1965 Master Apprentices

90 Minute Performance

Friday 03 August 2018 (opening 7:30 PM)

at The Gov - Main Room ( venue info )
59 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA

18+ Event (Under 18 allowed with parents)

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

General Admission $40.30

1965 Masters Apprentices 

Rock The Gov - Friday 3rd August 2018.

It’s 53 years ago... 1965...another time in Australia’s musical history. Mick Bower, Gavin Webb and Brian Vaughton form an instrumental band in Adelaide called “The Mustangs”. They advertised for a new lead singer – enter Jim Keays to the role and an Australian music institution was born in the legendary Masters Apprentices. 

Fast forward 53 years after 2 SOLD OUT Fringe shows in Adelaide 2016, plus other sold out 2017 shows, including a recent full house at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, the band is back. 

The reconstituted and expanded nine piece “1965 Masters Apprentices” hit the stage at The Gov Friday 3rd August 2018. 

The band will also be performing two brand new songs with a twist. Two songs written in the mid-1960s by Mick Bower are currently in rehearsal stage to make their 21st century at the Gov. 

The “1965 Masters Apprentices” feature 4 original 1960s members of this iconic band including founding members Mick Bower (guitarist /founder and principal composer), Brian Vaughton (drums), Gavin Webb (bass) and Rick Harrison (guitarist - joining in 1967). The band is augmented by former SA Jim Keays Band members’ guitarist Rob Pippan, additional vocalists Ian Polly Politis, Nanette Van Ruiten and Matt MacNamee (second kit), plus vocalist Craig Holden upfront. 

In the 60s the Masters became a rock’n’roll/r’n’b institution alongside the Aztecs and Easybeats taking Australia by storm, now 52 years later they reunite after Jim Keays’ passing to rock out yet again. It's the only band from that era still doing major shows. 

Adds founder Mick Bower: “In the 60’s when Masters were touring and recording you could see the great bands of the times – The Easybeats, Loved Ones, The Twilights and Billy Thorpe – it was a golden time in Australia’s musical history. We are the only band from that era still doing major shows. We are thrilled be back playing together again in a brand- new chapter in the band’s history. We hope to see the early Masters fans come out and see us at the Gov the last time we were there it was an amazing night!. The new line up is now a tight well-oiled machine after many SA gigs, and we’re busting to keep playing and having a great time together.” 

Over the last 5 decades the legend behind the songs of the Masters has grown here and internationally. Adelaide will now hear the Mick Bower penned early hits ‘Living In A Childs Dream’, ‘Wars Or Hands Of Time’ and ‘Undecided’ plus the evergreen hits in later years such as Turn Up Your Radio, Because I Love You and much more. 2016 also saw a reformed Radio Birdman cover and release Mick’s 1966 classic 'Buried and Dead' – more evidence of Micks Bowers’ enduring legacy with the Masters to this day. 

Doors open 7.30pm / Show starts 9pm


18+ Event (Under 18 allowed with parents)