Gene Bradley FISK (2005)
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
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
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 - First performance at the Wandong Country Music Festival.
This was followed by spots on most of these festivals and many
other Country venues
and in the Melbourne and wider
Victorian area and New Zealand.
1978 - It was during a stint at 3UZ
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
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
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
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”.