Thursday, June 16, 2011

Success at Wintersun, Port Macquarie

Howdy Folks!
Well another Wintersun has passed, and although in a new town, and although the weather went ferral on the weekend, a great time was still had by all, not the least me! I had 3 gig pencilled in. The Wednesday night, i performed along with the Rattle Snakes, the Xray cats, and the fabulous John Lewis, from the UK. It was a brilliant night, and a real pleasure to get to know John Lewis, who has been a favourite of mine for many years, here's a photo of him, some lovely girlfriends of ours, and myself, taken on the Saturday night, when I wasnt performing
And here's one of Miss Chrissy Keepence, Tara-Lee Bush, and Myself at my Wednesday night gig. The benefits of being a performer! ;)
And one of Miss Candice Deville and I at the Wednesday night gig

Each night after the gigs, Candice Deville and Harry Deluxe from WA hosted a  jam night in the local pub for Muso's and their special guests, from 1am till 2. These nights were SOOO much fun, as all types of muso's showed up. The next photo is of Myself and some guys from a great WA Swing band called 'The Darling Buds of May' having a jam, and doin a 'Rag Time' version of 'Blue moon of Kentucky'. It was such a fun experience, and sounded VERY cool!

On the Friday night gig, I performed along side Tommy and the lucky strikes (Melb) and Harry Deluxe (WA), and we had a ripper night! Once again I was lucky enough to be backed by the brilliant Straight 8s from Melbourne for my gigs, and we really nailed the Friday night gig. Here are some photos from the night.
On stage with the Straight 8s
My guitar's pick up died, and I had to fit my spare to the sound hole
Rockin' it with Dave 'the kid' Cantrell
Using Victor Oneal's guitar, after i snapped a string, again!
This turned out to be my last gig, as the Saturday in the street gig was washed out, as was the vintage fashion show I was meant to host.
All in all  a great time was had by all, and I'm looking forward to the next Wintersun in Coffs Harbour!
Take care

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's finally here!

Here it is folks! hot off the press, just in time for Wintersun @ Port Macquarie. Jam packed with 14 self penned tunes.  Released on the Press-Tone Label, and with styles including Hillbilly, Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, and Country, you're  bound to find something  in there to you liking! 13 of the tracks were recorded at Hailstone Studios in Melbourne, owned/run by Paulie Bignell (guitarist of the Detonators), and he's done a bang up job!(thanks Paulie!) The final track was recorded at Graeme Thomas' Preston Studio, a few years back.
Musicians who feature on the CD include
Dave 'The Kid' Cantrell on Lead Guitar, Lap steel, and backing vocals
Ray 'TT Slim' Tully on Drums
'Snappy' on Slap and Electric Bass
With special Guests, Andrew king on Piano, Lionell Holt on Banjo, Tyron Shaw on Slap bass track 14, and Steve 'Barry Morgan' Teakle on Piano on track 14
This CD has been 6 years in the making, and I'm very proud of the final product!
A huge shout out to Dingo from Press-Tone for all his hard work, in making this CD a reality, you're the best mate!
They are for sale now for $25 including postage and handling, so if your after a copy, email me at  and we can organise payment through paypal, money order, or bank deposit, and I'll get one on its way to you! You wont be sorry!
Take care