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2XX Fundraiser at the Phoenix 15-Jun-05

By johnboy - 16 June 2005 1

Well it’s past midnight and I have to work tommorrow so this will be brief.

My primary draw for going to the Phoenix tonight was Bloodnut wanting to trade the download of podcasts 1-10 for a pint. In the final analysis he more than repaid that debt despite my best efforts. Thanks dude. Anyone else who wants the podcasts in CD form should email johnboy@the-riotact.com and be prepared to buy me a pint.

Fire On The Hill and Caution Horses both played great sets.

But on the night the Fuelers blew all before them with a set of rockabilly that was both insanely humourous and also madly talented. Dresed like yokels they combined musical virtuousity with sheer good time rock and roll and then added a wicked edge of comedy. There was a moment in the set where known drummers from many different bands literally ran to catch the action.

I missed Changeable Dan, on account off having to work today. But they rocked the Grail last Friday and a review can’t be far away.

Worth noting that unlike many 2XX fundraisers they got a good crowd in, and had arranged Carlton to donate the sales of Carlton Draft so I’m pretty sure money was actually raised.

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2XX Fundraiser at the Phoenix 15-Jun-05
loadedog 11:32 am 16 Jun 05

Aye it’s true, the Fuelers have raised country hick, rockabilly pastiche to a new level and they really put on a ‘show’. Ted is an awesome drummer indeed, Ed Radcliffe on double bass does rapid fire satirical commentary worthy of a spot on the Memphis trousers half hour and Gregor’s lead guitar is now a worthy accompaniment.

The set was fast, funny and clever and I got a good slab of it on video, look out for a bit of it on Loadedog soon.

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