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"Hells Bells, Dunsborough WA June 15th 2007"

This WA born and bred AC/DC tribute band has only been together 18 months, but on stage they come across like a seasoned Acca Dacca tribute act. The five piece started playing AC/DC songs as a bit of fun while their original bands wereen't doing a lot, but soon realise how awesome it was. The massive crowd at Dunsborough Hotel tonight proved a couple of things; firstly, word must've spread far and wide about the prowess of this group and secondly, AC/DC wrote the best and most enduring pub rock songs ever, bar none.
Opening slmost predictably with the eerie bell toll and single guitar of Hells Bells, the fivsome may have stepped the song pace up slightly on stage but the sonic elements were spot on. Frontman Bomber Thompson possesses a spine tingling likeness to Brian Johnson which, lets face it, is most folks' idea of the AC Dc Sound, while the strings were all blood, sweat and beers. The band has a reputation for playing long sets and I must admit to wondering how this cover band would captivate an entire room for two hours plus, but holy shit. Not only did they perform above and beyond the call of duty but the ever-growing crowd raised the energy bar as the hits rolled out one after the other.
The AC/DC back catalogue is a thing of beauty. 'Rock n Roll Ain't Noise Pollution', 'Sin City', 'What Do You Do For Money Honey', 'Shoot To Thrill','Dirty Deeds','It's A Long Way To The Top','High Voltage','For Those About To Rock','Shee's Got The Jack' plus (encore) tracks 'TNT' and 'Black In Black', even a DJ playingall these tracks through the house PA would've got the house moving, let alone a note perfect, verbatim high energy salute band. The Rip-in hat goes off to the band this was top shelf, all night.
Brett Ladhams - Brett Ladhams, Rip In Magazine


"Gigs past, present and future"

Hell’s Bells’ gigs to date and up-coming.
Date Venue Played / still to come
1 14/10/05 Junction Hotel, Midland Played
2 21/10/05 Junction Hotel, Midland Played
3 25/11/05 Junction Hotel, Midland Played
4 03/12/05 Junction Hotel, Midland Played
5 23/12/05 Junction Hotel, Midland Played
6 30/12/05 Junction Hotel, Midland Played
7 26/11/05 Civic Hotel, Inglewood Played
8 25/01/06 The Lookout, Scarborough, Aust. Day Eve show Played
9 15/02/06 Foundry Bar & Grill, Cannington Played
10 04/03/06 The Lookout, Scarborough Played
11 18/03/06 Kwinana Lodge Hotel Played
12 29/03/06 Foundry Bar & Grill, Cannington Played
13 31/03/06 Thornlie Football Club Played
14 05/05/06 Kelmscott Football Club Played
15 17/05/06 Foundry Bar & Grill, Cannington Played
16 20/05/06 Newman Bike Show Played
17 02/06/06 Gosnells Hotel, Ogdens Bar & Grill Played
18 23/06/06 Gosnells hotel, Ogdens Bar & Grill Played
19 07/07/06 Metros Freo, Bon Scott’s 60th Birthday Played
20 14/07/06 Exchange Hotel, Kalgoorlie Played
21 21/07/06 Gosnells Hotel, Ogdens Bar & Grill Played
22 29/07/06 Kwinana Lodge Hotel, Kwinana Played
23 20/08/06 Forrestdale Sporting Club, All Ages Show Played
24 23/09/06 Pickering Brook Sports Club Played
25 29/09/06 Gosnells Hotel, Ogdens Bar & Grill Played
26 01/10/06 Black Bettys Played
27 06/10/06 The Ship, Bussellton Played
28 23/10/06 Ocean Beach Hotel Played
29 28/10/06 Rocky Bike Show Played
30 11/11/06 Kwinana Lodge Hotel Played
31 18/11/06 RevHeads Hotrod Show, Narrogin Played
32 19/11/06 Cardiff 100 Club, Collie Played
33 22/11/06 Foundry Bar & Grill Played
34 25/01/07 On The Hill ’07, Tumbulgum Farm Played
35 04/03/07 Liquid Nightclub, Rockingham Played
36 09/03/07 Paddys Ale House, Kal Played
36 10/03/07 Wild West Saloon, Kal Played
37 17/03/07 Exchange Tavern, Pingelly Played
38 24/03/07 Premier Hotel, Pinjarra Played
39 25th April ‘07 ANZAC Salute, Armadale Football Club Played
40 18th May ‘07 Gosnells Hotel, Ogdens Bar & Grill Played
41 3rd June ’07 Players Bar, Mandurah Played
42 15th June ‘07 Three Bears, Dunsbrough Played
43 16th June ‘07 Burley Hotel, Bunbury Played
44 22nd June ‘07 Gosnells Hotel, Ogdens Bar & Grill Played
45 7th July ’07 Kwinana Lodge Hotel still to come
46 13th July '07
The Rock Nightclub, Northbridge
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"Website Guestbook Comments"

Comment: Great site guys ! Really cool to see us old blokes can still Rock! Hard! CALL ME ANYTIME ! Doug - WA Bon Scott AC/DC Fan Club.

Comment: You Guys are really good in fact better than good ,Great. The best part is that you's have respect what I mean is you are not trying to be ACDC you just do a DAM good salute to them.........Thank You very much. Leeanne ( the Serpi people)

Comment: hi guys saw ya rock'in on my aussie holiday enjoyed it very much KEEP ON ROCK'IN hope to see ya guys again someday


Comment: You guys are great!...wish we could be there on the 7th....LoL..Cant wait til ya gig in Kal..we will be there ROCKIN HARD!.. r.i.p.bon.

Comment: MY FANTASIES HAVE BEEN ANSWERED BEING ABLE TO HERE MY FAVOURITE BANDS MUSIC PLAYED SO WELL. THANKS GUYS AND TOMO YOU ROCK BROTHER. SEE YOU SOON XX

Comment: Revheads went off. cant wait to see the pics posted. luv ya all can't wait till your next gig. Sam

Comment: The best cover band I have heard in a long time! Ilona is a goddess. See yall in Newman 07????!!!??!!! Lub Cyn.

Comment: You guys rule. Every gig i see im half deaf for a week. Rock on. Ozzy your awes man

Comment: Saw u guys at rev heads and must say u guys were fucking awsome!!! Hope u go back next year. Best cover band we have ever heard. Well done guys hopefully see yous again soon!

Comment: Just caught you guys at Paddy's in Kal... AWEsome show... You guys ROCK!!!

Comment: you blokes are awsome. had the time of me life mate. keep rocking and we hope to see at the pub again one day.

Comment: thanks for rocking rockinhgham guys. thanks mark for all the intro's and auto's, my pals all loved meeting the band. Rock On!!!!

Comment: We seen you at the pinjarrah pub you guys were great best band out if you ask me . Well Done . I only just got my hearing back.

Comment: Just saw you guys at armadale....you guys rock! See ya at gossie.

Comment: veryy good on stage u guys rockkkk.

Comment: Hey guys, saw you at the burly hotel you were fucking amazing.We brought a whole crew along and had a ball.

Comment: Bunbury, Last Saturday night. I love AC>DC,I have heard them loud, but never LIVE. You guys are th bomb. Thats me, front row with the 'shot down in flames' t-shirt, i'm 31 but get asked for I.D. all the fuckin'time. Thanks for a rockin, rollin, right out of controllin night!!!!Any chance we can hear 'Ride On'next time? From what i heard you hottie`s playin, should be piece a cake!cheers again you`s were sic!!! From Chels xxx

Fucken hot show boys. mad love for the guitarist, few of the best solos ive ever seen. top work!.........Bryce

Fucking great show at players that was a rocking good night hurry up and get back there………Ultimate Arsehole

Hey guys, saw you at the burly hotel you were fucking amazing. We brought a whole crew along and had a ball…..Lisa

hells bells, what another great show you put on again at the gozzy. second time i have been to your show and they were both great. cheers for posyin my pic (gozzy_07_06_22_5) i was havin the time of my life. keep on rocking fellas till next time. rock on!!!.......Michael

hey guys c,n u,s 5 times and love ya,s great entertainers rock on xx…. Crit

Hey Guys... a HUGE thank you from all at the City of Cockburn for a FANTASTIC event...!! the crowd was rocking and utterly awesome!! We all had a great night and want to do the same thing again soon!... thanks to the band and the audience for making it a highlight of our events season! YOU DEFINITELY ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! Special thanks to the Dynamite Dudes… Great work!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! Marilyn McLean - Event Organiser



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Hell’s Bells has often been described by AC/DC die -hard fans as the best AC/DC tribute band in Australia, even in the world by some international audience members.

Renowned for their electrifying powerhouse live shows, Hell’s Bells prefer to label themselves as a salute band rather than a tribute act, due to their focus on playing the songs with utmost respect to AC/DC without worrying about copy cat stage antics, something Hell’s Bells fans appreciate.

The band consists of 5 seasoned musos mates, all of whom have been hand picked from some of Perth's top original acts to form Hell's Bells, originaly for just a "bit of fun". These musos are all amazing players and include one of this town’s best rock lead guitarists, Todd Brindley and one of the country’s best front men Bomber Thompson in front of a rock solid rythym section consisting of Mal “0zzy” Osborne on rythmn gtr, Paul “eckers” Eckermann on bass and Glenn “warbs” Warber on drums.

Bomber Thompson who sings the Brian Johnson versions of AC/DC’s classic songs such as, TNT & High Voltage as well as newer songs such as Thunderstruck, Stiff upper lip & Flick of the switch, has a reputation for captivating his crowd and being able to entertain a multi-generational legion of AC/DC fans with his stage banter and larger than life persona.

No one gets left out at a Hell’s Bells’ concert. Seas of smiling faces singing along with their hands raised in the air in salute can be seen in the hundreds of crowd photos posted on www.hellsbellssalute.net

The fact that members of Hell’s Bells have clocked up more than 100 years of colective playing experience between them as well as coming from the same school of rock as AC/DC, only adds authenticity to the show. Bass guitarist, Eckers, even used to jam with Bon and Angus.

The band nearly always plays to capacity crowds, and is constantly being asked to do return shows due to popular demand…. such is their growing live reputation.

Having already played more than 60 shows over the last 30 months in WA alone, Hells Bells is set to conquer the Eastern States later this year.

Whether it’s to a crowd of 100 or 5,000, Hells Bells give it their professional best leaving the audience with a real pub concert experience.

Past and Recent shows include: Bon Scott's 60 Birthday Bash at Metro Freo, RevHeads Hotrod Show, Perth Motorbike Show, The Aussie Rock Bon Scott Celebration CD launch at Metro City and a community concert for the City of Cockburn attracting over 5000 AC/DC fans of all ages.

So it’s no surprise that people say that Hell’s Bells ROCK!

Look out for the Hell’s Bells experience coming to a town near you soon. The boys are gonna blow you away!

Contact: Mal Osborne, Manager, Ph: (08) 9397 0104, Mob: 0407 427 953
Email: mal@hellsbellssalute.net
Web: www.hellsbellssalute.net