direction of John Arthur, with section leaders Steve and Larry Todd, in marching band and beginning drum set lessons. In 1970 he joined the Adelaide Highland Pipe Band under the tutelage of Lindsay Chuck and Daryl James until 1974. In 1979 he began rehearsing with past m…
 
RICK KENT joins me in The Engine Room to discuss his musical journey which began in Adelaide during the 60s Rock 'N' Roll days with The Firebirds who became The Vibrants. The Vibrants moved to Melbourne in 1966, and had several charting hits, "Something About You, Baby", "My Prayer", "Don't Let Your Left Hand Know", and "How Sweet It Is". After lea…
 
James Judd has played in many Adelaide bands including: Broken Brick, Ralph Richard Quintet, Gini & The Groove, The Toe Jammers, Sons Of MOD, and The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers. James took a break from music and spent 15 years of that time as a Fully Sponsored Motorcycle Rider, winning around 100 races. He competed mainly in Endurance Races and was a F…
 
The Engine Room Guest: Laurie Kennedy, has been mentioned in many of my previous interviews due to him having been an in-demand drum teacher and player in South Australia for 40 years. His playing career began in NSW when families gathered together and listened to music shows, drama serials, light entertainment and quiz programs on the radio, Rock …
 
Steve Todd became a professional musician when he was 19, and has worked in the industry ever since. Born in to a family of entertainers Steve's profession was predestined, his father John Todd was a drummer, his mother a founding member of the 'Ethelton Entertainers' theatre group, and his grandfather a vaudevillian, it was a given that both he an…
 
THE 'MURRAY DELTA JUKE JOINT', (formerly 'The Wreckers'), has undergone an amazing transformation since David Lloyd and Greg Button decided to take on the Live Music Venue in 2020. When I interviewed David for The Engine Room (S2E8), he talked a bit about the venue and I wanted to see what it was like, as my band had played at there in 2019. I deci…
 
Moni Lashes (Monica Majcen), mother of 2 and matriarch of the Adelaide, South Australian Rock n Roll band "The Babes" joins me in The Engine Room this week to discuss her musical journey. The Babes who formed in 2011, are: Moni Lashes on drums, her sister Donna D on lead guitar, their brother Corey Stone on bass, and a brother-from-another-mother, …
 
Jazz drummer BEN RILEY joins me in The Engine Room this week to discuss his drumming journey. When in High School Ben was taught by Ray Haughn, who introduced him to the Ted Reed book 'Syncopation For The Modern Drummer', he began having private lessons when he was in year 10 with Laurie Kennedy, and had his first paid gig while in school filling i…
 
Mick Rajan has performed with a number of well established band's within the Adelaide scene for the past 25 years including Just Strait, David Blight and The Flyers, Rob Riley Band, The Jukebox Kings, and Back In Black - A tribute to AC/DC. David Blight and The Flyers have recently reformed and will be performing at the Semaphore Workers Club on th…
 
S2 E32 The Engine Room Drummer Andrew Griffiths, Andy started learning drums December 1973, and has over 40 years experience in performing, recording and songwriting throughout Australia, having spent 7 years in Sydney and Melbourne as part of his Professional playing career. His first Adelaide band was the very first Punk/New Wave band in Adelaide…
 
Preview of S2 E32 Andrew Griffiths, author of "Progressive Rock Drumming", Business Owner/ Manager 'Frets & Sticks Music co' Andy joins me in The Engine Room this week to chat about his career. This is a preview of one of Andy's many stories that he tells during his interview. This is part of his memorable gig stories, when he explains how the Adel…
 
Update 1: When I first interviewed Joe Turtur it was just before he was to go into hospital to have part of his colon removed. Joe had T3 Colon Cancer, and was not given a guarantee that he would wake up from the surgery. Thankfully Joe did wake up, he spent 17 days in hospital, and has been living with a Ileostomy Bag while his colon recovers from…
 
Sue Filmer joins me this week in The Engine Room to discuss her musical journey which began with Sue being a trained dancer. Sue was born in New South Wales and moved to Adelaide when she was 20 to attend the only Contemporary Dance Course on offer in Australia at the time, which was at Flinders University. Sue worked in various jobs while studying…
 
Sue Filmer joins me this week in The Engine Room to discuss her musical journey which began with Sue being a trained dancer. This is a preview of Sue sharing a story from when she used to be employed to dance at events in Adelaide, prior to joining her first band as a percussionist. The full episode will be available on Saturday May 29th at 9am (Ad…
 
S2 E29 PAUL JIMMY SHARMAN Part 2. Paul miraculously manages to mention all of the following people: his wife Tracey, Bette Midler, Steve and Ben Todd, Steve Prestwich, Satisfaction band members plus Nigel Bourne, Louise Pearson, Peter Kershaw, Tonkin Family, Mark Meyer, Mario Marino, Bobby Keys, Rolling Stones, Royal Crown Revue, Jeff Algra, ABC's …
 
Paul Sharman had a happy childhood despite growing up poor, living on an old farm, situated on largely arid land. Since joining his first band in High School, Paul has been involved in the South Australian music scene ever since. Drumming in a variety of bands, managing, and promoting his, as well as other bands. Paul is one of the few remaining or…
 
Ken Chenery moved to Adelaide with his parents when he was 10. In 1969, Ken began playing with popular local bands, during a period when the live music scene was vibrant in South Australia. The musical talent were kept busy, performing, creating, and entertaining the audiences that would regularly attend one of the many live music venues, some of w…
 
I interviewed Darren Lee 5 days before the very sad passing of the "Bay City Rollers" lead singer Les McKeown. After learning of this I contacted Darren to see if he still wanted his interview to be released, given the fact that he obviously talks about being the "Bay City Rollers" drummer. Darren appreciated being given the choice and decided to s…
 
During the interview I ask Darren what it's like Touring with Les McKeown's "BAY CITY ROLLERS", this is part of his response. The full interview will be available to listen to tomorrow morning, Saturday May 1st from 9am (Adelaide, South Australian time.) I recorded this interview on April 15, Darren absolutely Loved being in the "BAY CITY ROLLERS",…
 
This interview is a must for Live Music Venue owners and musicians who are interested in finding out more about their own return to live music events and concerts once their countries current social distancing measures are relaxed. It will give many a realistic insight into just how long it will be before you can expect to get back to any sort of n…
 
We are rewinding the Engine Room back to Episodes 6 to 10 to replay the last segment of the show 20 questions in 2 minutes. First up is E6 the Funny Funky Monks Australian Red Hot Chilli Peppers Drummer, Nick Romano who speaks that fast at times that I misheard one of his answers thinking that he had told me that he was his favorite RHCP drummer, i…
 
It is amazing how much you can find out about a person when you ask them 20 quick, random questions. Have you ever wondered why I end the show by playing 20 questions? Are you now thinking, 20 questions, I didn’t know that you even did that? Well this is the episode that will give you the answers. Today I rewind to the start of the second series, t…
 
Travis Dragani is the Band It About - podcast series 'Engine Room' guest this week. Travis has always known what he wanted to do for a career, he was given his first kit when he was 3 years old and has continued to play drums ever since. His career started in Adelaide where he played with many bands, prior to making the decision to move to Melbourn…
 
Travis Dragani joins Band It About podcast series host Di Spillane, in The Engine Room this weekend. Don't miss hearing Travis share his journey to becoming one of the busiest drummers on the Australian music scene. He has performed all over Australia, Europe, USA, Indonesia & UAE. Travis has played drums for and toured with the following bands and…
 
Eli Green had no desire to play the drums when he first started, his mother signed him up for lessons as a distraction while his parents were separating, and although he enjoyed the lessons and friendship that developed with his drum teacher, Eli eventually stopped playing. It wasn’t until years later when his school friends told him that they were…
 
Adelaide drummer Eli Green joins me this week in The Engine Room S2E20 to discuss his amazing career. Eli is the drummer for Life Pilot, the touring drummer for a band that first formed in the 80s, many years prior to Eli being born, he joined The Mark of Cain in 2013 and has been their touring drummer ever since. Eli has recorded and toured with m…
 
Host Di Spillane has set up a PayPal https://paypal.me/banditabout?locale.x=en_AU and ‘buy me a coffee’ to help her to cover the expenses that come with producing this weekly independent podcast series. If you would like to help by buying a coffee you can do so via this link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BandIt Thank you for your support, and thank…
 
Adelaide drummer and former John Reynolds Music City Manager, John Stephens, joins me this week to share stories from his music career, taking us on a journey filled with his fabulous memories from the entertainment scene in Adelaide from the 50's right through to recent years. John has lived a life that most wouldn't even dream of, rubbing shoulde…
 
Adelaide born drummer John Yacka joins me this week to discuss his career. John's first major original band was 'Ironhorse' who began performing in 1980, and within four years had won a reputation as one of Adelaide's most devoutly supported acts. The bands first major gig was on November 30th 1984 when they supported 'Deep Purple' at Memorial Driv…
 
Listen to Mark's first interview E7 first. I recently caught up with Mark after one of his gigs, we chatted about his first Engine Room interview, he mentioned that there was a lot that he did not touch on, so I was delighted when he suggested that we arrange a time to record part 2. In this interview Mark reflects on the incredibly talented musici…
 
S2 E27 THE LOVE MUSSELS are an Adelaide psychedelic rock band who originally formed in 1994, they released their first album "Dirty World" the same year, followed by a few more releases until the band disappeared in 2006. The band reformed in 2019 and recorded the "It's All Relative - Redux", which was released in October 2020. During the interview…
 
Adelaide drummer Liv Bafile is this weeks Engine Room guest. I must thank Pete Kershaw for suggesting that I interview Liv, if it were left up to Liv I doubt that this would have happened as Liv is quite shy and didn't think that he had a story worth sharing. I beg to differ, as I am sure that you will too! Liv has been in many original bands as we…
 
Adelaide drummer Ben Todd began playing drums at the age of 3, adding to an already large family of drummers (3 generations to be exact!) His first introduction to the instrument was from his father Steve who worked as a freelance musician. After leaving high school, Ben quickly became established in the Adelaide music community and began work in s…
 
Adelaide drummer Bradley Polain was always going to be a musician, after all his father Bill Polain and both of his brothers were drummers, and his mother Charmaine a pianist, his entire family was heavily involved in the Brass band scene. Brad's musical journey has taken him from the weekly Brass Band rehearsal at the Enfield Band Hall to playing …
 
John Reynolds is a South Australian icon, and one of the nicest gentleman that you could possibly chat with. John discusses his career as a performer with the Dominoes and the Frank Sebastian Entertainment Revue (among others), as well as what led to him starting his business in 1968 with $400, a business that would go on to play a part in many Sou…
 
Adelaide born drummer Joe Turtur had a quick rise to fame in the early '80s, with the band Heaven, who were signed to a determined little indie label called Deluxe, also home to a young bunch of hopefuls called INXS. Heaven who changed their name from Fat Lip, looked like they just might be the next AC/DC. Their singer Alan Fryer had, in fact, audi…
 
This week’s interview is with the youngest drummer that I have had the pleasure to chat with so far, a drummer that I suspect will become very well known in the not too distant future, Lachie Durrans! Sixteen year old Lachie is the drummer for the original 3 piece Adelaide band 'The Birds Are Spies' who last year won the RockFest 2020 Best Band Awa…
 
This week’s ‘Engine Room’ guest Jeff Algra, has certainly experienced the great highs and extreme lows of the music industry. During the early 90s Jeff was the drummer in the Australian rock band ‘Seven Stories’, who after gaining a lot of commercial airplay, had a major breakthrough when they were signed by the Sony label (then CBS records) to a f…
 
Kyrie Anderson is one of Adelaide’s, if not Australia’s, most sought-after drummers. After completing a Jazz Performance degree at The University of Adelaide, Kyrie graduated with First Class Honors in 2014. While still at University, Kyrie toured Australia, Canada, and the UK with the 'Bearded Gypsy Band' and has since toured Europe three times wi…
 
This weeks interview is with Adelaide drummer and 'Murray Delta Juke Joint' venue co-owner David Lloyd. David is currently the drummer in the local bands 'The Boogie Men' and 'Plan B', both bands have been busily recording material which will be released this year. David is not only a passioniate supporter of live music, he has also run/partnered a…
 
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