Rusty Thorpe

Rusty Thorpe


Marketing Manager / Bluesfest, Byron Bay

Rusty is the Marketing Manager at Bluesfest in Byron Bay. In his 50 year career in music he has been a DJ, drummer, vocalist, manager, accountant, PR & negotiator & international Tour Manager for bands in both the UK & Australia.

Highs - never any lows:

As DJ RUSTY NAILS he’s proud to be an ‘early boy’ and one of the longest-serving staff members and tastemakers on Double Jay & Triple Jay (1976 – 1992) – including 4 successful years hosting ‘Breakfast with The Jay Team’ (’84-’88)

Singing’ (!!!) a self-penned song to 100,000 on Bondi Beach (Peter Garrett & Greedy Smith as backing vocals !!)

Staging 300+ shows in the UK for Aussie bands like TISM, Tim Freedman, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Aronas & more

Co-hosting Live Aid with Molly Meldrum in 1985.

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