Lead, rhythm guitar & vocal harmonies.
Started in Sydney as a long haired teenager, strongly influenced by the British 60's sound... in particular "the Beatles"
After a number of years on the Sydney dance and club circuit, stopped playing music to spend time with a young family.
Making the move to Queensland in 1988 helped to lure him back to the entertainment scene and the resurgence of Rock'n'Roll
became a huge draw card and so was born the award winning band.....
"THE CHEVROLETS " were born on 01/07/97, after a brief get together earlier in the year. This exciting group, popular around the various clubs and venues on the East Coast Circuit, worked 156 shows in their first year.
" The Chevrolets " are a unique Australian showband with a repertoire of Hits from the... Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, performing great classics from all over the world. Their single "Wintersun Boogie" won the award for "Best Song" Wintersun '99. This was followed up by their debut CD "Rockin ' in the Hall"-another "Chevrolets" original.
Their Look, style and electric on-stage performances, with Radio Controlled Guitars, create an atmosphere and a unique freedom that has them interacting with their audiences. "The Chevrolets" will have you foot-tapping, dancing and singing along with popular songs that take you back to the early days of Rock and Roll.
("Great Memories- Classic Tunes")
Their immaculate stage presentation and showmanship earned them the supporting roles with special guests , from the United States, at the Twin Towns Auditorium...
Wintersun 2000 "Bobby Rydell" , Wintersun 2001 " Lesley Gore" and Wintersun 2002 " Bobby Vee and the Vees"
The group was compromised of four highly experienced musicians....... Bernie Hutton, Mike Wilson, Tony Blake and Rick Wilson, all of whom have explored various musical genres ranging from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country. This tight four piece group produces a full sound on stage which is complimented by strong vocal harmonies and is capable of tailoring their performances to suit venue entertainment, dinner dances or corporate functions.
The release of their second CD "Black & Whites" (with three more original songs), at the Wintersun 2000, was another super hit CD for all Rock'n'Rollers, dancers and listeners alike.
" The Chevrolets " captured the pumping rhythms from the past to bring great hits back to life, and combined with their unique vocal ability, they recreate songs from artists and bands such as the "Beatles", "Ricky Nelson", "Gerry & The Pacemakers, "Cliff Richard", "Elvis" and "Chuck Berry" to mention a few!
Over the years the band lineup changed. Here are some photos.