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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THE GIN CLUB VISIT PUBS, TENTS AND BOWLS CLUB, FEB / MAR

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!

ADELAIDE
Thursday 19 December
Hotel Metropolitan
With The Wild Things and Sparksitter
Tickets:
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=39347

PERTH
Saturday 21 December
Mojo’s
With Kill Devil Hill’s violinist Alex Archer’s new band; Medicine Hat Trio, Timothy Nelson and The Infadels and The Reductors
Tickets:
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=39348

 

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 thegumball.com.au 

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!

CASTLEMAINE
Thursday 5 December
Bridget Hotel
Oztix

MELBOURNE
Friday 6 December
John Curtin Hotel
Tickets from venue

SYDNEY
Saturday 7 December
Goodgod
Oztix

MAITLAND
Sunday 8 December
The Junkyard
FREE SHOW

NOOSA
Thursday 12 December
Café Le Monde
FREE SHOW

BRISBANE
Friday 13 December
Black Bear Lodge
Oztix

TOOWOOMBA
Saturday 14 December
The Spotted Cow
FREE SHOW

ADELAIDE
Thursday 19 December
Hotel Metropolitan
Oztix

PERTH
Saturday 21 December
Mojo’s
Oztix

The Gin Club play Beetle Bar this Saturday!

Get your tickets here:

http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=33788

AN IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION FROM WITHIN THE GUILD
PLEASE TRANSMIT ON ALL FREQUENCIES THROUGH ALL MESSAGEBOARD CHANNELS

FROM: GUILDMASTER ANIZOGANTHOS NARCOLEPTUS
TIMESPACE: OMICRON PERSEI 8 050213

We have identified a date of possible significance in the upcoming Terran calendar

Unit MACDONALD, C of ARTIST GUILD COMMUNE “THE GIN CLUB” , on 280213 will reach critical stage of maturity, namely

30 STANDARD EARTH YEARS
29.979466119 JULIAN YEARS
1.755068119e+52 PLANCK TIME

A congregation is expected at VENUENAME ::: BEETLEBAR THE
LCTION::: BRISBANE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALASIAN CONFEDERACY TERRA
to coincide with said ‘milestone’ -
INSERT ARTISTS
“EXTRA FOXXXX SWAYING BUILDINGS STRESS OF LEISURE,THE GIN CLUB, THE on
INSERTTIMESPACE COORD FORMAT:TERRAN YEARS
SATURDAY 2ND MARCH FROM 8pm

(reports indicate some significance is being attached not only to the said milestone but also to Macdonald’s position as the youngest member of COMMUNE GIN CLUB ++ This could signal the GUILD COMMUNE achieving some sort of corporeal sentience ++ Investigate possible AI collusion)

ALL SENTIENT BEINGS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

PERSONAL NOTE I should point out that relationships with said “Gin Club” have been strained at times in the past, with all out thermo nuclear detonation narrowly avoided. Would urge all to attend in order to maintain cordial bind ties with the organization. Their somewhat haphazard appearance and uncoventional operational methods belie a ruthless cunning and fierce intelligence that, if roused, could become mad ill and have the whole world dancing/doing crosswords. PROCEED, WITH CAUTION, TO THE SHOW.

SECONDARY NOTE Units Powne, I and Burton, P of ARTIST GUILD COMMUNE “THE STRESS OF LEISURE” have been identified as possible dangerous subversives. ALL UNITS are required to monitor their BEHAVIOUR during art show.

MESSAGE ENDS ++ PEACE Y’ALL Tickets are $15.