Steve Tallis

BIOGRAPHY

“New York City Blues”

I was born and raised in Central Avenue – down Maylands way that is. I knew a long time ago what I was gonna do. It was 1963, I was 11 years old. My mother and my father took me to see Louis Armstrong and Trini Lopez at the Capitol Theatre. As we left the concert I went up to my Mum and said “I know what I’m going to do with my life.” She looked at me real strange and said “Boy you crazy! Think about a real career. You gotta stop hanging around places like” ….Wot The Hek, Dorrina’s, Gaslight Club etc….. How was I to know I was going be in New York City 1982 singing my kind of Blues – Blues from the Maylands Delta

This is a true story. Steve started playing music in 1962. Music is his calling. From birth he was surrounded by the music of his Macedonian ancestors and music from the Balkans. Listening to live music at picnics and dances as a small child opened his mind and spirit to trancelike rhythms, improvisation and chanting. He started listening to the radio – Rolling Stones, Them, Animals, Manfred Mann, Jimi Hendrix, Yardbirds, Kinks…. He searched back further to the roots of the music he loved – and then back to the source – Africa.

Steve is an Australian Griot, a Blues Shaman. He has lived and performed in the USA, Europe, Mexico and Asia – supporting some of the biggest names in music – eg Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, BB King, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon.

Influences include Leadbelly, John Coltrane, Tim Buckley, Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Van Morrison, Howling Wolf, Tom Waits, Jack Bruce, JB Lenoir and Bob Dylan.. African, Indian, Haitian and Islamic music have all had a spiritual and rhythmic influence on his work. His love of blues, gospel and a cappella field hollers shows both in his live shows and recordings.

Two lifelong ambitions came true when he toured India in 1997 and Pakistan in 2003. Explorations into Vodou, Tantra, Buddhism, Sufism, The Bible, Hinduism, Taoism and Native American Indians have affected him deeply.

He is featured in the books “Who’s Who of Australian Rock and Blues”, “Working Musicians”, “Way Out West” and “Further Down the Road”.

Steve’s 8 x CD Box Set – “Anthology Volume One: The Sacred Path of The Fried Egg Maylands To The Gates of Hell (1962-2001)” is a piece of Australian music history. The first time in Australian music history that an independent solo artist released a box set.

Awards include “Songwriter Of The Year”, “Most Original Work” (The West), and “Album Of The Year” (Rhythms Magazine Readers Poll – Zozo – 1999) and was one of the original inductees into Western Australia Music Industry’s Hall of Fame. Steve was awarded an “Arts WA Contemporary Music Fellowship” (2003) to study, compose and tour with master musicians in Africa, India and Greece.

Steve Tallis is unique, fiercely independent and is not a man to be compromised.

Special Guest / Supports

Première partie

INTERNATIONAL

  • Bob Dylan
    Van Morrison
    B.B.King
    Ray Charles
  • Tina Turner
    Ben Harper
    Eric Clapton
    Buddy Guy
  • Wilson Pickett
    Tony Joe White
    Junior Wells
    Ted Hawkins
  • Joe Cocker
    Robert Cray
    Ani DiFranco
    Eric Burdon & The New Animals
    John Hammond
    Gary Lucas
  • Tom Petty
    Mick Jagger
    Tea Party
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • John Mayall
    Graham Parker
    Eric Bibb
    Albert King
  • Bapi das Baul
    Fabulous Thunderbirds
    Rickie Lee Jones
    Long John Baldry
  • Charlie Musselwhite
    Albert Collins
    Screaming Jay Hawkins
    G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Louisiana Red
    Michelle Shocked
    Michael Chapman
    Chris Cain
  • Edgar Winter
    Chipolata 5
    Dave Van Ronk
    Guy Davis
  • Johnny Copeland
    Joe Henry
    Butch Hancock
    Kristina Olsen
  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Rory McLeod
    Del Ray
    Bob Geldorf
  • Beau Jocque
    Birds (UK)
    Bob Brozman
    Joe Louis Walker
  • Roy Rogers
    Duke Robillard
    Jason Mraz
    Ember Swift
  • Billy Boy Arnold
    William Clark
    Beth Orton
    Norton Buffalo
  • Paul Ubana Jones
    Dar Williams
    Ernie Williams & Wildcats
    Gospel Hummingbirds
  • Little Charlie & The Nightcats
    Bjorn Berge
    Roy Ayers Ubiquity
    Indian Ocean Group (India)
  • Syian Zahoor
    Nazir Ijaz Afridi
    Sher Mian Dad Khan (Pakistan)
    1001 Ways (Switzerland)
  • Dan Gottfried
    Miriam Makeba
    Manhattan Transfer
    Macy Gray
    Steve Coleman and Mystic Rhythm Society
  • Michael Brecker Sextet
    Robben Ford
    Tlokwe Sehume
    Rita Marley
  • Matt Elliott
    Montse Revah
    Viviana Ramirez
    Petit Vodo
    Jaramar
  • Iggy Pop
    Marianne Faithfull
    Cranberries
    Imany
  • Naka
    Hiliare Penda
    Bob Corn (Italy)
    Ndidi
    Brad
  • Roy Roberts
    DD’s Brothers
    Mo & The Reapers
    Sean Taylor
  • Ella Foy
    Ben Toury Corp
    The West African Blues Project
    Lola Marsh
  • Mountain Men
    Jesus Volt
    Gaye Adegbalola & Wild Rutz
    Marina Kaye
  • Balkan Brothers
    Joyce Tape
    Manu Lanvin & Devil Blues
    Gaelle Buswell

Première partie

AUSTRALIA

  • Paul Kelly
    Easybeats
    Chris Wilson
    Spectrum
  • Chain
    Daddy Cool
    Skyhooks
    Masters Apprentices
  • Tully
    Ariel
    Bakery
    Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
  • Jeff St John & Copperwine
    MPD Ltd
    Angels
    Cold Chisel
    Hoodoo Gurus
  • Joe Camilleri
    Black Sorrows
    Revelators
    Alex Lloyd
  • John Butler
    Matt Taylor
    Dave Hole
    Backsliders
  • Jeff Lang
    Kerri Simpson
    Chris Bailey
    Saints
  • Triffids
    Sherbet
    Groove
    Diesel
  • Blackfeather
    La De Das
    Dingoes
    Kim Salmon
  • Max Merritt
    Richard Clapton
    Renee Geyer
    Badloves
  • Ray Hoff
    Doug Parkinson In Focus
    Sports
    Ray Brown & Whispers
  • Madder Lake
    Hunters & Collectors
    Hippos
    Steve Kilbey
  • Kevin Borich
    Ross Wilson
    Johnny Farnham
    Hush
  • Lobby Lloyds Coloured Balls
    Russell Morris
    Vibrants
    Ian Moss
  • Johnny Young
    Issy Di
    Ross D.Wylie
    Mojos
  • Colin Hay
    Cruel Sea
    Hans Poulsen
    Ayers Rock
  • Tank
    Bondi Cigars
    iOTA
    Matt Walker
  • Normie Rowe
    Pirana
    Wendy Saddington
    Flying Circus
  • Mal Eastick
    Ronnie Burns
    Mixtures
    Foreday Riders
  • Dave Warner
    Phil Manning
    Captain Matchbox
    John Paul Young
  • Fourplay
    Avengers
    Stephen Cummings
    Judy Small
  • Steampacket (NZ)
    Harper
    Jeff Duff
    Mississippi
  • Greg Arnold
    Supernaut
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Mick Thomas
  • Screaming Tribesmen
    Wild Cherries
    Mighty Reapers
    Geoff Achison
  • Dutch Tilders
    Judith Durham
    Band Of Light
    Margret Roadknight
  • Nathan Cavaleri
    Damon Davies
    Marco Goldsmith
    Weddings Parties Anything
  • Colleen Hewett
    Greg Champion
    Chris Finnen
    Mike Rudd & Bill Putt
  • Brian Fraser
    Psycho Zydeco
    Alex Burns & Nick Charles
    Things Of Stone & Wood
  • Floyd Vincent & Childbrides
    Red House Roll Band
    Doc Spann & Ross Williams
    Ash Grunwald
  • Kavisha Mazzella
    Wanderlust
    Deborah Conway
    Crown Of Thorns
    8 Ball Aitken

Festivals

INTERNATIONAL

SCOTLAND :

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010, 2011
with Evan Jenkins – Drums

FRANCE :

Cognac Blues Passions Festival 2016

Les Tombées De La NuitRennes 2007

That’s All Folks Le Mans 2011

Zicamontreuil – Montreuil Sous Bois 2008

Festival Tout Couleurs 2012

Le Festival Culture Bar-Bars 2011

GHANA AFRICA:

Panafest 2005

ITALY:

Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival 2004

SLOVENIA:

Festival Mlapih Kultur Velenje 2004

Trnfest – Ljubljana 2004

PAKISTAN:

World Performing Arts / Music Festival Lahore 2003

INDIA :

Freedom Jam Festival Bangalore August 1997

GERMANY :

Karlsruhe Rock Festival 1981

USA :

Larkfest Albany New York 1982

AUSTRALIA

VICTORIA :

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues 2000, 2013
Apollo Bay Music Festival 2006
Port Fairy Folk Festival 1998
Frankston International Guitar Festival 2001
Latrobe Valley Rhythm and Blues Festival 2001

NSW :

Australian Blues Music Festival Goulburn 1999, 2001
Thredbo Legends Of The Blues Festival 2001, 2007
East Coast Blues and Roots Festival Byron Bay 1993
Pacific Circle Music Convention

QUEENSLAND :

Woodford Folk Festival 2000, 2001
Blues at Broadbeach

TASMANIA :

Aquarius Festival 2001

NORTHERN TERRITORY :

Alice Springs Blues / Alice Springs National Folk Festival 1987

WESTERN AUSTRALIA :

Festival of Perth
Blues at Bridgetown nearly every year
Nannup Music Festival
Fairbridge Folk Festival
Toodyay Folk Festival
Joondalup Folk Festival
Kalgoorlie Blues Festival
Fremantle Blues Festival
Fremantle Festival
Larry Lobster Festival Dongarra
Artrage / Perth Fringe Festival
Kiss My Wamis
Hyde Park Ethnic Festival
York Jazz Festival 1992
Ethnic Music Centre Multicultural Festival
Lagu Folk Music Festival – Broome 1983
Margaret River Wine Festival
Bindoon Rock Festival 1970
Northbridge Festival
Australian Music Day 1991, 1994
City Of Gosnells Summer Festival 1989
Festival Of Melville 2002
Ravenswood Rock Festival 1971
Shinju Matsuri Festival Broome
Perth International Arts Festival 2002, 2003
City Of Perth Park Life Festival 2001, 2002
Moonlight Music and Wine Festival 2003
Bob Dylan, Ray Charles etc
Wave Rock Weekender 2006
East Fremantle Festival 2005
West Oz Heritage Blues Festival Bolgart 2015

Previous Bands

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 – 11/12/67)
  • Peter Walker (12/12/67 – 27/9/68)
  • 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 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 Scrotter Warburton – 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 – Backing Vocals
  • 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

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

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

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

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
  • Unknown – Drums / Bass

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

STEVE TALLIS AND THE HOLY GHOSTS
28th October 2003 till March 12, 2015

  • 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

TROPICAL GANGSTERS
October 24, 2015

  • Reg Zar
  • Dave Clarke
  • Steve Tallis

STEVE TALLIS AND THE TROUBLEMAKERS / SECRET AGENTS OF LOVE /  SNAKES OF DESIRE
FORMED MARCH 13, 2015

  • Phil Bradley
  • Hans-Aage Deberitz
  • Yugon Chobanoff
  • Howie Johnstone
  • Phil Bailey
  • Pete Lisiewich
  • Alex Chapman
  • Richie Pavledis
  • Evan Jenkins
  • Los Wackos (Bruno Baīdez et Michel Théodule)
  • Rupert Guenther
  • Reg Zar
  • John Wilson
  • Murray Campbell
  • Steven Forward
  • Kik Liard
  • Dave Clarke
  • Jean-Guy Lemire
  • Elisabeth Keledjian
  • Adam Wolfaardt
  • David Chalumeau
  • Mohammed Kamel
  • Kent Hughes
  • Almore James
  • Angus Diggs
  • Elodie Dessaint
  • Lez Karski
  • Pat Balavoine
  • Eric Chatalic
  • Ric Whittle