The Fabulous Caprettos, the GOAT’s of Australian rock, unite for upcoming tour

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The Fabulous Caprettos, the GOAT’s of Australian rock, unite for upcoming tour

Words by Staff Writer

The supergroup of Australian music giants will be on the road across October, stopping by Warragul and Melbourne

Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets and The Angels, ARIA Hall of Famer, Russell Morris, Southern Sons‘ Jack Jones, and Rai Thistlethwayte of Thirsty Merc/Joe Satriana/Sammy Hagar fame collide as The Caprettos.

Adding a ‘Fabulous’ to their name, the Australian rock music supergroup will unite to play the biggest songs in Australian rock music history, including their own individual hits for the Encore Tour.

The Fabulous Caprettos Encore Tour Dates

  • Thurs 3 October Event Centre Caloundra
  • Fri 4 October Twin Towns Tweed Heads
  • Thurs 10 October Norwood Town Hall Adelaide
  • Fri 11 October Anitas Thirroul
  • Sun 13 October Toronto Hotel, Newcastle
  • Wed 16 October West Gippsland Arts Warragul
  • Thurs 17 October Palms Crown Melbourne
  • Fri 18 October Crown Theatre Perth (with guest Joe Camilleri)
  • Sat 19 October Ravenswood Hotel Outdoors, Mandurah (with Joe Camilleri)

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As some of the most recognised names in the Australian rock music scene, the four talents will pull out all of the stops celebrating the best in Australian rock music from the 60’s until modern day as they head from Caloundra through to Mandurah on their nine-date tour. On the Victorian front, the foursome will be dropping into Gippsland for a show at West Gippsland Arts in Warragul on Wednesday 16 October and to Melbourne’s Palms Crown on Thursday 17 October.

Their own anthems will make up a portion of the setlist including Russell Morris’ belter ‘The Real Thing‘ and ‘Sweet Sweet Love’ and Southern Sons hits ‘Hold Me in Your Arms‘ ‘Always and Ever’ and ‘Heart of Danger‘.

Thirsty Mercs’ Bondi Rescue theme ‘In The Summertime‘, along with anthems ‘20 Good Reasons‘, ‘Mousetrap Heart’ and the bittersweet ballad ‘Someday, Someday’ with make the cut, and the Screaming Jets hits ‘Better’, C’Mon’ and ‘Shivers’ are sure to be highlights.

“The group’s name comes from a band in-joke,” explains Russell. “Someone jokingly referred to us as the “greatest of all time” or GOAT, but we didn’t want to appear egotistical. So, we replaced the acronym with the Italian word for goat—capretto.”

“The boys and I absolutely love playing together as The Fabulous Caprettos,” says Russell. “It breathes new life into all our hit songs when we play them together.”

Fellow rock royalty Joe Camilleri of The Black Sorrows will be jumping on the Western Australia leg for Perth and Mandurah shows on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October, respectively.

Tickets for The Fabulous Caprettos upcoming shows can be found here.