Nightlife - July 2012
03 Jul 2012
Docklands is sent an angel
Local music identity Richard Zatorski is bringing his international hits from the ‘80s to Watermark in Docklands on Thursday nights during July.
Richard was a founding member and music composer for Australian rock band Real Life in the 1980s. He has a recording studio in Docklands and has recently formed a new band called The Zatorski Orchestra.
The band will play new material as well as old favourites such as Send me an Angel which burst onto the international stage in 1983 and stayed at the top of the German and European charts for five weeks.
Richard left Real Life in 1986 to become a contracted song-writer for EMI Publishing in Europe and became a solo recording artist in his own right.
His journey took him around the world, atop the Berlin Wall when it came down, back to Melbourne, through a law degree and eventually back to music.
“I found I was far more comfortable as a bum,” he laughed.
Some years ago he came across Dante Mastrantuono in Hardware Lane in Melbourne’s CBD where they both operated businesses.
Coincidently, they have crossed paths again here in Docklands – Richard with his recording studio and Dante with Watermark – both in Victoria Harbour.
Dante has offered him the gig at Watermark and Richard is keen to use it as a launching pad for The Zatorski Orchestra.
The Zatorski Orchestra are: Richard Zatorski – bass/vocals; Trevor Warren – drums/vocals; and Serghei Majeru-Rozenberg – guitar.
The band is starting the Watermark residency on Thursday evenings in July at 8.00pm.
They will be playing a selection of material from their album Between 2 Worlds as well as revisiting the music from the first two Real Life albums Heartland and Flame that Richard has not performed since leaving Real Life.
The performances are free and will be held on July 5,12,19 and 26.
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