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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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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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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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SCALA Set List Preview

Hi there TinMen fans, friends, and family.

Due to popular demand in the sunny and far flung outposts of The TinMen followers we are pleased to provide a preview of the tasty tunes we’ll be serving up at SCALA Live at The Wheaty this week.

Wish us luck and hopefully we’ll see you there.

Some of the songs are so new the ink hasn’t dried from our tears falling on the page as the heartfelt emotions of life, love and loss were poured forth onto the page in inspired emotional gushes of angst.

Luckily we serve these nuggets with a large dose of healthy fun and humour as well – life’s too short after all.

And in other fortunate news just in from our correspondent on the spot Tinny Lewis the Premier of SA says no singing but performers are still allowed to practice their professional and other lines of trade so it looks at this stage as the show will still go on but in these times who knows – You may have to wait till July 30th to see us at The King’s Head Pub from 6:30 to 9:30 if we aren’t so lucky before this week’s gig.

Fingers crossed.

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SCALA at The Wheaty

The TinMen continue their epic World Tour of Adelaide’s Western Suburbs, with a roaring full-tilt free concert on THURSDAY JULY 1st at 7:30 pm in The Tin Shed at The Wheaty – 39 George St Thebarton. This will be a set of our originals – it’s put on 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).

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. 

The 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 King’s Head Pub, on Friday July 30th – free 6:30 pm to 9:30 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). 

Subscribe to our web page or follow us on FaceBook for email updates and notifications. 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.

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Gigs, gigs, gigs!

17/4/21 – Charlie Melton Winery with The Geezers – 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm https://www.charlesmeltonwines.com.au/cellar-door/events

17/6/21 – The Gumbo Room at The Gov – 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

1/7/21 – SCALA at The Wheaty – $8, doors open 7:00 pm, support act 7:30 pm, The TinMen at 8:40 pm

21/8/21 – The Wheaty with The Western Schism – doors open 7:30 pm first band 8:00 – 8:30 pm second band 9:15 – 10:00 pm

26/8/21 – The Gumbo Room at The Gov – 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm.

Here’s how we’re travelling – featuring the two new originals – see if you can spot them – Haigh’s Chocolates for the first correct entry (family of the band not permitted to enter). Please enjoy.

All This Time On My Hands
St James Infirmary
Stormy Monday Blues
Keep It To Yourself
My Babe
Chitlins Con Carne
Knock Me Down
Just Give Me A Maybe
Burnin Down
Everybody’s Happy Except Me (FOMO Blues)
Need Your Love So Bad
Take Me To The River
Respect Yourself
Black Sun
Further Down The Road
Don’t Lie To Me
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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)