Not many Australian television shows can say they are embarking upon their eleventh season with its original cast and production crew - RocKwiz can.
As a matter of fact, not many Australian shows can say they are entering their eleventh season full stop!
It is a testament to the creators of ‘the little show that could’ and its ongoing dedication to the music that it celebrates.
In 2012, Andrew Denton called RocKwiz “Australia’s most beloved music show”. We reckon he’ll be delighted with our brand new series.
Episode one of RocKwiz went to air in February 2005 and SERIES ELEVEN, featuring the original team - Julia, Brian, the amazing RocKwiz Orkestra, human scoreboard Dugald and the usual collection of rock brains drawn from the audience - begins screening on Saturday 25 May, 2013.
Energised and enthusiastic after our successful ‘Some Kind Of Genius’ national tour, we began filming new episodes in February. It’s been hot and sweaty, but that’s just how we like it!
SERIES ELEVEN once again features an incredible selection of musical artists, including some stunning newcomers like Hailey Cramer and Courtney Barnett; award winners Chet Faker, Troy Cassar-Daley, Urthboy and Archie Roach; international artists like J Mascis from Dinosaur Junior, Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub, Passenger, Jens Lekman and twenty year old Gabrielle Aplin who was whisked off the Festival Hall stage and rushed across town to The Espy!
There are appearances from Australian legends like Dave Faulkner, John Paul Young, Deborah Conway, Paul Dempsey, Don Walker and Tex Perkins and a very moving performance from Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. We found the perfect duet partner for Connie Mitchell from Sneaky Sound System and we had a guest appearance from Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter who sang with John Steinbeck’s great nephew! How’s that for musical/literary lineage?
Our new SERIES ELEVEN episodes are slightly longer and they all feature an extra song and some great new segments.
Be amazed as eleven Whitney Houston hits are sung in under a minute, Paul Dempsey strums a children’s song about the composition of the Universe and Jens Lekman elaborates on “references to Jens Lekman in Swedish crime literature”.
Hilarious but true!
SERIES ELEVEN will also feature a special episode recorded at the 24th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest, featuring Australian talent rubbing shoulders with international performers and festival punters on the Jambalaya Stage.
This will be our third appearance at the festival, but the first to be broadcast.
Ladies and gentlemen, RocKwiz returns in 2013 …
... still rocking, still rolling, still the one rock and roll show that you can’t afford to miss.
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