Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Ive been wanting to see Frank Yamma for a while now,
I missed his show recently a couple of nights after Ed
played and I was well excited to see him today.
But the icing on the cake was David and Helen of
My friend the Chocolate cake fame playing
What a wonderful gig it was, a beautiful Brisbane spring day,
A bit of a breeze, plenty of sun and the most wonderful music.
Frank is a fantastic talent, truly original, incredible voice.
He is a Pitjantjatjara man who speaks 5 languages and sings in
both Pitjantjatjara and English.
Day gigs are fantastic for getting great photos and
after some encouragement from Chuck I even took
a little video which is at the end of the post.
So this is part 2 of my multicultural festival post, the 1st part
is below this one.
If you get a chance do get and see Frank play!
He is wonderful!
These guys called Laique are described as a vibrant mix of banjo,
ukulele, guitar, violin, double bass and drums.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
It was one of those gigs last night that you walk out of
on a high, people around saying things like
"That was even better than I expected"
and feeling that you just saw something well worth seeing.
According to Tex we were in for a good night because
the soundcheck was bad and by musician folklore
Bad soundcheck - good gig, good soundcheck bad gig!
Well it was an exceptional gig, Tex was in fine form and the band
were incredible. Playing many, many songs from the Dark Horses
back catalog they played with no support for 1 and half hours,
doing 3 encores. Beautiful dark country done in only the way
Charlie Owen was a joy to watch, boy can the man play guitar!
Other band members for the 2011 tour were, Joel Silbersher
and two new members, bassist Steve Hadley and drummer
Gus Agars. Sorry no video Chuck I got busted taking shots
as it was. The Judith Wright Centre is still a fantastic venue!