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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.

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Live At The Gov Gumbo Room June 17 ’21

Taking The Blues On Tour: 1st checkpoint – live recording below

The TinMen have embarked on their epic World Tour of Adelaide’s Western Suburbs, starting with a roaring full-tilt free concert on THURSDAY JUNE 17 at 8:00 pm in The Gumbo Room at Hindmarsh – otherwise known as the Front Bar of The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh.

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. 

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 Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, on Thursday July 1 – run 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).

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). 

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.

Let us know what you think and please share this post – the next gig is all original material at The Wheaty 1/7/21.

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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.