Next month’s Record Store Day celebrations are in safe hands, with music legend Ross Wilson being named as the Australian ambassador for the event.
Ever since it was first founded back in 2007, Record Store Day has gone on to become one of the biggest days on the musical calendar, with both fans and artists looking to the April event with excitement for not only the exclusive releases issued for the day, but the sense of community it provides as well.
Over the years, Record Store Day has boasted a number of ambassadors, including the likes of Metallica, Pearl Jam, St. Vincent, and Brandi Carlile, who has been given the honour this year. On local shores, the event also features a number of Australian ambassadors as well, with names like Anthony Albanese and Robert Forster helping to spread the love of vinyl and promote the corner record store.
Now, with Record Store Day 2020 only weeks away, the Australian leg of the musical holiday has named Ross Wilson as its ambassador for the year.
Famed for his work fronting Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, alongside his production work with Skyhooks and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Wilson is one of the rare double inductees to the ARIA Hall of Fame, having been inducted due to his work as an individual and with Daddy Cool. Needless to say, his legacy speaks for itself, and makes him deserving of the ambassadorship.
“In my youth I became a dedicated vinyl hound,” Wilson said in a statement. “Once you start it’s hard to give it up. To wonder at the awesomeness of a needle in a microgroove that somehow becomes full spectrum sound – it is magic.
“So I am very pleased to have been anointed as one of 2020’s Record Store Day Ambassadors. April 18 is the big day – Record Store Day.”
As Wilson notes, Record Store Day is set to kick off on April 18th this year, with the full list of exclusive releases (along with more local ambassadors) yet to be revealed.