THIS SUNDAY NOV 3 - Old Hepburn Hotel (details)
1. You know Saul in Homeland? He's great. I love Saul.
2. My desire to inform you about two gigs this weekend has overtaken my preference to not bother you more than once approximately every 30 days or as I believe it's known in the army, a 'month'.
MUSIC FOR LOVERS, VILLAINS AND FOOLS kicks off this weekend. It is a double act show put on by The Tiger & Me and Bearded Gypsy Band. I'll give you the press spiel:
The evening delivers a nod and wink to the romantic nostalgia of the early 20th century, from a late-night smoky bar in Paris to a New York speakeasy, while remaining firmly rooted in the present day. The bands bring a big-top energy to the stage to put on an event for all those rampant feet out there looking for the ultimate place to whirl and stomp.
THE SUBSTATION THIS MONDAY
(Melbourne Cup Eve. No work Tuesday = party on Monday. RIGHT?)
The Substation is a fantastic new arts hub in Newport. It was a derelict industrial building for years but has recently been converted in a beautiful venue. The aesthetic of the room suits both bands perfectly so we're very excited about this one.
FREE DOUBLE PASS
We've been in touch with the venue about doing a giveaway to our mailing list and it's a goer. It's a first-in best-dressed scenario. To claim them, just head to this link and put your name and email address in the contact form at the bottom. I'll do my best to label it closed as soon as it's claimed, so if you head there and it says it's closed then someone beat you to it.
OLD HEPBURN HOTEL THIS SUNDAY
We're playing on Sunday as part of the Swiss and Italian festival in Hepburn Springs. My brother-in-law is Swiss so I think that gets us over the line. I also do everything possible to have retrospectively been from Europe, which, despite suffering from time/space issues, has the benefit of getting us gigs like this, as well as making me more exotic/embarrassing, depending on if you ask me or Jane. Actually I think once you see Bearded Gypsy Band this show will make sense.
BEARDED GYPSY BAND
Speaking of Bearded Gypsy Band, if you like our gypsy-leaning songs you're going to love these guys. Last time we did a show together their set led to more dancing from Tristan, Sarah and Jane than health experts recommend. I also vaguely remember that evening taking us to the local nightclub in Wollongong, where Tristan and Jane were too busy dancing to notice that I was being ejected from the premises for asking to see the wine-list, which I thought both now and at the time was an overreaction. Meanwhile Sarah was bullying some terrified local science students into talking to Tobes, and I'm pretty sure the night ended with Tristan and Tobes wrestling semi-nude and insisting that "what happens on tour stays on tour" but I can't be certain, and in any event it's too late now I've already gone and written it. If only it was possible to erase things on these typewriters. I woke up with two massive cuts on my face.
This is what happens at Bearded Gypsy Band shows.
See you soon.
And don't say I didn't warn you.
- Ade and The Tiger & Me