The Gin Club Tenth Anniversary The Gin Club Tenth Anniversary

Four albums and countless gigs on from when they first joined forces, The Gin Club is celebrating its tenth anniversary. To mark the occasion the band is re-releasing its self-titled debut album on vinyl and hitting the road for a string of tenth birthday shows around the country.

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“Dancing With The Ghost” single release; Southern Lights crowdfunding campaign.

We’ve got a new single, and a new album.

You can have the former for free, but we need some help with the latter. We’ve launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help raise money to finish the mastering and manufacture.  Check out the link to the campaign here:

Now on to the free stuff!

You can download a WAV (CD/Broadcast quality) of “Dancing With The Ghost” from Soundcloud  HERE:

You can download an MP3 (192kbps) of “Dancing With The Ghost” from Soundcloud HERE:

And here are the tour dates and links:

The Gin Club – Dancing With The Ghost Tour Nov/Dec 2014


Thursday 13th November

The Triffid with Giants of Science and The Stress of Leisure

 Friday 5th December

The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, Melbourne with Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats and Jim Lawrie (solo)

 Saturday 6th December

The Eastern, Ballarat

 Friday 12th December & Sat 13th December

The Homestead, Hobart

 Sunday 14th December

The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton, Adelaide with Doctor Desoto

 Friday 19th December

The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle

 Saturday 20th December

The Junkyard, Maitland

 Sunday 21st December

The Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham, Sydney with Jim Lawrie Band

Someday this war’s gonna end.


After flexing their weary music muscles during a triumphant December Ashes series, The Gin Club’s tenth anniversary year run fest shows no sign of letting up.

They are back on the road in February and March for another run of shows about the place, and they’ll be giving fans a sneak preview of their upcoming fifth album, tentatively entitled “All Of Your Bases Are Now Under Our Control”.  Thrillingly, they will be joined once more by prodigal Scandinavian all-rounder Ola Karlsson, who’s back in the country for another shot at the title.

The Gin Club – Australia’s premiere eclectic eccentric introspective collective since 2003.

  • Sunday 9th February – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
  • Thurs 20th February – Moonshine @ Hotel Steyne, Manly, Sydney.
  • Friday 21st Feb – The Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham, Sydney
  • Saturday 22nd Feb – The Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, Melbourne
  • Sunday 23rd Feb – Spiegeltent, Adelaide Festival
  • Friday 14th March – The Underdog, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Please contact venues for ticketing information.

Someday this war’s gonna end.

The Gin Club play SA, WA and announced for The Gum Ball Festival!

Hey Gin Clubbers!

The Gin Club continue their 10 year anniversary tour this weekend with shows in Adelaide tonight and Fremantle on Saturday!

Thursday 19 December
Hotel Metropolitan
With The Wild Things and Sparksitter

Saturday 21 December
With Kill Devil Hill’s violinist Alex Archer’s new band; Medicine Hat Trio, Timothy Nelson and The Infadels and The Reductors


The band have also just been announced in the first run of bands for The Gum Ball on 11th and 12th April 2014.
Full details at 

Tenth Anniversary Release and Tour!

Four albums and countless gigs on from when they first joined forces, the collective creative powerhouse that is The Gin Club is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

To mark the occasion the band is re-releasing its self-titled debut album The Gin Club on vinyl and hitting the road this December for a string of tenth birthday shows around the country.

Born from an open mic night at a Brisbane Irish Pub, a bunch of regulars started playing together socially and the next thing you know, a ‘collective’ with seven songwriters emerged…albeit with no name.

“We were all in varying states of disrepair at the time, and drinking a lot of gin. One day we did a gig and someone at (Brisbane venue) The Troubadour wrote “Tonight: The Gin Club”. It wasn’t a totally shit name and sounded a bit like “The Gun Club” so it stuck.” recalled Ben Salter.

The Gin Club’s live band now features eight permanent members – Adrian Stoyles, Ben Salter, Conor Macdonald, Scott Regan, Bridget Lewis, Brad Pickersgill, Dan Mansfield and Gus Agars plus one semi-permanent members in Brad Pickersgill and Swede, Ola Karlsson.

Since those early days The Gin Club have firmly established themselves as a formidable group of multi-instrumentalists admired both for their dynamic studio albums and their inimitable live performances that involve all members singing lead, swapping instruments and harmonies, and performing everything from intimate acoustic ballads to wall-of-sound onslaughts.

They’ve performed with the likes of The Drones, Band Of Horses, You Am I and Paul Kelly. They’ve graced the stages of Splendour in the Grass, Big Day Out, Bluesfest, Sounds of Spring, Sunset Sounds, Musexpo LA and Canadian Music Week to name a few.

Seven songwriters cast a wide shadow of influences. Whilst their catalogue is diverse in style and defies easy categorisation, their music contains elements of acoustic folk, rock’n’roll, psychedelia, country, pop and more – all delivered with a distinctly honest, egalitarian and antipodean flavour.

The Gin Club’s eponymous debut album was recorded in just one day at Airlock Studios in Brisbane after band member Scotty Regan won some recording time in a charity auction. It features the now classic tracks Wylde BitchYou Don’t See, Dear Roseand CinderellaThe Gin Club will be re-released on vinyl by Plus One Records this December and can be pre-purchased (alongside some rather awesome merch) here.

The Gin Club are currently recording their fifth album, due for release mid 2014.
The Gin Club’s Tenth Anniversary Tour this December – a nod to the past decade and a preview of what’s to come!

Thursday 5 December
Bridget Hotel

Friday 6 December
John Curtin Hotel
Tickets from venue

Saturday 7 December

Sunday 8 December
The Junkyard

Thursday 12 December
Café Le Monde

Friday 13 December
Black Bear Lodge

Saturday 14 December
The Spotted Cow

Thursday 19 December
Hotel Metropolitan

Saturday 21 December