Moving Pictures at Club Sapphire

Ready to rock: Moving Pictures are bringing their flavour of both new and old hits to Club Sapphire on Friday.
Ready to rock: Moving Pictures are bringing their flavour of both new and old hits to Club Sapphire on Friday.

The rockin’ 80’s band, Moving Pictures will be making an appearance at Club Sapphire on Friday, February 2 as part of their Hot Summer Tour.

They are gearing up to perform songs from their hugely successful debut album, ‘Days of Innocence’, which spawned the mega hit What about me.

 What about me was written by band member Garry Frost. It was Moving Picture’s first number-one single, topping the charts and becoming the second-highest selling single of 1982. 

The song was later released by Australian Idol's Shannon Noll in 2004 once again topping the charts with sales in excess of 280,000 units.

Garry said that What about me is one of the slower songs in the set although rock is the roots of the band and the audience should expect a loud and lively performance. 

“We will be playing some great favourites of ours and some of other peoples like, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Thorpe.”

Alex Smith on vocals is something to look forward to, as well as Andy Thompson, Charlie Cole, Ian Lees, Mark Meyer and Garry Frost who have all won awards in the past for being the best at their instruments.

There is some awfully good playing on stage, our saxophonist is often pinched by Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel.

Garry Frost

“We are playing better than ever, its quite amazing we are all good boys now,” Garry said.

“There is some awfully good playing on stage, our saxophonist is often pinched by Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel.” 

The crowd will also hear another of Garry’s own compositions, a song from the band 1927.

Sapphire Coast favourite Lochie Marson will be the band’s supporting act on the night and will be sharing some songs from his new EP ‘Home’ which he released in November.

Lochie has entertained at events such as Merimbula’s New Year’s Eve Big Gig, Vibes In The Valley Festival, the Eden Whale Festival, the Bermagui Seaside Fair and the Bega Valley Relay For Life.

He has also been the support act for Mental As Anything at the Sapphire Sounds music festival, Diesel at Club Sapphire and the Joe Cocker Celebration Show featuring The Figmentz. 

Lochie began performing at 10-years-old, he has recently completed his HSC.

You may have come across one of his performances playing at venues such as; Dulcie's Cottage, Tura Beach Country Club, Merimbula Aquarium Wharf Restaurant and Sundeck of Merimbula.

He is also a regular entertainer for those visiting tourist parks and can be found busking at markets and local shopping areas.

Tickets cost $40 and doors open at 8pm.

Please note this is an 18 plus event only. Tickets at Club Sapphire 6495 1306.