Ross Wilson is probably the only person in Australian rock music who can't make a comeback simply because he's never been away.
In a career that spans over 40 years Ross remains one of this country's most respected artists. From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as Eagle Rock, Cool World and A Touch of Paradise, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnnys, The Screaming Jets & more Ross's involvement with success has continued unabated.
He fronted Daddy Cool & exploded out of the 70s playing rootsy 50s sounds. Then formed Mondo Rock who surfed the contemporary scene with chart topping singles & albums from the mid 70s to the late 80s. As a solo performer and major songwriter he continued to achieve success & make his mark during the 90s & beyond with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, DEF-FX, Custard, Jennifer Rush (EU), Troy Cassar-Daley, You Am I, Keke (Spain), Renee Geyer, Duane Jarvis (US), Elkie Brooks (UK), Ann Kirkpatrick & Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Sonic Jihad, and The Wiggles!
BREAKING: The legendary Joe Cocker has covered the title track of RW's 'I Come In Peace' Album; set for release November 17, 2012
2001 saw Ross back on the frontline as the result of a decision to return to regular live performing & recording. A new solo album GoBONGO GoWild! was released in April 2001 displaying the vital influence that blues-based music, such as early R&B and jazz, continues to have on his performance & songwriting styles. Rave reviews for GoBONGO GoWild! led to an alliance with Shock Records & the November 2001 release of 'Now Listen! The Best of Ross Wilson', a 30 track, 2CD distillation of Ross's career to this point. From his first release with The Pink Finks in 1965, to brand new tracks & previously unreleased early recordings, as well as the major hits of Daddy Cool & Mondo Rock, this wide-rangeing compendium is the official 'history of', as selected by the man himself. In 2003 he rounded out this trilogy of releases with 'Country & Wilson'. A detour in 2006 to a Daddy Cool reformation led to 'The New Cool' while back on the main highway 'Tributary' was his 2008 semi-acoustic offering. Tracks cut in Nashville created a brand new solo album 'I Come In Peace' in 2010.