But the cat was well and truly out of the bag (so-to-speak) and the next two years went by with Tappy getting better on the guitar and absorbing everything musical he could find- Radio, books, records Etc. And then the break he was waiting for came - he was offered a travelling music job in a country and western Tent Show. He never looked back. By the age of 16 he was proficient and capable of playing almost anything he was asked. Some 30 gigs a week at that time helped him to perfect a style that has changed little in approach over the years but constant innovation and modernisation has created a powerful player.
Then disaster struck. A bout of serious sickness returned him temporarily to Hobart but he was soon back in Melbourne to play at the legendary “Surfrider” club in Black Rock with people like MPD, Betty McQuade, Dinah Lee, Tony Shepp and a host of other big names from that era.
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