SATURDAYS FROM 30 MAY 2015
ROCKWIZ SALUTES THE DECADES
RocKwiz is back … and just as well! As rising star Courtney Barnett says … “Not only is RocKwiz the most hilariously entertaining and inclusively intelligent thing on Australian television, it is also a crucial part of the Australian music scene by exhibiting top-notch musicians next to local emerging artists.”
This thirteenth series of six RocKwiz episodes are all themed, with each show focusing on a specific decade. Songs, artists, riffs and questions all relate to the decade in question, beginning with the 50s and so to the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the 2000s.
As usual, the fabulous Julia Zemiro and her trusty sidekick Brian Nankervis ask the curly questions, the artists are an exciting blend of heritage and contemporary performers, (Paul Kelly, Julia Stone, Connie Mitchell, Vance Joy, John Butler, Emma Donovan, Normie Rowe, Kate Ceberano and many more) contestants are drawn from the audience on the night, Dugald tunes guitars and holds up scores and the RocKwiz Orkestra provide their customary classy rocking rhythms, accompanied on all shows by Vika and Linda Bull.
For the first time in the show’s 10 year history, there is a line up change. Guitarist and keyboard maestro James Black is concentrating on his own musical projects (recording and producing records) and is having a year off. For these six episodes, James is replaced on guitar by Even’s Ashley Naylor and on keyboards by Triple J Unearthed artist, Clio Renner.
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