Alston Koch is the king of disco in Australia. What do you mean you don't know him? You must be mental, or in your 20s. You need a musical re-education my friend. Starting now.
Alston had a band called Dark Tan in the 70s, and their song Disco Lady was a massive hit. Don't even think of playing it around my mum, and I'm not making this up - she will dance. He was on Countdown all the time (which is a sentimental connection to me, because Ted Emery, the director of Countdown, gave me my first contract on TV). But I mustn't digress.
I first interviewed Alston when the Disco Lady Remix started zooming up the ARIA charts...peaking at number 1 (cos it couldn't actually go any higher), bumping Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Kimbra, and Gotye. I mean, I don't want to embarrass anyone, those are just the facts.
Since then Alston has done just about everything you dream of doing when you're performing in your car thinking I should have been a singer. You do it too. Signed by Sony Music International (that's the sexy Sony everyone wants to be signed to btw...but you know, no biggie, they've only represented Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and Paul Simon)...
Click play to listen to my interview with Alston earlier this year.
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