The Hardest Working Band in Rock
The Hitmen are one of those great, influential Australian rock bands. Formed from various ex- members of Radio Birdman (started by ex-birdman backup vocalist Johnny Kannis in 1977), future Hoodoo Gurus, and partially sharing a line up with The New Christs, The Hitmen have been described as “the hardest working band” in Aussie rock and roll.
Signed to at least three different labels in their time, and with at least half a dozen recordings under their belt, their live show is still what draws people to the band. Undeniably spirited, the Hitmen left a lasting mark after they called it quits in 1984. “Too rockin’ to be pop, and too hooky for the metal-heads” the Hitmen have confounded record company marketing departments while delighting an entire generation of gig goers in Australia throughout the 70s & 80s. Although their albums have been re-released and remastered (and available here), the ONLY way to experience the Hitmen is LIVE.
With the post 2007 reunited line up playing the main stage at the Sando over two great nights, the chance to relive, or even experience for the first time, the amazing live show that is the Hitmen is here. Featuring original members Johnny Kannis, Chris Masuak (a Sando solo performance regular!) and Tony Robertson, and joined by Tony Jukic (Johnny Kannis Explosion) and Muzz Sheperd (Tribesmen), the latest incarnation of the Hitmen is something not to be missed. No f*^king excuses!