Simpletons tribute night

For those of you in Melbourne I’ll be hosting a tribute to the Simpletons, the band i once played in, at the Arthouse Hotel this Monday 14th March. It was that very venue that gave us our first shows in Melbourne and we played there most visits up until the time of the band’s breakup 5 years later.
Sadly our lead singer/songwriter Shane Gelagin passed away in 2003. I’ll be joined by other former band mates Brad Cheers, Ryan James and Stephen Meldrum to play songs from the Simpletons and pay homage to Shane. We’ll also be performing with guest singers Mick Thomas, Anthony Atkinson, Tali White and others.

Butterfly bones tour

All dates have been confirmed for our Australian tour starting in a couple of weeks. All your favourite band members will be joining me for a final tip of the hat to the last album ‘I Will Love You at All.’ After this I’ll be taking these songs to other parts of the globe before disappearing to some secluded cabin/cave to work on the next album or whatever. Shelley, Cory, Marky, Steph and I sincerely hope to see you.

2011


FEBRUARY
Friday 25th February
POMONA, QLD
The Majestic Theatre
Doors at 7:30pm
Advance Sale $19+bf ($more at the door if still available)
ALL PROFITS TO BE DONATED TO THE QUEENSLAND FLOOD APPEAL
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w/Special Guest Carry Nation

Saturday 26th February
BRISBANE, QLD
The Zoo
Doors at 8pm
Advance Sale $19+bf ($more at the door if still available)
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w/Special Guest Carry Nation

Sunday 27th February
LISMORE, NSW
Lismore City Bowls Club
Doors at 7pm
Advance Sale $15+bf ($more at the door if still available)
BUY TICKETS
w/Special Guest Carry Nation

MARCH
Wednesday 2nd March
CANBERRA, ACT
The Street Theatre
Doors at 7:30pm
Advance Sale $29/27/23+bf ($more at the door if still available)
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w/Special Guest Carry Nation

Thursday 3rd March
NEWCASTLE, NSW
Gallipoli Legion Club
Doors at 7:30pm
Advance Sale $19+bf ($more at the door if still available)
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w/Special Guest Carry Nation

Friday 4th March
SYDNEY, NSW
The Factory Theatre
Doors at 7:30pm
Advance Sale $24+bf ($more at the door if still available)
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w/Special Guest Carry Nation

Saturday 5th March
FREMANTLE, WA
Fly By Night
Doors at 7:30pm
Advance Sale $19+bf ($more at the door if still available)
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Sunday 6th March
NANNUP, WA
Nannup Music Festival
Onstage at 7:15pm
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Wednesday 9th March
ADELAIDE, SA
Jive
Doors at 8pm
Advance Sale $19+ bf ($more at the door if still available)
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w/Special Guest Carry Nation

Thursday 10th March
MELBOURNE, VIC
The Thornbury Theatre
Doors at 8pm
Advance Sale $24+bf ($more at the door if still available/Dinner & Show option available)
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w/Special Guest Gary Olson (The Ladybug Transistor)

Friday 11th March
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Details to follow
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Saturday 12th March
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Details to follow
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END OF THE ROAD

Just been added to one of my favourite music festivals in the world!
End of the Road 2011 takes place in Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset (the land of Thomas Hardy). Heaps of great bands plus a multi-coloured 70’s disco dance-floor in the middle of the forest. I’m guessing we’ll fill in other UK dates around that time too.
anyway, have a look and see what you think…

CLICK HERE

Hottest 100

Please vote for us in the 2010 Hottest 100. Tell your friends and colleagues, teach your grandparents how to use a computer, go viral!
If you’re from overseas just say you live in Queensland. (It’s the pointy state in case they ask.)
The song in the running is ‘All These Things.’

CLICK HERE
You also need to confirm when they sent you an email after voting. Yes, I know you’re not stupid.

RAGE top 50

The music video for my song All These things is in for a chance in this years RAGE top 50 clips of the year. It’s yet another lofi masterpiece by my good friend Natalie Van Den Dungen. It stars Melbourne dancer Heidi Barrett (miming to the vocals of Shelley Short) and myself and believe it or not I’m not a dancer.
Please vote for us
HERE!
We got #8! thanks neighbours!

UK SHOW MIXUP

Minutes after sending my last mailout we were informed that the show planned in London on the 8th Dec falls on the same day as an Arsenal game nearby so therefore the pub will be overrun by people probably not wanting to here intimate folk songs. The show will be moved now to the next night on Thursday the 9th December. Sorry about the confusion. Tickets below:
CLICK HERE!

TIM KASHER TOUR

Chapter 3 of the US tour Trilogy sees me on tour with Saddle Creek’s Tim Kasher. Usually fronting Cursive and The Good Life he’s recorded an album under his own name and assembled a nice bunch of musicians to bring it to the people. I’m happy to be going along to open up. Here are the dates:

Wednesday 3rd
Urban Lounge
Salt Lake City, UT

Friday 5th
Media Club
Vancouver, BC (CANADA)

Saturday 6th
The Tractor Tavern
Seattle, WA

Sunday 7th
Doug Fir Lounge
Portland. OR

Tuesday 9th
Cafe Du Nord
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday 10th
The Cellar Door
Visalia, CA

Thursday 11th
Bootleg Theater
Los Angeles, CA

Friday 12th
The Glasshouse Record Store
Pomona, CA

Saturday 13th
The Loft – Uc San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Sunday 14th
The Sail Inn
Tempe, AZ

Tuesday 16th
The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, CO

Thursday 18th
Bourbon Theatre
Lincoln, NE

Friday 19th
The Waiting Room
Omaha, NE

Saturday 20th
Schubas
Chicago, IL

Sunday 21st
Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, MI

Monday 22nd
Thunderbird Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday 23rd
The Red Palace
Washington, DC

Wednesday 24th
Local 506
Chapel Hill, NC

Friday 26th
The Social
Orlando, FL

Saturday 27th
Crowbar – F1
Ybor City, FL

Sunday 28th
The Earl
Atlanta, GA

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