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50th Anniversary!

A huge success!


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Anniversary T-shirt

Now available!

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  ...well, '68 actually with this pic, the earliest one we can find currently.

...and still going strong in 2017, 50 years a band Reunion 2009

Sydney Blues Society honours
patrons with 2007 T-shirt:

SBS 2007 T-shirt


Where to see us.



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featuring Ray Beadle

8.00 pm,  Sat,  10th November


88-92 Piper St.,

Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW

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This CD was recorded at The Coast Hotel, 2017

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featuring Shane Pacey

Sydney Blues Society

Harbour Cruise

Departs Kings Wharf

11.45 am,  Sun,  18th November



In Memoriam


    The Foreday Riders were very sorry to learn of the passing of former member John Power, who worked with them on and off during the 1970s and 1980s, appearing on the album ‘Riders Digest’ in 1986. Apart from his highly impressive music abilities, he was a fount of information on local and international blues and rock, as well as a witty conversationalist and a droll storyteller.

    John came to the Riders from the blues/rock trio ‘Riverboat’ in 1970, joining the King brothers and drummer Paul Leaton in a 4-piece version of the Riders called ‘Blue Spirit’ (1970-73). He later worked with Sydney blues outfit ‘Junior and the Goldtops’ and went on to play with the esteemed ‘Company Caine’ and ‘Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons’, before settling back in Sydney with much-loved R & B outfit ‘The Hippos’. He fronted his own ‘John Power Blues Band’ some time later, and also backed international acts such as Bo Diddley and Roy Buchanan.

    In later years he relocated to mid-west NSW (Wellington), where he and his daughter Julia cared for his ailing wife Sue. John suffered ongoing health problems in recent times, but we were very pleased to see him give a fine performance at the Rider’s 50th anniversary show in August, 2017. The Riders salute a great player and valued friend – he’ll be missed, and well- remembered.

See sidebar on the right for a clip of John at a Riders' reunion show in 2008.

The John Power Memorial Show is to be held at The Bridge Hotel in Rozelle on Tuesday 15th January 2019.
The Hippos: Leszek Karski, Bridie King, Ace Follington, Janet Levy & Alan Britton
The Foreday Riders: Ron & Jeff King, Rosscoe Clark,Stan Mobbs, Shane Pacey, & Leszek Karski
Dave Skinner (Roxy Music)
Gayle Kennedy (Author)
Shirley Smith (Company Caine)
Alison Penney (Hippos MK II)
Rick Grossman (Divinyls & Hoodoo Gurus)
Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil)
Harry Brus (Renee Geyer, everyone)
Dom Turner (Backsliders)
Lucy Desoto

Bookings at Moshtix here
or $25 at the door.
Show starts at 6.30pm


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Click here for the Rhythms, June 2014 review of the Days of Wine and Vinyl re-issue project.

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