‘NO EXIT’ – VIDEO SERIES – ‘SKID ROW AFTER DARK’

June 7th, 2019

Fri Jun 28th 2019 sees The Angels continuing the next leg of their ‘No Exit‘ 40 Years On album tour.

Get amongst it as the band play the entire album live from start to finish followed by a second set of their hits, classic and some out of the way songs you haven’t heard live for years.

In a 12 part video series featuring all the live tracks from the album this third episode has the Brewster’s revealing that ‘Skid Row After Dark‘ is one of their favourites as it encapsulates all that they like about their music.

 Stay tuned every Friday here on the band’s web site or their Official Facebook Page as each new episode arrives.

 

Don’t miss out on these one time tour!

‘NO EXIT’ – VIDEO SERIES – ‘WAITING FOR THE WORLD’

May 31st, 2019

Fri Jun 28th 2019 sees The Angels continuing the next leg of their ‘No Exit‘ 40 Years On album tour.

Get amongst it as the band play the entire album live from start to finish followed by a second set of their hits, classic and some out of the way songs you haven’t heard live for years.

This second episode of a 12 part video series featuring all the live tracks from the album finds Rick & John discussing the writing of the opening track ‘Waiting For The World‘ and the lyrical inspiration that can come even from a critical fan.

 Stay tuned every Friday here on the band’s web site or their Official Facebook Page as each new episode arrives.

 

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‘NO EXIT’ – VIDEO SERIES – THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM

May 24th, 2019

Fri Jun 28th 2019 sees The Angels continuing the next leg of their ‘No Exit‘ 40 Years On album tour.

Get amongst it as the band play the entire album live from start to finish followed by a second set of their hits, classic and some out of the way songs you haven’t heard live for years.

This first episode of a 12 part video series featuring all the live tracks from the album sees Rick & John discuss the process around the making of the ‘No Exit‘ album and associated touring production.

 Stay tuned every Friday here on the band’s web site or their Official Facebook Page as each new episode arrives.

 

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Symphony Of Angels – By Demand – Brisbane – 28th Dec 2019

May 23rd, 2019
An Excellent Christmas Present For The Rock Lover In Your Life!

Symphony Of Angels - December 28th - 2019 - Brisbane

‘Hurry – Tickets On Sale 9am Monday 27th May 2019′

Due to popular demand The Angels now bring their highly acclaimed, sold-out ‘Symphony of Angels’ orchestral performance to the QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane on Saturday December 28th, 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’ LIVE ALBUM TOUR – VIDEO SERIES

May 17th, 2019

Fri Jun 28th 2019 sees The Angels continuing the next leg of their ‘No Exit‘ 40 Years On album tour.

Get amongst it as the band play the entire album live from start to finish followed by a second set of their hits, classic and some out of the way songs you haven’t heard live for years.

 Today marks the lead up to a 12 part video series featuring all the live tracks from the album so stay tuned every Friday here on the band’s web site or their Official Facebook Page as new episodes arrive.

 

Don’t miss out on these one time tour!

Symphony Of Angels – Thank You

April 12th, 2019

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels - Sydney Opera House - 4th April - 2019

There is nothing more glorious than the joy of music being passed from one generation to the next.

The Angels walk on stage to Hooper Brewster-Jones’ overture from ‘Australia Felix‘. Hooper’s grandsons, John and Rick, nod at each other. John then looks at his son, Sam, on bass, and smiles. Three generations of Brewsters making music. Full circle. A dream come true. The power of music.

Forty-five years after they formed – “45 years better,” one fan remarks – the power of The Angels is undiminished. The Brewster Brothers’ incomparable guitar interplay, the rumbling rhythm section of Sam Brewster and Nick Norton, and the manic energy of frontman Dave Gleeson, a potent mix of menace and mirth. Then there’s the conductor, Rob John, who speaks both languages – classical and rock.

There are moving tributes to bandmates who are no longer with us. ‘Love Takes Care Of Its Own‘ – ‘I Just Want To Be With You‘.

Classic rock, classical music. Seemingly, a clash of cultures. In the end, this is a communal experience. Many members of the crowd have brought their children. Some are seeing The Angels for the very first time.

There’s an orchestra on stage. And a choir. The choir members smile as every member of the crowd joins them: “No way, get f#cked, f#ck off!” The chant. A rallying cry. An Aussie mating call.

This is family, a Symphony of Angels.

The Angels - Symphony Of Angels - Sydney Opera House - 4th April - 2019

Many thanks to:
Rob John
Sydney Lyric Orchestra, Veronique Serret; Adrian Keating
Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Mark Robinson
Australian Stage Orchestra; Jennen Ngiau-Keng; Leah Hooper
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir; Andrew Wailes
Lucy Belfrage; Sally Schinkel-Brown (Lyric and Stage orchestra)
Greg Clifford; Chris Clifford; Mal McEwan; Al Griffin; Steve Wright; Simon Johnson
Maurice Parker; Wilbur Wilde
Carolyn Unwin; Blicka & Lou; Eva Roberts; Ed Acheson
Matt Laverty; Andy King, Shane Hill
Our promoter, Duane McDonald; our agent, Tony Grace; Jeremy Batulan
Dean McLachlan, Warren Costello (Mushroom)
Falcon; Cam Roberts (Stage)
Guy Taffs, Pip Bulmer, Nicola Carfrae
Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall staff

Photos Greatly Appreciated From Tania Smith

Radio Interview & Ensemble Performance – 6pm Thu 7th

March 5th, 2019

Symphony Of Angels - Special Radio Interview & Ensemble Performance - 6pm 7th Mar - ABC Radio SydneyRichard Glover will be interviewing the Brewsters this Thursday 7th March at 6pm on his ‘Drive‘ radio show on Sydney ABC radio.

 As a special treat there will be a live ensemble performance including the addition of a violinist and also Brewster family friend, cellist Sally Schinkel-Brown.

The show ‘Symphony Of Angels‘ draws a bow right back to the Brewsters long family involvement with orchestral music through their father and their uncle.

In fact Viv Schenkel, mother of cellist Sally Schinkel-Brown, was known to accompany John & Rick’s father on piano when he himself performed on the cello.

Closing this musical loop even further is the fact that cellist Sally Schinkel-Brown is also a great friend to the conductor of ‘Symphony Of Angels‘ – Mr Rob John.

All in all, these ever entwining musical collaborations, along with the blood ties of the Brewsters themselves, serve only to deepen the musical experience enjoyed by all during ‘Symphony Of Angels‘.

Tune In To “Drive” on ABC Radio Sydney – 6pm Thu Mar 7th

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‘No Exit’ 40 Years On – Touring Jun & Jul

February 26th, 2019

Celebrating The 40th Anniversary Of The ‘No Exit’ Album

The Angels – ‘No Exit’ – 40 Years On – Jun & Jul – 2019

No Support Bands – Angels Playing All Night – Be There Early!

The year 2019 marks another auspicious occasion for The Angels, the 40th anniversary of their third album ‘No Exit‘. The album, which spawned classic hits such as the title track No Exit and the still beloved show-stoppers Shadow Boxer and Mr Damage, peaked at No. 8 in the charts.

The special thing about the tour is that there are no supports – it is just The Angels, full on, recharged for the entire show.

We will be doing two sets over the whole evening, the first set will be the No Exit album in its entirety and the second set is a mix of classic Angels songs and a few rarities.” says John Brewster.

Fri 28th Jun & Sat 29th Jun – The Gov – Adelaide

Fri 5th Jul – Highfield – Caringbah

Sat 6th Jul – Pittwater RSL – Pittwater

Fri 12th Jul – Gateway Hotel – Geelong

Sat 13th Jul – Village Green Hotel – Mulgrave

Fri 19th Jul – The Triffid – Brisbane

Sat 20th Jul – Kingscliff Beach Hotel – Kingscliff

Fri 26th Jul – Belmont 16’s – Belmont

Sat 27th Jul – Hornsby RSL – Hornsby

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