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A long time ago in a rehearsal room far, far away....

It's the mid 80s. Everyone's wearing clothes they will live to regret. The rhythm section from the Barrenjoey Band has just got together with two funky guitarists and a couple of kids who used to play brass with the Harbord Diggers Youth Club Big Band. All they need is a vocalist....

The resulting band was Soul Survivors featuring (l to r):

  Soul Survivors c. 1987

Will Kirkby (sax, percussion and bvox)

Brendan Render (trumpet, percussion and bvox)

Johnny Race (bass)

Megan Kemmis (vocals)

Tony Edbrooke (drums)

John MacDonald (lead guitar)

Nick Miles (rhythm guitar and bvox)

The band went on to be a favourite feature at venues such as the Marble Bar, Feathers at Crows Nest, the Hotel Manly, the Great Northern Hotel (Chatswood) and more.

Over the years, the Soulies were proud to have also featured:


Jenny Hohepa (vocals)

Alicia (vocals)

Clayton (drums)

Brian Cliff (keyboards)

Mik Mateljan (bass)

Jason Thornton (sax)

Robbo (PA & percussion)

Adrian K (violin)



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