A power pop/rock/garage combo with an impeccable pedigree, The On and Ons arrived in 2015 - launching their debut CD album, "It's The On and Ons Calling", on Citadel. Glenn Morris (lead vocals, guitar) and his brother Brian (drums), of The Zeros (Aust), toured Australia and the US in 2012 as members of The Paul Collins Beat. The On and Ons are rounded out with Clyde Bramley (bass – ex Hoodoo Gurus)
Following that successful stint they were encouraged to record their own album of Glenn's original songs. The resultant album "It's The On And Ons Calling" was produced and engineered by legendary Australian guitarist Dennis Wilson, of Khavas Jute fame..
The 11 songs are rock/power pop with exceptional harmonies and classic instrumentation, and it has been receiving rave reviews around the world. "It's The On and Ons Calling" is available from Citadel - order your's here: It's The On and Ons Calling - Citadel Mailorder Download versions are also available from the usual online stores, eg. iTunes and Amazon.
"Welcome Aboard" was released in August 2017, produced by Glenn and Clyde, and mixed and mastered once again by Dennis Wilson. It features 13 songs that follow and expand upon the sound of the previous disc with guitars and vocal melodies abounding, the band is aided and abetted by a number of guests including Richard Lane on organ, and Murray Cook on Fender 12 string. A sample song is available as a free download on the music page.
Sun May 20 2-5pm Sunk Bar, Narrabeen RSL with The Overtones, and Mad Rambles $10. Tickets from www.stickytickets.com.au/68101
Sat June 30 8pm Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington with The Overtones.
Sat July 28 8pm Marrickville Bowling Club with The Smart Folk, and The Overtones. $15. Tickets from www.stickytickets.com.au/67404
Great guitar pop is timeless and that’s what Sydney’s The On and Ons have delivered (again) on their second long-player.
Well established on the strength of their 2015 debut, “It’s The On And Ons Calling”, Morris and Co have doubled down on the pop factor on “Welcome Aboard”. The rock is turned down just a tad and (to these ears at least) it takes a few more listens for the songs to take hold. Read the full review here.