Category Archives: FOTOS

AUGUST 2017 DOINGS

Well the balance of the MIXED BUSINESS CDs have gone South into Zarsoff care.

We took a visit out to the Spot in the Forest where Iz was found in 2014. Steve Batty had made a plaque for Izzy’s iron bark benches out there and Koala John had screwed it in and we went to take a look at how things were. Its dusty right now but the Uke and Buddha and Cross are all still surviving.

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OUT OF THE VAULT

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IZZY HAS UNDERTAKEN THE SOUTHERN JOURNEY TO FETCH PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF A PAST WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND IN ITS FULL FOLLY.  EVEN WITH NEWSPAPER EVIDENCE, HIS CHICK REMAINS STUPEFIED AT THE VISUAL REMAINS OF 20TH CENTURY LOONY.

BACK IN RALEIGH, IZZY IS SCANNING AND PRESENTING THIS DUBIOUS VIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC SCENE TO HIS FACEBOOK CROWDS WHO APPEAR TO BE AS VAGABOND AND RUFFIAN AS IZZY HIMSELF. CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE CHICK WILL ADD ILLUSTRATIONS TO THIS SITE. BEAR WITH HER AS A LITTLE IZZY FOREAL TRULY TAKES SOME DIGESTING.

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Izzy Foreal at Narara Festival, 1983 with The Zarsoff Brothers. This was the first of my Washburn basses – it was inherited by Jimmy Bongwater some years later.

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More of The 69ers on tour in Perth, 1973. Beethovens sacked us from a supposed residency, but the local promoter and supportive punters pulled together a week’s worth of gigs so we could pay our way out of town. Those cobbled together gigs were hugely successful – I think the ‘stripping school teacher’ at Beethovens makes the story clear.

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Izzy Foreal sings a high harmony at Sunbury Festival, 1973. You can see the stuffing I’d put in the f-hole of the Magtatone bass to stop feedback at high volume on a big stage.

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 1973s obviously
 I can’t tell you the year (probably 1973), but I think this is the gig where Frank Butler took his Les Paul out of its case from the back of the truck, and it was in two pieces: The neck had broken just back from the headstock. He borrowed a Strat from one of the other bands, and the show went on as scheduled (then, if I remember rightly, we headed straight back to Melbourne in Chuggy’s Subaru for the late spot at – I can ‘t remember the name of the gig, but I can picture it clearly). What guitar Frank used at the later gig is now possibly lost to history. sundowner 1973

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 I sure loved that Maton Magnetone short-scale bass – bought it from a hock shop in William Street, halfway up the hill from town towards the Cross. Cost me something like $85, and I had to lay-by it! You sure could bend the strings on it! rosedale

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IZZY IN 2009

IZZY’S ADVENTURES IN 2009. IZZY FOREAL

THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS NOBODY.

 
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NO MORE PASPALUM

DINING AL FRESCO IN BILAMBIL

LUXURY Accommodation FOR THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ CONVENTION IN LISMORE.

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LUFFLEY CAFE IN MURWILLUMBAH

MAKING PLANS FOR 2009

LOOKS LIKE A YEAR OF CHANGES COMING UP JAN 09

 
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DINING EN FAMILLE AT ILNAM ESTATE WINERY CAROOL

NO MORE LOLLING BY THE POOL.

TIME FOR THE HARD YARDS  
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BACK AT BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB WITH YESTERBEATS

A FORAY INTO SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH

WITH MARK QUINN OF ILNAM AND JOHNNY CARR OF GLENGARRY.

 
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ENGAGED IN ACADEMMIC PURSUITS AS HIS AKA PETER KNOX

IZZY CONTINUED HIS CAFE LIFE AND MUGOCCINO DRINKING. SEEN HERE IN MULLUMBIMBY

WITH SCRUBBY PETER HURCOMBE AT STOKERS SIDING HALL IN FEBRUARY 09

 
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SPOTTED AGAIN IN MULLUMBIMBY

AT ILNAM ESTATE WITH SCRUBBY PETE

IN MOOBALL WITH SLIM PICKINGS  
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UP IN THE GOLD COAST HINTERLAND FOR BLUES STOMP AT BEECHMONT WITH SCRUBBY AND CO

AT ILNAM WITH JOHNNY CARR, GEORDIE LEACH AND PETER LAWSON

IZZY TOOK TIME TO MASTER TENNIS IN 2009  
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APRIL 18 SAW IZZY FOREAL REACH 60 YEARS ON THIS EARTH.

SETTING UP AT ILNAM WITH BRONTE

MAKING THE MOVE FROM BILAMBIL TO ULMARRA IN MAY.

 
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HIS MUSICAL CAREER WAS INTERRUPTED BY FLOODS IN MAY ALL GIGS CANCELLED. GETTING THE KNACK OF UTES  
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Iz takes the decision to let his hair grow into its natural colour.

MOVING TO CLARENCE MEANS A NEW WORLD ORDER IN THE LIFE OF I.F.

IZZY WITH PETER FREEMAN OF THE SOUTH GRAFTON EMPORIUM

 
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THERE SEEMS TO BE PLENTY OF MUSIC ON THE CLARENCE

WIDE RIVER BEFORE BEING TRANSFORMED INTO THE ULMARRA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE. IZZY MEETS UP WITH ANDREW HEGEDUS AT WIDE RIVER  
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VENTURING INTO THE BELLINGEN SCENE 2009 SAW IZZY ESTABLISHING FOREAL ENTERPRISES IN FOREALTY TOWERS, ULMARRA.

IZZY ASSUMES THE MC JOB AT THE SOUTH GRAFTON EMPORIUM MUSIC CAFES.  JOHN SPENCER ON SOUND.

 
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THE LIBRARY AT FOREALTY TOWERS IS ESTABLISHED. OFFICE SPACE IS CLAIMED. ULMARRA BOOKS OPENED IN THE VILLAGE.  
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WITH YOUNG MAGICIAN SAM KING AT THE EMPORIUM FOREAL ENTERPRISES IS READY TO GO ! Rehearsing in the Music Room at the Towers with Karl Mullan.  
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SLUGGO’S ANTIQUES IN ULMARRA LIFE ON COLDSTREAM STREET WIDE RIVER DREAMING  
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INSTALLING THE NEW SECURITY SYSTEM AT THE TOWERS. BELL FROM JACK-A-DANDY IN ULMARRA VILLAGE.

BEAUTIFYING THE GROUNDS OF THE TOWERS IN PREPARATION FOR BUSINESS.

UPGRADING THE TECHNOLOGY AT THE TOWERS. WE ARE ONLINE !!!!!  
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IZZY BEGINS TO LOCATE THE HIDDEN MUSIC OF THE CLARENCE VALLEY.

ONE LAST GIG AT ILNAM IN CAROOL. THIS TIME WITH KSM FROM BUSBY FLAT.

A LOT OF TRAVELLING AND A LOT OF PETROL. NORTH COAST MUSIC UP AND DOWN THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY.

 
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EMPORIUM MUSIC CAFE IN JULY

IZZY HAS ALWAYS CALLED A SHOVEL A SPADE AND A ZARSOFF A ………………..

CHARLIE THE DOG AND IZZY FORMED A CLOSE BOND DURING 2009  
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SEVERAL NEW CAREER OPTIONS OPENED TO IZZY IN 2009.

SNEZ AND STEWART AT THE TOWERS. COFFS MUSIC  
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GRAFTON AIPORT – PORTAL TO  DISTANT GIGS.

TALKING MUSIC ON THE STREETS OF GRAFTON

WITH GEOFF WELHAM ON HARP  

FOTOS OF JANUARY 2009

THE  INTIMATE SIDE OF IZZY  
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Izzy took a break Xmas day to celebrate with friends in West Tweed. Good Food and camaraderie.

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NEW LEAF CAFE in MURWILLUMBAH remains Izzy’s choice of eateries in  this region. Fine vegetarian cooking. Outdoor seating.

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The AUSSIE TAVERN in Murbah which was inexplicably closed for quite a period of time, re-emerged towards the end of 2008 – refurbished as they say –  and it looks pretty good. The food is tempting, the interior is cool and just the right shade of dim for the heat up here in the North of NSW. These are border towns we’re talking about. Early January saw Izzy  playing there on a Sunday afternoon with the now ‘well established despite the odds’ combination of Izzy, Scrubby and Kel. Take a look at the chalkboard next time you’re walking the streets of Murwillumbah. Pop in and ask for Izzy and Co to return.

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IZZY and the Chick celebrated Kati B’s 30th at a distance on their hill in BILAMBIL. Congrats to you Kati B !

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A Lone Photographer snapped Izzy  outside his Casino Accommodation. Just proving that  normal activities  are a part of his everyday life.

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In contemplative mood in the luxurious Casino Resort, Izzy wonders why a Rock Musician is playing in a Blues Band at the Australian Jazz Convention.

What does this mean ?

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Perhaps its time to venture into the world of Folk Festivals. Have tent will erect !

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LIVE JAZZ AND COCKTAILS

LUFFLEY CAFE is the 2009 venue every 2nd Friday night for Izzy with Scrubby Peter Hurcombe and Kel Macintosh. It brings the Murbah boys out of a night and leads to dancing on the street. Check Michael on the right carefully for consumption of a bathtub sized cup of coffee app 9pm each Friday night. That’s Robbie on the left from the Castle at Uki. Amongst the finest artists in this sugar town and environs.

Foto below includes the highly Professional Wait Staff and the enraptured crowd of diners.

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YESTERBEATS are well rehearsed and out and about in BILAMBIL.

And this is where we get to some of the truly good times of life on the Border.

FOTOS BY MAD O’BRIAN.

VIDEO BY JO TO FOLLOW

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NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS

IZZY FOREAL is back from 2 weeks on Vacation. Fit and ready for the Summer.

Coming up for the remainder of 2008 –

NOVEMBER 27 08 – DALLAS PARK THANKSGIVING PARTY WITH KEL AND SCRUBBY

NOVEMBER 30 – BYRON RAILS WITH HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ

DECEMBER 1 – REHEARSAL WITH ZARSOFF BROS GOLD COAST

DECEMBER 5 – BRUNSWICK HEADS HOTEL HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ

DECEMBER 8 – REHEARSAL ZARSOFFS GOLD COAST

DECEMBER 13 – LENNOX POINT HOTEL FAREWELL HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ

DECEMBER 19 – LUFFLEY CAFE

DDECEMBER 26 – KALANG KATE

IZZY held a workshop at the CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM in VILLIERS STREET GRAFTON as part of his ‘ vacation.’  The workshop was an element of preparation for the end of the year concert. Check the Conservatorium Site. Great Town. Great Con !

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Also attended the NEWLING PUBLIC SCHOOL end of the year concert held in the OLD ARMIDALE TECHERS’ COLLEGE. The night was a ripper with audience applause at max. Scripted by one of the teachers. Verve and Gusto in the performances. ( Been a teacher for 40 years and don’t recall such an enjoyable end of year performance – says Izzy’s Chick. )Bravo NEWLING !!!!!

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