Tuesday, 27 December 2011
There are only a few days to go in the voting, and any help will be very much appreciated.
Just go to http://msi.icweekly.net/contests/msi-2011-awards/ and click on "jiguma" tp vote for Neil. Ifyou'd like to listen to the song you're voting for ("Spinning") go here http://www.macjams.com/song/65036
See you next year!
PS - just 9 votes behind now - 29/12/11 - thanks for all the support!
PPS - 03/01/2012 - in the lead by nearly 50 votes. I have no idea when the voting finishes, but winner is announced on 15/01/2012.
Friday, 16 December 2011
- Kade Brown on Piano
- Steve Clark on Bass
- Ken Vatcher on drums.
Friday, 11 November 2011
So, it would be fantastic if you could add a vote for "Jiguma" at Music Scene Investigations - don't forget to push the "vote" button after you've clicked the Jiguma button.
It would be nice to have a PBGBer win this award ;)
Monday, 7 November 2011
Gus experienced a separation a while back, and like a lot of people nowadays, he let the dust settle, then began having a look at on-line dating sites. Gus found a few people to chat with and began to feel a bit better.
The title Long Distance Lover alludes to the possibilities offered by such on-line sites.
Anyway, it’s a beauty thanks Gus. We hope everybody likes it. We do, and we are glad that Gus is healing. The old Gus is back !! Like the Cat In The Hat !!
Long Distance Lover also marks Lyndon’s second production effort for PBGB. Thanks Lyndon, well done
sir ! We reckon it is great having three Producers ( Neil, Lyndon and Pol ) , because all three have quite distinct styles, and the diversity is a good thing. Gives our posted songs some different flavours. Yum.
Players on Long Distance Lover are : Gus Washbourne Writer, Vocals, Slide Guitar; Lyndon Lewis Lead Guitar; Kevin Breeze Bass; Peter Reid Drums.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Dave is very ably supported on both songs by the following stellar line-up :
POL O’SHEA - GUITAR (LEFT CHANNEL)
GARRY CARSON JONES - GUITAR (RIGHT CHANNEL)
MARK BOLSIUS - KEYBOARDS
KEN VATCHER - DRUMS
KEVIN BREEZE - BASS
Beautiful work all ‘round guys – stunning !
A special mention needs to go to Pol....... Busy as Pol is as a professional music producer ( Pol is the In-House Guru at Turingal Studios ) he very generously offered to take three of the SuperSesh song audio files away with him, and to see what he could do. We know Pol is an obsessed perfectionist, and we know he has put many, many hours into the production of what you hear on these songs. Pol has surgically made good, mixed and mastered these two songs, plus ‘My Naughty Sweetie’ which is the subject of the next post. ( see above ). The results, we hope you agree, are nothing short of outstanding.
So a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ goes to Pol for putting all that effort in. PBGB and The Shed are humbled Pol !
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Words - Pete, music - Neil
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Monday, 3 October 2011
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Monday September 26 saw another Super Sesh in The Shed.
PBGB was honoured to have another stellar line-up of local musical luminaries in The Shed for an afternoon of fun and general musical bonhomie.
We had a full house, with the following in attendance :
Pete, Gus, Kev, Chris, Ken, Lyndon, and visitors Dave Hannagan, Pol O’Shea, Garry Carson Jones, Mark Bolsius, and Jenny Halper.
Who are these people ?
Info. on Garry can be viewed under a previous PBGB Blog posting dated July 4, 2011, and by clicking HERE
At the July Super Sesh Garry sang and played lead guitar on his song I Am, which you can play by clicking on the title on right of screen. Brilliant Garry !
Dave Hannagan has a fine musical pedigree, including a stint with Greg Quill’s Country Radio – see
But best of all, Dave is a fabulous blues singer who absolutely starred on Monday, and we hope to post a song from the Super Sesh featuring Dave on vocals very soon.
Pol O’Shea, likewise, has a life-long connectivity with the world of music – far too much to mention here. But if you Google Pol O’Shea you will see just what we mean. Pol played some superb guitar lines on his trusty Strat at the Super Sesh, and again, we hope to post an example or two of his brilliant licks very soon.
Mark Bolsius made a very welcome return to The Shed on Monday. You can read more about Mark, and see what a handsome fellow he is, by reading PBGB Blog postings dated 17 and 20 February 2011. You can also hear Mark’s great keyboard work clicking on the song ‘Autumn Leaves Jam’ on the right of this page.
Jenny was a first time ‘Shedder’. Welcome Jenny ! Jenny has sung with a number of bands around the district, and when you hear her you will hear why ! We hope to post Jenny’s excellent rendition of the George Gershwin standard ‘Summertime’, soon.
PBGB extends a warm welcome to all these great artistes. Please make a habit of dropping in for Seshes !
Monday was just great fun. What with 11 people in The Shed all blazing away ( and having a beer or three ), and with no agenda other than sheer enjoyment, getting good recordings is a secondary concern. But we have listened through the afternoon’s proceedings, and we should soon be able to stitch together some songs that will give friends of PBGB a chance to hear what these great musos can do. Watch this space !
Some photos of the newcomers............
Pol’s Strat. If that were a hot rod it would be called a Rat Rod. Is it in fact a Rat Strat ?
|Pol - Thanks for coming Pol - blistering licks!|
|Jenny and Dave - A very warm welcome and a standing invitation to come on back.|
|Garry - Always a big happy smile!|
Thursday, 29 September 2011
The new photo of ‘da boyz’ better represents those who are currently making regular contributions to PBGB.
Who are they ? Well from Left to Right, we have all the usual suspects.........Lyndon Lewis, Ken Vatcher, Chris Ralfs, Neil Porter, Peter Reid, Kevin Breeze, and Gus Washbourne.
The Backdrop shot is of the Pambula Rivermouth. Home sweet home !!!
Why the changes to the PBGB Blog ?
Neil has managed the PBGB Blog, and most every other technical aspect of all things PBGB ever since he joined us nearly three years ago. We are sharing the work a little more evenly.
So now Pete’s son Mark is going to maintain the Blog for us.
Mark is a new media whiz. Mark shot and put together the fabulous Tell Me Honey video you can play on right of screen.
See more of Mark’s work here.
Welcome aboard Mark !
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
Back in 2009, local singer/guitarist Jack Biilmann contributed his interpretation of John Butler's 'Ocean' to our 5th cd. It was Jack's very first recording. You can listen to it by clicking on the title in the PBGB Vault.
Monday, 15 August 2011
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
A couple of Thursdays ago, PB and Lyndon Lewis popped by.
PB had come over to say good-bye – he has accepted a new job up in Ballina and he and Lyn are moving very soon. PB played bass and sang some for PBGB for a good while, and features on three of our cds.
Since Pete took leave he has been playing bass for Lyndon’s 50s rock band ‘Shadoogie’.
Thanks for coming over to say good-bye Pete – that was really nice of you. We all wish you and Lyn all the very best with your new adventure up North !
It so happened that Lyndon had his trusty Strat in the car, so he dragged it out and we played a few songs together. We all liked what we heard, and Lyndon has been back a couple of times and is adding some really tasty licks to some of the songs we are currently working on. Lyndon is enjoying the challenge of getting his head and hands around some of our original material.
We hope that before too long we can capture a good recording of Lyndon’s guitar work. Watch this space.
So welcome aboard Lyndon !
You can have a look at what Lyndon gets up to with Shadoogie by clicking on http://www.shadoogie.com.au/Welcome.html