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Jam Stuff
The bad news
No Jam this Tuesday, the Annandale has rented their room out for this week to AIM, so, no room for us, but we do return on Tuesday the 30th of April.
This week there is only the Carousel on Thursday.
Next week on Anzac day (25th) there will be no jam at the Carousel, they like to avoid the trouble, that often occurs late on Anzac day, so only Coogee next week
The Good news
We are moving rooms at the Carousel from the Sports bar, to the bar in the middle of the Pub, we were in there before during renovations, I like this room, it’s far more cosy and you can bring young budding musicians along now.
 
Paul and I will be away from the Caro this week, that should bring a few out! Paul O’Brien Tuesdays (Annandale ), Tony Pedroza Wednesdays (Coogee), Paul Surany Carousel.
Numbers down out west, tell a friend we need a hand here! but always room for more. Double the crowd….bring a friend.
Sign on 7.30 pm all venues
 
Finn news
Move done!…. A bunch of people to thanks , in no particular order, Ken Eliott, Dave Tice, Steve Strange and Maryanne, Andrew Tzannis, Robert Stockman, Fred Blake, Charlie and Betty, (friends of Lesley), I hope I missed no one, still shell shocked.
Mike has been knocked down by some sort of bug and will be out of commission for about a month, Bill Crossland stepped into the breach and will be doing the gigs in Mike’s absence, a hope for a speedy recovery Mike
A pretty grand weekend for us, tho’ Billy did a great job and both gigs we extremely well received.
Sunday we had a plethora of stars join us last Sunday, thanks to Paula, Irish, CT, Elizabeth, Roscoe and of course Billy.
 
Thanks to Hugo Pfandler’s who had me on his radio show, last week
RADIO2RDJ.COM on your dial 9 - 11 pm, or digital:- http://www.radio2rdj.com/?page_id=2469

 

Have a listen for free on www.jfinn.net/Music
Can be purchased at http://www.jfinn.net/store/#!/Feck-the-Illusion/p/132273121/category=0
Will be available from Big Rock records soon

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Catch Up

Crown Hotel Friday 15th March and Native Rose Sunday 17th March were both crackers of gigs. Thanks to Michael Barry and Paul Read for their input on Friday.
Sunday at the Native Rose was just a cavalcade of stars, Thanks to Irish John, Paul Read, Martin Skipper, Paula McMahon, Lucy De Soto and of course Roscoe Waraker who played up a storm on both nights.

Jim & Lesley moving again, thanks to those of you who have offered help with the move, they are moving on Sunday 7
th April, 10 am, so if you have some spare time they would appreciate the hand. Shouldn’t take more than 4 hours end to end.
 
So a pretty busy weekend for Finn, Raby last Saturday with Paula and then 2 spots at The Hawkesbury for the Big Blues bash #2, a great day of music, many thanks to Peter Fricker and Tate’s Hotel, all the staff and Blake and all the Crew. By all accounts Blakes mixing was superb.

Visitors to Site in March, 1415, of those 380 were new visitors fro all over the Globe, and of those 314 were visitors from Australia, so I know you are all taking advantage of the Site. With 151 New visitors from Sydney, perhaps its time for you to translate that to bums on seats at Gigs. Gather your friends, make it a big night out, dinner, the lot, and grab yourself a copy of the New Album, there are some great tracks on it.

Till next time
Michael.P.Sheehan
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Gigs

Crown Hotel Friday and Native Rose Sunday were both crackers of gigs.
Thanks to Michael Barry and Paul Read for their input on Friday.
Sunday was just a cavalcade of stars, Thanks to Irish John, Paul Read, Martin Skipper, Paula McMahon, Lucy De Soto and of course Roscoe Waraker who played up a storm on both nights.
A new gig for us this Saturday night Georges River 16 ft. sailing club, kick off 8pm

Please get your bums on seats at the Gigs, to keep the industry alive an audience is needed. No audience, no bookings, simple, no bookings, no income, no band!
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Paula McMahon

Paula McMahon has just released her new album, “A Lifetime Addiction to the Blues”, in March, 2019 and it is an amazing piece of work. “A Lifetime Addiction to the Blues” (title track written by Chris Turner,) finds Paula, (Vocals, Acoustic, Electric, Percussion) performing live in the studio in collaboration with accomplished friends Chris Turner (Slide Guitar), Jim Finn (drums, percussion, vocals), Charlie Faruglia, (Bass), Mick O’Shea, (drums), Tony Boyd, (drums), Dave Scembi, (Harmonica), and Phil Grove, (Accordion).

Paula brings a lot of soul to her songs including “Believe I’m in Love with You,” “Angie,” and “Walking My Baby.” A drop the mic performance of Bonnie Raitts “Love me like a Man” is awesome. Her overall sound is clean, light and airy, but deep. There is a good mix of both acoustic and electric setups throughout the album, and Chris Turners “Lifetime Subscription to the Blues is brilliant.”

Paula has a lot of depth and is amazingly talented and really qualifies as an old soul. The Musicians featured here are gifted artists and are truly mastering the blues genre.

Her voice and her Acoustic guitar both just speak so clearly and deeply of the blues, but it is light enough to be refreshing. As for fans and new listeners alike, I don’t think Paula and her friends have any fear of being Misunderstood at all with this collaboration, and “Please don’t let me be Misunderstood” leaves no doubt. Paula is so spell binding that you can’t help but keep coming back for more.

Mixed at her own Studio, Twang and Bang and Big Rock Records and brilliantly Mastered at The Wave Ranch this Album is worth a listen

Michael.P.Sheehan
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New Album

“Emotionally, blues is healing music. It was designed to make oppressed people feel better. But the magic of the blues is that it isn’t just about African-Americans, but about people everywhere. Its tension-and-release form is designed to wring out the emotions, cleanse the soul, and make the audience feel whole — like gospel music, but without the religion,” “As they say in Chicago, you listen to the blues to get rid of the blues.” And, at an essential level, you need to listen to the blues to really understand the blues. No description, however poetic, can suffice.”

Finns new album, “Feck the Illusion” lives up to this. Released on Feb. 25th, (Jims 60th birthday,) it has been carefully engineered in Paula McMahons studio, Twang&Bang by Paula and Jim, (Paula also does backup vocals “Im Getting Stoned” and “Locked Out Boogie.” The album has been brilliantly mastered by Damien Gerrard, and harks back to the “roots” of his earlier work, with the sublime guitar work of Paul Surany and the subtle Bass sounds of Mike Bellamy, the lyrics have all been crafted by these three stalwarts of the industry. Some brilliant sax is to be found on “Reggie” and “Instrumental as Anything” by Henry Holt. Get a taste of this album here, You can purchase the album from the Store here.

With instances of pertinent social comment on the World today, this album not only makes you think with the lyrics, but undeniably gets the toes tapping, and the more you listen, the more comes to mind. The musical craftsmanship of Finn is undeniable, and can be heard clearly on “Instrumental as Anything.” Catch Finn at a gig near you, this Saturday at the Rose Cottage Monaro Hwy. Gilmore ACT 8 pm
Michael.P.Sheehan
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New Album released

New Album "Feck the Illusion" released today. Purchase for only $20 + $5 shipping here

Feck the illusion
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Finn Stuff

Howdy all

Finn’s 8
th Cd is with the printer and should be back this week. Many thanks to those of you who have responded for a copy already.
We think this is our best album to date.
 
Last Friday Crown Hotel, always the Crownie, crowd down a bit but seems Valentine’s day now makes a difference to going out and seeing a band.
Saturday ‘Blues on the Lake’, Toronto Hotel Saturday 16th February, Great crowd, well over 400, well attended and went very well for the first one, should be a yearly event now.
Sunday Native Rose, many to thank, Roscoe Waraker, Paula McMahon, Elizabeth Bellmore (She did a grand job and is improving all the time) Irish John, who always make the place come alive and George Rigatos.
We wish George all the best. He is in hospital for some operative work and we in the Finn camp are thinking of him today and hoping to see him bright and chirpy come Friday.
 
 
Jam Stuff
This Tuesday at the Annandale 19/2/19 we have Paul O’Brien as our guest guitarist. Paul is a great all round performer strong vocals wonderful playing and I personally love Paul’s original, come and check him out, numbers good at Annandale but always room for more.
Double the crowd….bring a friend.
Sign on 7.30 pm all venues

Jim
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Finn Stuff

Howdy All

This week we are back to the Crown Hotel on Friday and looking forward to it, some guests joining us as always in our efforts to keep things fresh.
Irish John put in a stellar performance with us last Sunday at the Native rose many thanks John also thanks to Ross Waraker Nori and Sai Keneko for their great singing and playing. Don’t forget Blues on the Lake, Toronto Hotel Saturday 16th February. ticketed show $38 online or at venue
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoHotelMotel/
2pm Finn 3.30 Steve Edmonds band, 5 pm Bondi Cigars, 6.30 Mal Eastic, 8.15 Kevin Borich Express

Jam Stuff

The jam at Coogee diggers (Wednesday 30th of January), Will have Keith in the guitar spot.
Every Second Tuesday at the Annandale 5/2/19 we have Gwynn Ashton playing with us as guest on the night.
Gwyn is an amazing exponent of all sorts of guitaring, from swampy dobro slide through to …well just about anything, if it’s bluesy, Gwyn’s got it covered.
More info at
https://www.gwynashton.com/

Don’t forget if you all bring a friend….(C’mon I know you have them), our numbers double.
Sign on 7.30 pm both venues

Musos Club jams website at:- http://jim0408.wixsite.com/musosclubjamnite

Cheers
Jim
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Hawkesbury 25.01.19

Thank you Raymond Hatcher for your Posts on facebook. Night at the Hawkesbury was awesome


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Finn Stuff

Howdy All
Finn Stuff
Back out to Hawkesbury Hotel this Friday and Native Rose Sunday where Irish John Arthurs will be doing some tunes with us across our sets.
Blues on the Lake, Toronto Hotel Saturday 16
th February.
ticketed show $38 online or at venue
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoHotelMotel/
2pm Finn
3.30 Steve Edmonds band,
5 pm Bondi Cigars,
6.30 Mal Eastic,
8.15 Kevin Borich Express
 
Jam Stuff
The jam at the Annandale Hotel tomorrow (Tuesday 22
nd of January), With Tony Pedroza in the guitar spot. Every second Tuesday.
Second Tuesday at the Annandale 5/2/19 we have Gwynn Ashton playing with us as guest on the night.
Gwyn is an amazing exponent of all sorts of guitaring, from swampy dobro slide through to …well just about anything, if it’s bluesy, Gwyn’s got it covered.
More info at
https://www.gwynashton.com/
Don’t forget if you all bring a friend….(C’mon I know you have them), our numbers double.
Sign on 7.30 pm both venues
Musos Club jams website at:-
http://jim0408.wixsite.com/musosclubjamnite

Catch Ya round the traps
Onwards and upwards
The greater the input,
the greater the output.
Freedom ain’t free
Common sense ain’t common.

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