Mark Lizotte, aka Diesel, heads to Laurieton United Services Club on greatest hits tour

– by Vickii Byram

With 30 years of chart-making success, three time ARIA Best Male Talent (alongside a select few including John Farnham, Alex Lloyd and Gotye) Mark Lizotte, better known as Diesel, says he has had a charmed life, making music exclusively for people that are interested. “What more could I ask for, ” he says.

In 1987, Johnny Diesel and the Injectors moved from Perth to establish themselves in Sydney. And it didn’t take long. Their debut album went plantinum and entered the charts at No. 2

“Sure, I often think of the chain of events coming across from WA. It was a pretty cut and dried situation. We didn’t even get the chance to hang around Sydney like a bad smell. We got off the bus with $93 between us and lived on $5 a day each. We did shows for $200, which was not bad if you were solo, but not a whole band, plus one crew.”

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