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Who will join The Chris Finnen Band in the final of the 2022 ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge?

The answer to this question will be determined at Heat Two of the Memphis Blues Challenge
Norwood Live
Saturday 9th July

HEAT TWO Saturday 9th July at Norwood Live (Bands only)

  1. Nicolina And The Rituals
  2. The Nuts
  3. Taking Back June
  4. The TinMen

THE FINAL Saturday 27th of August at Norwood Live
Solo/duo acts:
Ben Ford-Davies
Frankie and Savva (J.J Fields)
The Chris Finnen Band
PLUS the winning band from Heat Two

Heat Two online: $20. At the Door (if available) $25
The Final online: $25. At the Door (if available) $30
SAVE! Buy a Multi-Ticket for Heat Two and The Final for $40.00 SAVE!

Click here to buy tickets online

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Memphis Blues Challenge

We’re playing in heat two Sat July 9th but for die hard blues fans tonight Sat 25th June is heat one of the Memphis Blues Challenge.

There are eight bands taking part in two heats and three solo/duo acts at Norwood Live (The Norwood Hotel, also Finn MacCools Irish Pub) 97 The Parade, Norwood.

You have to be an original blues band to take part and we’re very much looking forward to showcasing our songs.

The TinMen are playing in heat two on Sat 9th July – we hope you can come along. The winning band from each heat plays off in a final and goes to Memphis USA to compete there as does the winning solo/duo.

Tonight’s schedule is:

Doors: 7.30
7.30-8.30: Food available
8.30: Chris Finnen Band
9.10: Stormhorse
10.05: The Honey Badgers
10.45 Mojo Dingo
11.30 Result announced

You can book tickets here: Memphis Blues Challenge tickets.

We’ll post again closer to the date for our performance.

We’re getting ourselves stoked up for a smoking performance – it should be a lot of fun!

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Tonight’s gig still on – minus drummer

Covid has struck and Dave is positive with Covid but we’ll be playing as a three piece tonight at The Jade with Lovebiter.

We’ll be playing one set from 7:30 pm so get along to see this rare performance thanks to the global pandemic.

It will still be a fun gig so we look forward to seeing you there.

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Gig at The Jade Thurs 26th May

Hi friends and fans. We’re playing our next gig next week at The Jade Thursday the 26th of May from 7:30 pm with Lovebiter.

Tickets at the door $10.00 for a good cause.

We’re playing the later slot so get caffeinated and get your dancing shoes on.

There’ll be a new songs and some old favourites to keep you entertained and get you grooving.

So get along to The Jade 142-160 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000 and we’ll see you there.

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Subscribing to our gig emails is easy….

There are people who say “I didn’t know you were playing and I missed the gig” and we have a simple solution.

If you don’t like the idea of having to check FaceBook then the best thing to do is follow this link: subscribe to The TinMen for news by email.

Also on every page of our website there’s a heading saying ‘subscribe‘ that takes you to a simple page with at place to enter your email and a button to subscribe to our gig updates by email.

And on the bottom of every webpage there is the same space for your email and the subscribe button.

It couldn’t be simpler. Think of all the time you could save by this one simple step.

So What are you waiting for? Subscribe now – there are a couple of gigs on the near and imminent horizon so if you don’t want to miss out don’t delay! Subscribe today!

We look forward to seeing you at our next gig. Cheers!

Of course we will post the same info to our FaceBook page and create events for our gigs on there and invite our friends that way too, so don’t worry – we’re not about to disappear from social media – just trying to help those that choose to disengage from that a little more.

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April 10th Sunday Session at The Wheaty 4pm – 7pm FREE entry

Hi friends, family and fans. Put this Sunday 10/4 at 4:00pm in your diary. The TinMen are coming back to The Wheaty to perform a set of originals.

We’re happy to be playing with Lucas Sly from Diamond Skies and “special guests” (spot the cameo artists…)

Doors open at 4:00pm with Lucas playing at 4:30pm – 5:30pm followed by The TinMen at 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Spread the word, bring your friends and your dancing shoes and help fill the room (capacity 90).

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Replay the live stream

Beags Beer Garden is a great venue. Outdoors, chilled, in the heart of the CBD, and with luck we’ll get a couple more outdoor gigs there before the cooler weather takes over.

There is a gig coming up at The Wheaty on Sun April 10 from 4 pm so put that in the diary.

In the meantime here’s a trimmed up version of the last gig which we live-streamed from Beags Beer Garden.

There’s a couple of glitches where the stream couldn’t keep up but if you’re keen to stay up to date with our adventures then you should enjoy this.

See you at the next gig. Cheers!

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LIVE STREAM 6:15 pm CDST Friday 4/3/22

Since trying to live stream on FaceBook and having partial success and another attempt that failed completely I’m confident this will work.

If you can’t make it to the gig we’d still love you to be able to tune in – so this is for you.

We’ll kick this off at least 15 minutes before we start around 6:30 pm.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Edit: this is the link to the edited replay (with streaming glitches in spots)

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Habit forming? Our next gig is this Friday 4/3/22 at Beags…

We are back at Beags Beer Garden this Friday 4th March from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm free entry – 63 Light Square Adelaide – the home of parent organisation Light AdelaideThe Lab and Aurora Restaurant

Will we be able to compete with the tsunami of fun that is the opening of the Adelaide Festival and the start of the third week of the Adelaide Fringe or will it be a mere ripple in the fabric of arts-time?

To answer these questions you might need to come along and find out.

Our last gig at Beags was a blast so maybe we won’t disappear in the maelstrom of arts whirling around us… A genuinely positive note is that we predict parking on the West side of the CBD will be relatively easy since most of Adelaide will be flocking to the East end.

We will be an oasis in a sea of insanity.

Come along and see some new renderings of our own original blues songs and some of the classic faves.

We hope we see you there and if we do please bring your friends and make it a great night for all. Cheers

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Put 12/2/22 in your diary.

Sorry about the earlier post with the incorrect date. Here is the gospel truth…

The TinMen are playing at Beags Beer Garden Saturday 12th February from 6:30pm to 9:00pm – free entry.

If you know us you know our style – original and classic blues – played with swing and soul and with a twist.

Come to 63 Light Square Adelaide – the home of parent organisation Light AdelaideThe Lab and Aurora Restaurant and enjoy what promises to be a balmy summer evening for a chilled out session.

The last gig a fortnight ago was a lot of fun and this one should be no different.

Live-streaming link here on our Bandcamp page.

To be notified of upcoming gigs by email visit subscribe/follow the website and you’ll join our email list otherwise go to and follow us.

We hope to see you there.