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Punchy Amigos Play Hard to Keep 60s Alive

Punchy Amigos Play Hard to Keep 60s Alive



Who: The Amigos
Where: Beresfield Bowling Club
When: Friday December 1, 2000

WHILE many bands claim to play 'everything from the 1960s to the 1990s', not all of of them are the same. THE AMIGOS, playing this Saturday night at Beresfield Bowling Club, are a case in point. According to bass player LEE BROSSMAN, the group may play music from the 1960s but there is nothing soft about its sound. 'What sets us apart is that ours always has a harder edge to it,' he said. 'It's definitely not a sixties style of band but a punchy rock'n'roll band with attitude.' Lead singer GREG DOUGLAS and guitarist IAN MACKINNEY have been in the band for 15 years, while Brossman and drummer MARK WALLACE, formerly of THE CRUISERS, have been in the band for the past five years. 'We've all been playing since we were teenagers and we like to play with the same energy as we had then,' Brossman said. The Amigos play at venues ranging from Mayfield Ex-Services Club, where audiences want to hear mostly 1960s music, to school formals where kids rock to THE ANGELS, PEARL JAM and METALLICA. The Amigos will play on Saturday, December 16, at Kurri Bowling Club; Friday, December 29, at East Maitland Bowling Club; and New Year's Eve at South Leagues Club.







WHILE many bands claim to play 'everything from the 1960s to the 1990s', not all of of them are the same. THE AMIGOS, playing this Saturday night at Beresfield Bowling Club, are a case in point. According to bass player LEE BROSSMAN, the group may play music from the 1960s but there is nothing soft about its sound. 'What sets us apart is that ours always has a harder edge to it,' he said. 'It's definitely not a sixties style of band but a punchy rock'n'roll band with attitude.' Lead singer GREG DOUGLAS and guitarist IAN MACKINNEY have been in the band for 15 years, while Brossman and drummer MARK WALLACE, formerly of THE CRUISERS, have been in the band for the past five years. 'We've all been playing since we were teenagers and we like to play with the same energy as we had then,' Brossman said. The Amigos play at venues ranging from Mayfield Ex-Services Club, where audiences want to hear mostly 1960s music, to school formals where kids rock to THE ANGELS, PEARL JAM and METALLICA. The Amigos will play on Saturday, December 16, at Kurri Bowling Club; Friday, December 29, at East Maitland Bowling Club; and New Year's Eve at South Leagues Club.



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