Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs


Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs!

Door charge $10
Every Tuesday at New Farm Bowls Club 969 Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park

7.15 pm - Blackboard (3x10minute spots)
8.00 - 8.45 pm - First Act
9.00 - 9.45 pm - Second Act
So bring your instruments and your voices! The blackboard segment will be first in first served. There is a full bar and food is available at reasonable prices.
Click on the email address to contact the performer, click on their URL to go to their website.
Name: Steve Tyson and the Northern Train Rex
Brief Blurb:

Byron Bay-based songwriter Steve Tyson was born into a fertile Brisbane music scene. His earliest bands, Gentle Art and Spike, played in underground blues and r&b clubs whilst he was still at school. His two later projects, Rough Red and twentysevens, have released ten albums over the past two and a half decades, and Steve has been a major contributing songwriter for all of these records. Rough Red pioneered the way for Australian bands on the European festival circuit, having performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Skagen Festival in Denmark, Vikedal Roots Music Festival in Norway, Brosella Festival in Belgium, Bardentreffen Festival in Germany, Skuleberget Festival in Sweden, and the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland.

Steve’s blues/rock band twentysevens was invited to tour the UK in 2006 as support act to legendary British group Status Quo, playing 31 shows in 42 days throughout England, Scotland and Wales, at venues including Wembley Arena.

From three critically acclaimed records released in recent years, and a series of singles released in the past twelve months, Steve and his band deliver blues-infused contemporary folk songs, intimate story-telling one minute, swaggering alt.country the next, but decidedly Australian in content, and scoring reviews such as these..

“…a master song craftsman with a nuanced lyrical touch and strong melodies. ” (Noel Mengel)

“..this album is a tour de force from one of Australia's leading contemporary songwriters.” (Trad & Now)

“Tyson lets his ruined voice and lucid guitars do the talking.” (Phil Stafford, Courier Mail)

“In Tyson’s follow-up to his auspicious debut album, family history again proves a rich source of inspiration, with his smoky singing and skilful guitar…” (Tony Hillier, Weekend Australian)

“...telling tales of home and family, of travel and politics, wrapped in a dark sense of humour that sets him apart from the myriad others plying a similar trade” (Sam Fell, Rhythms)

“Steve Tyson once again delivers a compelling selection of distinctly Australian storytelling.” (Kim Cheshire, Country Update)

Steve’s touring band features a core of rotating players, with the Northern Train Rex featuring Steve on guitars and mandolin, his longtime sidekick Dave “Mash” Parnell on drums, regular touring guitarist Ian “Sal” Shawsmith, and much-loved local musician Jodi Murtha on bass.

Email: stevetyson@live.com.au
  Steve Tyson and the Northern Train Rex

Bug Info

For those of you who don't know it the New Farm Bowls Club is on Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park. It has a great atmosphere, food, good parking, public transport, and a bar and a kitchen, open till 8.30pm. Click HERE to see what's coming up in the next few weeks.
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