Friday, 4 June 2010

Surf Club Gig


The generous spirit of the Pambula community was amply demonstrated at our gig at the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club on June 25.

We played two sets of our original material to a very responsive audience, and between a few fund raising activities collected $555 for the NSW Aboriginal Education Council.

As agreed with the AEC the money raised will flow directly to support indigenous kids in public schools in our region.

PBGB was overwhelmed by the support of many people and organisations in making the evening such a success.

Heartfelt thanks go to :

Pambula Surf Life Saving Club Volunteer Officials

Pambula ‘Little Bottler’ Liquor Store (Owners Glen Baker and family)

Merimbula News Weekly

ABC South East New South Wales Radio

SEA 104.7 fm South East Access Radio

Jason Holley from J&K Entertainment

And of course all the punters who came out on a bleak Winter’s night and gave so generously to the cause !

The gig was the first time Chris has played with us at a public appearance, and he did a fantastic job getting across material new to him. Chris slotted straight in on the bass and drove the bottom end extremely well. Well done Chris !

The PBGB Family was well represented. In addition to the four key players (Gus, Chris, Neil and Peter), Heather stepped up to perform beautiful renditions of two songs (Nobody Knows You and Wade In The Water). And we had Ken Vatcher (the newest PBGB Family member) and his wife Susie in the audience. Ken has just recently started to pop into the shed, and has in fact already recorded a version of Gus’s ‘Boozer Blues’ which will likely appear on the soon to be released PBGB 6. Ken is a brilliant drummer with a great reputation and we hope to see and hear far more of Ken, who has recently moved to Pambula Beach from Mallacoota – Welcome Ken and Susie !

We also had a very pleasant surprise – Col and Jane Enright travelled down from Rosedale for the gig, unannounced. A real treat ! Although Col didn’t play on the night, he did conduct the auction of the case of wine kindly donated by the Pambula Little Bottler. The auction raised $230 !!! Well done Col ! Thanks for coming.

All in all a top night, and the first time PBGB has done an ‘all original material’ gig, (Heather’s songs notwithstanding) so we were very pleased with ourselves.

Huge thanks to the Pambula Community

For those who have to know this stuff, Gus is using an Indie guitar (he also used a Squire "Telecaster" for slide) through a Behringer 100W amp, Chris used a Warwick fretless bass and a Warwick fretted bass through a MarkBass 400W amp (yes, that tiny thing pumps out a cool 400 Watts!), Peter is using his Roland v-drums through a Hartke 200W bass rig and Neil uses a Fender Telecaster (plus that 1960s Kawai surf guitar) through a VOX VT30 amp into a 100W Doobie bass amp.