I was asked recently when was the last time I played in public. Well, I think it was in 1984 or 1985.
An office band at Lintas Sydney was formed for a party and I was asked to sit in on bass guitar. Since I was the Chairman/CEO at the time and my past as a rock musician was not generally known, I asked that my participation was kept secret until the performance. In the event, it was not that I played well that surprised (I didn’t), but that I played at all.
Sad to say, I don’t remember who all the band-members were. I think creative director Al Crew was there. And Tracey Harbutt (now Tilda Bostwick) sang with great élan. But at the heart of it all was a bright young copywriter, Dugald McDonald.
Now, nearly three decades later, Doogie’s new CD has lobbed in from Africa: Big Steel Bird. It’s a total delight. He wrote all the songs, plays guitar and sings.
Here’s a nice commercial he made in 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpYBhUYJcqY
But here’s where you can find that Big Steel Bird: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dugaldmcdonald