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Friday, September 23, 2005

The Brass Monkey

I've been to two shows at The Brass Monkey in the past week.

The first show was on saturday night for my friend's birthday, so we went out for a "girls night out" at the Brass Monkey. We didn't know who was playing, but it turned out that The Brewster Brothers (ex The Angels) were up first, featuring Buzz (The Angels) on drums. After that treat, Glenn Tilbrook was up. Glenn was part of a band called Squeeze, from the UK. I wasn't familiar with his stuff, so I'm guessing it was before my time.

Last night I went again, so see my friends' band The Dawn Collective. I'd been trying to get to a show of theirs for over 12 months, but every time they were playing anywhere remotely near me, something would come up (even my car breaking down!) and I wouldn't be able to make it.

I was so glad that I finally made a show - and I wasn't dissapointed! They were amazing. (Side note: when I walked in and located my friends, I went over to say hi - Greg - guitarist extraordinaire - commented "so you finally made a show!". Thanks. )

After The Dawn Collective left the stage, we were in for another treat - The Devoted Few. I'd heard of them, but never heard or seen them. They blew me away! A 6 piece band, in a tiny venue, and TIGHT! It was a muso's treat! They're heading over to Perth soon (like tomorrow!), so if you're in the area, go and see them! You'll be glad you did.

I know that Squeeze was around some time ago but I can't believe you don't know their stuff. Surely you've sung along to 'Cool for Cats' dozens of times.

Would have been great to see Buzz Bidstrup. I was never a big Angels fan but I love what he did with Gangajang. (You have heard of Gangajang haven't you?) :)
I think I know that song. He was doing stuff off his new solo album, some of which was quite off-colour. Definitely a fantastic entertainer though.
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