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Concord Joe is returning to Beaches Hotel in Thirroul on April 8. A fun, rocking, Sydney band – Concord Joe Concord Joe’s style of rock and roll is salt and peppered with a tinge of the blues. The set list includes lots of songs from their two albums along with great rock covers from John Fogerty, Carlos Santana, Tom Petty, Bad Company, and the Steve Miller Band – just to name a few. A great venue – Beaches Thirroul Beaches supports live music and we salute them for keeping live music alive. Bring some friends and make a night of it…. First bash of the skins and strings is at 8:30 pm. We keep rocking until at least midnight.

[youtube][/youtube]Words from Benny Joe: It was brought to my attention that  to do a promotional video for a new song that a big budget was NOT paramount. I was told that if you have a good idea with just a camera and a computer you could knock something together. Sell Out is a song which talks about the music industry today with our tongues firmly in our cheek and I immediately thought of the iconic Queen film clip, Bohemian Rhapsody, as a starting point for our video So with a couple of lights, a torch, a table, a couple of chairs, a tripod, a camera, and some beer and tequila we were able to have a few laughs and create a home grown video for one of the songs off the new album, Gold Dust. We had a ball making it. And it was fun and easy to do. Our album is available to buy for $20 directly from us and is also on iTunes and Spotify and other places where we make $.0000001 per play. Or we can mail a signed copy to you for $25 in Australia. Please share the video and give us your feedback. Here’s some of the feedback we got already. “Like that I really do” – Jamie “Love It” Brilliant – Judie “Ha! Great stuff” – Paul “Love it HaHa so true” – Elora “Love it man. Nice torch effect” – Jake “I love it! Very clever” – Pam “Tooooo much fun!” – Carolyn “I smiled, chuckled and enjoyed […]

It’s been awhile since Ben has written here… And he’s got a lot to say. Here you go…. This is a story about the journey of a song. It starts with an idea and ends up as a product that you can listen to! This particular story is about a song called ’20 Hours of Texas.’ And I want to explain the process of getting it from idea to product. THE SONG The story begins about 18 months ago when Doug (who we affectionately call ‘Uncle Buck’) and Sally, met my wife Angela and I for lunch. Doug and Sally are Wendy’s parents and they were in Sydney for a holiday. So I asked Uncle Buck what he they were up to when they got back to the US. He said that they were travelling from Arizona to Florida and that they would be going through Texas. He said, “In fact it will be 20 hours of Texas.”…. Well the light bulb lit up and my radar went off! And I replied, “Now, that is a great song title.” We all agreed. So when I returned home from lunch. I sat down and started wring the song. I could hear a Texas blues song with slide guitar and Texan references. So about an hour later, I had the music and lyrics written. THE DEMO It was so complete, that I recorded it on my home studio the very next day: The drums, bass, 2 guitars, solos and all the vocals. The next step was to send a copy […]

September 20, 2011

Hey y’all, Well, we had the photo shoot on Sunday and it was a long but rewarding day. Peter Koudounas is the photographer and he does amazing work. We went along to Callan Park, Glebe and Concord and Pete of course took advantage of some of the local surroundings and appropriate lighting as the day unfolded. I have yet to see all of the photos. I am sure we are actually smiling in some of them (he told us to!) but we have to look tough you know….we are a rock band…lolSo here is a sample of some of Pete’s work. These photos will be used for promo and eventually maybe the album….. It is a must to have a good stock of promo shots.Here is a link to his website: Tickets for the Concord Joe Harbour Cruise are selling very well. It should be a great day and night! Blog ya later! Ben

August 15, 2011

Hello! Okay, we have a name and we have more new songs to share and we’ve even delved into the back catalogue. We’ve also sprinkled the set with some classic covers. It’s time to ROCK! Come to the Kamma Wine Bar (at 12 Waters Lane, Neutral Bay) on Sunday, August 28th from 4:00-7:00. Free entry and no need to worry about rain anymore because the courtyard is covered with umbrellas. We have some very special guests joining us on the day to get the ball rolling. Wayne and Rosie Tritton will start us off at 4:00. Make sure you are on time to grab a drink, grab a seat, and listen to the fantastic Wayne and Rosie. It’ll be sure to be a great mix of Wayne’s original songs and quirky covers.