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eileenk9
Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 11:17:00 AM

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INDIE ROCK KINGS BRITISH INDIA JOIN BLUESFEST 2015!
British India has been selected to play on Good Friday (Mojo Stage 7:30pm) at Bluesfest Byron Bay , before Paolo Nutini and Alabama Shakes.
Festival director Peter Noble stated. "Whilst I attempted initially to get an international artist to replace The Black Keys, who pulled out due to issues with drummer Patrick Carney's shoulder injury less than 2 weeks before the festival, we weren't able to get a suitable replacement in time and have the visas issued. We contemplated getting an International or Australian artist already performing to cover, and finally decided the artist should be one who is not already performing.
We have looked at scores of artists to play, and after much discussion within the company and the music industry have made our decision on who has been chosen.
British India are achieving major interest right now as a result of their recent release, and they are fast becoming one of Australia's foremost bands. We expect them to deliver a great show at Bluesfest. This major stage play will be an integral part of their rise to the top here.”
The Melbourne four-piece will be making their Bluesfest debut in full force, bringing with them their latest and best album of their 10-year career. 'Nothing Touches Me' released in March 2015 is set to elevate British India into the gang of great Australian rock’n’roll groups.

TheLoneRanger
Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 11:34:55 AM
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That was my pick.
I will be there.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8:39:59 PM
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bambambam
Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 7:24:27 AM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
That was my pick.
I will be there.


My pick as well Ranger,
See you at the rails.

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phobkirk
Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 10:52:28 AM
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Ok guys how about a review?

I heard they started with a tuning issue, but only had one tuner... and it didn't improve, but I'd like to hear someone else's view of how they went. Are these guys the next big thing?
woodburyjazzcat0000
Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 11:45:12 AM
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phobkirk wrote:
Ok guys how about a review?

I heard they started with a tuning issue, but only had one tuner... and it didn't improve, but I'd like to hear someone else's view of how they went. Are these guys the next big thing?


They tuning thing is correct and they def didn't want to be there at all. They where an embarrassment. I Thought it would have been an honour to grace a stage at bluesfest.
bambambam
Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 9:37:56 AM
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woodburyjazzcat0000 wrote:
phobkirk wrote:
Ok guys how about a review?

I heard they started with a tuning issue, but only had one tuner... and it didn't improve, but I'd like to hear someone else's view of how they went. Are these guys the next big thing?


They tuning thing is correct and they def didn't want to be there at all. They where an embarrassment. I Thought it would have been an honour to grace a stage at bluesfest.


Missed it,,,,

Had to Catch a Train,,,

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garyp1603
Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:57:01 AM

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Never had them on my list so can't comment. It's disappointing to hear that they missed a chance to gain a new bunch of fans !

"I'd welcome the stars with wine and guitars, full of fire and forgetful" Townes Van Zandt
cushlamay
Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:01:49 PM
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They were rubbish. Ash Grunwald should have been given the slot
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:23:37 PM
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They are on my top ten list.
I like Indie Bands.
And 80's English Bands such as Echo & The Bunnymen,Simple Minds,New Order etc.
All a matter of taste.
Also saw Ash Grunwald for the first time this year.
Good set.
But the wrong fit for the spot given to British India.
As for the sound or mix,that does not concern me.
What does concern me is when there is no sound,as with the first two songs of Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot.
Unforgiveable when you have a band of that class .


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 8:39:19 PM
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cushlamay wrote:
They were rubbish. Ash Grunwald should have been given the slot

I would have liked a copy of the Alvin setlist but they took two copies off the stage and the guy next to me called for Chris Miller to throw him the third copy,which he did and the guy caught it.
He was a few inches taller than me and had a longer reach.
But oddly enough I was at the rail after Ash waiting for the Alvin set.
They threw two copies of the Ash setlist and I caught one.
The other fell in no mans land but a security guy picked it up and gave it to a keen punter on my left.
I don't have any pressing need for the Ash setlist,so if you want to frame it,you can have it.
Meanwhile,I have the Bill Kirchen Narooma set in a frame.
Personally signed by Bill,Iggy's old high school contemporary.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
waffles
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:14:07 PM
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having seen ash a few times,i was going to go to another act but stayed and am glad.killer set,great band and loved the opening version of smokestack lightning.
he could have had more sets over the festival.
thought it was nice to celebrate his wifes birthday.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
nocheesegromit
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 11:52:57 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
cushlamay wrote:
They were rubbish. Ash Grunwald should have been given the slot

I would have liked a copy of the Alvin setlist but they took two copies off the stage and the guy next to me called for Chris Miller to throw him the third copy,which he did and the guy caught it.
He was a few inches taller than me and had a longer reach.
But oddly enough I was at the rail after Ash waiting for the Alvin set.
They threw two copies of the Ash setlist and I caught one.
The other fell in no mans land but a security guy picked it up and gave it to a keen punter on my left.
I don't have any pressing need for the Ash setlist,so if you want to frame it,you can have it.
Meanwhile,I have the Bill Kirchen Narooma set in a frame.
Personally signed by Bill,Iggy's old high school contemporary.


I was at the rails for those sets and saw the set lists given out. The guy calling for the Alvin Brother's set list really enjoyed that set. The other guy you mentioned looked like he was making a collection of the set lists, he also had Pokey LaFarge's list. He was keen for the Alvin's list but was unlucky.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 12:22:50 AM
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nocheesegromit wrote:
TheLoneRanger wrote:
cushlamay wrote:
They were rubbish. Ash Grunwald should have been given the slot

I would have liked a copy of the Alvin setlist but they took two copies off the stage and the guy next to me called for Chris Miller to throw him the third copy,which he did and the guy caught it.
He was a few inches taller than me and had a longer reach.
But oddly enough I was at the rail after Ash waiting for the Alvin set.
They threw two copies of the Ash setlist and I caught one.
The other fell in no mans land but a security guy picked it up and gave it to a keen punter on my left.
I don't have any pressing need for the Ash setlist,so if you want to frame it,you can have it.
Meanwhile,I have the Bill Kirchen Narooma set in a frame.
Personally signed by Bill,Iggy's old high school contemporary.


The guy calling for the Alvin Brother's set list really enjoyed that set.

I gave him the names of a lot of artists I thought he should explore,based on his interest in the Alvins.
He was a newbie to music in that genre.
He warned me that he was drunk,but fed a lot of the names into his phone.
Hopefully he feeds them into youtube and does some investigating.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
cushlamay
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 3:27:21 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
cushlamay wrote:
They were rubbish. Ash Grunwald should have been given the slot

I would have liked a copy of the Alvin setlist but they took two copies off the stage and the guy next to me called for Chris Miller to throw him the third copy,which he did and the guy caught it.
He was a few inches taller than me and had a longer reach.
But oddly enough I was at the rail after Ash waiting for the Alvin set.
They threw two copies of the Ash setlist and I caught one.
The other fell in no mans land but a security guy picked it up and gave it to a keen punter on my left.
I don't have any pressing need for the Ash setlist,so if you want to frame it,you can have it.
Meanwhile,I have the Bill Kirchen Narooma set in a frame.
Personally signed by Bill,Iggy's old high school contemporary.


Aww thanx Lone Ranger but no worries I wouldn't know what songs were what but I really enjoyed his band especially the wild one on the keyboards.
Yes, I too like indie bands like echo etc but for ME British India just didn't have the presence for that stage or timeslot.
I would have loved to see the waterboys again in that slot or any of the bigger acts that only got given 1 hour...Paul Kelly for example.
I actually would have liked to see some of the bands like The Beat or Jon Cleary given a go up in that slot because they have a bit of charisma and that's what's missing in mojo so often IMO
Space5279
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 4:16:35 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:


What does concern me is when there is no sound,as with the first two songs of Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot.
Unforgiveable when you have a band of that class .




I somehow missed Brian.

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Listening to Peter Winston Macintosh..."
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 4:24:24 PM
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Rockabilly is a minority area of music.
But would be of interest to anyone who likes punk
If Bluesfest had not placed him before John Fogerty a lot more people would have missed him.
Lots of people were there by accident because of Fogerty.
Such as a family from Melbourne who were beside me at the rail.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:40:36 PM
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I do not know any of Ash's songs,but I liked the makeup of his band,with double bass and female vocalists.
The setlist I have is as follows :
Smokestack
River
Jack
Mojo
Solo--Cross 2000 & Going out West
Longtime
Ain't no Sunshine
Walking
Breakout

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
waffles
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:38:08 PM
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i have seen ash play several times,but with the bigger band he had for the jambalaya set,he was a festival highlight for me.
from the start of smokestack lightning i was in. great add was the brass from melbourne ska. with a band like he had he could have had any spot at the festival,im glad he was when and where his set was,because it wasent super crowded.

and i loved river his anti csg song.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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