Tobacco Road Band + Cross Eyed Cats
Tobacco Road Band | 7.30pm
Dave and Colin met through playing double bills with their own respective bands. It didn’t take long for these two to realise that they were into the same types of music. Music played with ‘feel and balls’ and so the Tobacco Road Band was born!
After a few years rockin round Perth the band had and few lineup changes. Recruiting a new rhythm section machine was imperative to keep this motor running, that’s when Dave turned to long time collaborator Jim Awram to see if he was interested in playing bass, Luckily Jim was up for it, Jim in turn suggested Michael Arkins behind the kit and the new lineup was complete!
This Embryonic Blues Band soon morphed into something more. Drawing on all of the influences of the four, Tobacco Road has developed it’s own raw edged, hard hitting sound. Come visit the heavier side of blues/rock. Tobacco are on the right track, 2022 – 2023 will see the band writing new material, so ya better stand back a little as Tobacco Road take to the stage.
Tobacco Road Band are: Dave Gillam – Lead Vocal / Rhythm Guitar, Colin Reale – Lead Guitar / Vocals, Jim Awram – Bass Guitar / Vocals, Michael Arkins – Drums
Cross Eyed Cats | 8.45pm
Choc full of blues and as rare as hens teeth the Cross Eyed Cats have been shufflin’ round town for years. Playin’ bloody good blues in such fine establishments as The Duke of George, Clancy’s, Hilton Bowlo, Rodney’s Bait’n’Tackle, Ellington’s Jazz Club, the blues approved Australia Hotel and the list goes on. The Cap’n, Glenn Carpenter – vocal and guitar, Sweetlips, Paul Fitzpatrick – harp, Gouldfingers Lindsay Gould -sassy tenor sax, Baggy Shorts, Graham Temby – drums and Da Pumpkin, Duncan Roylance – bass, love a little boogie and swinging’ shuffle.