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Wally Carr

An Australian Vocalist, Entertainer.

Wally Carr started his career at the age of 14, singing three nights
a week in his home town of Adelaide with ’The Jack Barter Band’ at the
Astoria Ballroom.

At the age of 17 he joined J.C. Williamsons, to tour in the chorus of
the Gladys Moncrieff shows in Melbourne and New Zealand for 18 months.

At the age of 19 Wally went to Sydney and sang at the ’Colony Nightclub’ for 18 months including other bands and clubs until 1951.

Still a very young man Wally went to London, sang with ’The Ambrose Orchestra’, the ’Carl Barritean’ and ’Stanley Black’.

In 1967 Wally formed an all male vocal quartet, ’Group One’ for a television series.

Touring the major variety theatres, one of the highlights being ’The London Palladium’ with Howard Keel and also an 18 week variety tour with actress Diana Doors.

After many years in England, Wally returned to Adelaide, Signed by the ABC for a radio and T.V. series, caberet work including 5 years at the ’Paprica Nightclub’.

Worked with Eddie White often at the ’Tivoli Hotels Variety Show’ for three years.

Then with Marie Fidock, Wally produced all the shows at the Hotel Enfield’s ’Bull and Bush’ and ’Barron of Beef’ lasting for 13 years
making it one of the longest running live shows in South Australia.

In 1995 Wally was involved with ’Australia Remembers’ producing several major events, including two major concerts at the ’Festival Centre’ and the picnic in Elder Park.

1995 came along with Wally working with well known singer and keyboardist Nicky Ross that included lunchtime shows at all major hotels and clubs.

Wally was awarded the ’Order Of Australia’ for services to music and the entertainment industry.

Also awarded the ’Critics Award’

As one can see this has been a very short profile on the talents of Wally Carr and we hope to enter more informaion about one of Adelaide’s most respected entertainers.

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