This album would have to be described as a definitive point in our career. After 27 years as a band we really are "Shedding Our Skin" to find our place in the modern music landscape. This collection of work has been met with widespread acceptance (relief almost) from our faithful followers and friends. It dominated the 2011 Golden Fiddle Awards Finalists nominations in 3 categories - Best Band; Best CD & Best Original Composition with the band taking home the top award of Lifetime Achievement and contribution to the industry. The masterful skill of fellow instrumentalist and producer Michael Fix, shines through and we're collectively really proud of this album. In various combinations we've all written or contributed to nine of the eleven tracks and we've presented fresh arrangements to a couple of much loved heritage pieces. A beautiful ballad from Graeme Connors and Mike Kerin is also included, which we've performed for many years. We truly hope you enjoy this album as much as we do. Thank you.
Here is a 5 track preview off our forthcoming album. Between us we have been busy creatively writing this year, figuring out where we fit musically at the end of the first decade of the 2000's. There are 4 originals on this EP of varying styles and a beautiful song written by Graeme Connors and Mike Kerin that we have been performing for many years.
We recorded this album back in 2007. It contains a collection of our most popular songs from that time and includes the membership of Ron Dimmick (1986-current) on banjo, mandolin, vocals & guitars, Donna Reynolds (1998- current) on bass & vocals, Pete Lawson (1986-2010)on acoustic guitar, mouth harp, didge & vocals & Rabbit Robinson (1995-1997) on fiddle. We are giving you exceptional value here so feel free to be generous and set your own prices.
This was the ground breaking album for the Lizards in the heyday of the 80's. Recorded in 1989, the Lizards were at the top of the pile having won both the Battle Of The Bush Bands and the National Bush Band title in the same year. They received good airplay with the title track Smoko, written by Phil Garland (NZ) & Joe Charles. The band also featured regularly on the festival circuit and television at this time in their career. The memberage contributing to this album were Dave Maddick, Dave Luxmmoore, Ron Dimmick, Pete Lawson & Steve Quinliven.
Here is a replication of the very first Leaping Lizards album from 1986, yes 24 years ago! The 80's "Bush Band" sound is very evident on this preciously preserved and historically significant piece of Queensland's musical heritage. The first members of the Lizards as appear on this first album are Dave Maddick, Dave Luxmoore, Steve Quinliven, with Colin Greatorix & Andrew Flannigan.