New TCSO single – “No Way Back For Us”!!

The second in a “once a month or so” series of tracks from TCSO, a cover version of the great song written by New Zealand artist Rob Smith of RPJ called “No Way Back For Us”.

Featuring Mathew Szkup (guitar), Rob Lundgren (vocals) and Dennis Leeflang (drums and mix) alongside Chris Szkup (guitars and bass), this song was originally intended to be used for GONE WILD when a third album was being discussed a few years back. However, when plans changed in regards to that album, Chris obviously had fun on the track and asked the question “can we do the song anyway”!!! Luckily Rob Smith being the great fellow that he is, agreed to it.

Once again, mastering on this track was done by Andy VanDette at Engineroom Audio in NYC, while artwork was done by Dan Verkys.

Check it out right now for free on Bandcamp, and if you feel like purchasing it, then thank you so much but either way, I hope you like it…….especially you Rob Smith!!!

October Gigs!!

Let the crazy month of October commence!!! Here are the gig announcements I mentioned last post….

TOMORROW night – playing with Dylan Beast at Baxter’s Lot from 9pm (event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962734097330752/?ti=icl ).

Video – https://youtu.be/otZL6kRyF7M

 

October 15 – Playing the Impact Events Buskers Stage with Dylan Beast at 2.30pm as part of the Spring Fling Street Festival 2017. This is the 40th anniversary of the event and promises to be a great day out. I’m told that we’ll be right next to the Town Hall Hotel, so a perfect spot for people to have a cold one and take in some tunes!!

(event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424415924272799/ )

More info – https://www.springflingstreetfestival.org.au/

October 26 – sharing the bill with Brett Franke at The Night Heron from 7.30pm (event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969099936708903??ti=ia)

Video – https://www.facebook.com/cs.songs/videos/10155684022689921/

 

October 28 – playing with my mates in Cunning Stunts at the Republic Bar & Cafe in Hobart again paying tribute to Metallica. This is likely to sell out like last time, so my advice would be to grab tickets asap if you’re interested in coming along from the following link – http://m.moshtix.com.au/…/cunning-stunts-a-tribute-to…/98924

(Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310812786054912??ti=ia )

Video – https://www.facebook.com/events/310812786054912/permalink/310917542711103/

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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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!

New songs – Line up / Video!!!

When I started getting these tunes that you’ll hear soon together it was pretty clear very fast that I didn’t have the nads required to do the vocals justice. In the past I had successfully found killer singers from little old Youtube and thought I would try it again. Eventually I came across this guy by the name of Mr Rob Lundgren from Sweden, and hoooooly shiiiiit – what a voice!!!! Going through his channel I saw amazing diversity – and with every different song and style I watched, I was just blown away how much he was killing it no matter what!!!! Upon getting in touch I found him to be a fantastic guy also, and we banged out the tracks for the EP real fast, with ease. Such a pleasure!

Here’s a short video from tracking of the last song we did:

The full line up for these next tunes (aside from the occasional guest who may pop up here and there) is:

Rob Lundgren (Vocals)
Mathew Szkup (Guitars)
Dennis Leeflang (Drums)
Chris Szkup (Guitars and Bass)

I’m so pumped and can’t wait for you guys to hear the stuff – more soon!!!! 😀

Resist to Exist out now!!

That’s right folks!! Here’s a track by track rundown from Chris:

As well as being available in the Store here on site, you can also purchase from the following places and we hope you will!!

Bandcamp – High res purchase options here and you can also stream the album in full!!
Amazon – Purchase in mp3
iTunes – Purchase in mp3

Also, did you catch the full length stream of “Friendship Song” recently?

Let us know what you think!!