Yvonne Antoine at work in Print Hall WA Newspaper House. circa 1936
Mum and Dad circa 1945
Mum and Dad
Dad and Mum
Mum and dad 1970’s.
Janet, Julie, Bret & Rod 1956
Rod Clef Music Manager Barrack St,1971
Hayley & Mia, Brendan & Zoe 2012.
Hayley & Mia, Brendan & Zoe 2012.
Brendan,Paul,Rod & James 2010.
Rod & Glenda with Brendan, Hayley , Mia and Zoe.
Paul, Gemma & Brendan 2010
Paul,Mum,Brendan & Rod 2010
Dysons and Mum
Brendan, Hayley, Mia and Zoe
Mum, Janet, Greg, Bret, Rod & Julie.
Julie, John, Clare Dyson & Mum
Bruce & Gemma.
Charli and Holly
Tom, Jack & Cooper with Glenda & Sandy 2013.
Gemma, Holly,Glenda,Mum, James & Paul 2010
Mum,Gemma,Holly, James, Paul & Rod 2010.
Mum with Paul 2014.
Rod & Mum 2014
Glenda, Holly, Charli & Rod 2014.
Mum and Glenda 2015
The Christians, Mums 97th Birthday 2015
Mum 96th Birthday 2014.
Mark & Clare Dyson, Mum with Great-granddies.
Karri Valley/Margaret River Suite
Music and Career
This is the Triax, resident band at the Morley Hotel and Contacio International 1971. Jaymi Watkiss (drums) Rod (bass) and Brian Ward (keys)
This is the Purple haze, a band I often work in as a bass player. L to R Rod, Nigel Ridgway, Bazz (Greg Clarke) and Robbie Jones.
This band Flashback supported and backed such artists as Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Deltones, Johnny Young, Ray Brown, Little Patti, Warren Williams and Bobby and Laurie. We are still playing today as thr Cruisin Rock 'n Roll Band. L-R Paul Millard, Rod, Trevor Cookesly, Bill Shinnick, Front: Norm Buchanan and Peter Waterman.
I joined this band, Gerry and the Atrix on keyboards fourbyears ago, (2008). The band plays at Rock 'n Roll dances, parties and socials.
L-R Rod, Gary Geelhoad, Nigel Shaw, Tim Sharp and Steve Wilson.
The In Pulse played the St pats dances most Sunday nights. This was my first real dance band and peter Waterman, Bob Hawker, Dave Sears and Ian Love were my fellow band members. We played the Swan Hotel Circuit and clubs such as Two Eyes, Spectrum and Riki Tic.
The Jive Twist and Stomp Band helped launch the 60s book of the same name at the Swan Yacht Club in 2010. I was Musical Director and we still play at the major book functions including the re-launch this year.
L-R: Wayne Reading, John Mills, Rod, Pieter LeBroy, Murray Gracie, Nigel Ridgway and Maurice Hardy.
When I was MD for Cruisin at the Regal Theatre Subiaco 2007
My next band,The Motivation, was regularly advertised at the Swan Hotels during 1969 -1971.
Inpulse and Motivation Bands reunion at ian Love's Raffles Hotel.
I managed Clef Music Barrack Street for 2 years and had a ball. You can see the Gibson and Rickenbacker guitars on the wall, the original valve Fender amps and other stuff from the era.
L-R Jon Burns, Elaine Mort, Ron Burns, Rod and Brian Ward. Nigel Ridgeway (drums) is hidden behind Ron.
The Blue Brass at the Nanking Restaurant Belmont 1968.L-R: Jon Burns, Ron Burns, Rod, Brian ward and Nigel Ridgway.
The Blue brass at the Nanking Restaurant Belmont 1968.
L-R: Rod, Brian Ward, Ron Burns, Nigel Ridgway, Elaine Mort and Jon Burns.
The Inpulse regularly played on the MV Zephyr which took rock 'n rollers to Point Walter . See Jive Twist and Stomp Boom page 102 -103.
Jive Twist and Stomp Book Re-Launch December 2011
Peter Harries and Rod on Peter's boat Mandurah 2011
Peter Harries started the very successful Knight Klub in 1973. I was resident MD/bass player there for a total of 11 years! The band was Ed Peters, then Maurice Hardy (keyboards) Roger Garrood (saxe/flute/clarinet) and a number of drummers including Guy Bart, Larry Mason, Davie Dunn and Martin Wheeler. The pic shows the floorshow in action in 1987 with Peter Harries and Kelly Green with the band in action.
This is the Motivation band with John (Happy) Quilty (left) on bass, Russ Kennedy (guitar) Peter Waterman (vocals) and Rod (drums) although I normally played guitar and organ in that band.