|Following his 2009 #1 placing of over 10,000 acts competing in the Triple J Unearthed Competition Scott Mellis has been busy opening for Jason Mraz and Tom Morello in Los Angeles after being spotted playing an impromptu acoustic set at a clothing store in Austin while in town for the SXSW music festival. Now he returns to Melbourne for his first (and last) show in the city for 2010 at The Toff on August 24.
Scott Mellis is a 23 year old singer/songwriter from Caloundra originally, moving to Melbourne at 19. Scott Mellis caught the attention of the local music community quickly on his arrival earning a reputation as an eclectic songwriter and performer. This reputation led to Mellis opening for visiting acts including UK folk-rock legend Richard Thompson, as well as Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Jeff Martin (Canada), Fink (UK,) and Joseph Arthur (US).
1934, Born on this day, blues guitarist Freddie King. Eric Clapton covered his ‘Have You Ever Loved A Woman’ on the ‘Layla’ album. Died on 28th December 1976 of heart trouble and Ulcers aged 42
1955, Born on ths day, Stephen Phillip Jones in Shepherds Bush, London. rock guitarist, singer, guitarist for punk rock band Sex Pistols.
1964, during a US tour The Beatles played two shows at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. They were paid $85,000 for the shows, tickets cost $4.00.
1966, Donovan hits #1 with “Sunshine Superman”
1970, Bill Halley and Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia
1972, ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’ by English glam rock band Slade hit number 1 on the UK top ten singles.
Australian Defence Force Air Show
RAAF Base Amberley October 4-5, 2008
Link to flickr photo group for the 2008 Australian Defence Force Air Show:
The 2008 Australian Defence Force Air Show, to be conducted on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of October will be the largest and most exciting Air Show conducted by the ADF.
This year’s Air Show will include aircraft from the United States Air Force, the Republic of Singapore Air Force as well as representation from across the Australian Defence Force.
The F-111, based at RAAF Amberley will star, performing its dump and burn display. The Roulettes, the Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Beret Army parachute team and the Navy Squirrel Team will also perform on both days of the Air Show.
A host of ground displays will also showcase career opportunities and capabilities within the Australian Defence Force.
A packed program of air displays will include participation from war birds from past conflicts and professional aerobatic displays.
Parking, food and facilities will be provided to guarantee those interested in an Australian Defence Force career and families and those interested in aviation enjoy an action packed day.
Full information about the Air Show is available at www.airforce.gov.au/airshow