STARS + Special Guests
Please Note: To book seated DINNER & SHOW tickets please call the venue on (02) 9544 3844 - All tickets sold through this site are General Admission. GA tickets are allocated for standing room only. A general admission ticket does not guarantee seating. All Shows Are 18+
Stars got together in Adelaide around '74 '75 , they were all musicians from around the same neighbourhood and basically fell together through a love of similar music, ie. Free, Deep Purple etc
After a short while supporting bands from interstate, Dingoes, LRB etc and starting to write their own songs , Beeb Birtles of LRB recommended Stars to Michael Gudinski of Mushroom Records who promptly signed them instigating a move to Melbourne.
Stars friend Andy Durant joined the band with a collection of his own songs which formulated their sound from Rock Boogie to more Country Rock and the first album “Paradise” featuring the classic Aus. Rock song “Mighty Rock” and the sublime “Look After Yourself” was released going gold.
Stars toured the Country with notable overseas acts like Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys, Linda Rondstadt, ELO among many others.
After the release of Stars second album "Land Of Fortune" a live album "1157" and 3 years of constant touring a decision was made to end Stars and sadly shortly after Andy died from a melanoma .
In 1980 the star studded "Andrew Durant Memorial Concert" was staged at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, featuring the members of Stars, Renee Geyer, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Don Walker, Richard Clapton and many more of the cream of Australian artists who are still recording and playing to this day, a live recording of the show was released to much acclaim and promptly went gold.
After over 35 years Stars are back with the original line up featuring Mick Pealing on vocals and guitar, Mal Eastick on guitar, Roger McLachlan on bass, Glyn Dowding on drums and featuring Nick Charles on guitar who with Mick has written the fine new songs on “Boundary Rider”