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Joe Cocker Extravaganza

Presented by the renewable energy provider that is David Sly, drummer of the TinMen, this night of musical wonder is just around the corner…

MAD DOGS: The Full Cocker recreates the huge, urgent sound of Joe Cocker in full flight. This pulsating 18-piece superband band captures the intensity of the incredible 1970 Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen concerts, honouring musical director Leon Russell’s incredible Wall of Sound arrangements to surround the greatest rockin’ soul voice of that generation. 

Led by singer Steve Brown ahead of a nine-voice choir, the red hot MAD DOGS superband captures the massive sound of Cocker’s finest anthems in all their wild splendour – The Letter, Cry Me A River, Space Captain, Delta Lady, With A Little Help From My Friends and more.

The desire to rekindle the best moments of Joe Cocker’s live performances has long burned within dynamic father-and-son drumming team David and Miles Sly. Pointing to Cocker’s legendary 1970 Mad Dogs & Englishmen as their favourite live album, they found the perfect ally in Adelaide blues stalwart Steve Brown, whose voice authentically revives Cocker’s finest performances. 

They first pulled together Mad Dogs: The Full Cocker for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, playing to a sold-out crowd at The Gov; they returned the following year for a further two capacity performances.

Now, 50 years since Cocker’s mighty performances were released on vinyl, the MAD DOGS are taking their big show to the big stage at Thebarton Theatre, with full concert production. 

Featuring many of Adelaide’s finest musicians – including renowned vocalists Jacqui Yeo (Supernova) and Peter White (Lost Woods) – MAD DOGS spans generations yet is united by the passion to proudly revive the enduring legacy of Joe Cocker’s finest songs.

• Tickets for Mad Dogs: The Full Cocker on Saturday 27 November 2021 are now available from TICKETMASTER.COM.AU for $65 (+fees).

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Behind the songs

The TinMen have left a trail online – what with the videos of our last two sets at The Gov and there was this interview with Radio Adelaide’s Songcatcher program about the band and our songwriting. There’s also a playlist of our songs that were played in the interview. Thanks Clayton and Adrian from Songcatcher for having us.

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FOMO no more – watch the video replay

The gig at The Gov was a lot of fun and great to see so many of you there.

If you couldn’t make it – or if you did and you can’t get enough – there’s a replay of the full two sets available here:

First Set The TinMen The Gov Gumbo Room Blues

If that doesn’t work here’s the link to the first set:

Second Set The TinMen The Gov Gumbo Room Blues

And here’s the link to the second set:

Thanks to ABCX for filming – these guys are great if you need a professional video production.

Thanks to Dan from The Gov for the great mix and stage sound as well as bringing in more lights because he knew we were filming the gig. We can’t thank you enough.

Stay tuned for future gigs and new songs.

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Next gig Thurs 16 Sept

Hi folks. We’re playing on The Gumbo Room stage at The Gov Thursday 16/9/21 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm presenting a mix of original and classic blues.

For those that made it to The Wheaty on 28/7 we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. A set of our originals and a set of originals by The Western Schism

Thanks to Rob Sferco for taking some photos of the band – one is featured on this post.

We’ll keep you posted with updates as need be either via The TinMen’s Facebook page or if you subscribe to this website you’ll get email updates if you’d prefer that.

We hope to see you there.

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Gig rescued – Sat 28/8

Hi. Good news! I hate to sound like the boy who cried wolf but this time the unpredictability of COVID has delivered us a positive and we are now allowed to play our gig at The Wheaty Sat 28/8 (Free entry – doors open 730 pm – bands from 8 pm)

Our thanks go out to our co-hosts The Western Schism for being such good sports and we look forward to sharing the stage with them.

We’d love to see you there and we are looking forward to playing a set of our original blues tunes for you. We hope you can make it. Don’t miss out – capacity is probably limited to 60 – 70 and two bands could see that reached.

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Live album streaming now…

In case it was lost in yesterday’s news of gigs being cancelled here it is again: some good news regarding the release of our live recording as an album on your favourite streaming platform.

As well there’s a new addition to the original repertoire called “Won’t See Morning” (don’t worry it’s not too depressing – just the required quotient of complaining necessary to gain entry to The TinMen canon)

We’ve added this track to our set for its first airing at The Wheaty on July 28th

Don’t forget to have a listen to our album of originals performed live:

live album release on Bandcamp:

We’ll go back and practice with the remaining band members and cross our fingers for the safe and hassle free return of our erstwhile wandering minstrel.

Cheers

Update: The Wheaty 28th of July gig is back on… Stay tuned…

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Gigs off – album on(line)

Hi TinMen friends and fans. Due to circumstances beyond our control – COVID, and a band member in Darwin – we will NOT be playing at the The Gov and The Wheaty this month.

We hope to reschedule some gigs soon which we’ll update you on as soon as we have details.

In other news our live album is now available on Apple Music – click here, Spotify – click here, iTunes – click here, and Bandcamp – click here according to your preference. Bandcamp has a bonus 1/2 hour radio interview telling the story of The TinMen. All the others have 10 of our original tracks performed live for SCALA Live At The Wheaty on July 1st 2021.

Follow The TinMen here for email updates (enter your email address in the box and click subscribe) or on Facebook for social media goodness. We promise not to spam you. Stay well. Cheers.

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Live album out now on Bandcamp

Hi lovers of fine blues music. Despite some turbulence and the lockdowns that come and go without warning we’ve managed to negotiate those reef infested waters and come up with an offering of our songs.

You can listen to them free on Bandcamp here:

There’s eleven songs recorded live at SCALA Live at The Wheaty and professionally mixed and mastered by Martin Davies at Adelaide Sound And Post, and a bonus interview about the story of The TinMen: how we formed, what’s happened on our time line and how we got our name. No spoilers you’ll have to listen to find out more…

We’ll let you know when you can stream them on your preferred music app (Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Youtube, Deezer to name a few) so if you’d like to know what’s on the horizon for The TinMen subscribe to this web page blog to be notified by email of our updates.

The next gig is on 26/8 at The Gov at 8 pm (free entry) and two days after that on 28/8 at The Wheaty with The Western Schism (free entry doors open from 7:30)

We hope to see you there. Cheers.

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Bad luck cancels Fri 13/8 gig

Not that we’re superstitious but we will not be playing at The King’s Head next Friday the 13th of August.

Our previous date (the 30th of July) was cancelled due to the SA lockdown and rescheduled but due to lockdowns in other states and uncertainty of lockdowns, travel and quarantine restrictions

So the next diary date is Thursday the 26th of August from 8:00 pm at The Gov’s Gumbo Room (free entry) – 59 Port Road Hindmarsh. Click here for directions.

We hope to see you there. Cheers.

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Next Gig – Aug 13th

We were scheduled to play at The Kings Head Hotel on Friday the 30th of July (tomorrow) but due to lockdown that has been rescheduled to Friday August 13th from 6.30 – 9.30 pm, 357 King William St, Adelaide.

Come along as we play our new originals as well as some old favourites for an intimate evening of blues music in the front bar of this venerable old venue.

It’ll be a fun night as we celebrate restarting live music performances yet again.

We hope to see you there!

Click this link for Google maps directions.