Cockroaches reunite for nostalgic show

The Cockroaches
The Cockroaches

The Cockroaches will reunite at Rooty Hill RSL Club on Friday, June 27.

The tour will include a collection of hits from 1984 through to 1994, including original chart-topping hits. The Cockroaches were suburban boys who smashed attendance records with their energetic live shows in the pubs and clubs right around the nation.

Their debut album made the Australian Top 10 and Rolling Stone magazine called them "the quintessential meat and mashed potatoes rock band".

They released eight Top 40 hits, including the smash She's the One as well as Some Kind of Girl, Wait Up and Double Shot of My Baby's Love.

The Cockroaches were one of the most prolific local bands of the '80s and they are back and ready to rock.

The band was founded by the Field brothers, Paul, John and Anthony. Jeff Fatt joined in 1981.

Anthony Field and Fatt went on to form The Wiggles, becoming famous as the Blue Wiggle and Purple Wiggle, respectively.

"We grew up playing in the pubs and clubs of Australia," Field said.

His brother Paul, the lead singer, said they "were lucky to have had success in the 1980s, we were played on radio, performed on TV shows like Countdown and Hey, Hey It's Saturday and had so much fun."

■ Rooty Hill RSL Club, June 27, 8pm. Tickets: $30. Details: Visit or call 9625 5500.

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