I had a busy start to the year with a big weekend headlining with The Pat Capocci Combo, and Rusty Pinto, at the 10th annual Kustom Nats, on the first weekend of Jan at Phillip island. Here's how the weekend went
The weekend started early on the Thursday,with a trip down to one of my favourite venues, the LuWOW in Johnston st Fitzroy, to catch the launch of a split CD from Rusty Pinto, ant the Pat Capocci Combo. The boys did a set each, and D.J Dingo span some classic 45's in the breaks.
I got there nice and early, and was able to sit in with the boys as they had a run through before the gig
|Taking Pats 1949 Gibson for a spin!|
|With Candice Deville, and Erin Amber|
|Anna Key, and Arthur Mats in the foreground|
|Cutting the rug with Candice|
|Sneaky shot of Erins long dreadlocks. I think Rusty approves!|
Next morning I headed over to Dingo's place, met up with the boys, and car pooled it to Phillip island.
Once there, we stopped at an IGA, and stocked up on important supplies
|Feeling a little in adequate next to Damien, and his slab|
|Sneaky shot of me, waiting for the rest of the guys to finish shopping|
|Nathan showing us how it's done|
|Colonel Dingo hit the wine early!|
(photo credits, Anna Key, Jason Gardner, Loaded Dice Photography, Speed Shop Photography, and me!)
Rusty had a gig in the arvo at the track, which went down a treat with the rodders.
We then packed up and headed into Cowes for out evening show, where Pat and the boys was first cab off the rank. The crowed really dug Pats stuff, and there was quite a mob of folk gathered by the time he finished.
Rusty and the boys had the middle spot and kept the swelling crowed happy, and Rusty was still stealing hearts, or at least, that general part of the body!
|With Erin Amber . Nice photo bombing Damo! (Pats Bass player)|
|With Chrissie Magill|
|Dressed up, ready to Rock(abilly!)|
Because the weather looked soooo bad in the morning, and I expected the show would be cancelled, I didn't get dressed up as per usual, and I got to say, I felt mighty under dressed!
|With Pat and Damo, before going on|
|Nathan Gamble was our roady/security, and did a ripper job!|
|Rockin out in the shed!|
All was not done yet for the week tho. Rusty and Pat, and the boys had been recording new tunes Monday and Tuesday at Paulie's 'Hailstone studio'. And I came back to Melbourne to record a tune with the boys I wrote as a theme song for a TV show, called Bumper to Bumper (show about classic cars). We had a few run throughs, then nailed it on about the 4th try. It's always a pleasure to record at Paulies!
|Pat runnin through the riff at the intro of the song, with Rusty and Dingo looking on|
|Damo, Matt and Paulie ready to record|
Paulie and I did a bit more mixin of Bumper to Bumper after lunch, then I hit the road home to 3 little kids who were missing their Daddy.
A big week, but a fun one!