News October 27, 2015

RocKwiz salute Vanda And Young with string of live shows

The team from Australia’s favourite music quiz show, RocKwiz are paying tribute to the music of Australia’s most famous songwriting team Vanda and Young.

In a string of three live shows this December, RocKwiz Salutes Vanda And Young will feature an eclectic mix of Australian icons alongside contemporary stars, performing songs written, played or produced by Vanda and Young.

Harry Vanda and George Young are the team behind some of the country’s biggest hits and together shaped the sound of Aussie Pub Rock, producing bands like The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Choirboys and AC/DC (George is the older brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young).

After meeting at the Villawood Migrant hostel in Sydney in 1964, the two went on to become founding members of The Easybeats, co-writing many of the seminal band’s hits.

When The Easybeats disbanded in 1969 Vanda and Young continued with their songwriting and producing pursuits.

They produced the first 6 AC/DC albums, co-wrote and produced Stevie Wright’s hit single Evie (Parts 1, 2 and 3) and collaborated on many songs with John Paul Young – including the international smash hit, Love Is In The Air. 

In 1998 Harry Vanda and George Young were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

The live show will of course be hosted by Julia Zemiro and adjudicated by Brian Nankervis. Backing up the artists will be the RocKwiz Orkestra: James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie.

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