Jetsetting with THE POOR

Australian rock music was in the midst of one of its strongest periods in the late 1980’s, with two bands in particular, The Poor and The Screaming Jets making significant headway with their aggressive brand of no-nonsense, straight ahead hard rock.
Now, some thirty years later, both bands combine for a select run of shows this December with The Poor vocalist Skenie promising a blast from the past to remember.


“Yeah, especially over Christmas”, he laughed. “Look out! We’ve been friends with the Jets boys for a long time and we have been talking about it and just wanted to do something. When we used to tour with them years ago it was a lot of fun and I can’t see it being any different now”.

In the full interview Skenie answers a series of provocative questions put to him about The Screaming Jets vocalist Dave Gleeson, gives a couple of stories on touring with the Jets, looks back at the past and looks to the future of The Poor, reflects on the music scene when they started and the bands that came out of it, how much Australian rock has changed over the years and more.

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Written by Kris Peters

Kris has been writing freelance for about 20 years. Kris always found his taste in music a little too eclectic for the mainstream market but has found his niche writing for HEAVY. Based in Brisbane, Kris also runs a promotions company, KSP Productions.

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