Upcoming Gigs

Carus Thompson Sat 14th August

No Soup 4 U Sat 28th August

Mike Rudd & The Hornets  Sat 4th September

Bo Jenkins Live - Sat 30th October 

Please Note this Dates may change if we go into a further Lockdown 

 

 

 

 

Carus is back at The Piping Hot Chicken & Burger Grill

Sat August 14th  - Tickets $25

https://geelongtickets.com.au/event/13834

CARUS THOMPSON & Band :: “London Coffee” Single Launch

 

Globe-trotting troubadour Carus Thompson has toured the world alongside The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson & Pete Murray, selling over 30,000 albums along the way. He’s won his loyal fan base through 20 years of delivering passionate, energetic shows that entertain and engage, the Dwarf magazine calling him “a treasure in the Australian musical landscape”.

 

Thompson is touring to launch his brand new single “London Coffee”, a taste from his forthcoming 8th studio album.

“London Coffee” is a song dedicated in loving memory to Sydney singer-songwriter Mick Hart, who tragically passed away in 2020. Hart and Thompson were good friends, touring the UK and Europe a lot together, forging a path for themselves as independent, down to earth, “can I please sleep on your couch” acoustic artists. The song’s a window into that life; it’s intensity but also the connections made:

“in and out of bars, late nights and cars, friends who gave us all we own”

Hart gave Thompson his first gig in London, and the lyrics sing of a London coffee they had together one morning on tour. It’s a tribute to Hart, but also a tribute to all the Australian independent, un-backed artists who have headed off on the road to try and get their music heard.

Come down and see of this country’s most enduring and loved, independent acoustic artists, who’s taken his music to the word and won a legion of fans in the process.

“From the songwriting to the delivery and on to the political, social and personal commentary there’s a class and polish that oozes forth” Four Stars – atthebarrier.com UK

 

 

  This Event has was originally scheduled for 29th May all tickets purchased have been transferred to this date

           No Soup 4 U         

Back at The Chicken Shop

Saturday 28th August

Tickets : https://geelongtickets.com.au/event/13165

       

 

 Mike Rudd & The Hornets Live

 Saturday September 4th

 Tickets:https://geelongtickets.com.au/event/13835

I’ll Be Gone is the new biography of Mike Rudd, written by Craig Horne and published by Melbourne Books. The book will be launched at the classic Ocean Grove  Piping Hot Chicken Shop Saturday September 4th with a special show featuring Mike together with Chicken Shop favourites The Hornets duo featuring the book’s author Craig Horne on vocals and ARIA Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Burstin. 
 
 The book is a wide ranging look at the life, times and career of Mike Rudd and an examination of how his classic song I’ll Be Gone captured the imagination of a generation of Australians.
 
Mike Rudd is a national treasure with a music career in Australia that stretches all the way the way back to Ross Wilson’s Party Machine in the 1960’s through to the seminal progressive band Spectrum/ Mutceps in the 70’s as well as the mighty Ariel and much much more. As well as  I’ll Be Gone, Mike wrote the scatological album masterpiece Milesago plus Ariel’s ground breaking Strange Fantastic Dream with the hit single Jamaican Farewell
 
For this very special September 4th  Chicken Shop show Mike together with The Hornets will play songs from his extensive back catalogue plus a selection of bluesy goodness from The Hornets 25 year career. Chicken Shop regulars will know that with these two classic acts together it’ll be  a great night, so get in fast!