Date:
18-06-2016
Time:
5.00pm - 6.00pm
Location:
Supper Room
Ticket Price:
Full $20 Conc $17 Early $15
Detail:

Stuart Coupe - Willy Lit Fest 2016

Join us at the Williamstown Town Hall Supper Room as we get the real the real story of the man behind the bands. Rhys Muldoon will chat with Stuart Coupe about his book, Gudinski – The Godfather of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll. Not to be missed!

“There is a saying that punk rock changed just about every record label on the planet. Not Mushroom, it didn’t. Then and now Mushroom is not a label that breaks ground, and when it tries to latch on to a trend – as with Suicide Records and some decades later when it played catch-up on the grunge movement – it gets it all wrong. It’s not good at hip but it’s damn good at solid and nurturing.” – Gudinski – The Godfather of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Known to many as GODinski, Michael Gudinski is the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian rock ‘n’roll music business – and has been for the last four decades. But who is this tough, flamboyant, inspired man? Rock journalist Stuart Coupe delves into Gudinski’s life to find the answers – and in doing so gives us a backstage pass to forty years of Australian rock.

Often referred to as ‘the father of the Australian music industry’, he has nurtured the careers of many artists – Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Skyhooks, Split Enz, Yothu Yindi, to name just a few. But his reach isn’t limited to Australian artists. With his Frontier Touring Company, Gudinski has toured The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Sting … pretty much a who’s who of the arena level international music scene.
A self-made multi-millionaire, Gudinski is the Australian equivalent of Richard Branson or David Geffen, but who is this tough, inspired, flamboyant and impassioned businessman who has shaped Australian popular culture? Where did he come from, and how has he stayed relevant for so long in an industry notorious for its fickleness? Rock journalist Stuart Coupe delves into Gudinski’s life to find the answers – and in doing so gives us a backstage pass to forty years of Australian rock.

Biographical Notes
Stuart Coupe is a freelance journalist, one-time band manager and now runs his own independent record label, Laughing Outlaw Records. He’s been involved in the music industry all his life. He wrote THE PROMOTERS in 2003 and has contributed to many magazines.

Stuart’s website – Laughing Outlaw Records

Stuart’s big bio!