Catch ‘national treasure’ Ross Hannaford this weekend in Adelaide

Ross Hannaford at work. Photo:

Ross Hannaford at work. Photo:

This Sunday afternoon in Adelaide sees the performance of a dead-set Oz rock legend.

My mate Chris Crago, a fellow Cancerian, has brought guitarist Ross Hannaford over from Melbourne to play a gig for her birthday. The private party is on Saturday but Sunday arvo is an open gig for just $15 at the door.

That's not much coin to see true rock royalty. Fellow Seventies kids probably remember their parents grooving to Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool, the band Hannaford formed with mate Ross Wilson.

While Wilson was out the front, you’d remember Hannaford to the side in his kooky helicopter cap.

And if you ever spent time in Melbourne and headed to the Espy Hotel, on the St Kilda foreshore, before it became synonymous with RocKwiz, you might have caught Hannaford’s later band Dianna Kiss, which had a regular gig there in the 1990s.

To get a feel for what you can expect on Sunday, read this promo for Hannaford’s next gig at Melbourne’s hip Caravan Club, Oakleigh: “Fabulous 3rd Sunday of the month residency. He’s a national treasure. He’s a unique guitar player, is considered as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, he’s quirky and he’s right at our doorstep in Oakleigh. Book now to avoid disappointment!!’’ (

There’s no excuse not to head to the Gaslight Tavern, 36 Chief St, Brompton, 3pm-6pm. You can even catch the tram. You can grab a bite at the Gaslight – it’s old-fashioned pub grub. Check out the menu here. Check out the gig poster Chris designed below. 

Or why not grab a bite to eat at Plant 13 first? 13 Park Tce, Bowden; Or head to Suzy Wong’s Room afterwards? 120 Port Rd, Hindmarsh. They're both within walking distance.


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