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The Hawkesbury Hotel has changed management and the gigs will be going ahead at least for the next 3 months at least. If you had gig booked there ring the pub and talk to Pat or Jade to confirm….!
‘The Sunday Club’ at the Native Rose hotel has been going well, Chris Turner and his band first Sunday of the month, Finn third Sunday, Mitch Anderson with Harry Brus on bass 4th Sunday, the other bands are being finalised.
The pub has gone to a lot of trouble to make you all feel happy and welcome, a lot more chairs, (but not on the dance floor) chairs outside for smokers and we have been talking about the designated driver.
Last week I had a rant about the changing nature of our business, well the NR has come to the party, tea and coffee when you’ve reached your limit, non-alcoholic beer and wine plus mocktails coming very soon. Good cheap food and amazing array of beer, including my current favourite Hemp beer by Young Henry’s and some standard beers (VB, Tooheys) for those who don’t want it tarted up!
Come and check it out
So try and get out to see live music as often as you can, or it might just disappear.

Cheers, Jim

 
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The Hawkesbury Hotel looks like it might be sold so as to the future of gigs out there, I will keep you posted.
I guess that the nature of pub gigs has changed dramatically since I first started gigging in Sydney.
The band came from Adelaide in about January 1970, just to give you a time frame.
Every pub had live music at least on the weekend, but more importantly people used to go out, in those days workers earned enough so they could go out a few night a week and still put money away.
Normal folk spend money and keep an economy robust, so no matter what’s being said, lack of funds is a big part of what keeps people away from gigs, also drink driving, Netflix and now, menulog and Uber eats. Too many choices, too much competition.
I guess there will always be someone willing to pick up a guitar and sing a few songs. But would you get the best from a doctor or plumber who just practiced 2 or 3 days a month.
So try and get out to see live music as often as you can, or it might just disappear.


Jam Stuff
Annandale and Caro this week.
We have moved rooms at the Carousel, to the bar in the middle of the Pub,
Underage children are allowed have a play now.
Nearly 15 years at the Carousel, longest gig I’ve ever had, and we are talking to the Hotel regarding at 15 year reunion, more on that as it comes to hand.
Remember, bring a friend double the numbers! always room for more.

Paul O’Brien Tuesdays (Annandale ),
Tony Pedroza Wednesdays (Coogee),
Paul Surany Thursdays Carousel.
Double the crowd….bring a friend.
Sign on 7.30 pm all venues
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Howdy All
Jam Stuff
Annandale and Caro this week, first time in a few.
We are moving rooms at the Carousel from the Sports bar, to the bar in the middle of the Pub, You can bring your children to have a play now.
Numbers down at the Carousel, tell a friend we need a hand here! always room for more.

Paul O’Brien Tuesdays (Annandale ),
Tony Pedroza Wednesdays (Coogee),
Paul Surany Thursdays Carousel.
Double the crowd….bring a friend.
Sign on 7.30 pm all venues

Jims View

So voting time is coming around for you all! Oh what fun!
So I’d be really keen to find out how many of you all know exactly how the ‘vote card’ works. Well I have very little idea for one.
What I would say, is that preferential voting seems a good way to corrupt the outcome.
One person…one vote, you vote for who you want, irrespective of party and they collectively elect a leader from their ranks.
We have been let down by the major parties, they seem to play just about the same game, fawning to the elite rich, hard to tell if some of them are far right, centre right, centre left, or far left, like everything else our speech is being bent out of shape by PC mandates and our right to free speech and opinion are being perverted and in the end eliminated.
My solution, peaceful resistance…just say NO. No I won’t vote, pay the fine if you can afford it, AND if enough people don’t vote and you all say NO to the fine, what are they going to do ? Take 500,000 to court and put em in jail….I don’t think so.
If not there are some ways you can run your how to vote card to get better outcomes.
To vote is a right that our forebears fought for and it shouldn’t be given away, but it shouldn’t be compulsory, some people care too little to take a concern with it and we’re better off without their lack of insight and opinion.
Just say no works on a lot of levels, it takes guts, but maybe we have all gone a bit soft and we need to ‘grow some’ or risk losing the life we have, if you look around long enough you can see it is being eroded continuously and only we can halt its cancerous spread. Ta

Jim
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Finn News

Howdy All

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
 
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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

 

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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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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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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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Jam Nights

Howdy All
Finn Stuff
Onwards and upwards in 2019,
The festival I mentioned last week…some more details
Blues on the Lake, Toronto Hotel Saturday 16th Feb.
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

Benefit Gig for John Power
There will be a benefit gig for John Power
https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/john-power-memorial-show/109427?ref=RSS_NineToFiveMag.
John played with….The Hippos, Fore Day Riders and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons to name a few. He was a stalwart in the Aussie music scene for many years.
Unfortunately John had been fighting illness for quite a while and lost that fight. We will celebrate his life at the Bridge Hotel Tuesday 15/1/2019. $25 donation. Says 6pm start but check with the Bridge.
To celebrate his life, many of his musical colleagues/friends will perform at this memorial show.
The Hippos (Les Karski, Bridie King, Ace Follington, Janet Levy, Alan Britton)
The Foreday Riders (Ron and Jeff King, Rosscoe Clark, Stan Mobbs, Shane Pacey and Les Karski)
Dave Skinner (Roxy Music) Gayle Kennedy (author)
Shirley Smith (Co.Caine)
Ali Penney (Hippos 2)
Rick Grossman (Divinyls and Hoodoo Gurus)
Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil)
Harry Brus (Renee Geyer, everyone)
Dom Turner (Backsliders)
Lucy Desoto 
 
Jam Stuff
The jam at the Annandale Hotel begins on Tuesday 22nd of January, With Tony Pedroza kicking off in the guitar spot. Every second Tuesday. Our second Tuesday at the Annandale we have a very special treat for you. Gwynn Ashton will be 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/
Coogee begins Wednesday 16/1/19. Our very Special guest on that night will be Darren ‘Jacko’ Jack, I know you all really enjoyed Jacko last time so expect more of the same, More on Jacko http://www.darrenjack.com/
Carousel  17/1/19 with Paul, Al and myself
Check dates below if confused.
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
 
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Rebranding

Describing themselves as a Rhythm and Blues group may be somewhat misleading, it would be more apt to say they are "Americana," a fusion of Blues/Rockabilly/Country/Rock and Jazz. Finns Music is reminiscent of a time when the audience toe tapped, clicking fingers, playing ghost guitars while listening, and got up and danced seemingly drawn by some unseen force, their bodies transported into movement. Blending a mix of covers with unique originals, Finn becomes more of an experience to be had rather than a Band to be listened to.


Michael.P.Sheehan
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Xmas Greetings

Xmas Greetings to all of our Faithful Followers. We hope you have a Day full of Cheer, Love and Happiness. We Look forward to seeing you in the new year, and Hope it brings you good shit

Regards

Finn

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Finn Stuff

Howdy All
Your HELP is required to keep our LIVE music industry vibrant.
Finn Stuff
HO ho ho, merry Xmas and happy new year to you and your families.
Let’s hope that 2019 will be a great year for us all.
Well that’s it for another year, this one hasn’t been great in a lot of ways, but we got through it.
Thanks to you all for your constant support throughout the year, without ewes we would be playing with ourselves.
So onwards and upwards in 2019, Can the music industry be saved….not by our pollies I suspect, we might have to do this on our own.
Another weekend of great gigs we were back at the Royal last Friday night first time in 6 months well worth the wait and the Native Rose is going from strength to strength, a cracker yesterday, special thanks to Paula McMahon, Ross Waraker and Lucy Desoto for helping out.

Jam Stuff
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
Wednesday 19/12/18 on guitar Keith Todd.
The last jams for this year will be the 19/12/18 for Coogee and the 20/12/19 for the Carousel.
Jams return in 2019 16/1/19 and 17/1/19 respectively.
 
Grand crowd at Coogee last week, Caro was ok!
Musos Club jams website at:- http://jim0408.wixsite.com/musosclubjamnite

Celebrate New Year's Eve and welcome 2019 with dinner & party at The Vault Port Kembla. Dance and party the night away with the fabulous Kerrie Sweeney and her band, with special support performance by Veronique Sweeney DE Havilland.
Tickets $100 per person at www.vault.events or 0468 405 833.
 
 
 
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Great gigs on the weekend Crownie, went off and on Saturday. Teagardens went the same way, grand crowds
We will be at the Native Rose this Sunday

Jam Stuff
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
Wednesday on guitar Tony Pedroza and Keith Todd on the 19/12/18.
The last jams for this year will be the 19/12/18 for Coogee and the 20/12/19 for the Carousel.
Jams return in 2019 16/1/19 and 17/1/19 respectively.
 
Grand crowd at Coogee last week, Caro was ok!
Musos Club jams website at:- http://jim0408.wixsite.com/musosclubjamnite

Celebrate New Year's Eve and welcome 2019 with dinner & party at The Vault Port Kembla. Dance and party the night away with the fabulous Kerrie Sweeney and her band, with special support performance by Veronique Sweeney DE Havilland.
Tickets $100 per person at www.vault.events

Twang and Bang. Website coming soon. Good rates,  make the call,  get a quote. Two engineers and producers available. Live recording  (kit and amps supplied). A large choice of mics to suit everyone



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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.

Jim Finn  
 

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Great gigs on the weekend Canberra On Saturday thanks to Al and Tracey, and a bit of a sad one, Sunday as it was our last gig at the Home Tavern. The pub has been sold and Trevor is taking some time out to re asses. We have been playing at the Home Tavern for 12 years doing our first and last for the Wonderful Bigee Blues Club, The BBF will be ongoing in a new venue, Many thanks Trev for 12 years of support.
We were supposed to be at the Native Rose this Sunday but were double booked and will now be on the 16/12/18. Stormcellar are on this Sunday and I will be there to support, come and have a drink with me….the beer’s great
What About That 2669
Some strange things happening in this world, was a time when our countries leaders were the best and fairest….now we have Scum Mo.
What About That 2670
Probably going to annoy some with this, but our generation, whilst having some of the best minds are also the greediest generation ever….how did this happen, well I would suggest the self-funded retirement has a lot to do with it. Not suggesting you shouldn’t prepare for your retirement but it shouldn’t be mandatory.
When I was a kid 20% of the population gambled on the stock market, now that number would be up around 90% plus, and remember the Stock market is no fairer a guarantee than a punt on the horses and before you say aught, think back to 2008. Another one coming soon watch this space.
Jam Stuff
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
Wednesday on guitar Chris Turner and Bill Crossland on Bass as Al doing a gig with PJ O’Brien .
Grand crowds last week both venues good stuff
Musos Club jams website at:- http://jim0408.wixsite.com/musosclubjamnite
Celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome 2019 with dinner & party at The Vault Port Kembla. Dance and party the night away with the fabulous Kerrie Sweeney and her band, with special support performance by Veronique Sweeney DE Havilland.
Tickets $100 per person at www.vault.events or 0468 405 833.

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