The North Melbourne Surf Club came out of David Briggs Production Workshop in North Melbourne, Australia. After finishing a project together, David Briggs and Martin Cilia got to chatting. Martin mentioned to David that he’d like to meet Tony Naylor. They’d communicated a bit online, but Martin wanted to meet him in person, as he’d always liked his guitar playing. So David, Tony and Martin got together one day at the studio. After a couple of reds it was decided they should record an instrumental guitar album together.
They recruited old friends, Geoff Cox to play drums and James Gillard on the bass guitar with David producing.
The album was recorded the ‘old’ way, where the band played live together in one room, 10am – 6pm over three days. In fact, there was possibly more time spent sharing stories of the road than actual recording!
THE LINE UP:
Martin Cilia – guitar (Left speaker)
The Atlantics, Mental As Anything, Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs
Tony Naylor – guitar (right speaker)
Brian Cadd, Bootleg Family, Avalanche, Colleen Hewitt
James Gillard – bass
Mondo Rock, Mental As Anything, Fargone Beauties
Geoff Cox – drums
Little River Band, Mississippi, Brian Cadd, Bootleg Family, Avalanche
Produced, recorded and mixed by David Briggs at Soundworkshop studio
Little River Band, Australian Crawl, Marty Rose Band
Joe Camelleri guests on sax on the track “Souled Out”
Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, The Black Sorrows