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12 Apr 2008, Comments Off on Gig guide: Apollo Bay Music Festival

Gig guide: Apollo Bay Music Festival

Author: Helen

W00t! I’m going to the play two gigs with Tess McKenna at the Apollo Bay music festival.

Also, we’re going to use the bass drum this time, rather than the semi-acoustic snare and brushes shtick which I did last time, so I can lay down da funky grooves better. So much more fun to rock it out a bit more.

Drive down Friday, look at the ocean, stay at a convent, play in the early afternoon on Saturday and again in the evening, check out other performers, drive back on Sunday. Doesn’t sound too tough, does it?

29 May 2007, Comments Off on Gig guide

Gig guide

Author: Helen

From Tess McKenna.com

JUNE 02 & 09 2007 SATURDAY
Image from tessmckenna.com

All hail the Brunswick Green & all who frequent the favourite haunt of TESS MCKENNA & THE SHAPIROS.
Its a beautiful time of the year be scarved up for fine live music, a drink & some hot food.
See you there with beanies on.


no cover charge

It’s very New Brunswick.

Tasty samples at Tess’s MySpace page.

11 Nov 2006, Comments Off on Gig Guide

Gig Guide

Author: Helen

Saturday Arvos in November
Brunswick Green hotel,
313 Sydney Road
All ages, free
Image from www.tessmckenna.com

From tessmckenna.com:

The brunswick green is where all great tours really should begin. fast becoming known as the place to see & hear some of melbourne’s finest songwriters & musicians including such local luminaries as charles jenkins the joelenes & the vile reign of count mccocula in the 17th dimension

Back 23 tour band
Featuring the wests own sly & robbie with former member of buick kbt & direct from a super sized cameo with mrs. Wainwright the skin doctor helen shapiro smart on drums & introducing on bass krush
Bringing it all back home like a metronome

….may we add that this is an experience almost completely forgotten in other cities but treasured & nurtured at the brunswick green hotel
313 sydney rd, brunswick
Tel 9 381 2413

Back23 tour – “my aim is to attempt 23 dishes”
After the residency was confirmed by the good people of the brunswick green tess made this comment about the tour
” well i think it’s high time these puppies had an airing.
We will be offering the occasional cover & even a sneak preview of some new material. But my aim is to attempt 23 dishes”

Yes direct from beilong

….Tess mckenna plays 23 songs from her back catalogue at the brunswick green hotel
….Tess’ songs not so much stripped back but more like sandblasted to reveal a classic three piece interpretation, Bass drums & guitar

…Beautiful courtyard
Sure there will be sad songs but they will be beautiful
There will be light & shade with the occassional cover & usual light hearted banter you’d expect after a couple of relaxing drinks in the beautiful courtyard which is to be found at the brunswick green hotel
313 sydney road brunswick
All ages welcome
No charge/
Enjoy local music at it’s finest
& the kitchen serves up tasty delights too

Buy CDs here (Boom Bam, Take me to the Place, Make me Wonder)

21 Jul 2005, Comments (0)

Another gig

Author: Helen


With Mrs Wainwright. (Check out their Quad-A-side-single* Dead Man’s Pocket.)

If this keeps up my identity as an ex-drummer is definitely down the tubes.

Details, details,

Cornish Arms
Sydney Road, Brunswick
Sat 23 July
Supporting Joseph Parsons (US)
+ Tim Ireland

(Blurb from Cornish Arms gig guide): Joseph Parsons is back in Australia after an extensive tour last year with Carus Thompson & The True Believers. full details on the way.

*They didn’t have those when I was a gel young feller. We only had shellac discs with a needle fashioned out of a wild boar tooth and you had to drill your own hole in the middle.