Adelaide! Get Ready By The C Is Back In 2022

Following the enormous success of the By The C concert series across Australia over past summer seasons, Zaccaria Concerts & Touring are thrilled to announce more shows for the next season of By The C concert events around Australia in 2022.

By The C will be heading back to the iconic Glenelg Beach and music lovers are set for a stellar line-up of artists featuring JIMMY BARNES, MONDO ROCK, JON STEVENS, DIESEL, VANESSA AMOROSI, and 1927.

Since its inception, By The C has continued to deliver legends of the music world to some of the most scenic locations around the country. This beach festival event is set to be a great day out with live music and a vibrant setting. It’s the perfect place to bask in the sun and ocean breeze while kicking back or dancing the day & night away to some of Australia’s best live music. Homegrown talent, beach location, food trucks, pop-up bars, and a selection of refreshing beverages perfect for a day in the sunshine against a beautiful backdrop that makes you glad and proud to be an Aussie.

Jimmy Barnes is the heart and the soul of Australian rock and roll. His nickname, “Barnesy”, conjures up thoughts of rock music at an ear-splitting volume, and of soul standards given a unique reading. Jimmy has been through it all, and literally lived to tell the tales. He has sold more records in Australia than any other local rock & roll artist. He has enjoyed eighteen #1 albums here – more than The Beatles – and for over 40 years he has delivered some of our most intense and iconic live performances. He is truly in a league of his own.

Flesh And Blood, Jimmy’s twentieth studio album, was released in July 2021 and debuted at #1.

Born out of the literally hundreds of live-at-home performances that comforted many during the isolation that was 2020, the ten brand new recordings on Flesh And Blood feature multiple contributions from Jimmy’s extended family including his son Jackie on drums, his daughters Mahalia, Eliza-Jane and Elly-May all contributing vocals, as does Jackie and granddaughter, Tyra Harrison. His son-in-law, Ben Rodgers, engineered the album, played bass and collaborated with Jimmy’s nephew, renowned photographer Jesse Lizotte, on the album cover, plus he and Jane also duet together on the American classic Love Hurts.

Never one to slow down, Jimmy also had two new books released in 2021 – a children’s book, Rosie the Rhinoceros, in October and a cookbook with Jane in November titled Where the River Bends.

For more than a dozen years Mondo Rock dispensed punchy, craftily professional, adult pop-rock. Between 1977 and 1991 the Australian charts were enriched and enlivened by their sleek and proficient offerings.

The first Mondo Rock came together in February 1977, the band’s first single The Fugitive Kind made top thirty nationally – the first of 17 Mondo Rock hits. Three more singles were released, the album Primal Park making top forty. After line-up changes, Mondo Rock took a break at the beginning of 1980.

A man of determined nature, Ross Wilson was back within three months with a new band, a new record deal and very much a new sound. Standing alongside him was the guitarist from the band Matchbox, one Eric McCusker, a songwriter of skill and focus with James Black on keyboards, Paul Christie on bass and J.J. Hackett on drums – the definitive Mondo Rock formation – the band was one of the most popular in Australia; a powerful draw card on the national touring circuit.

Jon Stevens is recognised as one of the most talented rock musicians to emerge from Australia in recent memory. He has had phenomenal success as a solo artist, knocking Michael Jackson off the top of the charts in Australia and as the lead singer of major rock acts Noiseworks, INXS after the death of his friend Michael Hutchence, and the Dead Daisies.

In 2016 he joined forces with legendary musician, songwriter and producer Dave Stuart (of Eurythmics) to record a new album, Starlight. With his mojo fully intact, Stevens stands virtually alone in the music scene, with a new raw vocal power that won him attention first as a teenager and now as a veteran singer and songwriter. Time has toughened his delivery while tapping into his emotional wellsprings more than ever before.

He’s got the pedigree: a record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive No. 1 singles in his New Zealand homeland … Huge hits in Australia as lead singer with Noiseworks … A 21st century liftoff to worldwide acclaim at centre stage with INXS … An iTunes featured release with his last band, The Dead Daisies, whose debut single, Lock and Load, which he wrote and produced with the legendary guitarist Slash on guitar.

Born in Fall River Massachusetts, the youngest of seven from a sax playing electronics technician father and a mother in nursing, Mark Lizotte aka DIESEL grew up in Australia and in the U.S. He formed the band ‘Johnny Diesel & The Injectors’ in 1986 from remnants of a previous band before embarking on a solo career in 1991.

In 2017, DIESEL celebrated 30 years “off the bus” landing in Sydney in 1987 after a 3-day bus journey across Australia, launching into 9 shows per week – the rest is history. With over thirty-five singles, sixteen albums, 6 ARIA awards and record sales edging 1 million, DIESEL is a journeyman of music. With blues music in his DNA, an influence largely from his father’s record collection, DIESEL has blended styles to come up with a truly unique sound, punctuated with his distinct guitar playing and vocals.

This far into her stellar career, Vanessa Amorosi remains one of the most exciting singers on the planet. Her song-writing and dynamic vocal range have seen the artist sell over two million records worldwide. She has released 6 commercially and critically acclaimed studio albums, received sixteen ARIA and APRA nominations, and stopped the world in it’s tracks with her performance of Heroes Live Forever and Absolutely Everybody at the Sydney Olympics.

Vanessa reached incredible success in 1999 with her debut single Have A Look followed by mega-hits in Australia and Europe with Absolutely Everybody and Shine. Her debut album The Power reached #1 in Australia, #7 in the United Kingdom, #1 in Hungary and the top 10 in several European countries. In 2008 Vanessa returned with her third album Somewhere In The Real World. Radio smash-hit Perfect became the most played song by an Australian artist in 2008.

2009 saw the release of Vanessa’s most successful album so far, the platinum selling Hazardous. The first single to be released, This Is Who I Am debuted at #1 on the ARIA singles chart and achieved Double Platinum sales.

In 2019 Vanessa released her 5th studio album Back To Love followed by an Australian solo tour and successful festival tours. In March 2020, Vanessa released her first single Coming Down Off You from her album titled The Blacklisted Collection. Having earned her place as one of Australia’s most iconic female artists, The Blacklisted Collection, was her first record as an independent artist and showcased a rawness and intimacy not heard before.

Way before Australian Idol and The Voice existed, a wily kid named Eric Weideman was talent-spotted after a scorching performance on Red Faces for Hey Hey It’s Saturday! Weideman teamed up with former Moving Pictures songwriter Garry Frost, his brother Bill Frost and James Barton to form 1927.

They gigged until they were tight then landed a hit with smoky, rocking chugger That’s When I Think of You. It was the first single taken from debut album …ish (1989), followed by yearning power ballad If I Could, a song that still blindsides you with its vulnerability. They weren’t done, releasing You’ll Never Know and Compulsory Hero, all from …ish which topped the album charts and helped the band win at the 1989 ARIA Awards for Breakthrough Single and Breakthrough Album.

Next came The Other Side (1990) which went to number three on the ARIA Album charts backed by soaring pop hit Tell Me a Story. 1927 disbanded and things went quiet but the music remained until 2009 when there was a demand for 1927, people wanted to hear 1927 play those jams live. The demographic of 1927 has changed and developed. The songs have managed to reach a new generation of music fans – punters who know greatness when they hear it.

So, jump on board and join us as By The C delivers you the best live music again!

Saturday 19th March 2022

Tickets on sale Saturday 27th November at 10.00am

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