The Radiators ready to entertain in Bargo

RELAXED: Iconic Australian band The Radiators are heading to Bargo Sports Club on April 27.
RELAXED: Iconic Australian band The Radiators are heading to Bargo Sports Club on April 27.

Get ready to rock out and take a trip down memory lane this month.

Iconic Australian rock band The Radiators will perform at the Bargo Sports Club on Saturday, April 27.

The Radiators formed in the late 1970s and are best known for their classics Comin' Home, No Tragedy and Gimme Head.

So what is the secret for a band to stay together after four decades?

Bass guitarist Geoff Turner told the Advertiser that a key ingredient was a love of entertaining their fans.

"The enjoyment of music keeps us going and seeing people come to our gigs," he said. 

"People enjoy our tracks and we feed off the crowd, it makes you feel good. They always have a story to tell us and they love to relive a night of their youth.

"We will keep going until we're pushing our walking frames on stage."

We will keep going until we're pushing our walking frames on stage.

The Radiators bass guitarist Geoff Turner

Turner said The Radiators always loved touring together, but the band had slowed down in recent times.

"We have played about 4500 gigs over the years," he said.

"We were always travelling during the 80s, doing up to 10 gigs a week. We were young and stupid.

"We have seen a lot of changes over the years and we're not so frantic these days. 

"We don't hang in each other's pockets when we're not on the road. When we get together, it's like a boy's club again and keeps us fresh."

Turner said the band had also adapted to technology changes over the past four decades.

"We don't make as much new music now - people still like our favourites," he said.

"But we still write a bit and are working towards releasing our music in drips and drabs [online]. It's a luxury we have these days.

"We used to pin all of our hopes on an album back in the day - it's an incredible new world."

The Radiators will perform at the Bargo Sports Club on April 27 at 6pm.

Turner said it wasn't the first time the band had toured Macarthur.

"It's been ages since we lasted performed in Bargo, but I have fond memories," he said

"I have visions of playing to a great crowd."