1. One Hour With You (Ralston)

2. Holding Court In King Street (Ralston)

3. Time To Train The Horses (Ralston)

4. Tonight (Ralston)

5. Hardie’s Men (Ralston)

6. What Can I Say (Zaleta/Ralston)

7. You’ll Want Some More From Me (Douglas/Ralston)

8. Six O’Clock Swill (Ralston)

9. Ordinary Rendition (Ralston)

10. Get It Right This Time (Ralston)

 11. Once Is Enough (Zaleta/Ralston)

12. I Can See It From Here (Zaleta/Ralston)







Stripped Bare was produced, engineered and mastered by David Pendragon at The Studio, Canberra, ACT, Australia, with additional engineering by Stewart Havill at Dogstar Productions, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.


Cover Artwork: “Repose” by Madeleine Winch reproduced with Madeleine’s kind permission

Artwork, layout and design

"Stripped Bare" was released in November 2015 at the The CD was launched on 30 November, 2015

at Sydney's then premier music venue, The Basement.

The band's lineup on the night was
Donovan Gall (drums)
Heather Roche (Viola and Saxophone)
Chris Stafford (Bass)
Robert Smith (Guitar) and
Brian Ralston (Vocals and Guitar)

At VIDEOS you will find studio videos of "Holding Court in King Street" and "Time To Train The Horses",

together with some live video of the CD launch at the Basement,







1. Mid Life Crisis (Ralston)

2. Ton Nez (Saladin/Ralston)

3. Love Blindness (Barnett/Ralston)

4. Oldest Roadies On The Earth (Ralston)

It was initially intended that "Mid Life Crisis" and "Oldest Roadies on the Earth" would appear on the "Stripped Bare" CD. However, in the course of recording Stripped Bare an opportunity arose to enter the "Exhumed" competition created by James Valentine of 702ABC. "Exhumed" was a cheeky bookend to the youth network of the ABC, JJJ, which had created "Unearthed" as a means of locating fresh talent. "Exhumed", on the other hand, was aimed at finding "the best bands you've never heard".

Long story short, Oldest Roadies was submitted and was played on air the following day. A week later it was announced as a Sydney finalist, with the final to be held at the Basement, Sydney. It was one of the most fun nights of my life with all bands performing brilliantly and an audience filled with people itching to have a good time. At the end of the evening James announced the winner: the announcement appears in the player below