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Pic of Jeffrey on his Harley trike.

JEFFREY ST JOHN: VOCALS.

1961-1963 Vocalist, T.C.N.. Channel Nine, Sydney.

Regular feature vocalist on teenage variety programmes.

Opportunity Knocks, hosted by Desmond Tester.

1965-1971 Lead Vocalist Member of the bands The Id, Yama, and Copperwine . with The Id and Copperwine achieving national success, both live and with Top Ten hit singles. (Big Time Operator - The Id), (Teach Me How To Fly - Copperwine). 1972-1982 Self Employed. Ran a successful career in entertainment performing the roles of performer, writer (music and dialogue), producer and business manager. First artist outside America to be released on the ASYLUM label. National Top Ten hit single (Fool In Love).

From 1982 until now has done a lot of things including collaboration with Universities on various programs for the disabled, lecture tours on the same, and designing plus building a beautifull Harley Davidson trike plus of course fronting Jeffrey St John & The Embers.

Was recently made PATRON for the MOSAIC FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES Organisation. This recently formed organisation provides support for disabled people in many areas, including rehabilitation programs for disabled people unfairly penalised by the legal system. Here's the link to MOSAIC, and here's their contact number in Perth (08) 9479 7166.

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Pic of Ace Follington, drummer.

ACE FOLLINGTON: DRUMS.

AGE: 50 + AND LOVING IT.

SOME OF THE BANDS: THE BEATEN TRACKS, CHAIN, JON ENGLISH, RICHARD CLAPTON, JEFF ST. JOHN'S KID ROYAL, (The Late) JOHNNY JOHNSON.

SOME OF THE MEMORABLE RECORDING SESSIONS:

In London: JOHN ENTWHISTLE (THE WHO), DAN HILL (“Sometimes When We Touch”), DARYL BRAITHEWAITE, THE HIPPOS, THE BONDI CIGARS. Recently toured Europe with the DAVE HOLE BAND , and also with his own outfit THE NERVOUS INVESTORS. This tour covered Germany, Italy, Norway, Moscow, Holland, Poland, and Salzburg in Austria, the home of MOZART. Still doing shows around the country.

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Pic of Russell Smith, guitarist.

RUSSELL SMITH : GUITAR and VOCALS.


AGE: You don't really need to know.

MEMORABLE BANDS: COMPANY CAINE, BILLY T, MIGHTY KONG, THE GOANNA BAND, THE ZYDECATS.

DISCOGRAPHY: COMPANY CAINE, GULLIVER SMITH, MIGHTY KONG, BILLY T, BABYLON, A2Z, FAT SAM & THE GLEETONES, KAVISHA MAZZELLA, IVAN ZAR, BERNARD CARNEY, BRUCE GILBERT and THE CURFEW, BEATWORLD.
Also teaches guitar when he has the time available, and occasional little jazz gigs with bass player Peter Slatter. Latey has been so busy teaching guitar that he doesn't have time for life!

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Pic of Bill Blissett, keyboard player.
BILL BLISSETT: KEY BOARDS and VOCALS.

AGE: One of the survivors of the SIXTIES.

Toured the U.K. and Europe with many bands including SCREAMING LORD SUTCH, MARTY WILDE, BLUES BY FIVE.

Did sessions with many acts before opting to move to Australia to soak up the sun. Once again , extensive touring in Australia and the Far East on the Cabaret circuit. Decided to settle here, in Perth, where many friends in the music industry have been made.

Guesting with various Perth bands until invited by Jeffrey St. John to join his latest project. Also guests with The Troupadores on occasions.

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Pic of Peter Slatter, bass player.

PETER SLATTER: BASS GUITAR and VOCALS.

Originally from QLD and has played with the John Paul Young All Star Band, the Reg Lindsay Country Show and showbands such as Shazam and the Flying Beer Gut Brothers.

He has also worked in Tamworth as a session player both on recordings and live performances. He still performs now and then with WA showband the Troupadores. Some nice jazz gigs with guirtarist Russell Smith when available.

Claims he had sex once, but said it wasn't as good as playing with Jeffrey St. John & The Embers :-)

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Pic of Paul Close, sound engineer at console

PAUL CLOSE: Sound Engineer / Production.

My career spans some 34 years, starting in Sydney with bands like Missisippi (later to become LRB), The La De Da's, The Mixtures, John Paul Young, overseas acts like Sara Vaughan, Bo Diddley, and of course Jeff St John as he was known then.

In 1983 I moved to Perth, and spent nearly 20 years based at Perth Entertainment Centre working on every show that came through the venue when I wasn't doing shows in Singapore and Malaysia. You can view my web site at www.paulclose.iinet.net.au

Recently completed (and gained) my Cert. 2 in Mandarin, and being a glutton for punishment, have just started the Certificate 3 in same.

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THE TRIKE
Russell
Bill
Peter
Paul