Day 2004 will
be remembered throughout history as the day of the Tsunami disaster.
in 41 degree heat another significant and historic
event took place. DAVE WARNER'S FROM THE SUBURBS performed
at the Civic Hotel and the event was captured on DVD by
Insight Films' Gavan O’Sullivan and his camera
crew. It was by no means my best performance as I had been skittled by
a four-wheel drive in Manly just a fortnight earlier and could barely move
leg. Fortunately Johnny Leopard and the other guys powered
on and we actually played a pretty tight set.
can now see this set in all its glory plus
intercuts of historic footage from the WARNER
IN THE WILD film (1981) and
1986 and 1989
gigs at The Raffles Hotel.
You will also be able to get my commentary on the origins of many of
the songs that have become my trademark as I visit
the “scenes” of
inspiration: the suburb of Bicton and prattle on about how and why suburban
rock was created. And that’s not all, you will also find the original
film clips of Suburban Boy, Free Kicks, Kookaburra
Girl and Meanwhile In
The Suburbs. The price is $40 and if you can’t fly to
Perth for the next gig on Anzac Eve at the Leopold
it is probably the next best thing.
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started in Perth in 1982 by Gavan O’Sullivan
and was primarily occupied with shooting TV commercials. From 1982 to
around 1989 we shot around 300 commercials — all on 35mm film
for major clients like the banks, Brownes, Red Rooster etc. It was an
dynamic time in Perth with plenty of work and good music!
Things slowed down a bit in 1989 and Insight moved to South East Asia
and slotted right into their booming industry. After 7 years, mainly
in Jakarta shooting around 300 more TVC’s and corporate style programs,
we returned to Perth — a very quiet Perth.
Soon after our return,
the SE Asia economic crash occurred so it was very lucky timing. Back
Perth it was time to take a fresh look at the industry and we decided
to ‘do our own thing’
We now talk to clients directly and favour small to medium companies
that are expanding, have a brave and dynamic attitude, and require video
productions and TV commercials to promote themselves. This stuff pays
the bills and allows us to do some fun projects like the Dave
Warner DVD. The new technologies of the internet and
DVD etc allow us to short cut all the traditional routes of TV stations
or complex sources
for funding and distribution with their ‘can’t do’ attitude
and just do it! Yeah!