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John Kennedy Raining Treasure Vol.2 Album Launch

John Kennedy's 68 Comeback Special

John Kennedy Raining Treasure Vol.2 Album Launch

8:00pm, Fri 6 May, 2022
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More Australian Indie Gold Covers from John Kennedy's 68 Comeback Special

Sydney musician John Kennedy’s 2019 album Raining Treasure Vol.1 celebrated the golden era of Australian independent music from the late ‘70’s and the 80's. The new album being launched,, Raining Treasure Vol.2, goes both deeper and wider into this world of Australian indie music. Kennedy compiled a list of classic indie songs (and some obscurities) from that era and with his band, John Kennedy's 68 Comeback Special, has covered songs from Radio Birdman, The Riptides, The Cruel Sea and many more. Some of these acts were contemporaries. Some were inspirations. All had some great songs.

Over the years Kennedy has shared stages with many of the acts covered on this new album. His band members have come from or gone on to The Triffids, the Go-Betweens, the Lime Spiders and Pop Mechanix. The current line up of the band boasts its own fine indie pedigree. Long time drummer, Peter Timmerman was an original Love Gone Wrong member before moving on to the Widdershins. Bassist Phil Hall played with Sardine v and the Dropbears. Guitarist Murray Cook started out with indie hopefuls Finger Guns before going on to form what is probably Australia’s most successful independent band, the Wiggles. Together with Kennedy they have created their own versions of Australian indie classics, reinterpreting some, expanding some and celebrating them all.

Special guest for this album launch show is Australian indie star Jeff Sullivan (Flaming Hands). Jeff is one of the Australian indie musicians whose work is covered on the new Raining Treasure Vol.2 album.


- Customers and staff are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence
 - COVID-19 Safe Check-in is no longer required at all hospitality venues
 - NSW Health strongly advises that patrons consider being seated while drinking.
 - Masks optional
 - If you are feeling unwell don't go out

  • Under 18s are welcome at the Petersham Bowling Club but must be accompanied by an adult. 

The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.