Orchestral Clips – First Two Of Ten

December 7th, 2018

In July 2018 The Angels performed a special orchestral concert alongside the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and backed by a choral ensemble.

As a forerunner to repeat performances of this show in Sydney & Melbourne in April 2019 we’ve got special access to exclusive footage from that Sold Out show in Adelaide.

This first installment offers up two fantastic clips – The band’s epic hit “After The Rain” from their 1978 album “Face To Face” as well as the classic “Skid Row” from the 1979 follow up album “No Exit“.

Don’t miss out on these one time events next year!

Orchestra Shows For Sydney & Melbourne – April 2019

November 23rd, 2018
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Symphony Of Angels - April 4th & 6th - 2019 - Sydney & Melbourne

The Angels, hot off the back of their sold-out ‘Symphony of Angels’ performance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, are bringing this highly acclaimed show to The Opera House, Sydney on Thursday 4th April and The Hamer Hall, Melbourne on Saturday 6th April, 2019.

Under the musical direction of conductor and composer, Rob John, the band, brothers Rick & John Brewster, Nick Norton and Sam Brewster, fronted by the incomparable and charismatic Dave Gleeson, are set to rock again in this symphonic spectacular.

A 20 Song Extravaganza

This 20 song extravaganza will take you through The Angels’ greatest works: Take a Long Line, Marseilles, After the Rain, Be With You, No Secrets and Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again to name a few.

When John and Rick began writing songs it was inevitable that their late grandfather, Hooper (pianist/composer/founder of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra) and their late father, Arthur (cellist/pianist/conductor) would wield their influence from afar. They grew up surrounded by classical music and always hoped one day to experience an event such as this.

Peter Burdon, Adelaide Advertiser: “Musical arrangements from Rob John (conducting) and Jamie Messenger were absolutely stunning, taking full advantage of the rich texture an orchestra can bring. The orchestra was confined to strings and brass, but with all the top section leaders in their seats and clearly enjoying themselves, it was first class”.

Symphony of Angels’ is a one night only show and an event not to be missed!

No Exit – 40 Years On – Recharged – Special Preview Shows

September 17th, 2018

The Angels - No Exit 40 Years Tour - Preview Shows - Bridge Hotel - Fri 8th & Sat 9th Feb - 2019

Don’t miss The Angels two exclusive live preview launch shows of their No Exit 40 Years On Recharged Tour this coming February.

This is the first chance to see this special anniversary tour in full flight before the band take to the road celebrating their third album, No Exit, released in 1979.

This exclusive live preview tour launch on Fri 8th Feb & Sat 9th Feb 2019 at the Bridge Hotel will also be filmed and recorded for future release.

No Exit was released in 1979 and smashed into the No. 8 chart position. It spawned classic hits such as the title track No Exit and the still beloved show-stoppers Shadow Boxer and Mr Damage, to name a few and was an apt follow-on from the band’s seminal Face To Face album, demonstrating to fans that The Angels were a rock band here to stay.

Fast forward four decades and the No Exit album is still a fan favourite.

These special preview launch shows are 100 percent The Angelsthere are no supports – it is just two-hours of jam-packed Angels!

The first set will be the No Exit album in its entirety, followed by a second set of Angels’ classics and some rarities.

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Shake It Up Foundation – Parkinsons Support Concert

August 21st, 2018

Neil Diamond Hot August Night Show To Support Parkinsons Research

Peter Byrne brings the music of Neil Diamond to you together with the 30-piece Sydney International Orchestra when celebrating the legendary recording ‘Hot August Night‘.

Rick Brewster invites you to get behind the event on Wed 10th October at the Sydney Star Event Centre where you can support the Shake It Up Foundation with their research into Parkinsons Disease.

Symphony Of Angels – Sat 28 Jul 2018

August 9th, 2018

On Sat 28th July 2018 The Angels performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the La La Land Choir in a spectacular orchestral rock presentation Symphony Of Angels held at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide.

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - 28th Jul - 2018

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - 28th Jul - 2018

When John and Rick Brewster began writing songs it was inevitable that their late grandfather, Hooper (pianist/composer) and their late father, Arthur (cellist/pianist) would wield their influence from afar. They grew up surrounded by classical music and always hoped one day to experience the richness an orchestra might bring to their melodies.

The stunning arrangements written by Rob John and Jamie Messenger brought this to fruition at the sold-out Adelaide Festival Theatre as The Angels, along with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, resplendent in formal outfits (it may be the first and last time we’ll ever see Nick Norton in a suit and tie) and the 40-piece La La Land Choir decked out in Angels T-shirts, delivered the Symphony of Angels concert, led by conductor Rob John. All the top players were performing and the arrangements gave the audience a novel experience of the songs they knew so well.

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - 28th Jul - 2018

The lights dimmed and the orchestra splintered the silence with the opening notes of the overture from grandfather Hooper’s symphonic poem Australia Felix. The suspense rippled through the theatre until the band took to the stage and the applause uncoiled in a wave of appreciation.

For the next 2 hours the strings, the brass and the choir rolled with the band through the adrenaline-charged energy of Mr. Damage, Take A Long Line, After the Rain, Shadowboxer, Straightjacket; the milky smoothness of My Light Will Shine, Be With You and Love Takes Care; the haunted fury of Dawn Is Breaking and Outcast; the majestic stride of Marseilles and No Exit; the driving power of Face The Day, Fashion and Fame, Skid Row, No Secrets, Blue Blood and Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again.

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ABC’s commentator Peter Goers, Master of Ceremonies, provided occasional relief with his stories and sketches that had the crowd shaking with laughter and these photos, taken by Russell Millard, capture the stormy atmosphere of a remarkable night.

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - 28th Jul - 2018

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - 28th Jul - 2018

Many thanks to the following:-

Rob John; Jamie Messenger; Rob Pippan;ASO (Vincent Ciccarello; Shecky Leask; Simon Lord; Andrew Groch; Dan Thorpe; Kane Moroney; Guy Ross; Terri Figueroa; Karen Frost; Shelley Woodward; Katherine Zhang; Janet Carey; David Khafagi; Karin Juhl; Bruce Stewart; Emma Wight; Sarah McBride; Declan Smith; Paola Niscioli; Alexandra Bassett; Tom Bastians; Renato Capoccia; Cheree McEwin; Annika Stennert; Hannah Truth; Sharmonie Cockayne); La la Land Choir; Greg & Chris Clifford; Mal McEwan; Adam Bhajan; Al Griffin; Athol Maxwell-Davies ; Mathew “Falcon” Mifsud; Victor Marshall; Andy King; Maurice Parker; Carolyn Unwin; Nick Majcen; Rory Pippan; Peter Goers

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - 28th Jul - 2018

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - 28th Jul - 2018

Photos Courtesy of Russell Millard

Catch The Angels On Their Upcoming Take A Long Line – Recharged Tour – Oct & Nov

 

Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Sold Out Shows – Venue Record Broken – A Huge Thanks To All – New Tour

July 25th, 2018

The Angels – Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Chelsea Heights – 14th July 2018 – Rick & John Brewster

It’s Been Amazing!

Wow! This tour has been amazing. The band has been overawed by the response to both the tour and the “Face to Face – Recharged” CD.

The Angels – Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Chelsea Heights – 14th July 2018 – Rick, John & Sam Brewster

Something We Never Dreamed Of…

Playing the whole album live from start to finish is something we never dreamed of all those years ago…” Rick Brewster

The Angels – Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Chelsea Heights – 14th July 2018 – Nick Norton

Ongoing Love Affair With Australian Rock.

Face To Face‘ is not only a testament to The Angels as a band, but it highlights the ongoing love affair that Australian music lovers have with great songs.

The Angels – Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Chelsea Heights – 14th July 2018 – Dave Gleeson

New Fans.

These songs are as relevant today as they were in 1978, as evidenced by the new generations who have grown up with them and now appear down the front at the gigs, singing every word.

The Angels – Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Chelsea Heights – 14th July 2018 – John Brewster

A Big Thanks.

The Angels would like to take this opportunity to offer their sincere gratitude to the following people for their efforts in making this celebration possible …


Tony Grace, Josh Daly, Blicka Mac Blicka, Lou Quinlan, Dean McLachlan, Warren Costello, Maurice Parker, Carolyn Unwin, Eva Roberts, Greg Clifford, Jarred Nettle, Love Police, Mal McEwan, Al Griffin, Steve Wright, Falcon, Acky, Steve “Flea” Molloy, Cam Roberts, Rick Szabo, Derek Bovil, Dwight Wood, Jon Caisley, Serge Margio, Tim Bradsmith, Harry Brewster, Tom Brewster, Jimi ”The Human” Hocking, Matt Laverty, Andy King and all those whose names escape us.

The Angels - Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour - Chelsea Heights - 14th July 2018 - Sam Brewster

Crowd Record Broken.

The number of Sold Out shows on this tour has been amazing and the band actually set a 20 Year Crowd Record at Chelsea Heights Hotel.

The Angels – Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Chelsea Heights – 14th July 2018 – Audience

New Tour – Dates & Venues

In response to the huge demand, The Angels have decided to do it all over again in Oct & Nov. Tickets are selling fast for the “Take A Long Line – Recharged” tour, at a whole new string of venues.

Come and hear the band play the entire ‘Face To Face’ album live from beginning to end followed by a second set of all their other classics.

Show starts when doors open, there is no support act!

The Angels – Face To Face 40th Anniversary Tour – Chelsea Heights – 14th July 2018 – Nick Norton

Photos Courtesy of Gary Bradshaw

A Sincere Thanks From The Angels To All Who Made This Possible!

‘Face To Face’ 40th Anniversary – Episode 12 – Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

July 20th, 2018

This year The Angels celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their album ‘Face To Face’ by touring to play the record live from start to finish along with a whole slew of their other chart topping singles.

In the final series episode number 12 John & Rick reflect on the hugely famous track ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again‘ – the song which spawned Australia’s most renowned audience response chant of ‘No Way, Get F*&cked, F*&k Off‘ .

This is a very early Angels single which was Doc’s own song, the first ever recorded with Harry Vanda & George Young from Albert’s music. It’s a classic example of a single which can initially fail completely on radio yet, over the years, become an indelible piece of music history.

Much myth surrounds the origins of the famous audience response chant for this song and to this day the subject is shrouded in dispute. All that aside, it’s interesting to note that the chant has made it’s way around the world with the band even hearing it from the crowd as far back as the late 80’s at an enormous outdoor concert in Mississippi in the USA.

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