Friday, October 29, 2004

For Your Consideration

This Sunday sees the difficult second gig of the fabbo LOVEBITES at the Excelsior Hotel, Bridge Rd, Glebe. This threesome is in my opinion thed most entertaining showbiz trio since Larry , Curly and Moe stole a plumber's truck. Heading up the outfit is JASON WALKER, former conscience of Golden Rough, published author ( "God's Own Singer" , the life of Gram Parsons) and Laughing Outlaw solo roots rock country artiste. The Girl With The Faraway Eyes, Rocket 88 KERRYN STANTON is late of the Scrubhonets and still of the Wildcat Tamers. She takes no prisoners on the singin' teeth as she jangles the black and white keys to Jerry Lee heaven. MARK CORNWALL crawls from the wreckage of 50 Million Beers with a fistful of new self penned songs and dead red roses to hide the blood that spilled. The whistle blows at 6 PM Sunday. Gang, I'm here to tell ya there's more to Sunday life than cover bands at the Riverview and Botany View ( I ain't never seen no river and for sure no Botany from either of them joints.) A lot more. Our very special guest on Sunday is Geoff "Mad Dog" Holmes, known to youse all as the heart n soul of the WILDCAT TAMERS and of course the inimitable X. A wizard, a true star, definitely a brave berserker.

And more about the Harvest Fest south o' the border. It was put to me in the comments section below that I should go, but I have an excuse: I will be making my inaugural, much fretted about and much delayed appearance at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Not my first time actually in Tamworth, mind. No, I've driven through that hole many times but my first at the same time as all the line dancers.

We're all set to go!!

Our annual Alt.Country & Roots Music, Film and Art celebration, Harvest Festival 2005, will be held over two days on 22 & 23 January at the Victorian Mornington Peninsula town of Red Hill.

The performer line-up includes - The Handsome Family (US), Lisa Miller, Sally Timms (UK), Jon Langford (UK), Mick Thomas, Chris Wilson, Shannon Lyon (Canada), Conway Savage, Cyndi Boste, Maurice Frawley, Wagons, The Yearlings, The Small Knives, The Sand Pebbles, Marcel Borrack. Plus we'll be screening rare film footage of The Byrds, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Roger McGuinn, Johnny Cash, Tim Hardin.

The festival weekend will also feature a Short Film Festival of Art, Red Hill Wine, Speciality Beer, Gourmet Food, an Art & Book Market, plus lots more fine things!

Tickets are $35.00 (for 22 & 23 January) and they'll be on sale from Monday 8 November at the following outlets:

Online Ticket Purchase
Raoul Records -

The Last Record Store
304 Smith Street
Tel - 03 94162000

Missing Link
Basement, 405 Bourke Street
Tel - 03 9670 8208

Raoul Records
221 Barkly Street
Tel - 03 95255066

Record City
Shop 8A, City Arcade
433 Nepean Hwy
Tel - 03 97832357

Red Hill Trading Company "Blue Moon"
169 Shoreham Road
Red Hill South
Tel - 03 59892341

Tickets are limited. The 2004 festival SOLD OUT so I recommend you get
in early!!

All the festival bits & pieces are available at our website -

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