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Assorted 'live' recordings from 1980 to the present!

The band was originally formed in March of 1980 (as BEACHHEAD & Co.) to perform at La Bastille in Sydney's Kings Cross and used the (then) frontline of Sydney-based legendary rhythm & blues showband, the Layabouts in the main. At least throughout the remainder of that year!

Also, at least for the first three months, BEACHHEAD & Co. (the name was very quickly shortened to BEACHHEAD) was a 'blowing' band in that it never rehearsed and performed mainly 'standards' and other bits & pieces that each of the band knew and were able to communicate quickly to each other. Usually on the bandstand!

The first rehearsals actually took place just prior to a weekend in July of 1980 when we were to fill in for the Layabouts at all of their regular gigs while they took a well earned break. These performances were all recorded and some of the better tunes from those along with other performances will be included here.

I hope that you enjoy them all!

Rod 'BEACHHEAD' Jeffery
October 31, 2004


Lead vocal: Rod 'BEACHHEAD' Jeffery

Guitars/backing vocal: Jeff LENHAM

Keyboards/backing vocal: Cathy Connor

Saxophones: Laurie Savage

Trumpet/flügelhorn: Michael Ryan

Bass guitar.backing vocal: Ken Waller

Drums: Luigi Corcoglionetti

Impressions (John COLTRANE)
Good Morning Blues (Huddie LEADBETTER)
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (BENJAMIN /CALDWELL /MARCUS)
Under the Boardwalk
Sunday Morning in Balmain (Rod JEFFERY)
Hit the Road Jack

God Bless the Child (HOLIDAY /HERZOG)
Barbecue Blues (HICKS)
It's All Over Now (B. & S. WOMACK)
(Fleecie MOORE)

All tracks were recorded 'live' at
The Dry Dock Hotel, Balmain NSW
in July/August, 1985


Lead vocal: Rod 'BEACHHEAD' Jeffery

Guitars/backing vocal: Rodney 'EDDY' Edwards

Harmonica/mandolin/backing vocal: Alan Meadows

Bass guitar.backing vocal: Nick Hazzard

Drums: Adam Sivell

T-Bone Shuffle (Aaron Thibeaux 'T-Bone' WALKER)
Fannie Mae (Buster BROWN /Bobby ROBINSON)
I Can't Quit You (Bobby CHARLES)
I Get Evil
(Albert KING)
- originates from 'Don't You Lie To Me' (Hudson 'Tampa Red' WHITTAKER) -
Boy on the Run (Chris STOCKLEY /Broderick SMITH)
Spoonful (Willie DIXON)
Under the Boardwalk (RESNICK /YOUNG)
Red Neck Boogie
(Mal EASTICK /Andrew McLeish DURANT)

All tracks were recorded 'live' at Wentworth Falls
Bowling Club, Wentworth Falls (Blue Mountains) NSW
on Friday - April 26, 1991


Lead vocal: Rod 'BEACHHEAD' Jeffery

Guitars/backing vocal: Matthew Ross

Guitars/backing vocal: Matthew 'DOC' Dwyer

Bass guitar.backing vocal: Dean 'DEANO' Edgecombe

Drums: Max 'THUMPA' Farrell

Lightnin' (Carlos SANTANA)
Hoochie Coochie Man
(Willie DIXON)
Who's Been Talking (Chester 'Howlin Wolf' BURNETT)
Divin' Duck Blues
(John Adam 'Sleepy John' ESTES)
Spoonful (Willie DIXON)
Messin' With The Kid (Mel LONDON)
Take Me To The River (Al GREEN /Mabon HODGES)
(Just Want A) Little Bit (Ralph BASS /Buster BROWN /John THORNTON /Fats WASHINGTON)
*Honey Hush (Lowell FULSON)
*Crossroads Blues (Robert JOHNSON)

All tracks excluding *Honey Hush & *Crossroads Blues were recorded 'Live-to-Air' at 2MBS-FM, Crows Nest NSW
on Monday - April 25, 1994 (ANZAC Day).

*Honey Hush & *Crossroads Blues - Recorded 'live' at the Unity Hall Hotel, Balmain
on Sunday September 18th, 1994.


Lead vocal: Rod 'BEACHHEAD' Jeffery

Guitars/backing vocal: Matthew Ross

Guitars/backing vocal: Gary Dale

Bass guitar: Raoul Hawkins

Drums: Adam 'TREV' Barnard

BEACHHEAD: 'LIVE-to-AIR' on STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison
from Studio 'C' at 2MBS-FM, Crows Nest NSW - April 28th, 2008

- Page created Monday, May 14, 2007 -
Last updated - Tuesday, April 29, 2008


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