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April 23, 2004

Former AC/DC bass guitarist Mark Evans spent a day in hospital this week after a taxi he was being driven in was rear-ended.

Evans was on his way to perform at the Bridge Hotel at Rozelle in Sydney with Dave Tice early Tuesday evening when the prang occurred. He was taken to hospital and treated for neck injures following the crash.

Tice and Evans have had a residency at The Bridge for six years now and plan on capturing the moment with a live DVD due to be filmed in coming weeks.

Mark expects to be back working for the shows on May 4 and 11 when the DVD is planned to be filmed. The Tuesday night gigs are in addition to their usual Thursday night shows.

Evans was the bass guitarist for AC/DC up until ‘Let There Be Rock’. He played on some of their biggest hits during the Bon Scott era including ‘High Voltage’, ‘Long Way To The Top’ and ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’.

Tice is formerly of Sydney hard rock band Buffalo. In the early 70’s, Buffalo were described as the closet thing Australia had to Black Sabbath.

Tice and Evans are a blues band. “Mark says we can’t really be a Blues act because we’re too happy; but why not when it’s this much fun” Dave says in a post at his website. Together they perform R’n’B classics by Wilson Pickett and Sam Cooke, through to Swamp influenced John Fogerty, Chuck Berry Rock and Roll and Elvis Presley’s Mystery Train, laced with original cuts from Dave’s latest CD.

Paul Cashmere courtesy of Undercover