After a successful opening in Sydney earlier this year & followed by a string of shows in Qld, Ric Herbert (pictured right), & this Dream-Team of Aussie artists are excited to bring FREEDOM IN THE AIR TONIGHT to the beautiful region of Bathurst, where they will be joined by special guest Carmel Mesiti.
Working regularly with premium guitarist Peter Northcote, Ric also fronts legendary ‘80s band Matt Finish plus The Get RicH Band. Appearing in stage plays, musical theatre, T.V and film, Ric Herbert is perfectly suited to take you on an emotional voyage through the music of these amazing artists.
This is an unforgettable musical experience and a true showcase of the music of some of the world’s most loved performers!
ON SALE – Sept 1st
Friday 17th November 7.30pm (doors 7pm) at BMEC 105 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795
Tickets from $50.00 (incl booking fee): www.bmec.com.au/whats-on/
- RIC HERBERT
- ALLY FRIENDSHIP
- BRETT SAMS
- JUSTIN BIANCHI
- PETER RUNDLE
- BILL KOTEVSKI
- BEN MARSHALL
- DAVID ROBERTS
Testimonials for Ric Herbert and Band:
Marc Christowski – Empire touring: “Ric Herbert is one of the best frontmen in the country. Sensational!”
Peter Northcote – Legendary guitarist: “He’s my favourite singer!”
Steve Bisley – Acclaimed actor “Ric Herbert is a talented musician and a charismatic frontman. He is rock and roll!”
Linda Williams – Music Enthusiast: “It’s great to see a show where the singers are as good as the originals.”
Ric Herbert – Vocals & M.C
Ric Herbert’s music career is impressive – from original to cover and corporate bands. He is currently fronting the iconic Australian band Matt Finish and works extensively with legendary guitarist Peter Northcote. Ric sang “Share the Spirit” (Olympic bid anthem) live at the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. His acting credits include Sweet and Sour and Peter Jackson’s King Kong via Underbelly, Skinford, Prisoner and The Young Doctors.
Ally Friendship – Vocals
Stellar Sydney singer, Ally Friendship commanded attention with outstanding performances in The Australian Shania Twain show in 2021. An accomplished artist in her own right, she has worked tirelessly in bands and charity fundraising events. Ally has also shared the stage with Aussie icons The Screaming Jets, Peter Northcote, Kevin Borich and more.
Brett Sams – Vocals
Discovered fronting the Queen tribute band, ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ and Pearl Jam show ‘Jeremy Spoke’, Brett Sams is the real deal – a rock star in the making. Although young, he has devoted years of training and done countless gigs around Sydney to become a dynamic performer. His sound and energy are reminiscent of a young Bruce Springsteen, and he is the perfect choice to cover this amazing artist.
Justin Bianchi – Vocals, Bass & M.D
Musical Director/Bassist, Justin Bianchi brings an impressive array of credits from Doc Neeson (The Angels), Matt Finish, Phil Emmanuel, Steve Edmonds and The Sicarios, to the Oz Rock Roadshow. As well as various M.D., producer and Jingle writing for artists both live and in the studio. Justin has also performed in musicals: Buddy Holly Story, Chess and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Peter Rundle – Keys & Piano
Pianist and keyboard maestro Peter Rundle has a wealth of experience – The Drifters (USA), Leo Sayer, Ian Moss, Christine Anu, J.P.Y… He’s played for Prime ministers and dignitaries, in festivals and major events, local and international, as well as shows ranging from Fleetwood Mac via The Stones to the Eagles. He’s composed and recorded soundtracks for TV and internationally for National Geographic.
Bill Kotevski – Guitars
Veteran Guitarist Bill Kotevski B.M. has deep roots in classical and jazz music. Bill has a diverse range of experience, from original bands to tribute shows INXS, Bon Jovi, Cold Chisel and U2. Producer and composer of soundtracks for SBS documentaries, he has shared the stage with Oz music royalty such as Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus) and many more.
Ben Marshall – Keys & Guitar
A multi-instrumentalist and producer who has traversed a wide array of musical genres and performed with many artists. Carmen Smith (the Voice), Uptown Funk Band, Tania Bowra Band, King Fahruk, Get RicH, Spanish Mackerel, Slide McBride, and Big Hit Orchestra.
Dave Roberts – Drums & Samples
A versatile, hard-hitting and hard-working drummer for over 30 years. This journeyman has played with legends of Australian Rock such as Doc Neeson (The Angels), Mark Gable, Frank Zappa show, One Hit Wonders, Blondie V Pretenders, Funk and Soul bands, plus Tall Timbre, The Bushwackers, Roughstock and Phil Emmanuel’s final album.