TONIGHT! Wild Yabbies gig details (re Purple Haze presenter/guitarist Mark Copolov), Saturday April 30th at Hampton RSL 8-11.30pm

Hi Everyone,

Awhile ago I joined a terrific 8 piece rock/blues band called The Wild Yabbbies, as a guitarist. We’ve been playing around Melbourne & I hope you can join us at our next gig. Here are the details:

  • Saturday 30th April
  • Hampton RSL, 25 Holyrood St, Hampton, 9598 0460
  • Entry fee $12
  • Bistro 6-8pm
  • We play 8-11.30pm

The Wild Yabbies – Band Bio

The Wild Yabbies has been together as a band for about 2.5 years. The players come from diverse occupations and musical backgrounds but are united in a love of blues and classic rock. The Wild Yabbies band would suit an audience that grew up in the 50s, 60s and 70s who enjoy different styles of music, like to dance and have a fun evening!

 Rod Perry on vocals and harmonica, really belts it out with a strong versatile voice and good blues harp, to give the band a very solid vocal presence and blues/rock style.





Tommo Calvert’s bass guitar lays down rock solid, melodic bass lines.




Harry Bryce’s exciting drumming, forges a solid floor with percussive textures. In conjunction with the bass, Harry and Tommo create a very solid rhythmic base to work from.





Joe Karlovsky’s keyboard textures are fresh and ambient, weaving all the band’s musical components into tight, melodic and exciting songs.





John Circosta’s sax and banjo brings enormous versatility to the band, allowing all styles of music to be played.





Lynne Collins’s flute adds an extra dimension not often heard, to the band’s sound.





David Alexander’s blues inspired lead guitar cuts through to provide the blues sound so often loved by the “baby boomers”.





Mark Copolov’s exciting rock and roll lead guitar playing nicely compliments David’s blues lead guitar work.





The Wild Yabbies plays a wide range of music, including songs from:

Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Daddy Cool, Little Richard, BB King, Canned Heat, Dion and the Belmonts, Albert and Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Louis Jordan, Sam and Dave, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, Eddie Taylor, Fats Domino, Roy Head,  and Delbert McClinton, amongst others.

Recent gigs include: The Bell Tavern in Belgrave, Eltham Town Centre, Eltham Jazz and Food Festival, the 2015 Minelab Wedderburn Gold Detector Jamboree, as well as a number of private functions.



Contact : Mark Copolov on 0419-368-928

  • Blue suede shoes
  • You never can tell
  • Why me
  • Caldonia
  • Shake rattle and roll
  • Tore down
  • What’d i say
  • Lucille
  • Shake your hips
  • Tell it to me
  • Bad boy
  • Key to the highway
  • Johhny B Goode
  • Runaround Sue
  • House is a rock’n
  • Blue Monday
  • Hold on I’m coming
  • Kansas City
  • Lay down Sally
  • Goin’ up the country
  • Let’s work together
  • Wagon wheel
  • Treat her right
  • Route 66
  • Sweet home Chicago
  • Great balls of fire
  • Miss Anne
  • Roadhouse blues
  • Good rock’n daddy
  • Honky tonk women
  • Mustang Sally
  • Your mama don’t dance
  • Flip flop and fly
  • Sick and tired

We are adding new songs to our repertoire all the time.

The Wild Yabbies performing at the Eltham Wine and Food Festival (prior to Mark joining the band)

 Eltham gig



Contact Details:

Mark Copolov mob: 0419-368-928 or Rod Perry mob: 0417-130-714

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