Previous Incarnations


BRUNOS DOUBLE 1962-63

Bruno Pizzata – Drums

VOIGTS VULTURES 1963-64

Michael Voigt – Vocals, Bruno Pizzata – Drums, John Walker – Guitar
Arthur Santoro – Guitar

THE BROKEN THINGS February 1965 – December 1966

Vic Tallis – Drums / Vocals, Peter Fussell – Guitar
Con Keratzis – Guitar/Vocals
Peter Petkov – Bass (Late February 1965- 66)
Vic Goudas – Organ / Vocals, Vic Georgio – Bass (Feb 65 -two weeks)

MY GRANDFATHERS BLUES January 1967 – 27/9/68

Vic Tallis – Drums, Con Keratzis – Guitar (January 1967 – 19/7/68)
Peter Petkov – Bass (January 1967-26/7/68)
Peter Fussell – Guitar (January 1967 – 19/7/68)
John Hood – Guitar / Harp (19/7/68 – 8/8/68)
Alan Ross – Guitar (20/9/68)
Owen Hughes – Bass /Vocals (26/7/68 – 27/9/68)

THE JELLYROLL BAKERS 28/9/68 – 23/9/69

Vic Tallis – Drums (28/9/68 -18/1/69 then 23/2/69 – 23/9/69)
Peter Walker – Guitar / Backing Vocals (6/12/68 – 23/9/69)
John Hood – Harp/Guitar, Owen Hughes – Bass/ Vocals
Joe Tattersall – Drums (18/1/69-22/2/69)
Alan Ross – Guitar (28/9/68-30/11/68), Cliff Gillam – Manager

JUKE 10/1/70 – 15/5/70

Steve Hogg – Bass, Vic Tallis – Drums, John Hood – Guitar / Harp

NB: Up till this point I was singing, playing mouth organ, tambourine and maracas. After King Biscuit Company, I also played guitar.

KING BISCUIT COMPANY 19/5/70 – 26/9/70

Reg Zar – Drums, Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion
John Hood – Guitar (19/5/70 – 20/9/70), Steve Hogg – Bass

UNCLE MEAT 9/11/70 – 30/1/71

Ken Harwood – Bass, Reg Zar – Drums
Bill Taylor – Guitar (9/11/70 – 5/12/70)
Terry Malone – Guitar (6/12/70 – 30/1/71)

TAMPA RED (Kask Wine Bar Bondi Junction NSW – 19/3/71)

Tim Partridge – Bass, Al Kash – Drums, Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion

MR. PIG 17/5/71-20/7/71

Reg Zar – Drums, Bill Taylor – Guitar (17/5/71-11/7/71)
John Hood – Guitar (20/7/71), John Hendricks – Bass
Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion (23/6/71 – 20/7/71)

G TROOP 14/7/71 – 20/11/71

Ron Parker – Drums / Vocals (14/7/71 – 9/10/71), Dennis James – Guitar
Terry Atterton – Vocals, Darryl Upson – Bass / Vocals, Reg Zar – Drums (10/10 – 20/11/71)

BUCKSHOT 21/11/71 – 23/12/71

Les Hinton – Vocals (21/11/71-14/12/71)
Mick Glendinning – Bass, Dennis James – Guitar, Dave Little – Drums

DOWN HOME GROUP 23/11/71 – 22/12/71

Mick Glendinning – Bass, Dennis James – Guitar, Dave Little – Drums

LUCY CROWN 23/12/71 – 21/4/72

Bob Fortescue – Bass, John Meyer – Guitar, Reg Zar – Drums
Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion

UNITY IN STRENGTH 1/1/1972

Same as Lucy Crown

REGGIE AND THE ROCKETS 15/1/72

Same as Lucy Crown

BREATHING CASTLE 2/4/72

One gig – Ravenswood Rock Festival – Lucy Crown PLUS:
Ross Partington – Vocals, Lindsay Wells – Guitar

THE ALLSTARS 9/6/73 (Court Hotel)

Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion, Mick Glendinning – Bass
Kent Hughes – Guitar / Vocals, Tom Watts – Drums, Reg Zar – Drums

BITCH 14/6/73 – 21/7/74

Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion, Reg Zar – Drums
Kent Hughes – Guitar / Vocals (14/6/73 – 17/3/74)
John Hood – Guitar (12/3/74 – 21/7/74)
Shane Bradshaw – Bass (14/6/73 – 11/10/73)
Bob Fortescue – Bass (12/10/73 – 28/10/73)
Mark Verschuer – Bass (23/10/73 -21/7/74)
Tom Watts – Drums (14/6/73-4/8/73)
Ray Godfrey – Sound Engineer (8/3/74 – 21/7/74)
Kim Towers – Road Manager (20/3/74- 21/7/74)
Ron Parker – Road Manager (31/10/73 – 17/3/74)
Richard Holding – Road Manager (7/12/73 – 6/3/74)
George Daly – Manager (27/7/73 – 24/2/74))

I rejoined 4/9/74 and left again 2/11/74 (I also did one gig – 9/11/74)

Ron Smeeton – Guitar / Vocals, Reg Zar – Drums
Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion
Mark Verschuer – Bass

STEVE TALLIS AND FRIENDS 26/2/75 – 1/7/75

Al Kash – Drums, Tony Osborne – Backing Vocals, John Hood – Guitar
Tony Borthwick – Sax / Flute, Ray Godfrey – Sound

THE UNITS 10/6/1975 (One gig – University Of WA)
(Same lineup as above)

THE GUYS IN THE BAND 16/9/75 (One gig – WAIT)
Lineup – Fried Egg

FRIED EGG and UNIT STRUCTURES 3/6/75 – 2/1/79
(Also used STEVE TALLIS BAND for several shows)

Al Kash – Drums, Bruce Devenish – Drums, Ric Whittle – Drums
John Meyer – Guitar, Noel Herridge – Drums, Reg Zar – Drums
Tony Felix Borthwick – Tenor & Soprano Sax / Flute / Percussion
John Hood – Guitar, Phil Pruitti – Guitar (4/9/76 – Stoned Crow)
Phil Bailey – Bass, Ken Harwood – Bass, Roy Daniel – Bass
Bob Fortescue – Bass, Mick Glendinning – Bass, Paul Pooley – Bass
Greg Schultz – Piano / Keyboards / Moog, Ron Parker – Percussion
Brendon Darby – Trumpet /Flugelhorn, Clive Hodson – Alto Sax / Oboe
Andy Ross – Trombone, Terry Malone – Violin / Slide Guitar
Tony Osborne – Backing Vocals / Tape loops
Andrew ScrotterWarburton – Backing Vocals / Congas (21/10/75)
Ray Godfrey – Sound Engineer, Dipaunka Macrides – Percussion
Piers Partridge – Guitar / Vocals (Duo – The Stoned Crow 21/8/75)
John McGregor – Manager (25/3/76 – July 1976)

STEVE TALLIS AND THE DECALS
20/12/78 (Hernandos Hideaway) & 23/12/78 (The Stoned Crow)

Tony Borthwick – Sax / Flute, Greg Schultz – Keyboards
John Hood – Guitar, Ric Whittle – Drums, Gary Ridge – Percussion
Mick Glendinning – Bass
Jason Gardosi – Tablas / Moroccan / Balinese Drums (20 & 23/12/1978)

STEVE TALLIS AND THE OPPOSITION 3/1/79 – 20/10/79

Bob Patient – Keyboards (Piano / Hammond Organ / Synthesizer)
Ron Parker – Drums / Vocals, Colin Atkins – Bass, Reg Zar – Drums
John Hood – Guitar, Brendon Darby -Trumpet, Paul Millard -Alto Sax
Nigel Crocker – Trombone, Tony Borthwick – Tenor / Soprano Sax
Tony Osborne – BackingVocals, Gary Ridge – Percussion
Mick Glendinning – Bass, Noel Herridge – Drums
Keith Parkes – Bass / Lagerphone (25/5, 15/6, 22/8/79)

TALLIS MOB – (One gig – Hernados Hideaway – 17th May 1979)

Ron Parker – Drums / Vocals, Colin Atkins -Bass, John Hood – Guitar
Bob Patient – Hammond Organ / Piano / String Synthesizer

LONDON: 1980 – 1981

Bob Peachey – Sax / Harp, Patrick Wright – Violin

THE GUANO CLUB / THE SEPTIC TANKS Dec 1982 – Feb 1983
(Albany / New York USA )

Steve Cohen – Bass, Al Kash – Drums, Harvey Kojan – Keyboards
Todd Nelson – Guitar, Glenn Johnson – Sound Engineer

HANGOVER TRIANGLE- Perth Jazz Society – Hyde Park (27/12/82)

Ric Whittle – Drums, Phil Bailey – Bass, Bernie Payne – Tenor Sax
Greg Schultz – Keyboards

SENSATIONAL SIXTIES Late 1982

Dave Warner and miscellaneous musicians

APACHE DROPOUT 28/12/1982 – 1983

FELLADADIO QUARTET 19/3/84

Murray Campbell – Drums, Phil Bailey – Bass / Keyboards
Wayne Emery – Tenor / Baritone Sax / Flute, John Tillett – Drums

BURNT NORTON AND THE PANIC 1983-1984

Al Kash – Drums, Wayne Emery – Tenor & Baritone Sax / Flute
Phil Bailey – Bass / Keyboards

BRIAN WESTLAKE BAND 1984 (Gobbles)

Jim Rosseter – Guitar / Vocals, Roy Daniel – Bass / Vocals
Al Kash – Drums, Tony Borthwick – Sax / Flute
Leslie Hill – Keyboards / Vocals, Alan Pithers – Keyboards / Vocals

WA CHAINSAW ORCHESTRA 2nd February 1985

John Briggs, Geoff Hudson, John McGregor, Kim Wearne
Michael Purser, Robyn Abbott
John Unkovich (Various chainsaws), Jacqueline Reid – Vocals

THE SOLDIERS SOCK FUND BIG BAND 16/12/85

Same lineup as Devils Of Swing

THE DEVILS OF SWING Late 1984 – 1985

Lucky Oceans – Pedal Steel / Guitar / Vocals, Glenn Walsh – Drums
Lee Buddle – Baritone Sax, Adam Gare – Vocals, Sam Lehman – Guitar
Kent Hughes – Guitar, Phil Bailey – Bass, Lindsay Timms – Trumpet
Norm Burrows – Drums, Paul Millard – Sax, Simon Styles – Tenor Sax
Bill McAllister – Trombone / Keyboards, Helen Matthews – Vocals
Plus – Various other guest vocalists

STEVE TALLIS AND THE BUMBLEBEES 1986

Steve Smith – Bass, Ivan Zar – Harp / Percussion, Reg Zar – Drums
Kent Hughes – Guitar / Vocals

STEVE TALLIS AND THE COOL JERKS April 1987

STEVE TALLIS UNIT / BAND / COMBO /
QUARTET / QUINTET / SEXTET 1986-1990

Phil Kakulas – Double Bass, Bill Rogers – Sax / Keyboards / Vocals
Robbie Pisano – Double Bass, Murray Campbell – Drums / Percussion
Shirley Smith – Vocals / Percussion (Van Morrison support -22/2/85)
Ralph James – Keyboards, Dave Clarke – Mouth Organ / Violin
Johnny Johnstone – Drums / Washboard, Al Kash – Drums
Kent Hughes – Guitar, Mark Cain – Alto Sax, Colin Atkins – Bass
Tony Borthwick – Tenor & Soprano Sax, Ron Fleckner – Tenor Sax
Ross Bolleter – Piano Accordian / Piano

FAHMI GALAL TRIO 1988-1989

Fahmi Galal – Oud / Vocals, Ross Bolleter – Piano Accordion

THE ROADRUNNERS 1990-1991

John Meyer – Guitar, Bronnie Gordon – Vocals, Phil Bailey – Bass
Bruce Devenish – Drums, Ron Parker – Drums (two gigs)

STEVE TALLIS WASHBOARD UNIT / EXPERIENCE 1989-91

Johnny Johnstone – Washboard / Drums, Colin Atkins – Bass
Dave Clarke – Harp / Violin / Vocals / Mandolin, Norm Leslie – Harp,
Phil Kakulas – Double Bass, Kent Hughes – Guitar
Geoff Barham – Slide Guitar, Sean Diggins – Double Bass
Ron Fleckner – Tenor Sax
Ross Bolleter – Piano Accordion / Piano, Bill Rogers – Sax / Keyboards

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STEVE TALLIS AND THE APACHE DROPOUTS
1991 – 1993

Evan Jenkins – Drums, James Blackwell – Slide Guitar – Vocals, Sean Diggins – Double Bass, Vocals, Carl Mackey – Tenor / Alto Sax, Jamie Oehlers – Tenor Sax, Chris Grieve – Trombone, Jordan Murray – Trombone, Dave Deacon – Trumpet

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SWEET BLUE MIDNIGHTS & STEVE TALLIS (two gigs 1991-Queens & Sandringham)

Sean Diggins – Double Bass, Carl Mackey – Tenor & Alto Sax
Ralph James – Keyboards, Ken Stringer – Guitar / Vocals
Bruce Devenish – Drums

STEVE TALLIS AND THE ZOMBI PARTY 1993 -1997
(Also used the spelling Zombie)

Evan Jenkins – Drums, Colin Atkins – Bass, Jamie Oehlers – Tenor Sax
Ben Vanderwal – Drums, Adam Ventoura – Bass, Rex Horan – Bass
Konrad Park – Drums, Carl Mackey – Tenor & Alto Sax
James Sandon – Tenor Sax, Chris Greive – Trombone
Graham Wood – Keyboards, Jordan Murray – Trombone
Dave Deacon – Alto Sax, Bill Gumbleton – Piano, Gary Lee – Vibes
Gary Ridge – Percussion, Sean Diggins – Double Bass, Manoli – Bass
Adam Liwzyc – Bass, Marcus Dengate – Bass,
Matthew Lees – Trombone, Don Gomes – Keyboards
Dave Solomon – Violin, Trilbey Temperley – Keyboards / Loops

MEXICALI VOODOO 1995-1996

Sean Diggins – Double Bass / Vocals, Carl Mackey – Sax

STEVE HOGG – Tribute Night – Beaconsfield Tavern – 2/3/93

Russell Smith – Guitar, Shirley Smith – Vocals, Drums / Bass – Unkown

DR ZOT and the ZS 10/4/98
(Zaamiens 21st – Morley Windmills Soccer Club Hall)

Vic Tallis – Drums, Zaalen Tallis – Keyboards, Zaaron Tallis – Vocals
Greig Johnston – Bass

SEX MACHINE / HANGOVER TRIANGLE
(Two gigs – Indi Bar Scarborough – 29/7/98 & 5/8/98)

Freddy Grigson – Guitar, Tony Gibbs – Bass, Ric Eastman – Drums
Jamie Oehlers – Tenor Sax, Carl Mackey – Alto & Tenor Sax

STEVE TALLIS AND THE SUICIDE GHOSTS 1997 – 2001

Gary Ridge – Percussion / Berimbau
Ray Pereira – Percussion
Ezra Tallis – Drums
Dave Clarke – Violin / Mandolin / Mouth Organ / Vocals
Dave Brewer – Guitar
Kent Hughes – Guitar
Roy Daniel – Bass
Howie Shawcross – Bass
Jen Anderson – Violin
Rachel Gouvignon – Keyboards
Kerri Simpson – Vocals / Percussion
Adam Ventoura – Bass
Dipaunka Macrides – Drums / Percussion
Reg Zar – Drums
Mark Doherty – Harmonica
Andy – Rubbish Bin, Soup Spoons
Jamie Oehlers – Tenor Sax
Bob Patient – Keyboards
Jean Guy Lemire – Harp
Chris Wilson – Harp
Scott Wise – Harp / Dobro / Mandolin
Stavros Ionopoulos – Guitar / Bagpipes

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STEVE TALLIS AND THE HOLY GHOSTS

28th October 2003 till March 12, 2015

MUSICIANS:

Dave Clarke Violin, Sojo, Mouth Organ, Mandolin, Slide Guitar, Vocals

Gary Ridge Drums, Percussion, Berimbau

Bapi das Baul Percussion

Ben Vanderwal Drums, Percussion

Ray Pereira Percussion

Jenny Thomas Violin

Tanja Hafenstein Percussion

Shenton Gregory Violin, Viola, Mandolin

Evan Jenkins Drums

Jamie Oehlers Tenor Sax

Federico Duende Drums, Percussion

Murray Campbell Percussion

Richie Pavlidis Percussion

Jean-Guy Lemire Harmonica

Matt Willis Double Bass

Billy Rogers Sax, Harp, Washboard

Kent Hughes Guitar

Mayuka Juber Baritone Sax, Clarinet

Kanch Karunaratna Percussion

Yellow King of Africa Percussion

Umie Zudoniu Vocals, Percussion

Reg Zar Percussion, Drums

Mick Glendinning Bass

Bob Patient Hammond Organ, Piano,

Keyboards
Dipaunka Macrides Percussion

Marco Gamba Double Bass

Guido Bombardieri Alto Sax

Jaramar Vocals, Percussion

Petit Vodo Drums, Guitar, Vocals

Diego Escobar Drums, Percussion

Luis Javier Ochoa Guitar

Luis Eduardo Arreola Bass

Polo Morett Drums, Percussion

Klaus Meyer Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute

Howard Shawcross Bass

Yugon Chobanoff Drums

Howie Johnstone Drums

Kev Lymm Slide Guitar

Luludji Brijida Vocals

Thierry Thirlux Levasseur Keyboards, Vocals

Polo Drums, Percussion

Damien Herve Bass

Hilaire Penda – Bass

Eric Chatalic – Harp, Accordeon, Melodeon, Percussion, Vocals

Dave Brewer – Guitar

James Sandon – Tenor Sax

Angus Diggs – Drums

Phil Bradley – Guitars

Hans-Aage Deberitz – Bass

Yugon Chobanoff – Drums

John Wilson – Bass

Tony Borthwick – Sax, Flutes, Percussion

Dom Mariani – Guitar

Greg Hitchcock – Guitar

Kavisha Mazzella – Vocals

John Reed – Cittern

Stephen Harrison – Double Bass

Rupert Guenther – Violin

Arvis Del Vedado – Bass

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STEVE TALLIS and THE TROUBLEMAKERS

Formed March 13, 2015

Phil Bradley – Guitars

Hans-Aage Deberitz – Bass

Ric Whittle – Drums

Yugon Chobanoff – Drums