Narooma’s Emma Russack on RocKwiz

TELEVISION GIG: Narooma’s Emma Russack on the panel of RocKwiz. See the show on Saturday night SBS ONE at 8.30pm.
TELEVISION GIG: Narooma’s Emma Russack on the panel of RocKwiz. See the show on Saturday night SBS ONE at 8.30pm.
ROCKWIZ ARTISTS: Johnny MacKay is joined by Emma Russack on RocKwiz on Saturday night.

ROCKWIZ ARTISTS: Johnny MacKay is joined by Emma Russack on RocKwiz on Saturday night.

THE SHOW: RocKwiz hosts Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis, along with the RocKwiz Orkestra and the ever-faithful roadie, Dugald, in the faded splendour of The Gershwin Room at Melbourne’s Esplanade Hotel, for the music show that transforms Saturday nights into a feast of comedy, performance and music trivia.

THE SHOW: RocKwiz hosts Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis, along with the RocKwiz Orkestra and the ever-faithful roadie, Dugald, in the faded splendour of The Gershwin Room at Melbourne’s Esplanade Hotel, for the music show that transforms Saturday nights into a feast of comedy, performance and music trivia.

NAROOMA’S very own and highly talented Emma Russack is on the music quiz show RocKwiz on Saturday night. Emma whose family still live in Narooma graduated from Narooma High School in 2005.

Since then the singer songwriter has travelled extensively and her acoustic versions of Black Sabbath and Neil Young songs have become a hit on YouTube.

Season 10 of RocKwiz continues Saturday at 8.30pm on SBS ONE and features the music world’s cream of the crop as they compete alongside contestants drawn from the audience as they play off for nothing more than the honour of winning.

On Saturday night Children Collide’s Johnny Mackay opens the episode with the band’s new single ‘Prussian Blue’ and its witty first line “I’ve been contemplating Su Su Sussudio”. Johnny is joined by Narooma’s Emma Russack.

Emma said she was honoured to be asked to appear on RocKwiz.

“I have been watching the show since high school, so to have the RocKwiz Orkestra as my backing band on one of my own songs was truly surreal,” Emma said. “I mean some of these guys play with Paul Kelly!”

Emma went on to say that the whole RocKwiz crew were extremely welcoming and warm.

“For someone like myself who’s not particularly famous, I was incredibly impressed that they all addressed me by my first name, instead of ‘hey you over there.

“It was an amazing experience that I will cherish forever,” she said.

Later in the show the audience is shocked and delighted when, after a question about Bob Marley’s son, Ziggy Marley emerges from behind the red curtains to perform with the Rockwiz Orkestra.

Johnny and Emma close the show with a song that topped the first Hottest 100 list.