UC welcomed Australian rock and roll royalty back to campus, with a special visit from 1988 alumnus and Spiderbait drummer/singer Mark ‘Kram’ Maher on Monday 22 May, 2017.
Returning to the College for the first time in nearly 30 years, Kram took a walk down memory lane as Head of College, Dr Jennifer McDonald and VCA drum student Jayden lead a College tour before lunch with student musicians.
Since his time at UC, Kram has sold over 1 Million albums, won 2 ARIA awards and played to audiences all over the world. The Spiderbait frontman shared stories of his various adventures in the musical world as well as his time at UC relaying a positive message of never giving up on your musical dreams even if things are tough early on.
UC students Angus and Michael played an original acoustic piece titled “21st Century Blues” for the guest of honour who was suitably impressed by the talent on offer at UC and proposed a jam session together in the near future.
“I love to collaborate – never give up, keep trying new things, keep learning from new people. Two of the big attractions of coming to University College in the first place were the College community and the history of the place – I still love coming back to Melbourne.” – Kram
Kram will be performing with Spiderbait at the Reclink Community Cup on Sunday 25 June. For more details, please visit www.communitycup.com.au/melbourne
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