A rocumentary for all ages: The AC/DC story
The AC/DC Story is a three-hour-plus interactive performance that documents the life and times of one of Australia’s finest-ever musical exports.
It takes the audience on a journey from the humble beginnings of the legendary band through the Bon Scott era and the fallout from his death, through to the many highlights with Brian Johnson at the helm.
Vocalist Larry Attard spoke with The Echo about this entertaining and informative show, saying he believes it gives the rock schooling everyone needs – even the kids!
How did it come about at the beginning? Where, when, and how did you guys start doing your AC/DC Story show?
I had the Idea for quite some time; however, started the show round two years ago. First nervous gig was in Gladstone and was a great success; rest is history.
Where has it taken you guys / where have you toured?
All round Australia, NZ, UK, Europe, and America is booked for 2019.
Where have you received the biggest / wildest reaction?
Have had a few; however, the one that comes to mind would be Czech Republic where we headlined the NOC Festival Friday night to over 10,000 people. Reaction was massive.
What do you enjoy best about doing the show?
That’s a two-pronged question. To answer honestly, seeing the look on people’s faces in the crowd, sometimes laughing sometimes crying and always rocking, and seeing my son Jess absolutely ripping it up as Angus, I sometimes have to pinch myself.
You’ve said that you knew AC/DC and worked with them. What was that like?
It was awesome getting to know these guys. They were rock’n’roll warriors in every sense of the word and taught me the work ethic I live by to this day.
Did you meet Bon before he died?
Bon when in town was a regular at the Vanity Hotel, Town Hall Sydney. We had many a chat in my younger days there; also when my Sydney band Snake used to support them we knocked round with all the lads.
Where did you get the stories you use in your show?
Some are from personal experiences, some are from close friends of AC/DC, some are just legendary facts.
Byron Theatre on Saturday 22 December at 7.30pm. Tix $45 at byroncentre.com.au.