Back at the right age to rock

Local band Fossil Rock (from left) Garry Lavercombe, Joe Aleman, Jeff Massey and Paul Gill have reformed for three gigs.
Local band Fossil Rock (from left) Garry Lavercombe, Joe Aleman, Jeff Massey and Paul Gill have reformed for three gigs.

THEY'RE rising up from the Stone Age - or should that be the Rock Age.

Popular local band Fossil Rock is reforming for three shows because, says the band's drummer, Garry Lavercombe, "you asked for it".

The band formed in 2000 and gave themselves the name Fossil Rock because the members were all aged over 40. Not only did they draw crowds at their regular gigs, they also arranged fundraisers for the Queensland Flood Appeal, the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, and played at the Ballina Relay for Life over the years.

They called it a day on New Year's Eve at the Cherry Street Sports Club in Ballina in 2011. But Garry said punters have regularly been asking him "when are you going to reform?"

They perform classic covers from the 1960s through.

Fossil Rock will peform at the Goonellabah Tavern, Lismore, on Saturday from 9pm; at the Brunswick Heads Hotel on Sunday from 4pm; and the Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina, on Saturday, February 28, from 8pm.



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