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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Post 711 - The Whights - Evie Pts. 1,2 & 3.

The Wrights were a one-off Australian "supergroup". They consisted of Nic Cester (Jet), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Phil Jamieson ( Grinspoon), Kram (Spiderbait), Chris Cheney (The Living End), Davey Lane ( You Am I and The Pictures) and Pat Bourke (Dallas Crane). They are named after Australian music legend and former Easybeats frontman Stevie Wright. Their first and only single was a cover version of Stevie Wright's song "Evie" (7243 8 68837 2 8), an 11 minute song consisting of three parts. "Evie (Pt. 1)" was first performed at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards in 2004. They performed the whole trilogy live for the first time at the Sydney Cricket Ground as part of WaveAid, and it was released as a single in February 2005. "Evie (Pt. 1)" featured Nic Cester as the vocalist, while Pts. 2 and 3 featured vocalists Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger and Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon. The profits for the single were donated to Stevie Wright and the Salvation Army to improve drug and alcohol rehabilitation, as well as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. "Evie" Part 1 - "Let Your Hair Hang Down" Nic Cester  - vocals, Chris Cheney  - lead guitar, Davey Lane - rhythm guitar, Kram – drums, Pat Bourke – bass and Daniel Vandenberg – piano.
"Evie" Part 2 - "Evie" Bernard Fanning – vocals, Warren "Pig" Morgan – piano and Harry Vanda - string arrangement. "Evie" Part 3 - "I'm Losing You" Phil Jamieson – vocals, Davey Lane (You Am I) - lead guitar, Chris Cheney - rhythm guitar, Pat Bourke (Dallas – bass, Dan Knight - Hammond organ, Kram – drums and Backing vocals Chris Cester , Kram,Harry Vanda, Louise Anton and Chris Cheney. The single was Produced by Harry Vanda and Glenn Goldsmith and Mixed by Daniel Vandenberg Flac