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Anna Gare interviewed by John Bannister in the Perth Independent Music project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4320263
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Gare, Anna, 1969-, Interviewee
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
1 sound file (ca. 54 min.) 

Perth Independent Music project.


Anna Gare speaks about her childhood; origins of music; her education; Adam Gare; busking at the Fremantle markets; initial gigs for the Jam Tarts; Jim Fisher; Ian Simpson; Sam Lehmann; Garry Burke, Anna and Chas; Scott and Louisa Wise; Seaview tavern; Perth Indie scene; Jody Bell, Sophie Gare and Lucy Lehmann, starting a band; 60s girl groups; Andrew Sisters; Little Millie; influences; early gigs; not many girls in the Perth scene; image of the Jam Tarts; management's ideas; Hunters and Collectors; Jonathan Richman; origins of the Nansing Quartet; promoters; Nansing and the Jam Tarts; the recordings; JJJ radio (1988); successful songs (1990); touring in 1985, Melbourne and Sydney; her mum Kate Gare, the manager; getting gigs in Sydney; The Hopetown Hotel.

Gare talks about playing to 2,500 people; touring with Ric Mayell and Ben Elton (1986); reaching different types of audiences; playing in beautiful old theatres; her thoughts of being a musician; success; never getting a record deal; Greg Evans from 'Star search'; Good Morning show and the America's cup; novelty band; new directions; W.A. Rock Awards; selling albums; not being prepared to be a commercial product; Bongo Starky; demo recordings; changing to indie pop; band splitting up (1991); festival gigs; further bands; Greg Hitchcock; Dave Shaw; Anthony Barrett; Andrew Graham; The Marigolds, Shenton Park scene; bands being like a marriage; girls playing bass in bands; record companies; taking a break, having a baby; ten years of gigging; time for a change; her other gig, catering; seeing the success of bands today; members still playing in bands.

Full contents
  • Tells stories about: Touring with Rick Mayell and Ben Elton
  • Edinburgh Festival
  • doing Starsearch.

Recorded on January 30, 2008 at Fremantle, W.A.

Digital master; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) 
Subjects Gare, Anna, - 1969- - Interviews.  |  Rock musicians - Western Australia - Perth - Interviews.  |  Rock groups - Western Australia - Perth - Interviews.
Occupation Musicians.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer


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