Special show for Masters Apprentices fans

August 9, 2017 by  

Clifton Hill music enthusiasts will have an opportunity to be part of the audience when Masters Apprentices founding members Brian Vaughton and Mick Bower team up for a one-off performance in September.

Drummer Vaughton and rhythm guitarist Bower will be on stage with the reconstituted nine-piece 1965 Masters Apprentices in what will mark their first appearance together in 50 years.

A spokesman for the group said:

“This special, one night only show, is a retrospective look at what good music is all about – a then and now account of 1965 Masters Apprentices.”

Vaughton and Bower were founding members of Masters Apprentices, which began as an instrumental band called The Mustangs in Adelaide 52 years ago.

The spokesman said that when lead singer Jim Keays joined in 1965, it marked the beginning of an Australian music institution – Masters Apprentices.

Five decades later and the remaining original members have come together once again to celebrate the late Jim Keays.

Rocking it out on stage with Vaughton and Bower will be guitarist Rick Harrison, who joined the group in 1967.

The new band will also include Rob Pippan, who played guitar in the Jim Keays Band, Idol’s Mark Holden’s brother Craig Holden, Matt MacNamee, Nanette Van Ruiten and Ian `Polly’ Politis, as well as special guest legendary bassist for the Twilights John Bywaters.

Signs are already up and tickets on sale for this special show to be held at Richmond’s Corner Hotel on September 1.