On 14 December 1988, 4ZZZ was taken off air and forcibly evicted from its UQ premises by the then student union executive, headed by one Victoria Brazil. The move prompted many previously apolitical students to take a firm stand against the move and to rally support for the station. While Zed was not to return to the premises its' volunteers had helped hand-build, unprecedented community support saw the station live to fight another day.
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.