Band members Michael BOUWMAN, Deborah CAVALLARO, Jeannette GILFEDDER, Martin MACKERRAS, Stephen MACKERRAS, Rodney MCALLISTER
Michael BOUWMAN, Deborah CAVALLARO, Jeannette GILFEDDER, Martin MACKERRAS, Stephen MACKERRAS, Rodney MCALLISTER
Wondrous Fair music clip filmed and edited by Stephen MACKERRAS and Deborah CAVALLARO
PLACE OF BIRTH
From the collection of Michael BOUWMAN
Brisbane’s Wondrous Fair began around 1986 and had lasted up until 1995. In nine or so years they chalked up the following releases: the cassettes ‘Wondrous Fair’ (C60), ‘Tidy Town’ (C90) and ‘Live All Over the Shop’ (C60). They also self-released a CD in 1994 called ‘Cosmological Clock’.
They appeared on all three SPILL label compilations (1 on cassette, and 2 and 3 on CD) as well as the 1986 4ZZZ compilation LP ‘State of Emergence’. They wore outlandish costumes.
Members of the band were formerly of Tangled Shoelaces, Gobble Gobble and Clag to name three. The story of Tangled Shoelaces and the rest of what I call the Class of 1982 is to be continued for the readers of SSS.
They made a selection of videos. Most of them are on YouTube. Some of their songs were played by Dragster after the band and beforehand by Tangled Shoelaces. This cassette came out in 1987. As the notes in the 7” sleeve suggest, they were recorded live.
Super Eight/ Video
You Tube – Uploaded on Jan 25, 2009
Directed in the late 80s by Stephen Mackerras, also on guitar and vox and Deborah Cavallaro: keyboards xylophone, also with Michael Bouwman: casio electric horn, Martin Mackerras bass, Jeanette Gilfedder: keyboards, Rodney McAllister: drums, also feat. footage of madelin bouwman and beatrix bouwman when they were little. Filmed in and outside their practice room in a Woolshed in Tenerife, a space they shared with Gideon Obarzanek, around the industrial area at the mouth of the Brisbane River, and under the Grey Street Bridge. see also: http://www.myspace.com/wondrousfair
Kindly reproduced with full permission of Michael BOUWMAN