Blowhard: The Final Blow
A Final Tribute To Rollo
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BLOWHARD AND FRIENDS GATHER FOR FINAL ROLLO TRIBUTE
The last blow… in what will be the final live experience of BLOWHARD full stop!
April 2021 marks two years since the tragic, untimely passing of Rollo, Blowhard’s founder and vocalist. Blowhard and close friend top-flight Brisbane alternative acts will assemble on Saturday 17 April at The Tivoli to honour the Great Man’s legacy.
That Rollo led Blowhard for 30 years is a momentous achievement, given his and the band’s collective history in other punk/alternative outfits. Blowhard was also the third ever Brisbane punk band (after The Saints and The Onyas) to tour overseas.
Additionally, Rollo’s activities as a concert promoter, Splurt record label champ, 4ZZZ radio personality, and an all-round ceaseless supporter of the local DIY music world, truly cement his legacy across the Brisbane music scene and beyond. The likes of Custard, Powderfinger and members of Regurgitator all played early shows at Rollo-driven events, as did many an up-and-coming interstate band. During his guest-spot with the remaining Blowhard members at 2019’s Dead of Winter Festival, Frenzal Rhomb’s Jay Whalley fittingly paid tribute to Rollo’s early help in establishing Frenzal’s profile.
BLOWHARD will come together with special guest vocalists for one final performance as tribute to Rollo on Saturday April 17 at The Tivoli, with any profits going to family and 4ZZZ. Along with Blowhard the night will be loaded high with a mighty selection of special friends - a who’s-who of homegrown alternative music: Emma Bosworth, Strange Stains, Fred Band, Flangipanis, Shandy and FAT. Commencing at 5:00pm - a full plate of seven supercharged performances celebrating the life and times of the big one: ROLLO.