2017 marked 30 years since Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) literally stepped off the bus after making the Nullarbor crossing from Perth with his band Johnny Diesel And the Injectors, a hobby band made up of remnants of an imploded previous band.
Arriving with just $95 between them meant that 9 shows a week ensued for many months. By ’88, after playing everywhere and supporting everyone (including a fortuitous slot with Jimmy Barnes on his Freight Train Heart tour) they were poised to impact with their debut eponymously titled album.
Impact they did, winning ARIA’s for Best New Talent and Highest Selling Album. The very same album went on to become the highest selling Australian debut album of all time.
So, what better way to celebrate than with a night that "Rewinds" through the ever-growing body of music spanning a 30 year career to date.
With a career spanning 15 albums, 35 singles and 6 ARIA awards, it will no doubt be a night to remember as Diesel takes to the stage in solo mode, allowing him to roam even further into the nooks and crevices of his back catalog as he trawls through the Highways and back roads that have made him the journeyman of music he is today.
So get on the bus and celebrate Diesel’s 30 Year Thang.