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

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