Introduction

The Brisbane Shadows Players website has been developed to link players (and fans) of the music of The Shadows in the Brisbane and South East Queensland, Australia region.

Brisbane Shadows Players formed in January 2012 and meet once a month where our members perform live Shadows and Shadows related instrumental music according to a playing roster which closes two weeks before each meeting.

Each month we publish videos of our performances.

Musicians who play our style of music are very welcome so please send a message via the contact form if interested in joining us.

The Shadows

The Shadows are Britain's most successful instrumental pop band who have been inspiring millions worldwide for over 50 years to pick up a Fender Stratocaster in the quest for their magic sound.

One of their most famous chart topping singles 'Apache' has thousands of cover versions on 'Youtube' alone with performances ranging from bedroom guitarists to tribute bands and by guitarists of all ages and from many countries of the world.

Originally Sir Cliff Richard's backing band, the Shadows were soon sharing top spots on the charts in their own right as well as with Sir Cliff. In addition to 'Apache' some of their best known #1 hit singles are 'Wonderful Land', 'Kon-Tiki', 'Dance On' and 'Foot Tapper'.

In 2009/2010 The Shadows (with original members from the 60s Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett) once again joined Sir Cliff Richard for a 50th anniversary tour of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa delighting old and new fans alike with their brilliant concerts.

There have been several changes to the lineup of The Shadows over the years and sadly 2011 saw the loss of Jet Harris, the original and much loved bassist on the early hits. Tony Meehan, the original drummer with The Shadows until 1961, sadly passed away in 2005.