Ross Wilson is probably the only person in Australian rock music who can’t make a comeback simply because he’s never been away.
In a career that spans over 30 years Ross remains one of this country’s most respected artists. From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as “Eagle Rock” and “A Touch of Paradise”, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnnys, and recently The Screaming Jets, Ross’s involvement with success has continued unabated.
Most famous as lead singer with Daddy Cool, Ross Wilson’s longest job in music was in front of Mondo Rock. Their first release was “State Of The Heart”, a McCusker ballad showing off Wilson’s near-falsetto.
They followed that national top ten hit with “Cool World”, and the title-song of the Chemistry album. On the strength of that success Mondo Rock moved to a world-wide deal with Warners, Atlantic in America. Mondo Rock had established itself as one of the most consistent bands on the Australian recording and concert scenes. The fourth Mondo Rock album, The Modern Bop contained the band’s biggest hit, the provocative “Come Said The Boy”. Again the international music world pricked up its ears in interest.