MARCH 4-5, 2023


Roger with Nick Charles (Stars). Photo by Richard Hogan

At the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show, renowned bass player ROGER McLACHLAN will be hitting the stage with legendary Australian country rockers Stars. To celebrate, AM editor Greg Phillips sat down with Roger to discuss his career and gear.

In Part 1 of our in-depth 2 part interview, Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips chats with acclaimed local and international bass player Roger McLachlan about his wonderful career, including his time with Little River Band (and why he left!), Australia’s legendary country rock band Stars (who are back in action and playing at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show), Pyramid (the fabulous 80s fusion band), Film scores (Crocodile Dundee, A Cry In The Dark/Evil Angels), Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers, plus those famous bass parts on John Farnham’s worldwide hit ‘You’re The Voice’ and more.

In Part 2, Roger discusses his basses and amps, Stars playing at the Melbourne Guitar Show and everything else he’s up to in 2019.

And here’s some of Roger’s fine work:

Little River Band – Emma

Stars, the first time around – Mighty Rock

Pyramid at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival – The Odyssey

John Farnham – You’re The Voice

Melbourne Guitar Show with Geoff Achison and Jimi Hocking