Sunnyboys – By the C, Stuart Park, Woolongong 20th Jan 2019
On April 22nd 2012 for the first time in 21 years, all four original members of Sydney based band Sunnyboys walked on-stage at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and performed as guests of the Hoodoo Gurus on their Dig it Up! Invitational.
From the opening chords of little known track As I Walk to the closing notes of the band’s most well know song Alone With You, it was as if time stood still. Appearing under the pseudonym Kids In Dust the band played with all the energy, verve and joy as they had all those years ago. It was emotional and inspired and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Some thirty years earlier, Sunnyboys had arrived in Sydney seemingly fully-formed. Brothers Peter and Jeremy Oxley(bass guitar and guitar / vocals respectively) and drummer Bil Bilson, were natives of Kingscliff on the NSW north coast. They had performed together in that environment in their early teens before, in 1979, both Peter and Bil ventured south to study and perform, Peter with the Shy Impostors and Bil with the Playboy Lords. With his schooling complete, Jeremy arrived a year later to attend art college and maybe start a band.