Black Sorrows -Surfers Paradise Beach April 7 2013 By Ron Hailes

It has rained on the Gold Coast a bit more than usual in recent weeks ,so putting a concert on the beach at Surfers Paradise was always going to be risky.

The weather gods were very kind to us and after a lovely Thai meal in Surfers the six of us headed for the beach. I love live music, and I love The Black Sorrows but watching a band on a stage on the beach is just something else all together.

At 8 PM sharp the stage lit up, Joe thundered on stage with a great version of Hit and Run and for the next hour delivered hit after hit including Harley and Rose, Shape I am in, and many more. A new brass section made this show even hotter. One down side was the absence of Bass Player Joe Creighton not sure who filled in tonight but it just wasn't the same . I assume Joe is off doing his own stuff this weekend.

This man and his great bands never let us down. I recently saw one of Joe's other bands Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons on the bill with Elvis Costello and Jo Jo Zep stole the show.

The waves were crashing in the background and the effect of the flood lights over the water was breathtaking. Going to an event like this makes me realise that we don't do enough in our own backyard. I live 5 K's from Surfers Paradise so it's nice and close .

All in all a great night which ended with some great fireworks from a barge in the ocean. Can't wait to attend more events like this.

Well done Surfers Paradise

in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia


I am a sometimes writer, stand up comic ,MC and Radio Presenter- these are my passions but I normally travel throughout SE Asia training sales and management staff in the Auto Industry

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