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Live At Beags Beer Garden…

Great gig last night at Beags. Thanks to the folk at Light Adelaide, the people who turned out and the beautiful weather.

We did manage to broadcast a bit of the show live on Facebook until it glitched and the sound dropped out.

Here’s a snippet that you can replay – from the start of the first set to the glitch.

Next gig at this stage is April 10 at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton – stay tuned for more details.

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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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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
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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)
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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.