In a week’s time the BSoT head over to Victoria! We have a bunch of gigs. See the poster below…
IF you want some banjo or uke lessons, I’ll be doing one-on-one lessons for A&B Music in Geelong exclusively. The days are Monday & Tuesday February 24 & 26.
IF you want a violin lesson, or know someone who does, Emily Wolfe will also be available! AND if you wanna learn about double bass, Paul Sharp will also be doing some bass workshops.
I’ve been pretty much focused on the tour and making arrangements for that so the ol’ Gig Listings page has been a bit slack lately. Sorry! I’m about to fix that right now. And we’ve got a bunch of dates just come in for April and beyond, so keep an eye on it.
It’s gonna be a really exciting year for the BSoT with a couple of major projects in the pipeline. I’ll let you know as we get closer to them becoming realities.
Our last show before we head off is at the Macq01 Story bar, Sunday, 6.30pm. This is an excellent time to collect any money we owe you, retrieve the mower, and get the DVD’s back, so pop in say good bye.
We return in March with another month of Sundays, and then we’ll take a break from the Macq01 until August.
Here’s the website for A&B Music. Be sure to book, as places are limited!
And here’s the poster! SMALL CORRECTION – The Geelong Central show is now at 12pm FRIDAY, not Saturday.
Well it’s finally happened. With the assistance of the Folk Federation of Tasmania’s grant, we have completed our first recording of the Wolfe & Thorn! Featuring Tasmanian heritage music from the convict fiddler Alexander Laing, tunes by folk icon Steve Gadd, and many more.
This project was originally conceived as a joint project to help raise funds for the Maritime Museum, and there was intended to be a launch there. Unfortunately they seemed to have lost interest and haven’t responded to our numerous attempts to coordinate this effort, so sadly we had no choice but to go ahead without them. As a result there’s two traditional sea shanties on the album. While not strictly Tasmanian heritage tunes, they were sung by sailors in Hobart during the era of sail.
We don’t know why they pulled out as we have had no communication with them. We’d be open to working with them and think the Museum is a great asset to our town, and one that should be invested in. Sadly, there’s very little we can do about it.
We have yet to do a launch, but the album is available digitally on Bandcamp, and in person directly from The Wolfe & Thorn, and we’ll keep you posted about upcoming shows and also the launch when it does eventually happen.
Here are the links:
Also! Here’s a sample clip of one of the tunes. You’ll notice that the synching of dancing & playing doesn’t quite match. this is because we filmed it live and then used the album track, so a few things are little off, but IT’S STILL GOOD!!!
Special thanks to David Wanless and his immaculately dressed Folk Federation Dancers for volunteering their time. These guys meet regularly and beginners are very welcome. Find out more here:
Dance Groups and Regular Events
Super special thanks to Randall Muir who did the accordion and is heard but not seen on this track!
Clip was produced by Max.e.videos:
We’ve finally finished the Mentolist’s first demo. Here’s link!
There’s new works coming from Wolfe & Thorn real soon!!! Like, really really soon. Like…hang on….oh no, maybe not that soon. But soon!!!
BIG thanks to Nicky Bomba, Bustamento & the FOV crew for having me guest with them! What a great night!! It’s surreal when you play a gig with one of your biggest influences. I’m kind of tripping out a little.
Ok that’s all for now. If you want more regular updates head on over to FB and like us up, or just hassle me.
Here’s some video from the recent stint at Rektango we did.
Recently the Black Swans of Trespass had the honor of being invited to perform for a month at the prestigious Hobart live music event REKTANGO.
Here are some pics, and later some video, from that event!
Over the weeks we played we had a fill-in drummer (Al Tolond) and bass player (Sasha Gavlek) for a show each.
So, what you’re not seeing is the crowd! When a band takes a photo they are extremely conscious about getting the crowd in the shot. But when the crowd takes a photo, they don’t think about the crowd, just the band – because THEY ARE the crowd!
Anyway, this was was packed and the place was jumping! Hopefully some will surface with the crowd soon! More pics are coming in!
If you took pics of that night, let us know, and we’ll post ’em!
Big thanks to pro photographer Rachel Daniels for these ones.
Rachael’s Photography on Facebook
Well, what a CRACKING gig lats night! Pagans are my people. What an amazing event. One that needs to be on your tour itinerary of Tassie.
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Here’s us at soundcheck taken by a fan. There’ll be more pics of us going off to come!