Jimmy Johnston and The Raiders back for one night only

Members of Jimmy Johnston and The Raiders, as seen in a promotional poster in 1994. The photograph of  Jimmy Johnston, left, Robert Smart, Rocky Tattloli, Gary Leske and George Tefanis was taken by The Recorder.
Members of Jimmy Johnston and The Raiders, as seen in a promotional poster in 1994. The photograph of Jimmy Johnston, left, Robert Smart, Rocky Tattloli, Gary Leske and George Tefanis was taken by The Recorder.
Older and wiser, but still armed with some great riffs and harmonies, Jimmy Johnston and and The Raiders are set to reunite for a once-off concert.

Older and wiser, but still armed with some great riffs and harmonies, Jimmy Johnston and and The Raiders are set to reunite for a once-off concert.

JIMMY Johnston and The Raiders will reunite for a once-off show at the Pirie Sporting and Community Club on Sunday.

It will be a free show and the first performance in 18 years and they stress that it will  be their last. 

The boys started as The Raiders in 1993 and they played together until 1997, before Mr Johnston was added to the beginning of the band’s name due to his recognition around town.

Mr Johnston will reprise his role on guitar and lead vocals and will be joined on stage by Gary Leske on lead guitar, Rocky Tattoli on bass guitar, Robert Smart on keyboard and George Tefanis on the drums in an all-Port Pirie line-up.

Money made from the night will go to the club which, the band stresses, has been an incredible help to them through their playing career. 

“We are really grateful for the bookings that the club has given us through all these years,” Mr Johnson said.