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Spys' Sort-of Rebirth in Brazil

Spys' Sort-of Rebirth in Brazil



Who: Spy Vs Spy
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Saturday June 10, 2000

AS the lead singer of SPY VS SPY bass playing CRAIG BLOXOM has rallied against injustices of the world through his music.

Playing this Sunday night at the BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN concert at the Newcastle Workers Club, Bloxom had been subjected to some injustices of his own.

The Spys were one of a number of Australian bands, along with AUSTRALIAN CRAWL, GANGgajang and MEN AT WORK, whose tapes were pirated and sold in Bali in the 1980s.

But like those groups the piracy has had a fortunate effect on his career in the late 1990s.

Bloxom and band toured to Brazil recently after discovering a surf-loving Brazilian DJ, who had fallen in love with Australian music while holidaying in Bali, had made them famous.

The Spys' first show in Brazil was attended by about 5000 punters, a pleasant surprise to Bloxom who has retrained and now lives and works in Newcastle as a second-year apprentice chef.

TE has 20 double passes to THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN to give away.

To go in the draw mail an envelope, with your name, address and telephone number on the back, to THE BOYS ARE BACK GIVEAWAY, PO Box 615, Newcastle, 2300.

Or enter on-line at www.nnp.com.au TE



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