Stephen Cummings has been a part of the music world for 40 years. It all began in 1974 with The Pelaco Brothers, a band he shared with Joe Camilleri among others. In 1976 he formed The Sports, a new wave outfit that compiled a very healthy stockpile of releases before disbanding in late 1981. Cummings then turned his attention to the solo world, releasing a couple of singles in 1983 before releasing his debut solo album, Senso, in 1984. Nothing to Be Frightened Of is his new release. “Nothing to Be Frightened Of’ is a lucid commentary on humanity’s inevitable confrontation with loss and death. It has chutzpah, a seismic beat and a refusal to knuckle under to the idea that one has less time than one imagined.” The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove – October 4.