After the fire at the Windsor Castle Hotel (while they were playing) Proud Scum found it difficult to get gigs in Auckland and decided to move to Australia where they thought they’d make it big.
They moved to Sydney in early 1980 and played support to Toy Love – once – upstairs at the Civic Hotel. Then they secured a Saturday afternoon residency downstairs at the Civic where they played to a small following for a few months.
They played their final gig on New Years Day 1981 at the Oxford Hotel. That was it apart from one gig in 1983 at the Royal Hotel in Chippendale.
Proud Scum may be world famous in New Zealand but in Australia they were a bunch of wannabes who never were.
Royal Hotel, Chippendale, 1983.