The Painters and Dockers to be honoured at EG Awards 2009

The Painters and Dockers are back!


The original line-up of the legendary Melbourne punk band the Painters and Dockers will reform for a one-off show at this year's Age EG Awards at the Prince Bandroom on Friday November 20.


They will be inducted into the EG Awards Hall of Fame, joining an illustrious alumni that includes TISM, Kim Salmon and Died Pretty. The Painters and Dockers formed in 1982 for a one-off benefit gig to pay a friend's parking fines. They went on to develop a reputation for wild shows and the ability to play anywhere— from suburban trains for Rockin' the Rails gigs, a boat for Rockin' the Docks, a float at the Moomba Parade to the 20th floor of a building site and on a picket line. The original lineup last played more than 20 years ago, but felt that they never had proper closure on their career.


The EG Awards, now in their fourth year, are among the largest public-voted music awards in the country, regularly generating around 30,000 online votes. The Hall of Fame winner is presented with the ‘‘Waldo'', named in honour of the late Steve Waldon, a former Age journalist and EG editor. This year, the Dockers will be joined at the EG Awards by high-octane Melbourne rockers the Dacios and house band the EG Allstars, with guest singers Tex Perkins, Bertie Blackman, Dan Sultan, Henry Wagons, the Wolfgramm Sisters and Jack Howard's horn section. The night will be hosted by Triple R's Fee B Squared.


Readers can vote for the awards online from October 16. Tickets for the event are $35 plus booking fee and available from www.princebandroom.com.au, the Prince public bar and independent record stores. Profits go to Support Act Limited, a charity that helps ailing musicians.

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