Gig tonight @ The Sash Bar, Northcote!!!

Sash Bar April 8 2017If you’re in Melbourne tonight, come and hang at The Sash Bar in Northcote (111 High St, Northcote), for a night of acoustic tunes from Jess Hieser, Dylan Beast and myself.

Will have Solo and Feckers CD’s with me like I always do – TAKE THEM haha – I need my cupboard back!!!!

Music starts from 7pm!!

Happy New Year – Gigs for 2017!!!

cs_basement_4_paintHappy new year everyone out there!!! I wish you all the best this year and beyond. I’ve started the year running with my third gig in a week coming up. Will also aim to have my next album featuring Rob Lundgren, Dennis Leeflang and Mathew Szkup out this year too. More on that below…….

ACOUSTIC GIGS:

As mentioned, I’ve done a couple of gigs this week for the good folks at Impact Events, playing at The Basement Cafe and Bar (350 Latrobe St, Melbourne) and The Arcadia Hotel (South Yarra). These are are great bunch of folks doing good things for the music scene and I plan on being a part of more events asap. Check out some photos / video / setlists from both nights.

The Basement Bar and Cafe – Jan 06, 2017

  • “Slough” (David Brent Cover)
  • “Harder than your husband” (Frank Zappa cover)
  • “Here Comes the Sun” (Beatles cover)
  • “October 22”
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Live at the Basement Cafe and Bar – Photo by Andrew Grant

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Live at the Basement Cafe and Bar – Photo by Andrew Grant

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Live at the Basement Cafe and Bar – Photo by Michael Hussey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arcadia Hotel – Jan 10, 2017

  • “Gandhara” (Godiego cover)
  • “I Cant Start Again
  • “To Be”
  • “A Better World” (The Feckers – solo piano)
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Live at the Arcadia Hotel – Photo by Andrew Grant

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Live at the Arcadia Hotel – Photo by Andrew Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND FOR THOSE IN HOBART, DON’T MISS THIS!!!!

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New bands, music, a return to the stage in Hobart, art exhibitions and new vids!!!

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(Photo above from the Cunning Stunts gig at the Republic Bar and Cafe, Hobart – thanks to Colin Mahoney!!)

Welcome to the first update in a while! My apologies for that, but here’s the latest!

  • The Szkup, Lundgren, Leeflang, Szkup collection of songs is still happening!!! Sometimes life happens and gets in the way of the plans you’ve made, but rest assured that this stuff will be coming out. It’s some of the best stuff I’ve ever done by a long shot. Here’s a short vid from guitar tracking today!

  • Recently I also made my return to the live stage in Hobart for the first time in 11 years, as part of a
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    Post gig shot photobombed amazingly by Colin Mahoney! (Jake Cowburn, Brett Collidge, Mathew Szkup, Chris Szkup)

    Metallica Tribute band Cunning Stunts, featuring Brett Collidge – Drums, Jake Cowburn – Bass / Vocals, Mathew Szkup – Guitar / Vocals and Myself – Guitar. The night was an amazing success and totally took us by suprise. So much so that we’ll be doing it again semi regularly as we’re able to find free dates in everyone’s schedules. Will keep you posted!

(Photo courtesy of Shot By Slaidins Photography)

 

 

  • Over the past handful of months I’ve been getting a line up of guys together slowly. It’s intended to be very heavy and aggressive thrash metal, and we’re writing for it as we speak. Still on the hunt for a singer and a bass player if anyone is out there.

Here are a couple of vids from us jamming!

  • Back in February I was honoured to be asked again by the mighty Dan Verkys to provide music for his latest exhibition called Chaos Dreaming!!! Was a great day as always. Here’s a few pics from the festivities!!

(Photos by Daryl Bean)

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The Waiting for Yesterday Henchmen / Women!!! (DJ Bun DMC, Amber, Dan Verkys, Chris)

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CS noodling away during the exhibition!

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The selfie wall!!

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Dan and Chris catching up before kickoff!!

Here’s a vid of me playing there on the day!

New Dan Verkys Exhibition – Launch Date Feb 20, 2016!!!

YesterdayCheck this out if you’re anywhere near Romsey next weekend for the launch, and through March for the length of the exhibition!!!!!

It’s always a pleasure being asked to be involved with such a talented man as Dan Verky’s creative pursuits, and I know for a fact that he’s REALLY going the extra mile to put on a real show. I’m totally excited to see everything he’s cooked up!!!

As it happens I’ll be polluting the airwaves with some instrumental acoustic music as well, but don’t let that put you off. Just make sure you come cause it will be a cracker!!!

Live at AMR.fm – Available now!!!

EveryoneMan, what a cool night this was!! I had been meaning to get down to the studio in FOREVER but life kinda had other plans. I’ve been signed up to their site since the very early days though and always really appreciated what they do for us indie musicians – was something to finally see it all first hand and meet Gareth and Tony!!

Not to mention the other acts – Jimmy Maddon with his Cat Stevens vibed story telling, and the soul and groove of Thando, this was a fantastic evening and one I hope I’ll get the chance to do again soon!!!

Jimmy is touring Indonesia very soon, while Thando was hitting it for a string of east coast tour dates right after this – hope it goes amazing for both acts!! Great to meet you and AMR!! 😀

Download my set from the night for free via the player below!! (Photography by Gareth McDowell, Artwork by Dan Verkys)

 

Live on AMR – October 13th, 2015!!

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Check this out friends! I’ll be a part of this cool event on Tuesday which is live streamed on amr.fm! Will be some tunes, talk and maybe some jamming too! These guys have supported my music since their very early days and do a lot of cool things for indie artists just like myself, so make sure you listen to the live broadcast this Tuesday October 13th!!

Video and setlist from The Eltham Hotel!!

Had a great time at The Eltham Hotel last night!! Of note in the setlist is the live debut of a new song that I’m finishing up in the studio at the moment with the Szkup, Lundgren, Leeflang, Szkup album called “I Will Wait For You” – although I wrote the basis of the melodies in the song, there is definitely a reason why Rob is the singer on the song, and it was no easy task trying to sing his parts I can tell you haha!

Setlist:

  • “Influenza Blues”
  • “To Be”
  • “TPCM”
  • “I Will Wait For You”
  • “Slackers and Wankers”
  • “October 22”
  • “Handle With Care”

Some new live appearances and more!!

Hey friends, hope all is well out there!!?

As of today, Mr Rob Lundgren sang his final stuff for the next album and it’s sounding killer!! Now we’re at the stage of Skube and myself adding / tweaking guitar bits before mixing and mastering gets underway. Too early to say when this baby might be released, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted!!

I’ll be playing live acoustic at The Eltham Hotel, here in Melbourne on May 27 at 8pm!! Click here for directions and note that there is very likely to be more events happening that same week.

Also, I was recently asked by my mate Dan Verkys, the fantastic fellow that does the artwork on music releases for me if I’d like to play some tunes at his forthcoming exhibition called Chaos Dreaming, which is running at the Mad Gallery from August 16 – September 16. You should definitely make sure you get along to this if you’re in Victoria over that time. This man is an amazing talent!!!! Click here to RSVP via the Facebook event!

Promo poster and video below:

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“Ascend” / Studio vids!!

The last day of the year as as good a day as any for some video action right??!!

Here’s the official video for “Ascend”. This track is from my “Resist to Exist” album that came out in August 2014, and features my bro Mathew Szkup laying down the smack, and a cameo from Dennis Leeflang on tribal drums. Hope you enjoy!!

Also…..here’s some video from yesterday’s guitar tracking for the next album!! Thanks for hanging with me this year and always, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!! 😀

Some guitars to end the year!!

Hey all!

I have a few days of guitar tracking for the next album this week which I’ll be documenting on my Youtube channel – this is all for the next album that is due out around July / August next year and will feature Rob Lundgren (vocals), Mathew Szkup (guitars) and Dennis Leeflang (drums) along with myself. Stay tuned as there’s lots more to come!