Vale Malcolm Young

November 20th, 2017

Malcolm Young - AC/DC

John, Rick and all of The Angels wish to express our deepest sorrow at the death of Malcolm Young.

Mal was a friend from way back in 1975 when we met him and the guys from AC/DC in Pt Pirie SA. He played a massive part in our career by introducing us to his brother George and Harry Vanda in that same year, resulting in our contract with Alberts. John and Rick have great memories of the gigs we did together, trading guitar riffs in hotel rooms, barbecues at George’s house jamming in his music room, and being present at a number of AC/DC recording sessions as they were at ours. Also we toured the country with AC/DC in February 1981, the Back in Black tour. Mal was a great guy, a gentleman who could be hard as nails in his determination for the band to succeed on the world stage.

John: “Mal was the best rhythm guitarist, solid as a rock, and a huge influence on my own playing”.

Our condolences to Angus, Fifa, Harry and his family. RIP Malcolm Young.

Face To Face – Anniversary Tour – Preview Show

November 15th, 2017

The Angels - Face To Face Anniversary Preview ShowIt’s hard to believe but in 2018 it will be the 40th Anniversary of The Angels highly influential album “Face To Face“, a record which firmly put the band on the rock’n’roll map.

The album spawned tracks that still hold pride of place in the Australian psyche including “Take A Long Line”, “After The Rain” and “Be With You“.

John Brewster says the album was named “Face To Face” because in the hey-day of Australian rock the band and the audience were so close to each other that the gigs were a kind of happy up-close confrontation.

It’s for this reason that The Angels have chosen Sydney’s Bridge Hotel on Friday December 8th for this special preview show. John says “This hotel is one of the last bastions of real pub rock with its sticky carpets and close quarters. The venue is a way to enjoy the music as it was originally delivered.

Head To The Bridge On Friday December 8th!
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Enmore Encore

October 24th, 2017

Enmore Encore - Guests - Diesel, - Brian Lizotte - Harry Brewster - 20th Oct 2017Diesel with his brother Brian Lizotte on trombone, along with Harry Brewster on guitar, join The Angels for “Can’t Shake It” during the encore at The Enmore Theatre.

George Young – RIP

October 23rd, 2017

George Young - RIP

 

The Angels are distressed to hear of the passing of George Young who, together with Harry Vanda, played such a massive and pivotal role in helping us develop and define our sound.

John Brewster, in his facebook post, says… “George was the most inspirational person I’ve ever worked with and a real gentleman. I doubt that The Angels could have done it without his guidance and influence. Alberts was a true family. We’re blessed to have been a part of it and to have known him.” Rick Brewster adds… “George brought out the best in everyone he worked with.

– RIP George Young –

Dark Room Album – Limited Edition Vinyl Re-Issue

August 18th, 2017

Dark Room Album - Limited Edition Re-IssueFriday 18th August – The Angels & Liberation Music are very proud to announce the limited edition re-issue of the band’s iconic Dark Room album – This is an album considered to be right up there with the best the band has had to offer.

Dark Room was the last album from The Angels album to feature the original line up of John Brewster, Doc Neeson(RIP), Rick Brewster, Chris Bailey(RIP) & Buzz Bidstrup.

The music was captured on 2” analogue tape at Paradise Studios, Sydney in 1980 and mixed by John Boylan and John Brewster in Los Angeles.

The analogue sound of this album on vinyl is amazing and we are really excited that it is now being re-issued for our fans” – John Brewster

Purchase this limited edition vinyl re-issue of the Dark Room album at the following selected retailers before they run out of stock.

Buy Dark Room On Vinyl At JB HiFi

 

Buy Dark Room On Vinyl At Sanity

New ‘Brothers, Angels & Demons’ tour featuring special guests Rose Tattoo, Diesel, Mi-Sex & Hitmen DTK

August 4th, 2017

The Angels - Brothers, Angels & Demons Tour - 2017

Here it is! The special Brothers, Angels & Demons 2017 tour. These gigs will see The Angels in full flight, pumping it out, doing what they do best. And don’t be surprised if an acoustic number appears, Rick Brewster moves to keyboards or a friend jumps up for a song or two.

Over the years certain bands who have shared countless stages with The Angels have become mates, and these include special guests Rose Tattoo, Diesel, Mi-Sex & Hitmen DTK, who will be joining them on different nights.

If you’re a fan of great Aussie pub rock these shows are not to be missed.

The tour is on during October, November & December 2017 and tickets will sell fast!

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Brand New 36 Track Album

It’s Jug Band To Rock Music To Orchestral Symphony

The Angels - Brothers, Angels & Demons 36 Track Album
The ‘Brothers, Angels & Demons‘ album is the penultimate audio journey through a successful music career which begins pre-rock band and travels right through to The Angels playing their hits alongside the Adelaide Art Orchestra.

Starting out in Adelaide as the Moonshine Jug And String Band, the Brewsters and Doc Neeson first came together during this period in the early 70’s. After changing to electric instruments, being discovered by AC/DC producers Vanda & Young and then creating their own unique riffs, vocal styles and manic performance skills the group became a force of their own.

From here The Angels grew to be the band who would draw Australia’s largest crowds into the sweaty beer barns that were the playground of all those who flocked to the new sensation known as Pub Rock.

No other album has ever given this much insight into the huge metamorphosis seen by Australia’s most enduring rock band.

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Special New Angels Album & Official Book – August Release

July 3rd, 2017

The Angels - New Book - Brothers Angels & Demons

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It’s a hell of a story. And now it’s all on one massive album – ‘Brothers, Angels & Demons’ to be available on August 4th…. and this coincides with the release of an epic book on August 1st that gives readers the definitive authorised story of the history of The Angels.

John and Rick Brewster have regaled long-time associate Bob Yates with the warts and all inside story of The Angels. Released on August 1st, this very thorough text delves into the extraordinary journey of one of the greatest and most influential rock bands Australia has ever produced.

Jimmy Barnes quite simply describes The Angels as being “A band that changed Australian music forever“.

The new album starts with the Moonshine Jug & String Band, and also features choice cuts from The Angels’ chart-topping years with Doc Neeson, gems from the Brewster Brothers repertoire, plus some cracking tracks from the recent line-up of The Angels, with Dave Gleeson on vocals and John’s son, Sam Brewster on bass guitar.

To celebrate the release of the Brothers, Angels & Demons album and The Angels book, John and Rick Brewster will be travelling around the country – treading a well-worn path from years of gigging – delighting audiences with an intimate evening of reading, music, questions & answers.

As a special bonus, the MC for the evening will be Raymond Hawkins aka ‘The Electronic Swagman’ who spent many years on the road both here and overseas with The Angels as their brilliant lighting director.

With his unique firsthand experience of the band’s rise to fame, Raymond brings with him his own humorous stories about The Angels. These shows will be filled with rare insight into this iconic Australian band and are not to missed.  John and Rick will also be personally signing copies of the new book, The Angels, on the night.

This is a very special moment for all of the band’s  fans in the ongoing story that is The Angels!

The Angels Book is published with thanks to Penguin

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Rick & John’s book tour will be on sale from Monday July 3rd

Click This Link For Dates On Rick & John’s Book Tour

Red Hot Summer Tour – 2018 – Huge Line Up

June 4th, 2017

The Angels - Red Hot Summer Tour - 2018

UPDATE – Due to overwhelming demand the show at The Sandstone Point Hotel is now Sold Out – HOWEVER – The promoter has been able to work alongside the venue to bring a second show to the venue on the following day which is Sunday 11th Feb 2018. Please visit the link below to find out about all The Angels upcoming shows…

The Red Hot Summer Tour is back in 2018 and the line-up is bigger than ever!

Offering up a stellar lineup of top billing artists The Angels will take to the concert stage alongside Suzi Quatro, The Screaming Jets, Baby Animals, Chocolate Starfish and Moving Pictures.

Presented by Regional Touring these shows see a huge audience response and have been selling out year after year as the concerts move to even greater heights. Now in 2018 this special regional tour will, for the first time, be taking these great artists all the way into Western Australia.

The Angels, Baby Animals and Screaming Jets have all played a pivotal role in cementing the reputation of Australian Rock music on the international music scene. Collectively they bring to the stage a combination of high energy performance and a string of hits too long to list. Legendary female rocker Suzi Quatro almost needs no introduction, she has sold over 55 million albums and during one seven year period spent 101 weeks in the British Music Charts… add in the enigmatic performance of Chocolate Starfish and the anthemic hits of Moving Pictures and it’s time to bring on The Red Hot Summer with a vengeance.

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