Gene Bradley FISK (2005)

Gene Bradley Fisk

1935 – Born on the 20th of August and raised in the Colac district of rural southern Victoria.

1947 – Joined the Colac Banjo Club and played on regular concerts and local radio broadcasts.

1951 - Joined the RAAF for 15 years in Australia and South East Asia,

1959 - Formed his first rockabilly band, 'The Sidewinders'. Followed by rock bands in Malaysia, Geelong and Melbourne.

1960 – 1963 –Broadcast on Radio RAAF Butterworth Malaysia.

1963 -1966 – After leaving the RAAF Trained at Lee Murray's School of Broadcasting Melbourne 1967 – 1968 -Started his radio broadcasting career on 3HA Hamilton, Victoria.

1968 – 1972 - 3CV Maryborough

1972/1976 - 3BO Bendigo

1976/1980 - 3UZ Melbourne  hosting a popular Country music night program from 1977/1980,

1977 - First performance at the Wandong Country Music Festival. This was followed by spots on most of these festivals and many other Country venues  interstate,  and in the Melbourne and wider Victorian  area and New Zealand.

1978 - It was during a stint at 3UZ Melbourne that he became involved In Country Music as an on-air presenter and performer, and became the leading exponent of Outlaw Country Music in Australia.

1979 -  Most Popular Personality FEIP Victorian CM Awards. Released the singles (vinyl)  “The Ballad of Ronald Ryan” b/w Bushranger” and  “Ain't Gonna Stand in Line” b/w T”hen Legend of John Leslie”

1980/1989 - 3GL Geelong and finally with aspirant community station  Country FM Geelong as announcer, Music Director and production Manager.

1981 - Formed band The Outlaws in Geelong until 1986 working local and interstate.  Most Popular Personality FEIP Victorian CM Awards. Released the album (vinyl) “Blood of a Rambler”.

1982 - Most Popular Personality FEIP Victorian CM Awards.

1983 – Released the single (vinyl) “He's on the Run” b/w “It's only Just A Song”.

1985 – Released the single (vinyl) “When the Spotlight Shines on You” b/w “WOLD”

1986 –Joined cabaret band Riff Raff to1989. Released the single (vinyl) “If I dare to Dream” b/w “Last of the Rock'n'Rollers”.

1990 - Began performing a Solo Country Music act, working interstate and local until 2005.

Released the single (cassette) “I got Married Young” b/w “Australia Stands Alone”.

1999 - He was inducted into the Country Music Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

2001 - Released the EP (CD) “Way Over the Edge”. Victorian CM Awards. Best Victorian Male Vocal with “Way over the Edge”.  Best Independent release with “Way over the Edge”. Best Victorian Group/Duo with “Midwinter Blues” (with Donna Fisk) and Best National Duo (with Donna Fisk).

2003 – Released the EP (CD) “Kidman”. Australian Independent Heritage Track of the Year – Traditional with “Kidman”.

2005 - Inducted into Country Music 'Hands of Fame'.

2011 – Released CD album “Up  North Down South Out West”.