Jeff Duff and the Great Southern Band
Jeff Duff is arguably the most flamboyant, creative and controversial entertainer Australia has produced. His musical gifts and fantastical androgynous performances parallel the artistry of David Bowie. While Duffo’s career kicked off in the 1970s, he continues to grow as an artist, creating new music and performing sell-out concerts to this day.
Around the same time that David Bowie was wowing audiences in London with his theatrical performances, Australia’s very own glam rocker, Jeff Duff, was also blazing a similar path downunder. Jeff, fresh out of art school was experimenting with outrageous stage costumes and androgynous make-up with his band Kush; much to the delight of Aussie audiences.
This was the seventies and Duffo soon gained critical acclaim, not only for his unique performances, but for his rich baritone voice. On the strength of Jeff’s stage persona and his band’s amazing musicianship, Kush soon became one of the hottest bands in Australia. At the time, the band’s hit single ‘Living on Easy Street’ and the album ‘Snow White and the Straight Eights’ soon followed, cemented Jeff and Kush as one of the hottest bands in Australia.
Duffo has never swayed far from those early musical roots, as evidenced by his new lineup ‘Jeff Duff & the Great Southern Band’. This powerful new line-up which features some of Australia’s finest players, perform dynamic arrangements from ‘Kush’, ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’ ‘Chicago’ and includes an epic version of ‘MacArthur Park’ which never fails to bring the house down!
- 17 November 2022
- 90 minutes
- The Wedge Performing Arts Centre
- John Leslie Theatre