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The Hornets - Book Launch

The Hornets are steeped in the blues, they rise out of the Yarra Valley delta meeting at the mythical crossroads where Chicago grit has blown in. This is an earthy blues band with a pedigree of outstanding musicians…"Warwick McFadyen The Age

Craig Horne is not only the singer song writer for Post Office Hotel favourites The Hornets, but is also an author. For The Hornet’s October 14 Post Office gig, they will be  incorporating a book launch and book reading of Craig's recent Daddy Cool biography Daddy Who? Published by Melbourne Books into the show. 

Daddy Who? is the story of iconic 1970’s Australian band Daddy Cool. Craig Horne was with Daddy Cool every inch of the way. With an insider’s view, he tracks the journey from when they burst onto the scene in October 1970, with their infectious doo-wop mayhem, and follows their rapid rise to the top—when they were on the front cover of every newspaper and rock magazine in the country, and when radio churned out hits like ‘Eagle Rock’, ‘Come Back Again’ and ‘Hi Honey Ho!’ virtually nonstop. 

The book reveals the madness of Daddy Cool’s 18 month history and the October 14 gig will include a book signing as well as the usual Hornets barroom bluesy goodness.

The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected blues and roots musicians. They have released six CDs , to rave reviews and have gained a regular following of devoted fans as a result of many  live performances. Consequently, The Age named The Hornets “The best blues band in Melbourne”, and the Herald Sun said the band “demanded attention”.

Singer song-writer Craig Horne together with ARIA Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the Black Sorrows and Vika and Linda are joined by Yuri Pavlinov from the Bamboos on bass, as well as 

 Chris Tabone (Bad Loves, Junes) drums and multi award winning keyboard player Bruce Haymes who has played with everyone from Paul Kelly, to Archie Roach, Renee Geyer, Vika and Linda and all points between...

Earlier Event: 13 October
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Later Event: 18 October
June Jones // Kalyani