Rusty Thorpe

Rusty Thorpe


Marketing Manager / Byron Bay Bluesfest

RUSTY THORPE is the Marketing Manager at Bluesfest, Byron Bay. In his 50+ year career he has been a DJ, drummer, vocalist, manager, accountant, PR, negotiator & international Tour Manager for bands in the UK & Australia.
Highlights (never lowlights !):-
As DJ RUSTY NAILS he’s one of the longest-serving staff members on Double Jay & Triple Jay – 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 b/v’s !!)

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

Co-hosting Live Aid with Molly Meldrum in 1985.

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