Greg NortonBaker to Izzy Foreal
Izzy was a dude unlike any other… miss you brother!Narrell Brown to Izzy Foreal
thinking of you Izzy and Peter as you are no doubt having the best of times with all the amazing newcomers to Rock n Roll Heaven of late. Fondest of memories. x
VIDEO BY PETER CARRUTHERS
HAVEN’T BEEN able to pay many visits lately due to illness and lack of vehicle so it was a treat today to pay a visit at the start of Izzy’s birthday Month. HIs favourite Black Butterflies were about and there may well have been a koala although the matter was in dispute. The Uke is getting a touch damaged but all in all looks damned good for one year in the Wild and the Buddhas and other oddments look excellent. Hey there, Iz. Good to sit with you awhile.
Morri Di Grazia
I lost a good friend a little while ago, he was Peter Knox also known as Izzy Foreal, we played music together in The Zarsoff Brothers. I was recruited to help finish the album called Mixed Business and for the live performances of the album & back log. We became very good friends in the process like real brothers sharing ideas & personal experiences.
In the making of the Album Izzy had bought back friends & as many of The Zarsoff Brothers he could to perform on it, I met & worked with great people like Bob Daisley, Russell Pilling William Bowden, Robert Green, Gary Dale & everyone else that contributed to the album.
I saw Izzy just before he died & we spoke about many things, as we did (he was really like my brother). I used to listen to the album every now and again but when he passed I couldn’t bring myself to listen to the album anymore.
Time goes bye & lately I’ve been getting back into listening to a lot of music. I was going through my old music & came across the Mixed Business CD so I put it on & realised how good it is & why Izzy directed & produced it the way he did (covering different genres of music) & with the people he chose in typical Zarsoff Style.
Peter Knox /Izzy Foreal in true form wanted his ashes scattered in outer space, I one day with some others would love to raise enough money to make that happen but most of all I’d love for the music lovers to get a hold of this Zarsoffian tongue & check album, get it, play it, get inspired & share it, so we can keep an Aussie Legends music alive by inspiring musicians & the next generation of musicians.
He was an Australian Independent Music Legend, one of the first if not the first. Check out the Zarsoff Brothers & Izzy Foreal Facebook pages you’ll find plenty of info & stuff to look at there & the website/webpage for CD”s
RIP my dear friends Izzy Foreal & Honky Zarsoff (Laurie).Your Bro Balogne Zarsoff
Im 61 years old and never met Izzy. I cant even remember seeing him perform back in the day. I became a Facebook Friend when I enquired, for a friend, about getting a couple of Zarzoff CDs which Izzy promptly delivered (without postage costs). When I saw Lynnes post from the local paper and I realised Izzy was gone, I was shattered. & I have never met him. Still upsets me…!