Taking The Blues On Tour: 1st checkpoint – live recording below
The TinMen have embarked on their epic World Tour of Adelaide’s Western Suburbs, starting with a roaring full-tilt free concert on THURSDAY JUNE 17 at 8:00 pm in The Gumbo Room at Hindmarsh – otherwise known as the Front Bar of The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh.
Face it. We ain’t travellin’ nowhere, so getting amongst it in our finest local blues dens is the very best option we have – especially when The TinMen whip up a red hot serving of the blues.
TinMen play dusky blues of a local stripe, where the hot howling breath of Chicago’s south side meets the huff and puff of Adelaide’s suburban toil. Respectful of the great blues harp and guitar masters – Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker – TinMen shape the sound to fit comfortably inside a nifty, nimble four-piece combo that shimmies and shakes in all the right places. Our kinda blues, from the Southside o’ Croydon.
Better still, this tour will be the public showcase of a whole batch of new TinMen original songs. Smirkin’ Martin Davies, The TinMen’s erstwhile guitarist, vocalist and gentle man of modest means, spent his lockdown penance wisely, whittlin’ away at fresh tunes and attaching just the right amount of complaining to conjure up a mighty collection of his own blues standards. Proud and defiant TinMen songs – true blue, through and through.
The TinMen World Tour of Adelaide’s Western Suburbs will continue with a gig at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, on Thursday July 1 – run by SCALA tickets $8 at the door or online (doors open at 7 support act at 7:30 pm The TinMen at 8:30 pm).
Then it’s back to The Gov’s Gumbo Room on Thursday August 26 (free) – and back to The Wheatsheaf on Saturday August 28 (free).
Put a ring around these dates and be a part of the action. Pour yourself a long drink and get ready to stomp your shoes. There’s gonna be a raging blue party goin’ on.
Let us know what you think and please share this post – the next gig is all original material at The Wheaty 1/7/21.