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Band: The Highlights


The Highlights (1980 line up). 11pm-2am gig at the Melbourne Muso's Club in St Kilda - Wes, JT, Lass, Tony, Victor

Band Members

  • Peter Velasco

    • AKA - Victor or Vic
    • Lead Vocal
    • Band manager. Glue of the band. Founding & longest member (apart from Wes)
  • Gary Manning

    • AKA - Wes, or Wes Montgomery
    • Guitarist
    • We rehearsed at the back of Gary's music shop: Caulfield Music Centre, 593-595 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
  • John Tealer

    • AKA - JT
    • Guitar master
  • Phil Lowe

    • AKA - Kev Cavana
    • Guitarist
  • Rob Chandler

    • AKA - Tony Hag
    • Electric Bass
  • Nick Pittman

    • AKA - Lassie Dog
    • Drums
  • Doug Kelly

    • AKA - DK
    • Drums 
    • Pass away 2004
  • John McCullock

    • AKA - The Fag (Meep)
    • Trumpet / Arranger
  • Rod Gray

    • AKA - ??
    • Tenor Sax
  • Ziggy Szikolosky

    • AKA - ??
    • Trombone

Photos

The Highlights at the Melbourne Musicians Club - Tony, Vic, Lass, JT, Wes

Vic doing his thang (you old smoothy)

The Fag (meep) warms up before the floorshow at Rembrants Resturant (not the Highlights band)

Lassie dog at the Muso's Club (love those transparent drums)

Tony Hag poppin the bass

The Highlights in the snow - Tony. Pace Entertainment had some nice gigs.

Highlights in the snow - Kevin and Victor

Highlights in the snow - Ziggy (trombone)

Vic picks up Tony in Kew in the infamous Hi-Ace van.

Ladies and gentleman... Mr Wes Montgomery (actually Gary Manning)

Gary at his shop Caulfield Music Centre (1979)


Band Song Lists


What songs did Highlight play way back in 1980?

Horn Charts (I've still got these)

  • Another brick in the wall
  • Another star
  • Around and around
  • As if you read my mind
  • Baby don't leave LA
  • Back in the USSR
  • Come and get your love
  • Cocaine
  • Copacabana
  • Dancin' in the street
  • Dirty work
  • Doctor Doctor
  • Fool tonight
  • Fun time
  • Georgie Porgie
  • Gimmi some lovin
  • Here from nowhere
  • Hey bartender
  • Hey 19
  • Hot stuff
  • I only want to be with you
  • I just wanna stop
  • I will survive
  • I write the songs
  • Isn't she lovely
  • JB Good
  • Little sister
  • Love x love
  • Love is alright
  • Long train running
  • Lowdown
  • Newyork city
  • Master blaster
  • Only 16
  • Proud mary
  • Rio
  • River deep
  • Ride like the wind
  • Rock'n roll music
  • Rock with you
  • Rock around the clock
  • Running with the night
  • Rhynestine cowboy
  • She's not in love
  • Shake your booty
  • Sir Duke
  • Smiling face
  • Spooky
  • So into you
  • Standing on shaky ground
  • Stay
  • Still R&R to me(ep)
  • Take a letter maria
  • Treat her right
  • Tied of to'in the line
  • You make me feel like dancing
  • You may be right
  • Walk right in
> Dinner Music
  • Alfie
  • Fool on the hill
  • Games that lovers play
  • Girl from ip
  • Hokey pokey
  • Laughter in the rain
  • Love story
  • More
  • My cherie amour
  • Off broadway
  • Pink pather (playoff)
  • Quando quando
  • Raindrops keep falling
  • Somewhere my love
  • Sunny
  • Sweet caroline
  • This guys in love with you
  • Yellow river
  • You are the sunshine of my life
  • Zorba


Typical Early Dinner Music Brackets

  • Girl from ip
  • Rain drops
  • Games lovers play
  • More
  • Man & a woman
  • Off broadway
  • Lass samba
>
  • Breezing
  • Lowdown
  • Peter gunn
  • Hey Bar tender
  • Long train running
  • Can't turn you loose
  • You make me feel like dancing
  • Doctor doctor
  • Little sister
  • Give me some lovin
  • Spooky
  • Co-caine
  • Long tall sally
>
  • Man eater
  • I found somebody to love
  • The one you love
  • Let's stick together
  • Brown sugar
  • The other woman
  • Treat her right


Typical Muso's club brackets


10.30am-11.00am
  • Lass samba
  • I just wanna stop
  • Fun time
  • Georgie Porgie
  • Shake your booty
  • Where are you
  • Walk righ in
  • Shaky ground

11.20pm-12.00am
  • Rio samba
  • So into you
  • Sir duke
  • Come and get your love
  • Rio
  • Lowdown
  • Copacabana
  • How sweet it is

12.20am-1.50am
  • Dirty work
  • Ride like the wind
  • You make me feel like dancing
  • Who will be the fool tonight
  • Let me love you tonight
  • You may be right
  • Rock around the clock

1.10am-1.40am
  • It's still rock & roll
  • Little sister
  • Co-cane
  • Long train running
  • Treat her right
  • The wall
  • Doctor doctor

Audio - Highlights Live at Melbourne Musos Club

 01 - Fun Time

02 - So Into You

03 - Another Star

04 - Breezing

05 - GorgiePorgie

06 - I Will Survive

07 - LowDown

08 - Room335

09 - Spooky

10 - I Go to Rio

11 - Shake, Shake, Shake

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