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WONDROUS FAIR, MARS

ARTISTS

A music film clip by Stephen Mackerras and Deborah Cavallaro, filmed in Fortitude Valley Brisbane Australia in the old Target building, music and costumes by Wondrous Fair: Deborah Cavallaro: keyboards xylophone vox, Stephen Mackerras: guitar and vox, Martin Mackerras bass, Jeanette Gilfedder: keyboards, Leo Power: drums, Michael Bouwman: sk1 samplers

 

DOB

Various

 

PLACE OF BIRTH

Brisbane

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Various

 

PROVENANCE

Kindly shared here from the Michael Bouwman Archive Collection

 

DATE

1988

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Zine, Self-publishing

 

CONTEXTUAL INFO

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.

 

LOCI

Brisbane

 

MEDIA

Video

 

RELEVANT ATTRIBUTION

Kindly shared here from the Michael Bouwman Archive Collection ( Via You Tube)

 

PERMALINK

https://remix.org.au/portfolio_page/wondrous-fair-mars