About THE BAND

Oz Rock Express is the coming together of some of Australia’s leading musos paying homage to the great Aussie bands.

Their mission is simple: big sound, great songs, high energy rock and roll, rock the world and ensure that everyone who comes to see them perform is blown away and leaves wanting more.

With decades of road miles locally, interstate and overseas, honing their skills in some of Australia’s premier cover bands such as Big Deal, Captain Spalding, Get Serious and The Sea Monkeys (just to name a few), Oz Rock Express promises you a music experience to remember.

Meet the band

DARA HESSION

Lead Vocals/Accoustic Guitar/Harmonica

Dara is a reliable frontman with honest and ” On the Money” vocals guaranteed to do justice to all of your Oz Rock classics!

Dara’s performing experience comes from years of work fronting various incarnations of some of Melbourne’s top rock cover bands playing interstate, overseas, and many of Melbourne’s metropolitan pubs & clubs.

Whist pursuing a career as a solo singer/guitarist, music teaching, Television & Film acting, Dara is excited to be fronting this killer Oz Rock line-up to sing the music he sings best.

GREG PRATT

Electric guitar/Vocals.

Greg is a seasoned, electrifying and tasteful guitarist who is well known and highly regarded in the Melbourne Music Scene.

Over the time, he has been a key member of numerous iconic Melbourne bands such as Big Deal, Get Serious, The Sea Monkeys, 3 Monkeys, Coxy and The Fitzgerald Brothers and countless duos and trios.

Greg’s passion for high energy, live rock and roll has been the catalyst and inspiration behind Oz Rock Express.

JASON KING

Electric Guitar / Vocals

Jason has played in bands touring all over Australia, Europe and the US for the last twenty years.

Has held down residencies in major Melbourne venues in addition to performing at festival venues.

Jason’s role in Oz Rock Express is to share lead and rhythm guitar duties with Greg Pratt, a role held for many years previously in the band Get Serious.

Jason has also been part of an international act, with highlights performing in Nashville Tennessee, Scotland, England, Ireland and Denmark.

A desire to get back to preforming the music he loves has drawn him back into paying homage to classic Australian Rock Music.

Audiences so far are loving hearing this music played with passion and authenticity again.

BRENDAN HESSION

Bass Guitar / Vocals

Brendan is an energetic and driving bass player making him a dynamic addition to the flawless rhythm section of the Oz Rock outfit.

Brendan’s performance experience ranges from many years cutting his teeth with a variety of hard working resident Melbourne cover bands to stints recording and performing with original bands.

Brendan brings to the band impressive sibling harmonies and also carries lead vocals for a few of the gigs classic Oz rock tracks.

Brendan’s exceptional range of vocals, his in your face presence on stage, and hard hitting bass that you feel throbbing in your chest add authenticity and punch to the live sound of Oz Rock Express.

JOE BRUNO

Drums

Joe has been playing drums from the age of ten and played his first paying gig at the age of 16. He has studied his craft with world renowned drummers Virgil Donati and Ian Mc Lellan.

Joe has played drums in numerous cover and original bands such as Dags in Space, Ticket 2 Vegas, Big Deal, Get Serious, The Sea Monkeys and Soul Blue.

He has laid down and recorded original drum tracks to many artists and enjoys playing all types of music. Joe is also a passionate drum educator and facilitator with his own company Rhythm Fun.

“I’m really looking forward to rocking out with the guys in this exciting new project. Oz Rock Express is a juggernaut of all the best classic Aussie songs performed by some of Melbourne’s most experienced and talented musicians who happen to be my great mates as well.”

SPECIAL GUESTS

PAUL WOSEEN

Screaming Jets

JOHN NIXON

Chocolate Starfish

GARY EASTWOOD

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