Well I've done it again!! telling you all about the gigs after I've done them! I'm surprised anyone shows up!
But there was no shortage of people at these last gigs, as they were at the wintersun festival in Coolangatta.
This was the last time wintersun would be held in Coolangatta, (as from now on it will be a traveling show), so I think anyone who went were determined to make this the best wintersun ever.
It was a very busy wintersun for me this year, as I had a couple of gigs, an appearence to make at the sunday church service,and I was comparing a vintage swimsuit parade too!
arvo came, and so too did my first time comparing the vintage swimwear parade, put on by the lovley Nicole Jenkins, of Melbournes "Circa Vintage" Clothing store.
There were 10 georgus swimwear models and each of the girls had 4 vintage bathers to show off, from the 1930s through to the 1970s
Heres some photos of some of the girls
And here's a link to some footage of Sunday's parade, thanks to Candice, of "Super Kawii Mama"
As you can see, the girls all looked delicious, and I had quite the battle keeping my eyes on the que cards, and on more than one occasion I lost my place!
Later that night was my first ever appearance at the imfamous Rockabilly Head Quarters, and needless to say, I was quite nervous. How would all my original tunes go down with the well seasoned, and very cool, rockabilly crowed!!
The night started quite slowly with a very thin, quiet crowed for the first act, and I gotta say, I was worried. I'd rather play to a packed house than to an almost empty one.
But by the time I had got on stage, people seemed to have arrived en mass, and the joint was packed!
I did a set of 45 mins of mainly my own tunes, and a couple of rare covers, and I've got to say, I was a hit!! I had people dancin from my very first tune, right till the last!
Ofcorse, all the credit cant go to me. I was backed up by the fabulous Straight 8s of Melbourne, and I've got to say, they were on fire!
Click the links below for a taste of the set
Doin' time on the passenger side
Just like that
Set me loose on that blonde