HIBERNATORS

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Showcasing the world’s greatest harmony bands, the Hibernators presentation of  ‘LISTEN TO THE MUSIC’  will have you surprised and delighted to hear all of those great songs you remember so well, performed to perfection!
Strong, close harmonies are the signature of the Hibernators, together with acoustic instrumentation making for a great time out without the headache!
Featuring four of Australia’s most experienced & respected musicians     (see member profiles below) , the Hibernators will have you spellbound with their sensational show.
Crosby Stills & Nash, Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, L.R.B, Doobie Brothers, Cilla Black, Toto  & more.
‘LISTEN TO THE MUSIC’    “ A Show Not To Be Missed! “

 

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BAND MEMBER PROFILES

Les headshotLes Brazil (bass/vocals)
Les originally came from Manchester in the UK, and toured Australia with Neil in a band called “Chalice” from 1973 till 1979. Touring with bands such as: The Dobbie Brothers, The Hollies, David Cassidy, The Big “O” Roy Orbison, The Searchers, Leif Garrett and comedian Dave Allen. In the early eighties Les meet Dallas and played in a band called Murf and the Magictones! playing in many venues around Melbourne. Later in 1986, Les joined  Melbourne-based band  “Stealers” and played in that band for a further nine years, along with Peter “Robbo” Robertson now reunited in the Hibernators. Les has played on and produced several albums for various artists including backing vocals on Jim Key’s “Do What You Wanna Do!” re-released single in the eighties and still is active in the recording industry. Known for his high vocal range, Les enjoys the challenging songs and arrangements the Hibernators, and his previous bands are famous for.

Robbo headshotPeter Robertson (percussion)
Robbo first met and played with Les and Neil in The Stealers in 1989/1990. Robbo has played and recorded with artists such as Geisha, Jim Keays (Masters Apprentices), Ross Ryan and Mick Pealing (Stars). He has been a member of the legendary Australian band Spectrum since 1998 which has included being on the ARIA award winning Long Way to the Top tour in 2002. Also a member of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial Pipes and Drums since 2008, which has involved playing in many military tattoos and music festivals around the world including The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh 2008, Sydney 2010 and Melbourne 2016. The Libyan Music Festival 2009, The Basel Tattoo in Switzerland 2010 and Andre Rieu concerts in Melbourne 2008.

Neil headshotNeil Scott (guitar/vocals)
Neil  grew up in Manchester and learned to play guitar by listening to records by The Beatles, The Hollies and The Who.
Neil later turned professional with Les Brazil in what became Chalice. After moving to Australia, Chalice went on to enjoy considerable success including a recording contract with Polydor, an album produced by Jon English and numerous TV appearances including Countdown. After Chalice folded in 1979, Neil joined Albatross with Dallas in the early Eighties before resuming full time music with Les and The Stealers in 1986. Both bands had a reputation for their rendition of
“Bohemian Rhapsody” with Les’ soaring vocals and four part harmonies. The Stealers folded in 1995 and several smaller projects followed before Neil formed the Captain Spalding Trio in 2000 but decided to “retire” from music in 2004.
An invitation in 2013 to play with The Wendy Stapleton Band reignited Neil’s interest in performance and lead to his current involvement with Sixties band The Substitutes  and the Marty Rose Band.

Dallas headshotDallas Booth (guitar/vocals)
Dallas was a founding member of the Melbourne cover band ‘Albatross’ in the 70s , and has been involved with harmony-style bands ever since. When Neil joined Albatross they soon became friends and  together they worked on de-cyphering the Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash harmonies of the day, to deliver them live on stage. Similar cover-bands were to follow after the Albatross years, where he met and played with Les, and then a  brief move for a year or two into the Robin Jolley band. A passionate songwriter, Dallas was Nominated for the American Songwriting Awards and invited to the Presentation  ceremony in Nashville in 2014. He still writes, but has now become devoted to the new Hibernators , and says it’s the best harmony project he’s ever been involved in.

 

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