Late 1967 in Cardiff, Burke Shelley (bass/lead vocals) met up with Ray Phillips (drums) and Tony Bourge (Guitar) to form Budgie establishing a substantial following within the South Wales college and club circuit.
After a journalist commented Budgie’s sound was more akin to a ‘Six Ton Budgie’, their name became as heavyweight as their delivery.
Budgie are still going strong with 13 Studio albums spanning many decades, and now they’re coming to Australia in November.
Special Guest – PHIL EMMANUEL
PERTH – Wednesday 11th Nov – The Charles Hotel
FREMANTLE – Thursday 12th Nov – Fly By Night Musicians Club
ADELAIDE – Saturday 14th Nov – The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
MELBOURNE – Wednesday 18th Nov – Corner Hotel Richmond
SYDNEY – Friday 20th Nov – Metro Theatre
WOLLONGONG – Saturday 21st Nov – Waves Towradgi Beach Hotel
NEWCASTLE – Thursday 26th Nov – Panthers Cardiff
BRISBANE – Friday 27th Nov – The Hi-Fi
GOLD COAST – Saturday 28th Nov – Coolangatta Hotel