Recently returned from Boston USA, Sydney Trumpeter Virgil Reality has a
long history with music.
Virgil started out life in the UK where he played trumpet/cornet like many youngsters
in the local brass band until his family packed up and moved to Adelaide where he
played in the states Youth Orchestra, Concert Band and the local 20 piece big band.
At 17 he joined his first rock bands �The Del Web Explosion� and �Plan B� playing their
own shows and as support band for artists such as John English, John Swan, Mick Fleetwood, Sharon O�Niell
and Pseudo Echo. From this Virgil got session gigs to play in the horn sections on stage for
one off sessions with some of the touring bands. Highlights for Virgil being getting to play with
Midnight Oil and Goanna two of his favourite bands at the time. He also met his pals from the
Allniters: Mark Taylor, Ted Ayers and Stuart Crysell who he did some gigs with and some recording.
Moving into the comedy cabaret scene Virgil, played the character �Don Polski�
(named after the Dom Polski centre in Adelaide) in Pluto in Paris and later with Spank you Very Much
and then with The Cockroach Club. During this time he also wrote music for the play �The Tragical
History of Dr Faustus� being performed by the La Mama theatre company.
He then went touring with Club Ska around Australia playing some of the best and worst
gigs the country has to offer. A twelve month stint of booze, broads and ska.
Virgil�s experience as a session player sees him at home with both the studio
and live scene; in a brass section or doing solo work. He makes a living now consulting to the
media on commercial internet sites, information architecture, writes software and plays
with El Duende because he just loves the band and the songs.
As Virgil says �Who cares about all this guff! Come and hear the band! You�ll be glad you did!�