Bootleg Family Band
The Bootleg Family Band are an Australian folk, R&B and rock band formed in Melbourne by Brian Cadd and Ron Tudor in 1972 in Melbourne. The Bootleg members were all seasoned veterans of the Melbourne scene.
The Bootleg Family Band
|Origin||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Genres||Folk, rock, R&B|
|Years active||1972-1975, 2015-present|
|Past members||Brian Cadd|
Their debut single was a cover of Loggins and Messina's "Your Mama Don't Dance". It was released in February 1973 and peaked at number 5 on the Go-Set chart. The second single, "Wake Up Australia", was released in June 1973 but failed to chart. The band's third single, a cover of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)", was released in July 1974 and became another Top 10 hit.
In 1974 the band also appeared in the nightclub scene of the cult Australian film Alvin Rides Again.
In November 2016, the Bootleg Family Band released its first studio album, credited to Brian Cadd and The Bootleg Family Band, titled, Bulletproof.
- 2016 Bulletproof (with Brian Cadd)
- 1975 The Bootleg Family Band Extended Play
- 1973 "Your Mama Don't Dance" / "Honky Tonk Woman" (No. 5)
- 1973 "Wake Up Australia" / "Ballad of Billy Clover"
- 1974 "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" / "Walking Home in the Morning" (No. 10)
- 1975 "Green Door" / "Kenny" (No. 98)
- 1975 "How Do I Try?" / "Rockin' Hollywood" [as The Bootleg Band] (No. 60)
- "THE BOOTLEG FAMILY BAND — Melbourne 1973-75". Miles Ago. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Brian Cadd Gathers Up A New Bulletproof Bootleg Family". Noise11. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.