Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs


Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs!

Door charge $10
Every Tuesday at New Farm Bowls Club 969 Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park

7.30pm - Blackboard (3x10minute spots)
8.15 - 9.00 pm - First Act
9.15 - 10.00 pm - Second Act
So bring your instruments and your voices! The blackboard segment will be first in first served. There is a full bar and food is available at reasonable prices.

Past Performances - February 2010

Date Performers Information

4th Mick Tunny A veteran of popular 90s and 00s group Shabeen, Mick is a wandering minstrel who serenades, seduces and delights audiences from Dublin to Dutton Park. An evening in his presence is a journey through some fine songs, sung with soulful whimsy by a soulful, whimsical man...... Read more
Slimy Brothers The Slimy Brothers are Michael O’Halloran and Ross Roache. They started playing and singing together at Larnook (near Lismore) in Northern New South Wales 20 years ago. They sang and harmonised folk, rock and pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and beyond at acoustic music venues around the district, includ..... Read more
Swing Guitars Swing Guitars are: Ewan MacKenzie and Oliver Steffen guitars. They capture the essence of Jazz Manouche, playing relaxed, swinging interpretations of some Reinhardt standards and their own compositions and featuring Ewan in intimate mode. ..... Read more

11th Helgi Stedman As a reformed percussionist Helgi likes to accentuate the rhythm in his music. Helgi has played mostly in Wellington, NZ, experimenting with Irish-punk-reggae in his band ‘Brouhaha’. Since moving to and being new to Brisbane Helgi has been unable to form a new group and so remains a solo act. ..... Read more
Julie Minto and Geoff Cawardine The combined talents of two singer/ songwriters Julie Minto and Geoff Carwardine. Their style has been described as “a melodic fusion of acoustic blues, jazz, folk, and roots music.” Great harmonies sung from the heart accompanied by guitars, harmonica and stomp box. Geoff writes meaningful songs,..... Read more
The Phil Monsour Band In 2008 the Phil Monsour Band consisting of Ian Kimber on Bass and Vocals, Graham Jackson on Guitar and Vocals, Jon Lloyd on Drums and Phil Monsour on Guitar and Vocals recorded and released “the Empire’s New Clothes” CD. The band has since performed regularly locally and interstate. Noel Mengel in..... Read more

18th Lil' Son Gregory Based in Brisbane, Lil' Son Gregory is a solo guitarist and singer who has mastered the finger-picking styles of the 1920s and 30s country blues and ragtime guitar greats such as rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb, Tommy Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, and Mississippi John Hurt with a bit of hillbill..... Read more
Mercenary Type Mercenary Type was formed around the songwriting of guitarist/vocalist Bruce Stewart. "For years I was obsessed with recording (knowing how difficut it had been to keep a band together), and so always being involved with the machinery - always writing new songs, experimenting with technology but al..... Read more
Out of Abingdon OUT of ABINGDON combines Tina's ethereal vocals and grooving double bass with Warwick's mesmerizing, intricate guitar work and bluesy vocals creating soulful acoustic lounge music that has enchanted audiences worldwide...... Read more

25th Burl Ivers For Brisbane based musician Burl Ivers, music is a way of life. Having spent half of his natural life absorbed in playing, performing and recording, one could understand such a claim. Such dedication has come to fruition this year with rave reviews of his independent debut solo album ‘portrait’, a..... Read more
The Jar Some of the wildest and most original music you will hear around sunny Brisbane. Drawing on traditional tunes and songs from all over, The JAR also incorporates originals, contemporary pop, rock and modern folk. Songs merge into tunes; Balkan dances lead into songs; lyrical airs take off into jigs..... Read more
The Westerlies From the downs beyond Mount Tyson, down through the fields of the Tent Hill Valley, come The Westerlies. Playing their own brand of Roots Country and Western Gothic, Nick Weinert and Shane Murray bring you songs of working and driving, loving and dying...... Read more


Bug Info

For those of you who don't know it the New Farm Bowls Club is on Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park. It has a great atmosphere, food, good parking, public transport, and a bar and a kitchen, open till 8.00pm. Click HERE to see what's coming up in the next few weeks.
Email the BUg team for more information or to find out about playing at the BUg.
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