We just finished touring SING and our last tour for 2013.The next time we perform the SING show is in March at the Nexus Cabaret room at part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. This Vic trip was a great little tour. We played seven concerts in Victoria with shows in Melbourne, Dandenong, Warragul, Casterton, Warnambool and Ararat and I would love to go back an play them all again. Our decision go with a smaller band and tour the show as a trio proved to be a good one. It streamlined the setup ,sound and flow of the concerts it also put more focus on the songs and the Beggars vocal performances.
The Beggars are on the road with shows in Victoria and South Australia over the next few weeks. We are presenting our SING show in Victoria with concerts in Warnambool, Casterton, Preston, Dandenong, Warragul and Ararat. Show time and location are on our calendar http://beggars.com.au/gigs/. We are also playing the Country Music South Australia awards night on the 26th and a spot at one of Adelaide’s best music venues The Gov with The Texettes on the 27th.
I am looking for someone to bring a bass over from the USA to Adelaide where I live. I’m touring more these days so I want to get a travel/fold up Double Bass and the best ones are made by Charlie Chadwick in Nashville. It will take Charlie about 8 weeks to set a bass up for me so that’s around December. The shipping in the US is free to any address but shipping to Adelaide [Fed Ex] is $800 so if you are travelling this way and able to bring it that would be sweet. It is suitcase size and weighs 50lb / 22kg and should check in to fly no worries. I would be happy to pay any excess baggage, taxi fare, meet you at the airport, give you some money, buy beer and dinner or whatever works for you.
While we were in WA playing some shows we traveled to Shark Bay for a concert in the town of Denham and made a day trip to Monkey Mia where the dolphins turned it on a show, this this one rode the bow for about 15min. A fantastic trip and we cant wait to get back to the West again.
Stu and Renee chilling by the stage just before the Denham show.
Stu and Renee on stage in Denham in the first half.
Renee singing Danny Boy solo at Denham
Back stage after the show at Harvey. It was their 20th year celebration and a fantastic night.