With a stellar career spanning more than 45 years and showing no signs of slowing, Mr Eagle Rock Ross Wilson is one of Australian rock music’s most enduring and lauded talents. Twice inducted in to the ARIA Hall of Fame Wilson continues to win acclaim.
From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as ‘Eagle Rock’, ‘Cool World’ and ‘A Touch of Paradise’, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnny, & more recently The Screaming Jets, Ross’s involvement with success has continued unabated. He fronted ‘Daddy Cool’ & exploded out of the 70s playing rootsy 50s sounds. Then formed Mondo Rock who surfed the contemporary scene with chart topping singles & albums from the mid 70s to the late 80s. As a solo performer and major songwriter he continued to achieve success & make his mark during the 90s & beyond with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, DEF-FX, Custard, Jennifer Rush (EU), Troy Cassar-Daley, Leslie Avril, Hey Gringo, You Am I, Uncle Bill, Keke (Spain), Renee Geyer, Christine Anu, Duane Jarvis (US), Elkie Brooks (UK), Ann Kirkpatrick & Lee Kernaghan, Sovereign, Pleasantville, Beccy Cole, Sonic Jihad, and The Wiggles!
On top of this Ross has kept a busy tour schedule of his own including national appearances on the successful ‘A Day on the Green’ series with Chris Isaak and also Crosby Stills & Nash and also the ‘5 Decades Of Cool’ concerts in Melbourne & Sydney.
He has continued to record; releasing two albums in 2010, the contemporary ‘I Come In Peace’ and a new ‘Best Of’ entitled Mr Eagle Rock.
Now with the ‘I Come In Peace’ album being his most successful solo album since “Dark Side of the Man” Wilson continues to expand his horizons globally with Joe Cocker recording ‘I Come In Peace’ on his latest global hit album.
Watch Ross and his band perform on stage on the Sunday afternoon.