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ABOUT

1950Born 1st December Newcastle, Australia
1951Relocated to Melbourne, Australia
1959Big enough to hold a guitar and start lessons
1962Television appearance on ABC’s children’s program ‘Partyland’ + played banjo in the SHOESHINE JAZZ BAND
1963R+B + High School bands + meet Ross Wilson + formed PINK FINKS + record acetate demos
1964PINK FINKS released Louie Louie on own independent Mojo label [reaches #16 on 3DB] + sign with W&G + release three singles on Go!! + tracks ‘Untie Me’, ’Good for you’ and ‘Got a tiger in my tank’ + appeared regularly on ATV O’s Komotion
1967PARTY MACHINE with Mike Rudd on bass + single ’All got to go’ [R.W.]
1968Art school [Printmaking, Prahran Tech] + country\rock band MIGHTY QUINN, SONS OF THE VEGETAL MOTHER
1970'sDADDY COOL [#1 hit record + 2 US tours + played Madison Square Gardens + Blow Earth, Wind and Fire off stage at college gig Des Moines, Iowa] + formed bands BILLY T [album: ‘No definitions’ single: ‘Dancin’ mood] + BAMBU + KOFI’S BACK O’YARD + played/sang on live/ recordings for MARK GIILLESPIE, ONE FOUNDATION [who recorded and toured US, Europe and Rainbow Theatre London] MIGHTY KONG, SHIRLEY STRACHAN, NORMAN GUNSTON, P. MADIGAN’S HUMANS
1980'sFormed bands LUCKY DOG [1 & 2] + released unique double sided five song cassette + HANIFAX + CORNER STONE + played/sang live/recordings for GOANNA BAND, JOHN FARNHAM, JOE CAMELLERI, BAD LOVES, ROSS WILSONS ROCKHOUSE, UP ALL NITE, VENETTA FIELD’S GOSPEL JUBILEE, SLIM WHITTLES COUNTRY KILLED, FRANKIE J AND THE FIVES, BIG DUMP, IAN MOSS, ZAN&FRIENDS and JOE GEIA
1990'sJingles for Uncle Toby’s + vocal on successful H.B.A. primetime T.V. advertisement + formed DIANNA KISS [2X CD’s self-titled and ‘JAH COUNTRY’] + ROSS HANNAFORD TRIO [critically acclaimed self-titled album] + played/recordings for THE CRUEL SEA, KATE CEBERANO, PHIL CEBERANO’S SEXUAL CHOCOLATE, TIM FINN, OL’SKY DADDY’S, STEVE HOY & THE LOST MILLIONS, CHRIS WILSON, IMPORTANT BROS, PAUL HESTER, DUPPY CONQUERORS, VIKKA AND LINDA BULL and PETER ANDRE
2000'sREGGABITES + BART WILLOUGHBY + extensive touring/recording with RENEE GEYER, DADDY COOL [new DVD/CD with 3x tracks SUN IS ALWAYS SHININ’ (performed solo on ROCWIZ), WAVES and ULURU] + DADDY COOL/BEACHBOYS TOUR + R.H. TRIO special guests at the new Adelaide/International Guitar Festival + playing in TOM E. LEWIS’ the SONG MEN OF ARNHEM LAND (album: Muyngarnbi) at Walking With Spirits Festival, Northern Territory + same show for THE POPE’S followers’ at Circular Quay
2010'sFour piece band SLIDE + busking with BART WILLOUGHBY + start using samplers make BUCKSKIN album + record live on street + six piece band ‘cRiTTeRs’ [play monthly residency at Caravan Club changing members JAMES BLACK, BILL McDONALD, KEVIN MURHPY and PETER MARIN] + line up changed consisting TIM NEAL, GEORGE BUTRUMLIS, RAY PERIERA, YURI PAVLINOV, JACOB KINNIBURG, JODY BELL and MARGOT BARRETT
2015ROSS HANNAFORD [album: HANNA]

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