Malaga Tavern to host tribute to The Angels and Doc Neeson


Frontman Tim Watt and
guitarist Doug Eames. Picture: Crosbie Photography
Frontman Tim Watt and guitarist Doug Eames. Picture: Crosbie Photography

THE sounds and history of Aussie pub rock will fill Malaga Tavern on September 17.

Led by Alexander Heights frontman Tim Watt, the night will start with Over The Top – a tribute to The Angels and Doc Neeson – then the bands’ alter ego Blood + Thunder will take the stage with a salute to Australian record label Albert Productions.

Over the Top founder and guitarist Doug Eames said he was inspired to create Blood + Thunder to give Aussie rock lovers a show that complemented The Angels experience.

He has been working on the idea for a combined show for five years and is finally bringing it to the stage.

He said Blood + Thunder was more than just a rock show, guiding punters through a live musical journey with a narrative that outlines the history of Albert Productions and Aussie rock.

“Over The Top have been paying tribute to The Angels throughout Perth and WA for nearly four years, replicating their ‘balls to the wall’ rock shows from the 70s and 80s when front man Doc Neeson was at his menacing best,” Eames said.

“They play all The Angels greatest hits like Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Shadow Boxer, Take A Long Line and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place. Blood + Thunder is a live rock ‘n’ roll experience pumping out the best of Aussie rock hit machine Albert Productions with its legendary stable of talent including The Easybeats, Stevie Wright, Ted Mulry Gang, John Paul Young, Rose Tattoo, The Angels and AC/DC. “The band will play the Alberts hits in order of their release including Sorry, Friday on My Mind, Evie Parts 1, 2 and 3, Jump In My Car, High Voltage, Bad Boy For Love, Let There Be Rock and more.”

The evening will feature more than 30 songs performed over two and a half hours.