Ross Wilson, Irwin Thomas (Jack Jones), Russell Morris & Joe Camelleri (2007) | The Sound Lab

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Irwin Thomas is an American-born Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He performs professionally using the stage name Jack Jones from when he was the lead vocalist-guitarist in the band Southern Sons (1990–1996). His other bands and collaborations include Electric Mary, She Said Yes and Ahmet Zappa. He released his debut solo album, The Evolution of Irwin Thomas, in 2002.

Southern Sons’ debut self-titled album was released on 1 June 1990, which peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Their first single, “Heart in Danger”, was released in August, it also reached No. 5 on the related ARIA Singles Chart. Jones and Buckle toured Australia and Europe as members of Farnham’s backing band to promote Chain Reaction. Southern Sons were a support act on Farnham’s tours in 1990 and 1991.

During the 1990s, Thomas worked as a session musician on albums by other artists including Lisa Edwards’ Thru the Hoop (June 1993), Debra Byrne’s Sleeping Child (July 1994), Phil and Tommy Emmanuel’s Terra Firma (April 1995), Bachelor Girl’s Waiting for the Day (November 1998), and Farnham’s Live at the Regent Theatre 1st July 1999 (1999) as well as touring in Farnham’s backing band for the I Can’t Believe He’s 50 Tour.

Thomas reverted to his birth name in 2000, working with Ahmet Zappa in Los Angeles, and with Beers. He has released music as a solo artist, first for BMG and then as an independent artist, with The Evolution of Irwin Thomas appearing in 2002. Since 2004 he has also been involved with Melbourne band Electric Mary, and he is also in a band called She Said Yes, led by Tania Doko, the former lead singer of Bachelor Girl.

Ross Wilson is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is the co-founder and front man of the long-standing rock groups Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, as well as a number of other former bands, in addition to performing solo. He has produced records for bands such as Skyhooks and Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons, as well as for those of his own bands. He appeared as a judge on celebrity singing TV series It Takes Two from 2005. Wilson was individually inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 1989 and again as a member of Daddy Cool in 2006.

Russell Norman Morris is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist who had five Australian Top 10 singles during the late 1960s and early 1970s. On 1 July 2008, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) recognised Morris’ status when he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

The Real Thing was added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry in 2013.
Joseph Vincent Camilleri, born 21 May 1948) aka Jo Jo Zep or Joey Vincent, is a Maltese Australian singer-songwriter and musician. Camilleri has recorded as a solo artist and as a member of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows. Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons’ highest charting single was “Hit & Run” from June 1979, which peaked at #12; Jo Jo Zep’s “Taxi Mary” peaked at No. 11 in September 1982; and The Black Sorrows top single, “Chained to the Wheel”, peaked at No. 9 in March 1989.

Camilleri has also produced records for The Sports, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Paul Kelly & the Dots, The Black Sorrows, Renée Geyer and Ross Wilson. Australian music journalist, Ian McFarlane, described him as “one of the most genuinely talented figures in Australian music”, and, as a member of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Camilleri was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2007.

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