ONE NIGHT IN OCTOBER – A CONCERT FOR ZORAN ‘ZOZ’ ROMIC
On Tuesday 11th October, some of the biggest names in Australian music united -and reunited - to support the family of ZORAN ROMIC, founding member and lead guitarist of chart topping Aussie band, Chocolate Starfish, for an exclusive benefit concert.
The Trak Lounge hosted a sensational line-up of Australian pop and rock acts from the 80’s and 90’s, all of whom banded together to support Zoran Romic (“Zoz”), who is presently undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
SCREAMING JETS, THE MODELS, BOOM CRASH OPERA, PSEUDO ECHO, THE BADLOVES, BILLY MILLER (THE FERRETS) and of course CHOCOLATE STARFISH, plus more special guests, appeared on stage from 7.30pm. The event was hosted by JAMES O’NEIL.
Zoran, the original and only guitarist in the band, was an integral part of Chocolate Starfish, one of Australia’s biggest live acts from the 90’s. Chocolate Starfish burst on to the charts in 1993 with their classic cover of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”, and followed it up with a string of original hits including “Mountain”, “Four Letter Word” and “Accidently Cool”. Chocolate Starfish achieved two Top 20 albums and six Top 50 singles on the national Australian charts. The band’s self-titled debut album released in 1994, spent two months in the Top 10, peaked at No. 2 and became the year’s biggest selling Australian debut.
Zoran and fellow Starfish band member, drummer Darren Danielson, now run the FUR Group – a management, recording and touring company. From this stable, some of the best loved Australian acts who shared the punters, venues, and highways with the Starfish back in the day, joined forces once more to support the Romic family and helped Zoran celebrate his birthday in style on Tuesday 11th October.
There was also an amazing selection of special items available for auction on the night, including signed guitars and concert tickets.
It was a great night ... ONE NIGHT IN OCTOBER – A CONCERT FOR ZOZ