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Am I Ever Gunna See Doc Neeson’s Face Again

By Dan Hutton on December 15, 2010 in Arts

Fans of The Angels may have wondered if they were ever going to see his face again and fortunately the answer this time around is definitely not a resounding, “No way, get effed, eff off!”

Best known as the lead singer and frontman of Australian rock band The Angels, Doc Neeson is now doing his own thing and on Saturday, January 15 he’ll be wowing the crowds at the Coogee Diggers with a mix of old and new material.

Neeson will be playing what he describes as a “rebirth” of Angels classics, taken form his album Doc Neeson’s Acoustic Sessions, as well as songs from his other band, Red Phoenix. The evening will be a mix of acoustic and electric sounds.
According to the man himself, those in attendance will see “another side of Doc Neeson.”

During the month The Beast caught up with Doc Neeson to find out a bit more about what makes him tick…

Doc Neeson in a sentence is… Physically tall, mentally challenging, a man of many moods.

First memory of music… My mother singing in Gaelic.

First album you bought… It was blues album called What Am I Living For by Chuck Willis.

Song that gives you goosebumps… Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum because I love the guitar

Fave driving album/s… Storytelling albums: Johnny Cash, Dylan, Lennon, ZZ Top.

An Doc Neeson highlight… Flying ultra-light aircraft.

If you could pick a supergroup its members would be… Satan, Jesus Christ, Marilyn Munroe on lead vocals, Lenny Bruce, Che Guevara and Spike Milligan (playing George Harrisons’ black Strat).

Sydney bands giving you the good tingles at the moment… Stellar. The lead vocalist, Suzi, is fantastic.

Fave Sydney venue… Sydney Opera House when it’s rioting.

Band or genre that gives you an ice-cream headache… Katie Perry and Justin Bieber.

If you bowed to corporate sponsorship it would be to advertise… I’d be having a word with Gulfstream personal jets.

Your dream bill for a night (Doc Neeson included of course)… Chopper Read and The Porky Girls, Slash, Pearl Jam, Bowie, Dave Grohl and the singers from Celtic Women.

An unknown Doc Neeson fact… I was voted by the Irish-Australian newspaper the Irish Echo as one of one hundred top Irishmen in Australia.

What next for Doc Neeson… Next year, a solo album and tour to the US, UK and China.

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