Ben’s words. Wendy’s typing. 🙂 Concord Joe is very excited to be playing at a fantastic venue: Beaches Thirroul. I’ve played a few times there myself now with various bands and the venue operator, Mark, runs a really professional music-orientated pub. Sundays in particular are focused predominantly on Rock and Blues acts and the pub goers at Beaches seem to relish classic blues and old-school rock. The venue itself is very big, cozy, has a great rock vibe, and from Mark, to the sound guy, to the bar staff, everyone seems to have a really great time. It’ll be nice to crank it up. 🙂 It’s just over an hour from Sydney to get there, and if you’re in the south already it’s in your backyard. We wanted to let you know about the gig ASAP so that you can plan your diaries in advance. It’s going to be a great gig for us, but even better if you are there, too. GIG DEETS: Sunday, August 21 – Beaches Hotel 272 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul Our first appearance at Beaches! 6:00-9:00 pm FREE ENTRY!
Hey Folks! First of all, a huge thank you to all of you that came on board Rocks Rhythmboat to celebrate a Christmas sunset on our beautiful harbour. It was a rockin’ night all round! Also, a big thanks to Steve, Joanne and Heather for singing some wonderful Christmas Carols on the ukuleles! And to Martin for being a wonderful Santa! Well this week we are celebrating our 2 year anniversary. We spent 2011 putting the songs together, getting a name and doing some gigs. 2012 was mainly spent recording demos of the new Concord Joe songs and finding new venues to play. This year, we are starting off by recording with Louie Shelton up the Gold Coast. We hope to have a 4 song EP that will be available for purchase very soon! Also we have a once a month gig at The Merton Hotel in Rozelle. The first one is Friday January 25…. Australia Day Eve! The Merton Hotel is a great little venue and the food is magnificent. It also boasts some of the best Guinness in town. We would love to see you all there. As you may or may not know, live music is struggling at the moment. So coming along to support us would be much appreciated. We want to prove to the Publican that rock n roll ain’t quite dead yet…. 🙂 Well, that’s a wrap. 2013 should see more gigs, some more new songs and finally some product to promote… Say healthy and happy and have a […]
Hey y’all, I just wanted to let everyone know what is going on in the land of Concord Joe. I am really excited because as a song writer, I am getting closer to being able to write specifically for the band as a band “sound ” slowly starts to develop. One of the things that has made it easier for me to write is to accept that everything has been said before…and that all you can do is say it in your own way. That is really a liberating philosophy. There is plenty to write about. The last 4 songs are about the power of the word, my beautiful neice Elizabeth, the confusion surrounding 911 and being in the middle of two friends as their relationship divides. Musically, it is such fun to draw from so many amazing influences and genres of music. What else is up? We are soon having a photo shoot. I have always loved and hated photo shoots. But this time it is fun trying to put a cohesive image together for people like us (not 20 years old). Anyway I will continue to keep all of you up to date as we move forward. The cruise on Rocks Rhythmboat is starting to sell quickly and we have a few surprises in store. We also have some footage from the last Kamma Wine Bar gig , so we will soon put up some footage of that. Cheers, and see you soon, Ben
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