IT was August 1982 and the Motors were the most popular band in Perth, playing tight energetic shows to more than 1000 punters four nights a week.
It was rare for the full house sign not to be gaffered to the front doors of a Motors gig.
House records were bettered on a weekly basis and so began the Motors/Formula 1 phenomenon.
Founding member Jamie Harries will be in Mandurah this Saturday at 7.30pm for one special gig with his new band 4 Piece Feed at the Potters House, Pinjarra Road.
It promises to be a fun and enlightening time as he shares his story, from his parents meeting at the Santoy Ballroom on Mandurah Terrace in 1958 to his birth at Murray Districts Hospital, Pinjarra, his early years living behind Harries Wesfarmers Agency and his upbringing in Perth as the son of veteran WA TV personality and entertainer Peter Harries.
Harries will also include his experiences gigging in Australian music venues from the garage to Perth Entertainment Centre, regular performances at Mandurah’s Peninsula Hotel to shooting Formula 1 specials in Singapore.
He has worked with pop icons like John Farnham, Russell Morris, Renee Geyer, John English, Mental as Anything, Tommy Emmanuel and Eric Burdon and the Animals, and will share his insights into the WA music scene over the past 40 years.