The band have also had
successful tours in SE Qld, South-Western NSW and Thredbo, the
Bridgetown Blues festival in W.A, and as support to Lynwood Slim at the
Perth Blues Club and have performed at Bimbadgen Blues Festival, The
Australian Blues Festival in Goulburn 3 times, Broadbeach blues
Festival, Woodstock Festival plus South West Sydney Blues festival.
Their first cd no
relation was recorded from may to June 2000 at A# sharp studios and
released in October of that year. 2003 saw the release of ‘that ain’t
the blues’ and the single ‘live in fear’, which featured on Rage
throughout the year. September ‘04 ’bush bashin’ was released a joint CD
with Ross Ward.
As winners of the
SBS performers of the year, Finn went to
Memphis to compete in the IBC in Feb. ‘05, and
are looking to return in 2006.
are joined on Stage by guest vocalists and instrumentalists to augment
the sound in larger venues
Jim Finn vocals and drums
Michael Lynch bass, mandolin,
harp and vocals
Surany guitar and vocals
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rehearsal. line up Jim Finn vocal, drums. Shayne Barry - Guitar / vocal.
Simon Murray – guitars. Michael Lynch – Bass /mandolin.
May to June 00
First cd no relation
recorded. band line up as above additional musicians being, backing
vocals, Cora James, Cathi LeHermia and Toni Swain, keys Carolyn
Packer. Al Britton Bass. Rapper ‘Roams’ Warm Sydney Nites.
Launch of the 14
track CD “no relation” at the Bridge Hotel in Sydney.
Interim cd in "live
at Helensburgh" Line up Jim Finn vox/ drums Shane Barry guitar/vox Gerry
Holmgren guitar, Bill Crossland bass b/vox, Janet Levy - sax.
Released "that ain't
the blues" and the single ‘live in fear’, which featured on Rage. This
album was recorded by Jim and Shane in Smiths Lake NSW and mixed at A#
Sharp with Jeff Cripps assisting.
The Band made the short list for the IBC awards NSW.
3rd studio album
'bush bashin' started, with Ross Ward. (Ross helped band out with tour
in Jan. after Death of founding member Shayne Barry).
Winners of the SBS
performers of the year went to
to compete in the IBC.
Begin recording Stop
Ya Bitchin’, it’s all too late
October 06 and beyond
Release of SYB
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Hear some new mp3s at Triple J Unearthed
Jim Finn -
Jim began playing drums at age 5 in pipe band in Adelaide
and d id first professional gig at 11 playing with father's ceili band (Irish folk music.) Left Adelaide at 20 and ventured to Sydney with rock band `Stray Dogs'. Band Split after 12 months. Jim moved to Perth for 18 months toured the West in a band called the Gunners, with Alan Roberts then owner of the Bondi Lifesaver.
Toured Northern Australia doing gigs and workshops, in remote areas and Aboriginal reserves, in northern territory . Recorded single `Daddy's Cadillac' with `Undercovers' (Gavin Hamilton the boy who shot Skippy and John Carlini) which was played on 2ws and nearly resulted in `Jonno and Danno' being kicked off air for playing music not on recommended play list.
Played for 2 years with Doug Williams's band. 3 years with Bridie and the boogie kings. including Thredbo and Narooma festival performances. 2 years with Chris Turner.
Performed at Byron Bay blues Festival with Lonesome boogie. Backed Phyllis Diller. William Shakespeare. Recorded with Wendy Saddington, Kate Dunbar, Jeannie Lewis, Margaret Roadnight, Sally King, John Power and Don Hopkins Al Britton Dennis Aubrey, Cora James Peter Head, to name a few.
Runs the muso's Jam, at the Empire hotel for the last 15 months, played with featured artists like Robert Susz, Wayne Jury and Darren Jack Chris Turner and Steve Garry. Has worked with just about everyone else, playing all sorts of music from Jazz to reggae to rock in the last 30 years.
Run the highly successful show band `Sons of beaches', who were one of the first cover bands to get major sponsorship outside the tobacco and alcohol industry. (Cables Fun Park, part of the Panthers group.)
Jim has also been leading his own band `Finn', singing, writing, playing drums and producing 3 studio cd's with 4 on the way and has taken the band to Memphis as winners of the 2004 SBS performer of the year.
Performed with band at Bridgetown Blues festival, Australian Blues Fest Goulburn (3 times closing the festival last year). Bimbadgen blues festival, South Western Sydney Blues festival. Helensburgh bush fire appeal. Been running the flamin' beauties cover band for the last 15 years as a sideline. President of the blues society for 2 years. Ran company Finnrow records, which were instrumental in bringing US, act Convertible Blondes to Aust. and got them to 46 on the Aria top 100 chart.
Jim's company `front room records' are currently producing albums for three other acts at present, Dennis Aubrey, Lindsay and Trip. and has recorded tracks for Toni Swain, and the odd CD mastering project including `cooking' by Adam Pringle and Chris Mawer.