After 4ZZZ was evicted from its UQ premises in 1988, staff temporarily broadcast from the Mount Coot-tha transmission tower, using a cassette player which was set up to go straight to air.
Based in Brisbane by way of Pennsylvania, Tom Albert is a latter-day troubadour with cabaret credentials and punk sensibility. His solo output is full-throated folk-punk with knife-sharp lyrics and vaudevillian flair. In the last year, Tom's cabaret shows Dirty Sexy Politics and Dancing With Dinosaurs have played at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Queensland Cabaret Festival, Judith Wright Centre and Brisbane Powerhouse. His performances have been described by Aphra Mag as “Post-apocalyptic chaos...with a side-order of gratuitous nudity.” Tom is a co-founder of Velvet Helmet, Brisbane's best and only underground cabaret night.