A staple of the Australian folk and rock scenes since the late 1980s, singer, songwriter, and playwright Mick Thomas paired punk's energy with elements of folk and country as the leader of the ARIA-winning group, Weddings, Parties, Anything (W.P.A.). With a name inspired by the Clash and an approach not unlike the Pogues, the band scored a major chart hit with 1993's "Father's Day," after which Thomas launched a successful solo career in the late '90s fronting his next band the Sure Thing. Also the author of two plays, Thomas remained highly active throughout the 2000s and 2010s, touring, writing, recording, and forming another folk-rock band, the Roving Commission, with his former W.P.A. bandmate, Mark Wallace. Born on February 7, 1960 in Yallourn, Victoria, Thomas' family moved around quite a bit, eventually settling in the port city ...
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Dust on My Shoes 2002 Dust on My Shoes
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