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Great news – we have a gig THIS FRIDAY!

We are very glad to be playing this Friday Jan 21 at Beags Beer Garden (Light Adelaide, 63 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000) 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 34 degrees day. Should be a pleasant low 30 high 20 degree evening. It’s a great venue and we are rip roarin’ ready to go.

We will be in cruisy beer garden-mode befitting a summers evening outdoors. Feel free to come up and say hi and make our beer gardens great again. Early start – early finish: so you can kick on or pack it in and be in match fit conditions for the morning.

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Adelaide Blues band ‘The TinMen’ playing at the Wheatsheaf Hotel. Drummer and backing vocals, David Sly pic: Rob Sferco
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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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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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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.