Chris Wilson (Australian musician)
Christopher John Wilson is an Australian blues musician who plays harmonica, saxophone and vocals. He has performed as part of the Sole Twisters, Harem Scarem and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls, Wilsons solo albums are Landlocked, The Long Weekend and King for a Day. In March 1996 Wilson collaborated with Johnny Diesel in a project, Wilson Diesel. It peaked at No.18 on the ARIA Albums Chart, outside his music career Wilson has taught English in various secondary schools in Melbourne for about 20 years. Christopher John Wilson was born in 1956 and he grew up in Alphington, an inner-Melbourne suburb. He completed his studies, and worked as an English teacher at various Melbourne secondary schools for some 20 years. He joined Sole Twisters in 1984, the R&B band included Brian Horne, Barry Palmer, his brother Craig Palmer, Jeff Pickard and his early influences were Australian blues groups and Carson. This line-up recorded their debut album, Pilgrims Progress for Au Go Go Records. While a member of Harem Scarem, Wilson provided harmonica on Paul Kelly, by May 1987 Wilson had left Harem Scarem, he joined Kellys 45-date tour of North America promoting Gossip.
Wilson acknowledges Kelly for extending his repertoire beyond harmonica, I was asked on as a sax player too, but he had that faith in me that Id get my act together. Stuart Coupe of The Canberra Times described the sound as a diverse amalgam, recalling everything from Tim Buckley to Captain Beefheart. While Wilson felt his group was not only a band as theres elements of country. Their debut release was an extended play, Gnawing on the Bones of Elvis. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, noted it was sparsely recorded, mixed one side of electric blues including Willie Dixons Bring It on Home, and one side of acoustic folk tunes. The album was produced by Wilson and Waters with Chris Thompson, McFarlane described it as a more fully realised work than the debut. Mixed blues and folk with a deal of verve. It contained Wilsons composition The Ballad of Slim Boy Fat, which was a highlight of the album with its spectacular blues/gospel style, in 1990 the group released another studio album, with Wilson and Waters joined by Ashley Davies on drums.
They issued a live EP, Scatters Liver, Pub Dogs Live on the Wireless in the year on Shock Records
Soul Lost Companion
Soul Lost Companion is an album recorded by Australian singer/songwriter Mark Lizotte. Prior to this, his releases had all been under the stage name Diesel and it was released in 1999, with the singles from the album being Dig and Satellite. Lizotte toured Australia from August to December promoting the album, sharing stages with Taxiride, in 1998 signed a new deal with Mammoth Records and decided to re-emerge under his own name, Mark Lizotte. In November 1998, Lizotte was back in Australia and appeared at the Telstra Concert of the Century/Mushroom 25th anniversary where he joined Chris Wilson, Lizotte worked with Talking Heads Jerry Harrison and Gavin McKillop on the new material. This makes for an album which runs a line between the guitar and voice anthemics of Radiohead and U2, a delve towards Crowded House with occasional reversion to his soul-rock stylings. It suffers from being over-produced but shows much proof of Lizottes jack-of-all-trades talent, track 7, Additional production by Neil Finn and Sam Gibson.
All tracks mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, Mark Lizotte - Vocals / Backing Vocals, Bass Guy Davies - Keyboards and Programming Prairie Prince - Drums Mark Lizotte - Soul Lost Companion
The Lobbyist is the third studio album by American-Australian hard rocker, Diesel. It features twelve tracks, four live, five acoustic, the album was released on 9 August 1993 via EMI Records and was co-produced by Diesel with Don Gehman. One on the ARIA Albums Chart and followed directly after his previous number-one album, in New Zealand it reached No.27. The albums title is in reference to the amount of time he spends in hotels, three singles were released from the album, Never Miss Your Water and Ive Been Loving You Too Long. The album was certified gold in Australia, at the ARIA Music Awards of 1994 Diesel won Best Male Artist for the second of three times in a row. She described the album as not really new in that there are three new studio songs appearing, with most of the material coming from acoustic and live sessions. It is, destined to be regarded by fans. All tracks written by Mark Denis Lizotte, except where noted, list of number-one albums in Australia during the 1990s