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The Rock-itt : April 2011
After years of watching them evolve from young punk, pop rock, melodic rock, hard rock, and playing support to some of the biggest names in the music industry both here and overseas, four of our home grown Beaches bands will play the same stage next month on the same bill. Stone Parade, Dividers, Feeding Edgar and super young guns Is It Her, will rock the socks off the patrons at our Northern Beaches newest and classiest music restaurant, Lizotte’s at Dee Why. The Rock-itt has been involved in one way or another over the past eight years supporting these outfits knowing it would only be a matter of tim e before at least one of them if not all cracked the big time. On their own or collectively, their achievements have been vast and if you have been a Rock-itt reader for the past eight years you would know all about it .If you think it’s a cruise being a musician, think again because it isn’t a bed of roses. More bands don’t make it than do and even more don’t get past their first gig before throwing in the towel. First thing that any band has to achieve is the test of time. Have they got what it takes to go the distance? Can they go through all of the ups downs, ins and outs, laughter and tears, the pressure of being together for long periods, writing and playing together, travelling together, putting up with sleazy hotel rooms, lack of work, too much work, good and bad criticism, CD flops and successes, and the constant barrage from the girl friend who is sick and tired of the whole damn music thing and putting up with being dragged from place to place to watch something that she has seen a hundred times, not counting the practice sessions? It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll and to those of you out there who haven’t experienced what a band has to go through to make it, I can tell you it’s much harder than you think. Three of these four bands have been through all of these things and survived. The other young guns, Is It Her have it all ahead of them. So here they are, after all these years and still relatively young, still there, Cream of Beaches Rock to Perform Together With Pete Johnson Stone parade Is It Her