Gig Diary and Bonus Tracks

We’re happy to let you know that we have two gigs and you can pencil in either one or both.

Thursday 1/7/21 SCALA at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, George St, Thebarton on Thursday 1/7/21 at 8:40 pm for a SCALA show. Tickets are $8 at the door or prior through SCALA (free entry for SCALA members). Doors open from 7:00 pm first act starts around 7:30 pm.

Also at The Wheaty Saturday 21/8/21 with The Western Schism 8 till 10pm – further details to be announced.

And for the faithful fans here are tracks from our last rehearsal – 6 original and 8 covers – some are in very early stages and others are bedding down into our repertoire.

Burnin Down
FOMO Blues
Chitlins Con Carne
Now I’m The One Cryin
Just Give Me A Maybe
Knock Me Down
Take Me To The River
Respect Yourself
Need Your Love So Bad
Black Sun
Further Down The Road
Don’t Lie To Me
Key To The Highway
Pride And Joy

A new song to make you smile

Dave suggested we write a happy blues song. We had some discussions about the direction. We consulted the anatomy of songs info graphic. “Start and end with guitar”: check. “In between: complaining” – wait a minute! How’re we going to write a blues song about being happy? Putting our best foot forward here’s the result in demo form. As yet unplayed by the band all together but soon to be added to our growing original set. Please enjoy.

Everybody’s Happy (Except Me)

A couple of Gigs

Firstly we’re playing in The Barossa at Charlie Melton Wines with The Geezers for “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues” on 17/4/21 so there’s that…

And we’re playing at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, George St, Thebarton on Thursday 1/7/21 at 8:40 pm for a SCALA show. Tickets are $8 at the door or prior through SCALA (free entry for SCALA members). Doors open from 7:00 pm first act starts around 7:30 pm.

We’re serving up a helping of blues with a set of idiosyncratic originals all penned by ourselves and inspired by the grind of the suburban Adelaide sprawl.

Here’s a sample of some of the set that we’ll be blacksmithing into artistic renditions before your eyes and ears. Please enjoy!

Just Give Me A Maybe
Knock Me Down
Now I’m The One Cryin
All This Time On My Hands
Black Sun

And as a bonus here’s a classic number that is older than us and probably older than some of our parents too but has stood the test of time

St James Infirmary
New Music

Tunes from the vaults

Here’s a few examples of The TinMen playing a few classic numbers:

This one can be a dance floor ripper or like we’ve played it here a stripped-back, cruisy, fun, Sunday afternoon toetapper.

Don’t Lie To Me (rehearsal)

And this one is very groovy.

Hoochie Coochie Man (rehearsal)

And a favourite from Chuck Berry a bit loose but such great energy and so much fun to play.

Route 66 (rehearsal)

And for now last, but not least, some exercise and one of our drummer Dave’s faves.

Walkin’ The Dog (rehearsal)

And if you want to listen to demos of our originals on Spotify they are up now.

Spotify Player – The TinMen on Spotify
New Music

Riffy Blues Goodness

Hello TinMen fans and those who can’t get enough breaking news in this dark and dire age a lot of us are living in.

Fresh from the Tin Mine here’s a new demo that hopefully will entice you out to come and see the band when we’ve got a gig to announce and we can slot it into our expanding originals.

I’m not putting this up on Apple Music, Spotify etc but you can listen to it on this page.

We hope you enjoy it.

Too Proud To Run (Demo)
New Music

Apple Music

The TinMen are on Apple Music – at least our demos are.

The demos were created to share a roughly sketched out arrangement so we could all think about out how our new songs will work in our band.

If it appeals to you to have us on your streaming device then please visit TheTinMen on Apple music here and let us know what you think.



In this world we’re going online with all the other fish in the sea. Distrokid can put your artists on all the streaming services for $19.99 per year so we are now learning how to put all this together.

The question is: can a personal account add links to streaming playlists?

And the answer is…. Yes!! Watch this space for links to our music for you to stream.


The TinMen

In spite of a long tradition of the blues not requiring much in the way of technology here we are – 2020, COVID19, berserk presidents…

And yet blues music is a genre that resonates for us now even more than ever.

It’s about connection and we hope we can reach you and our worlds can intersect.