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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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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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Live album out now on Bandcamp

Hi lovers of fine blues music. Despite some turbulence and the lockdowns that come and go without warning we’ve managed to negotiate those reef infested waters and come up with an offering of our songs.

You can listen to them free on Bandcamp here:

There’s eleven songs recorded live at SCALA Live at The Wheaty and professionally mixed and mastered by Martin Davies at Adelaide Sound And Post, and a bonus interview about the story of The TinMen: how we formed, what’s happened on our time line and how we got our name. No spoilers you’ll have to listen to find out more…

We’ll let you know when you can stream them on your preferred music app (Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Youtube, Deezer to name a few) so if you’d like to know what’s on the horizon for The TinMen subscribe to this web page blog to be notified by email of our updates.

The next gig is on 26/8 at The Gov at 8 pm (free entry) and two days after that on 28/8 at The Wheaty with The Western Schism (free entry doors open from 7:30)

We hope to see you there. 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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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.

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Good Time Charlie Really Has Got The Blues!

Well that was a heap of fun. The TinMen and The Geezers put on a great show at Charles Melton Wines and the day was a cracker.

The food and wine were fantastic and the company was in excellent form.

Below you’ll find the recordings of the songs played by The TinMen – Set One in Porch Sittin’ mode and Set Two in Stand And Deliver setting.

Then, we have the inimitable Geezers, without whom none of this would have been possible.

The TinMen’s next gig:

  • 17/6/21 – The Gumbo Room at The Governor Hindmarsh – 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Please share with your friends and if you have photos you’d like to share you can send them to us or post them to the TinMen facebook page. Hope we see you at a gig soon.

The TinMen: Set 1 – Porch Sittin’

St James Infirmary
The Locomotion
Stormy Monday Blues
Willie And The Hand Jive
I’m Leaving
Last Of My Kind
Keep It To Yourself
My Babe
All This Time On My Hands

The TinMen: Set 2 – Stand and Deliver

Chitlins Con Carne
Knock Me Down
Now I’m The One Crying
Need Your Love So Bad
Take Me To The River
Respect Yourself
Burnin Down
Black Sun
Further Down The Road
Key To The Highway
Don’t Lie To Me
Pride And Joy – with The Geezers

The Geezers: Set 1

Handbags And Gladrags
Crossroads
Softer Ride
Sunny Afternoon
Stuck In The Middle With You
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Lola
Tumbling Dice

The Geezers: Set 2

Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Hard To Handle
Born Under A Bad Sign
Badge
Rebel, Rebel
Substitute
Day Tripper
Eleanor Rigby
Brown Sugar – Honky Tonk Women
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
I’m A Hog For You Baby
Fortunate Son
Highway To Hell
Down Down
Smoke On The Water
Midnight Rambler – with The TinMen
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Porch Session

Easter Monday was the occasion for a group of friends of The TinMen to congregate and take part in a musical experience followed by a shared barbecue under the clear sunny skies on the Sly’s porch.

There were various combinations of musical groupings and the resulting tunes are gathered on this page for you to enjoy.

Firstly The TinMen presented what will be the essence of our first set at “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues” at Charles Melton Wines on 17/4 at 4:30 pm – as follows:

St James Infirmary
The Locomotion
Stormy Monday Blues
Willie And The Hand Jive
I’m Leaving You
Last Of My Kind
Keep It To Yourself
My Babe
All This Time On My Hands

Then followed a few tunes with The TinMen and guest musicians:

Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
Pride And Joy
Black Sun
Route 66
Chitlins Con Carne
Checkin On My Baby
Hoochie Coochie Man

And finally while the BBQ chefs got to work Dave and his guests kept us entertained with some more sweet tunes:

Fire
Words
To Love Somebody
Who’ll Stop The Rain
Under The Milky Way
Heroes

All in all it was a great time and a good try out for some gentler tunes to kick off an afternoon gig in the Barossa in a couple of weeks. We’d love to hear what you think so please get in touch or share this page with whoever would like to hear it. Thanks.