In July 2008 I booked a ticket to San Francisco. I was double bass player for Gail Kingston’s Hot Foot Jazz and we were making plans to appear at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee in May 2009.
This was a big deal for us. The band was in peak form; we’d just completed a new CD “Can You Tame Wild Wimmen” and Gail was hot favourite as we toured to jazz festivals across south-eastern Australia.
Gail Kingston’s Hot Foot Jazz at Tooleybuc NSW, June 2008. Brian Loffler (double bass), Derek Dalton (trumpet), Ron Bash (reeds), Gordon Coulson (trombone), Harold Phillis (piano), Dave Sutton (drums), Gail Kingston (leader, vocals), Tony West (banjo)
Exposure in the US would be a breakthrough; we’d tighten up our stagecraft and have a chance to mix it with some of the best traditional jazz musicians from around the world.
Have you been to the Riverland lately? Here are 5 good reasons to plan a weekend away at Loxton in April.
1. Join us for this special one-night-only event in historic Loxton. Fossils will bring to life for you the best folk songs of the 60s, 70s and later, many made famous by the wonderful Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is the health lifeline for thousands of rural people. Have a great night out on Saturday 14th April 2018 and help us raise money for this essential service.
We’ve had a lot of fun presenting our three Fossils benefit concerts in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Lutheran Community Care’s social welfare programs. And it’s very satisfying that the September 2017 concert raised another $7,500, bringing the total for the three concerts to $20,000.
We’re very grateful for all the support we’ve received from fans of 60s and 70s folk music, as we’ve brought back to life those powerful lyrics, memorable melodies and and superb harmonies from the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan.
For the 2017 Concert, LCCare prepared a flyer that gives an insight into what has motivated our Fossils team to create our tribute band. You can download the flyer by clicking here.
Remember the coffee lounges of the 60s and 70s, and hearing the songs of Peter, Paul & Mary or Bob Dylan? Their music was such a powerful symbol of love and peace, bringing a message of humanity, hope and activism.
It was an age of powerful lyrics, unforgettable melodies and superb harmonies.
We formed Fossils Folk group in 2014 to revive this popular folk music of the 60s and 70s.
Our first major gig was a benefit concert in November 2015. Initially we were planning a quite intimate acoustic show for around 50, but in the end more than 250 tickets were sold and we had a wonderful evening sharing our love of so many superb songs with a very happy crowd. Read More