Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs

 

Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs!

Door charge $10/$7 Concession.
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.
Click on the email address to contact the performer, click on their URL to go to their website.
Name: Stomperoo
Brief Blurb: Stomperoo is Roo Friend, a journeyman musician who spent most of his career playing guitar on cabaret stages and orchestra pits.

"I've done everything...worked behind Elvis impersonators, jugglers, comedians, strippers...a guy in a tux who cut his wife in half onstage with a chainsaw. Magic at its misogynistic best. Then I decided to quit that scene and get into music." Stomperoo sings blues songs with a difference, about architecture, traffic and crop rotation.

Why?

"Nobody else does, the subject matter isn't marginal, like a lot of folkloric blues. Example: '...my baby left me, so I shot her...'. We don't live in that society. I don’t want to glorify that stuff. So I write about things that are relevant to my life in Australia, you know…depression, terrorism, junk food, politics and so on. I'm trying to get a reaction.”

"Does it work?

"Probably not."

"What about love songs?

" Why reinvent the wheel? Leave that to the romantics. And there's no fun in it. In the end, love is morbid and self-devouring."

Was he pulling my chain?

"Come to the show. Then you'll understand."

Stomperoo performs with Jack Du Voisin on sax, and occasionally with Jim Toomey from The Tourists on drums.


Website: www.stomperoo.com
Email: stomperoojazz@gmail.com
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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 8.30pm. Click HERE to see what's coming up in the next few weeks.
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