Anne Kirkpatrick and Alan Bowles Featuring HOTSPUR

May 7, 2024/by Ian Peel

The International Force For East Timor (INTERFET) Tour Of Duty LIVE Xmas concert for the troops, Dili, East Timor,1999

April 23, 2024/by Ian Peel

Ariel LIVE at Martinis 1976

March 10, 2024/by Ian Peel


January 31, 2024/by Ian Peel

Crowded House LIVE ’92-’94

October 28, 2023/by Ian Peel

ZYDECO JUMP Live at the Nth Melbourne Town Hall 1990

July 17, 2023/by Ian Peel

DEPRESSION Live at the Seaview Ballroom 1987

May 26, 2023/by Ian Peel

PANTHA LIve at the Sydney Showground and Tamworth Workers Club 1976

March 25, 2023/by Ian Peel

HIRED HANDS Live at Tamworth Leagues Club 1987

March 1, 2023/by Ian Peel

BRIAN CADD Band LIVE at the Sundowner, Geelong 1982

January 28, 2023/by Ian Peel

ZARSOFF Brothers LIVE at Yella Rock 1991

December 25, 2022/by Ian Peel

MIDNIGHT OIL LIVE at the OLD LION Adelaide 1982

November 25, 2022/by Ian Peel

Phil Manning Band LIVE Around Oz 1975

October 27, 2022/by Ian Peel

BUFFALO Revisited LIVE at the Bridge Hotel 2013

September 25, 2022/by Ian Peel

DEAD LIVERS LIVE at the ‘Espy’ 1986

August 23, 2022/by Ian Peel

Archie Roach LIVE at Key Largo ’92 and Darwin ’93

July 20, 2022/by Ian Peel

Dutch Tilders

July 9, 2022/by Ian Peel


July 7, 2022/by Ian Peel


April 20, 2022/by Ian Peel

Paul Marks

April 4, 2022/by admin

Tim Finn

January 31, 2022/by admin

v Spy v Spy

November 29, 2021/by admin

The Models

October 28, 2021/by admin

Jimmy and the Boys

September 30, 2021/by admin


August 11, 2011/by admin

Neil Finn

April 12, 2010/by admin

Crowded House 1

June 15, 1992/by admin

Crowded House 2

June 15, 1992/by admin

Dave Tice

August 11, 1991/by admin

Wendy Matthews

June 15, 1991/by admin


August 11, 1988/by admin

Albert Lee

June 15, 1988/by admin

Party Boys

August 11, 1987/by admin


August 11, 1985/by admin


April 2, 1985/by admin

Ted Mulry Gang

September 13, 1982/by admin

Men At Work

August 16, 1982/by admin

Russell Morris

June 15, 1982/by admin

Aust. Crawl

August 11, 1981/by admin

Doug Parkinson

June 15, 1979/by admin

JoJo Zep

December 31, 1976/by admin

Note from founders:

“ARCA and The Desk Tape Series is a small way we can help our mates get some self-worth and recognition for their contribution to the Aussie music industry and help if they are in crisis.

It is a great honor for us to be able to present these memories to all.”

All Hail Roadies and Crew

“Looking after OUR OWN with FEELING and a WHOLE LOTTA LOVE”

Ian Peel and Adrian Anderson
ARCA Co-founders and Directors.

ARCA would like to thank all the following people for their support of ARCA’s Desk Tape Series, and for being able to utilise their incredible expertise. Big thanks go to “Nightowl” for the inspiration to put this series of desk tapes together.

The support for the desk tapes has been unwavering from the industry and the public worldwide. There has never been any hesitation from many musicians, bands, roadies, and crew to support the live desk tape series, giving so many people a great insight into the live roots of the Aussie music industry.

The ARCA Desk Tape series presents an amazing catalogue of live Aussie music. Snippets of history.

This series is perpetuating a residual income to help roadies and crew in crisis. Please support us as it is a simple way to thank those professionals that have perfected their craft to be able to give you all live musical enjoyment.

Adrian “Sunshine” Anderson
for having the memory of an elephant and for working with and keeping in contact with the crew, musicians, and people that built the Australian live music industry that has helped us with the desk tapes.

Phil “Drac” Dracoulis
for the mastering of the live desk tapes and having the patience and the hearing to facilitate and present incredible sound to the world.

Christie Eliezer
for doing all the live interviews so we can present a great history of the bands and shows through his press releases and liner notes. Simply brilliant.

Sebastian Chase
for listening to the idea of the desk tapes and helping us execute it, and all at MGM Distribution (Mark Bolton, Jess Lord and Beth Deady).

Paul O’Gorman
for supplying his legal expertise, advice, and direction, and for keeping us roadies honest.

Greg Noakes
for some of the most brilliant photography.

big thanks to Aleida for all the designs for the cover artwork for the Desk Tape Series and Neil for helping us and being a sponsor.

Mark Woods
for digital transfer of cassettes, mastering, and being a great sound engineer.

Ernie Rose
for transfers of DAT tapes, baking and transfers of cassettes and reel to reels, and mastering.

Roderick van Gelder
for the digital transfer of many cassettes.

Support Act
for getting help to many of our mates that are doing it hard.

Particular thanks goes to all the front-of-house engineers who gave us the opportunity to present their recordings to the world, which showcases their ability and how good the Aussie crew are.

And without a doubt, huge thanks to all the bands and musicians who gave this project their blessing. Without their support, we would not have got this far.

We have made a bit of history that cannot be undone.

ARCA would like to thank the following sponsors of The ARCA Desk Tape Series. You guys are legends: