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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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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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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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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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Live originals on Bandcamp

SCALA Live at The Wheaty was a fun night and with the recording from the desk we’re mixing the tracks and putting them on Bandcamp.

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

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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.