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.
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:
If that doesn’t work here’s the link to the first set:
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.
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.
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.
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
We hope to see you there. Cheers.
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.
Black Sun is the first cab off the rank.
You might say it’s not your traditional blues – and you’d be right – but what defines the genre exactly?
If you look at the lyrics it’s dark and powerful (we think).
If you look at the playing it’s got classic blues instrumentation and thanks to a bit of ingenuity, a Philips 1950’s reel to reel microphone, and a 1970’s Boss Distortion pedal the vocals have a quality that you can’t get in the era of pristine digital recordings. It’s analogue through and through. It’s distorted. It’s the blues reimagined and reinterpreted by us.
But enough of the hype get along to our Bandcamp page and have a listen for yourself.
Share if you like.
Next Gig – 30/7/21 – The King’s Head – 357 King William St – Adelaide 5000 – 6.30pm – 9.30 pm
Hi there TinMen fans, friends, and family.
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.
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.
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.
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’
The TinMen: Set 2 – Stand and Deliver
The Geezers: Set 1
The Geezers: Set 2
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:
Then followed a few tunes with The TinMen and guest musicians:
And finally while the BBQ chefs got to work Dave and his guests kept us entertained with some more sweet tunes:
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.