A long-running show that aims to celebrate the roots of Australian rock will make its final Illawarra appearance this month.
Since 2012, TV presenter and actor Scott McRae has been starring in a live “rockumentary” on the life and times of Easybeats front-man Stevie Wright.
The North Wollongong resident has written, produced and starred in the stage musical, Stevie: the Life and Music of Stevie Wright and the Easybeats.
McRae said they would be undertaking a final run of shows, including the last Illawarra performance on Saturday, December 15 at Centro CBD, Wollongong.
McRae said that “six years is a long run for a show”, and he was writing another one.
“It’s time to move on to a new project, as far as the musical side of what I do,” he told the Mercury.
McRae said he’d enjoyed the show’s run, although due to factors such as the expense of taking it on the road, they “didn’t get to tour around the country as much as we’d have liked to”.
“It’s not a tribute band getting up there to play 30 songs, or like a pub band playing some tunes, it’s a story,” he said.
“The Easybeats and Stevie have such a massive legacy as far as Australian music goes.
“So the show is also a good chance to learn more about Australian music history.”