THE MOPPA BLUES

COVER BANDS - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA


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The Moppa Blues

DESCRIPTION: The Moppa Blues was a Blues covers band from Melbourne who became later notable because of the contribution of its original band members to the developing rock scene of Melbourne in the 60's and 70's and whose music careers became very significant. Those members included Rick Springfield, Rob Greaves, Graham “Snowy” Townshend, Mark Barnes, Les Taylor and Mick Elliott.

ACTIVITY STATUS: Defunct

ACTIVITY PERIOD: Mid 1960's (Founded in 1964)

MUSIC GENRE: Blues, Rock, Blues-Rock

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: AUSTRALIA

RECORD COMPANIES / LABELS (Current & Past): Unsigned

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: Nothing Available


ABOUT THEM:

The Moppa Blues was a blues cover band in Melbourne who play music from American blues artists such as Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Reed and Little Walter.

Membership:

Mark Barnes (Bass)
Mick Elliott (Lead Guitar)
Rob Greaves (Rhythm Guitar)
Rick Springfield (Guitar & vocals)
Les Taylor (Drums)
Graham “Snowy” Townshend (Vocals and harmonica)

The Moppa Blues grew out of a Melbourne band, The Sound. It formed in early 1965, initially as a four-piece with Mark Barnes on bass (and vocals), Mick Elliott on lead guitar (and vocals), Rob Greaves on rhythm guitar (and vocals), and Les Taylor on drums. Shortly after Graham “Snowy” Townshend joined as the lead singer and also played the harmonica. The group played extensively in and around Melbourne.

Late 1965 Rob Greaves left the group and Rick Springfield joined. The group folded shortly after but is most notable because of the contribution of its original band members to the developing rock scene of Melbourne in the 60's and 70's and whose music careers became very significant.


LINKS:

Extract about Moppa Blues from Rick Springfield biography:


Parent Category Page Links: Cover Bands - Melbourne, Australia

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