Hadley, James & Pendlebury
Waz E James is often referred to as ‘Australia’s best kept secret’. He is a songwriter and regular performer at many of Australia’s largest festivals, and has performed legendary shows at the Tamworth Music Festival for more than 15 years straight. The last few years he has added the Cairns Tablelands Music Festival and Airlie Beach Music Festival to the band’s regular festival list. He has been performing alongside Andrew Pendlebury, Steve Hadley and Scotty Martin over the last 6 months
Andrew Scott Pendlebury
(born 1952) is an Australian guitarist-songwriter.
From 1977 to 1981 was a member of The Sports (with Stephen Cummings) and from 1986 to 1988 he joined Slaughtermen (with Ian Stephen). He has undertaken other projects and issued four solo albums. At the ARIA Music Awards of 1993, Pendlebury's solo work, Don't Hold Back That Feeling, won Best Adult Contemporary Album. In 1999 Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, described Pendlebury as having "pursued a career that garnered him much critical acclaim, but little in the way of mainstream success. Although occasionally compared with Tommy Emmanuel, Pendlebury has preferred to follow a more low-key, highly specialised path away from the limelight". From 2003 he has been a member of The Mercurials
Stephen Hadley is an Australian musician.
Hadley was a member of The Black Sorrows from 1991 to 1993 appearing on the album Better Times (1993). In the mid 90s he joined Paul Kelly's Band and later Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five. In 1998 he was part of the Singers For The Red Black & Gold who released a cover of "Yil Lull" which was nominated for the ARIA Award for Best Indigenous Release. Along with Paul Kelly, Shane O'Mara and fellow members of Professor Ratbaggy he provided the soundtrack to Lantana. This earnt him an ARIA Award for Best Original Soundtrack Album in 2002.
Hadley has also had stints in Joe Creighton Band, Vince Jones Band, Kate Ceberano and The Ministry Of Fun, Christine Anu Band, Men at Workand the Colin Hay Band.
Scotty Martin seasoned Melbourne drummer with a mean back shuffle. Originally from Adelaide and moving to Melbourne in 83, Scotty has drummed for the The Giants, Strangeloves, Steve Hoy and the Lost Millions, The Party Boys, No Nonsence (Ska band 86), Steve Boyd, Lous King, Ross Wilson, Brent Parlane and many others.