On Friday, 12/5/2017, I played bass with 'Rough as Guts' at the Miner's Arms, in Torbanlea. 'Twas a good night, not hugely busy, just nice.
On Sunday, 6/5/2017, I played mostly bass with the Cool Country Band at the Beachfront Stage, Pialba, Hervey Bay. It was a pleasant day with audience
enjoying the show from the soft grass with the ocean in the background.
On Sunday, 30/4/2027, I played bass with the Cool Country Band again, as well as doing a few of my own songs. It was quite busy and a good time was
had by all present.
On Monday, 25/4/2017, I travelled down to Dalby, for the ASA event at Mary's Commercial Hotel. Did a couple of sets as well as jamming with a few of the
other musicians. All in all a very pleasurable evening.
On Saturday, 15/4/2017, I finished off the gig at the Beachfront Oval and received great response from the audience.
On Wednesday, 12/4/2017, I played in the final of the Hervey Bay Unplugged competition at the Beach House Hotel in Pialba. I didn't win but must
congratulate Leonie Kingdom, who won the competition on the strength of her original songs. All the finalists will be able to do some recording at the
studio of Pacific Music in Hervey Bay.
On Thursday 6/4/2017 I played bass with the Cool Country Band at the community centre in Pialba
On Wednesday, 5/4/2017, I did a set of original songs at the semi-final of the Hervey Bay Unplugged competition. Got through to the final. This was held
at the Beach House Hotel, at Pialba, and featured loads of super-talented musicians.
On Sunday, 2/4/2017, I played bass with 'Rough Enough', at the Miner's Arms at Torbenlea, QLD. A fun outdoor gig.
On Monday, 27/3/2017, I drove south to an ASA event at the Lismore Workers Club, in Lismore NSW. I played a short set of my own songs and received
a great reaction. Showcased a couple of new songs too.
On Sunday, 26/3/2017, I played bass guitar with the Cool Country Band at the Hervey Bay Community Centre. It was a day full of fun and interesting
Also on Friday, 17/3/2017, I played an Old Codger's gig (with Bruce & Michael) at Hoolies, Hervey Bay.
On Friday, 17/3/2017, with a lot of help from Lou I put both songs up on YouTube and Facebook.
I recorded 'Whale Dreaming', on Wednesday 15/3/2017, remixed it on Thursday 16/3/2017.
From Friday, 10/3/2017, until Tuesday 14/3/2017, I worked with film-maker Ludovic Petho, an old, old, friend. We filmed two tracks, 'Gods Waiting Room
Blues' and 'Whale Dreaming'.
On Wednesday, 8/3/2017, I played five songs in the Fraser Coast's Hit 101.9 Unplugged Competition at the Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay QLD. I
made it through to the semi finals in 4 weeks.
On Monday, 6/3/2017, I played a couple of short sets at the ASA Event at Mary's Hotel in Dalby, QLD.
On Friday, 3/3/2017, I performed a few songs at an ASA Event at Gympie.
On Monday, 27/2/2017, I performed a short set at an ASA Event at the Lismore Workers Club.
On Sunday, 26/2/2017, I played bass guitar with the Cool Country Band at The Hervey Bay Community Centre.
On Friday, 17/2/2017, I played a solo gig at the Miner's Arms, Torbanlea.
On Sunday, 12/2/2017, I played a gig with 'Rough Enough', at the Miner's Arms, Torbanlea. Good Fun.
On Friday, 3/2/2017, I played a couple of sets at the Gympie ASA Event.
On Monday, 28/11/2016, at the Lismore Workers Club, ASA Event, showcased a short set of my own songs..
On Thursday 24/11/2016, I did a 15 minute spot at the Hervey Bay Stocklands Shopping Centre Food Court.
On Sunday, 20/11/2016, The Ol' Codgers, (Michael Reilly & Myself), did a gig at Hoolihan's Irish Pub.
One of my newer songs, Gods Waiting Room Blues, has been shortlisted in the open section of the ASAI (Australian Songwriter's Association)
The Macleay River Festival (23-25/9/2016) was fantastic, weather was perfect and so many people must have put in tremendous efforts; it showed, and
the crowds were all happy and smiling the whole day. The music also was great and I enjoyed immensely the gig with The Bush Rats. Thanks again to
Marc and Amanda as well as Jersey Jess and Luke.
The Turning Wave Festival, which stretched from the 16th to the 18th of September, was really special. Not only did it feature a mix of original and
traditional Irish music, featuring some fantastic musicians and songwriters, but it gave me a chance to showcase my own original material to a varied
audience; it was certainly unexpected and great fun to do a couple of school gigs. The craic at Yass in NSW was indeed mighty and I can certainly
recommend you pencil the date in for next year. I met a heap of people from Clonakilty, where I spent so many years, which was also surprising.
The gig at the Taylors Arm Hall was excellent. Along with loads of other talented musicians I did a 20 minute set. I also got to play along with The Black
Cows, who are indeed an entertaining and fantastically lively band; thanks to Jersey Jess, Angus and Mad Cow. The day was a huge success and the
local school and hall raised lots of much needed funds; there is talk about the event going on again next year and I for one certainly look forward to it.
The Taylors Arm Hall is just across the river from The Pub With No Beer and lies around 23 klicks up the river from Macksville NSW. Plenty of free
camping in the area.
Latest on upcoming Gigs and Songs etc:
On Saturday, 1/7/2017, 'Rough As Guts' will be performing at the 'Miner's Arms' in Torbanlea, north of Hervey Bay. Start time around 2 pm. Be there for
a nice evening of quality music.
Gar Mac Leman will be performing his songs at the 'Turning Wave Festival', held at YASS in NSW from Friday15/9/2017 until Sunday 17/9/2017. Check
the festival website for more details. ( http://www.turningwave.org.au/ )