Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Gurus Find A[euro][approximately]magic' on the Stage

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Gurus Find A[euro][approximately]magic' on the Stage

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Byline: NADINE FISHER

"I THOUGHT we were awesome."

Speaking to the Tweed Daily News after the first performance from their current tour, Hoodoo Gurus drummer Brad Shepherd said it was great to be on stage after a month's break.

"We've pretty much been on tour since April and this was our first show since LA and our world tour," he said.

"And we were awesome.

"I love being in a rock band, I love playing guitar, and I love it when you stand on stage and make music a it's a magical experience.

"And we're looking forward to coming back to Tweed. I love that part of the country a it's beautiful and mysterious and we can't wait to get back."

Shepherd says for him, music is one of the few things that makes sense in this crazy world.

"I am compelled to make music," he said.

"Ultimately you continue to grow as an artist and become better, and we all bloody love it."

Jumping around in the living room with a red and white plastic Beatles toy guitar is Shepherd's first recollection of wanting to be a guitarist.

"I guess it all started way back then," he said.

"I just wish I still had that plastic guitar a it would be worth a bit now.

"But I think I've always been a musician. I found a way to make music in primary school, at Brisbane's Ashgrove State School, by joining the school marching band.

"I started out with a triangle and progressed to cymbals and worked my way up to the drums.

"Before I finished primary school I had managed to get a cheap guitar for Christmas. I took lessons in classical guitar but still can't read music well a I generally play by ear."

Shepherd, along with the rest of the Hoodoo Gurus band members, has become part of the history of Australian and international rock music.

Their hits have included Are You Sleeping, W hat's My Scene recorded as the promotional theme for the National Rugby League and later released as That's My Team. …

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