As always though (you'll get used to this), back to the story and music. I hadn't set foot on a stage for nearly two decades until around three years ago, when I walked into a place called 12 Bar Blue. It was a singer/songwriter night. I'd borrowed a bass guitar off a friend for the evening; a crappy old Ashton if I remember rightly. I walked in and the bloke running the session, James Braithwaite, said: "Is that a bass you're holding? We haven't seen one of you in years." I ended up playing with pretty well everyone there that night, and then the phone started going. And going. And going. There aren't too many bass players in Cairns you see, and even fewer who can read a chart. The outcome (a hated word if ever there was one) was gigs, gigs and more gigs. Since then I've played all over Queensland, been to Tamworth for the country music festival, and generally had a ball. One of my regular gigs is with Leanne Tennant, a mega-talent who writes and performs great songs. You can find out more in the Cairns section. Here are just some random pictures of the enjoyable life I'm fortunate enough to lead. The photo above was taken by Mimi Tannawa.
Always a pleasure to play at Tanks. Great sound, great venue, and great people.