So the plan is, to do a quick catch up, with little in the way of commentary, and let the photos do the talking!
Speaking of photos, I always have trouble getting photos of gigs, as, naturally, I'm on stage! So I really rely on you guys taking shots, and emailing them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by looking me up on Face book, and tagging me in them. Its your photos that make this blog interesting!
Right, so the last gig I blogged about (3months ago!) was the MoonDoggie reunion gig. Allot has been going on since that gig.
|Tearing it up with Dave Cantrell (Guitar) Snappy Vex(Bass), and Pixi (drums)|
|Dave 'The KIid' Cantrell shredding it up!|
|on a sunny day, sunnies are required!|
|With Katrina anf Vicki|
|Dave cutti' sick, at 3am!|
|Candice and I enjoying the show|
I was booked to play Wintersun this year, but had to pull out due to illness, so my next gig wasn't until June 30th, playing at the Wickham Park Hotel, Rockabilly Festival, in Newcastle
|Could this be the cause of my illness that night?!|
|hiding in the corner|
|Now that Caitlin has your attention! I'm hiding up the back with Dingo!|
|With Caitlin, Elyan, and Olivia|
|And with a bit of smooth talking, I made a sale!|
|On the big stage with Pat Capocci (guitar), Damion Lawson (bass) and Goat (drums)|
|Where the hell are we up to!?|
|How pretty are my mates! with Olivia, and Caitlin|
|Just as Caitlin and I were heading for a dance|
|A healthy bit of 'Bromance' going on here with Ben!|
|The cupcakes were to die for, ask Pat and Danny!|
|My trurn to perform for the birthday girl|
|With the birthday girl! :)|
|Steve, and Lee, doin' a little strollin'|
|Giorgio and Robyn cuttin' the rug!|
|Great job Steve! Great party, best part was, Lee had no idea at all that there was a surprise party being planned for her! :)|
It was a great night, and best of all, Lee was totally surprised by her surprise party! Yes yes, thats the point I know, but often the secret gets out right? not this time.
Next day, after lunch at a local pub, Steve and Lee ran us back to the airport in Steve's newly airbaged 59 Ford Edsel
|6 of us travelled to the airport in Steve's 59 Ford Edsel|
|Check out that cool speedo! And the push button auto, in the centre of the steering wheel!|
OK, this next gig was a big one for me...Greazfest!! My second as a performer!
Unfortunately, on the way home, the old trucks gear linkages decided now was a good time to finally pack up! Consequently, we had to drive all the way home that afternoon without 1st gear! Ride the clutch? you betcha!
|caught up with Olivia again at Greazefest, man she goes to ALL the gigs!|
|Another Brisbane mate, Ramona|
Greazefest is easily the biggest Rockabilly festival in Australia. I guess you could say it's our version of 'The Rockabilly Rave' in England, or 'Viva Las Vagas' in the USA. So it's a huge deal to play there at all, let alone the Saturday night along with the international acts, this year from the USA, was the 'Planet Rockers'
Another great thing about playin at the Greazer this year, I was able to team up with my old mates, and amazing muso's Dan Nosovich (lead guitar), and Jon Flynn (bass) These guys are both hero's of mine, and are surely 2 of the best muso's in Oz, so it's a privilege to share the stage with them, and have them playin' my tunes!
|The boys regular drummer, Marky, had to pull out at the last moment, as his pregnant wife went into labour! But we were lucky to have Mitch Humphrys fill in!|
|ready to take off!|
|a great shot of 'the boys' after our set. With Jon Flynn, myself, Dan Nosovich (mouth wide open!) and Mitch Humphrys|
|With Mick Martin (the bearded one) and one of his mate|
Next Day, we travelled back to the showgrounds in Brenton's 64 XM Falcon coupe. She only got a run because the 50 Pontiac, and 55 Cadillac were both off the road getting work done on them, and the Chev panel truck was in no shape to take after the cruise the day before!
I had my Gig out on the main stage in the showgrounds that day at midday, and boy was it hot in the sun!
|A tropical look for a hot day!|
|Playing to all my fans!|
|Playin' Mitch's guitar, after mine broke a string, Thanks Mitch!|
The last gig I've done recently, that I have any photo's of, was in Sydney, at an historic house, called 'Rose Seidler house' This house was designed by the famous architect from the 50's Harry Seidler. Every year, at this property, they have whats known as the '50s fair'
It's chock-a-block full of very well dressed people, enjoying the house, music, and stalls, all stocked with original 50s clothes, furniture, kitchenalia, and brick-a-brack (no reproductions allowed)
It was my first visit to the 50s fair, although, I'd been wanting to get there for years, as I've heard very good reports.
The Rechords, from Melbourne, and I were the two bands for the day, and once again, Pat Capocci, and his boys backed me up.
It was a gorgeous day, and the people turned out in droves!
|In the background id the historic 'Rose Seidler House'|
|The Rechords doin' there thing|
|Waiting with Pat before we got on|
It was so much fun, playing to the 50s fair crowed. Soooo many people there, on such a beautiful day, the atmosphere was amazing!
|My turn to hit the stage with the boys. Goat couldn't be there to play drums, so we had Bruce Dunlop, from Wes Pudsley's Sonic Aces fill in for us. Great job Bruce!|
|Relaxing with DJ 'Limpin' Jimmy' after my set|
|Another happy customer!|
|The look of a contented ( and relieved!) Singer! Jobs all done, and its time to catch the plane home.|
So thanks for droppin by to catch up on the latest news. I'll catch you next time you drop by!
Y'all come back now, ya hear!