Watching the ARIA awards a few weeks ago and seeing the mighty Yothu Yindi deservingly welcomed into the Hall of Fame I was reminded of an amazing chapter in my life. Once upon a time a certain brash young singer from Subiaco with stars in her eyes and no money in her pockets ventured to L.A to be part of the “Wizards of Oz” showcase. This was a government initiative to promote Aussie bands to the huge American market. I was there with Martin Plaza (Mentals)and the sadly deceased and incredibly talented James Freud (Models) as part of Beatfish.
Before I could say “I just met Tina Arena” I was offered a contract to join Yothu Yindi who were just starting to break worldwide on the back of the massive success of the song Treaty. So began an amazing journey around the world playing on some of the world’s biggest stages. Sometimes when it all seems like a dream I check out this clip and it all comes flooding back. Thanks you Yothu’s and also thank you to all you honest, taxpaying Aussies who got me to LA in the first place!
Dance with me beautiful people!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQV-N7xuKQY