Live Review + Photo Gallery:  Don’t Tell Malcolm at Altar, Hobart 22.07.2022

Rick Brewster, lead guitarist of Aussie music icons, The Angels, has joined forces with local Hobart legend Dave Wilson (Dave Wilson Band/Four Letter Fish) to dabble in something that can only be described as “music for musicians”.

Rick and Dave were joined on stage by a red-hot line-up, including multi-instrumentalist Nick Norton (The Angels), Mick Skelton (Baby Animals/Thirsty Merc/Richard Clapton) on drums and Kevin Cooney (Richard Clapton/Emmanuel Brothers/The Imports) on bass.  There was also a special guest appearance by Rick’s son, Jode, on saxophone.

Don’t Tell Malcolm played several original songs, along with a host of songs from some of the world’s greatest musicians who have influenced them across their collective musical journeys.  Music of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty as well as The Angels  were smattered throughout the two sets of simply superb musicianship.

Given that this was only their second gig together (the first also having been performed at Altar back in February) Don’t Tell Malcolm sounded as if they had been playing together for years, with their synergy being palpable to all who came along. The audience could only marvel at the musical prowess of this collective of truly seasoned musicians playing songs that they obviously love.  The pleasure of playing was also blatantly obvious upon the faces of each and every member as they wound their way through the night.

If you want to have a great night out with a mountain of talented musicians having a ball playing the songs they do, then look no further than Don’t Tell Malcolm – they may be a while between gigs due to the touring schedules of those who play with their other, more well-known bands, but they are certainly one to put in your calendar when next they announce a show.

Set List:

Tell The Truth

Nations Are Falling

No Rhyme

Silver Shoes

Some Kinda Hell

Passing Through

Little Wing

In A Heartbeat

Wreck Me

Movin’ On

Lonely Child


Great Gig

Talk The Talk

Hard Sell

Maybe I’m Amazed

Lives of Grace


Invisible Man

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