The Feldons, Laughing Sam’s Dice and Andrew Ellis at the Pot Belly

johnboy 4 September 2008 23

Thumper’s band The Feldons are being joined by Andy Ellis, himself no stranger to RiotACT, and Laughing Sam’s Dice to play a show at the Pot Belly on Friday night, doors at 8.

Thumper’s hoping a strong turnout will encourage Joan to put more live music shows on so Belconnenites have extra reason to trek down to Weedon Close (next to the laser tag joint) for a pint of coopers, a plate of chicken wings, and some great live music.

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23 Responses to The Feldons, Laughing Sam’s Dice and Andrew Ellis at the Pot Belly
Thumper Thumper 6:31 pm 07 Sep 08

It’s a pity that the Pot doesn’t get the patronage of places like the Phoenix. it could be a very good live venue with some work. For instance, remove the piano and the stall and open it up a bit.

I guess it’s also pretty much out of the way.

Such is life ….

Aurelius Aurelius 6:25 pm 07 Sep 08

Granny, Loquaciousness said to tell you she was dancing in her seat (down in the old church pews behind the piano)

Granny Granny 6:17 pm 07 Sep 08

I couldn’t believe that nobody danced! I just about had to superglue myself to my bar stool.

Thumper Thumper 6:10 pm 07 Sep 08

I was sick as a dog 😉 Long story that I may relate some other time although it involved spending a hell of a lot of hours in a small aircraft at about 700 feet over the ocean in gale force winds and driving rain that very day.

I think we’re on at the Transit in a couple of weeks.

LSD were pretty good, nice blokes, enjoyed themselves, sounded good. Good to see a new band on the scene.

Aurelius Aurelius 6:04 pm 07 Sep 08

The support band (Laughing Sam’s Dice) were a quite decent cover band. Their guitarist especially seemed to be enjoying himself, and he was particularly talented.
The Feldons surprised me by being quite different to most bands one sees at the Pot Belly – each of their songs was different enough to make sure the audience weren’t bored, and they weren’t trying to blow everyone away. Thumper seemed a tad unwell, but the performance was excellent, and I for one would be most keen to see them perform again, maybe when Thumper is a little less ill.

fnaah fnaah 2:12 pm 04 Sep 08

w00t, beer! Maybe wait until you’ve heard our set, I’ll let you decide if I’ve earned it. 😛

PM PM 2:10 pm 04 Sep 08

I’m always there – see u on the night

Thumper Thumper 2:04 pm 04 Sep 08

BTW, the Feldons play 100% original material.

Cya all there.

Danman Danman 2:04 pm 04 Sep 08

Ill be there I reckon – Ill see if Mrs Danman wants to come as well 🙂

Thumper Thumper 2:03 pm 04 Sep 08

yeah man!

I’ll buy you a beer 😉

fnaah fnaah 2:01 pm 04 Sep 08

The “new” Laughing Sam’s Dice is no relation to the old one. This will be our third public outing as a band. We do rock/alternative covers.

We’ve got a facebook page here, for those interested:

Will be good to put a face to the nickname, Thumper. 🙂

Thumper Thumper 2:01 pm 04 Sep 08

A lot of names on there I recognise, or played in various bands with, or stepped in for a while, or just jammed with…

Thumper Thumper 1:56 pm 04 Sep 08

Optic Nerve, I remember doing a few gigs with them. And Tokyo Rose who Choc joined after one of my early bands folded.

Man, that is sooooo long ago 😉

justbands justbands 1:55 pm 04 Sep 08

Yep…I’m there is our guitarists (still playing..Sam from Little Smoke) Dad! He’s there for a few bands in the 70’s.

Thumper Thumper 1:53 pm 04 Sep 08

Ah, from the canberra bands website 😉

I’m on there in a few bands as well. That is a long time ago…

justbands justbands 1:51 pm 04 Sep 08

I just did a search for them. This page… ..has them listed as:

Laughing Sam’s Dice
Bielec, Ted =Drums
Ihasz, Peter =Bass/Vocals
Rickwood, Mark =Guitar/Vocals

Thumper Thumper 1:45 pm 04 Sep 08

I was under the impression that they were just starting out. Maybe they have rejigged their line up?

justbands justbands 1:41 pm 04 Sep 08

I’m sure we used to do gigs with Laughing Sams Dice back when I was still playing with Space Is Dead (a LONG time ago). Have they been around for ages?

Thumper Thumper 1:38 pm 04 Sep 08

Nope, it’s certainly not a RiotACT gathering 😉


I’m waiting for the medals to be finished (should be soon actually) then I’ll contact AFP and get the old digger’s address or phone number.

Aurelius Aurelius 1:30 pm 04 Sep 08

Should this be a RiotACT gathering?
Will Thumper be collecting for that old fella’s medals?
What ever happened about the old fella and his medals?
(OT, yes, I know)

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