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Shazam! in Sydney - Sharon O'Neill

Television (Excerpts) – 1983

In 1983 music show Shazam! travelled across the ditch to check out how Kiwi musicians were doing in Sydney. This excerpt features an interview with singer Sharon O’Neill, who has been in town for three years and recently had some Aussie success with album Foreign Affairs. Host Phillip Schofield asks O’Neill – sunnies shading her from the Aussie sun – about her favourite venues (The Tivoli), music television in Australia, and the travails of touring. "There’s a lot driving and one-night stands".  Schofield would go on to English TV fame as a breakfast show presenter.

We do sometimes eight hour drives in a day, then we arrive at the place, go straight to soundcheck, have a bite to eat and then go back and perform, wake up the next morning, and maybe drive another four or five hours or six hours. So there's a lot of driving and one-night stands.
– Sharon O'Neill on touring in Australia