Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures


Saturday January 6th - Live Entertainment From 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

The Australian musical landscape in the 1980’s was very heavily influenced by the band Moving Pictures. They jumped out of the blocks with 1981’s #1 smash album Days Of Innocence and would go on to release three original albums from 1981 through to 1988. Days Of Innocence delivered the energetic Bustin’ Loose and the empassioned, – and often covered – chart topping smash hit; What About Me? This song would go on to be awarded ‘Best Single’ at the 1982 Countdown Music Awards and was the second highest selling single in Australia that year. ‘What About Me?’ also entered the Billboard Top 40 and remained in the US singles charts for a massive 26 weeks. The song also made it into the illustrious Billboard Hot 100 singles list for 1983 – a rare feat indeed for an Australian band.

Moving Pictures continued to tour Australia successfully but eventually decided to call it a day and their final album The Last Picture Show – a live best of – was released in 1988. In 2011, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of Days Of Innocence, the circa ‘84 Moving Pictures line up of Cole, Frost, Lees, Meyer, Smith and Thompson reformed and performed a sell-out national tour, before reforming in 2015 to create an album, Picture This.