Ron Brady from Magnum.
Ron Brady from Magnum. The Northern Star

Magnum reloads for comeback

IT HAS been five years since Lismore guitarist Ron Brady last 'rocked it up' on stage.

But next week he will grab his instrument and, with five other members of the band Magnum, take a trip back to 'the good old days'.

The one-off reunion gig will be part of a variey concert at the Lismore Workers Club to raise money for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.

Magnum, originally called Soul Survivor, was popular on the North Coast for about 30 years, primarily in the '70s, '80s and '90s. Other members coming back include Ian McLeod, Jim Andrews, Nevil Keevers, Maurie Neenan and Terry Ridley.

“Back in the seventies we played a lot in the local area, and really, they were the good old days,” Mr Brady said. “There were a lot of gigs available and we played in pubs and clubs about three times a week.

“These days some guys struggle to get just one gig a week.”

Mr Brady admitted it had been a while since he had picked up his guitar, but said he was excited about the band getting back together for the charity event.

The concert will be held on Sunday, November 2, from 2pm-5pm, at the Lismore Workers Club. It will also feature the Northern Rivers Big Band. Call (02) 6627 4444 for further details.



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