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Sounds of 70s for Young Star

Sounds of 70s for Young Star

Who: Lucy's Wall
Where: Highfields Azzurri Sports Club
When: Friday May 14, 1999

LAKE Macquarie band LUCY'S WALL will head into the studio to record a five-track promotional CD this month that the group hopes will go some way to securing more live work and possibly a record deal.

The group, supporting MAL EASTICK on Friday night at Azzurri Sports Club, and headlining on Saturday night at Belmont Sportsmans Club, has also secured itself a fortnightly residency at the Beach Hotel.

The Beach Hotel residency begins on Friday, May 28.

Lead singer DANNY YOUNG, the son of 1970s former Australian King of Pop JOHN PAUL-YOUNG, says the band will record the songs in Sydney at Ramrod studios on vintage ALBERTS STUDIO recording equipment.

It's the same equipment that his dad would have used in the 1970s to record songs such as LOVE IS IN THE AIR, I HATE THE MUSIC and YESTERDAY'S HERO. 'It is, so that's pretty cool,' Young said.

Guitarists AARON LAWRIE and DANIEL DOYLE, drummer MATT SULLIVAN and bass player LLOYD RICHARDSON will lay down original songs WAKING UP, GOT THE PICTURE, SULLEN DAY, FEAR OF FLYING and TICKET TO DREAM. Young, also the band's lyricist who has acting experience in Australian TV soaps, hopes the Alberts gear will give his band's 'melody driven rock' a '1970s feel'.

The teenager has also devoted the second half of 1999 to brushing up his skills on guitar and piano, pushing acting 'onto the back burner' for the time being.

'There's no use having a voice with no instrument skills,' Young said.

No doubt with former TED MULRY GANG drummer HERMAN KOVACS behind the controls the result should be an interesting listen for the group that describes its originals in a similar vein to POWDERFINGER or INXS. The CD is due to be released on June 13 in time for the COL SMITH WINTER CLASSIC surfing competition where the group is booked to play. TE

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