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Part 10 : 2007-11 : Perth : Mexico! & The Boot


2007 CHEESE EXCURSION II > 1ST WEST AUSTRALIAN TOUR! > Little DAY OUT V

 

Thanks to all those who came along to the Newmarket show in January to play, dance, and party on later, herewith some shots of the festivities.

photo ~ live photo ~ live photo ~ live

Bendigo 130107 ~ At the show

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Bendigo 130107 ~ at the after party ~ many thanks to Liam Thorpe for the photos

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In April Fran and Stephen finished off what was quite a musical month with a short set in Bendigo with The Surrender Monkeys filling the roles of Bon, G-Roy, Jam-e and Penstir who couldn't be there for various reasons. Thanks also to Dallas at The Newie for once again making us feel so at home, great to see a booker dancing to a band and fantastic to have Francesca Bussey join us on bass for the evening. Thanks also to guest guitarist Lance Hillier for his spectacular guitar work and Bridgett Robertson for adding her as always lovely harmonies. This was our 2nd Annual Bendigo show with Cheese Excursion which went so well we've made a pact to do it again next year, if you're planning a trip to Regional Victoria anytime pencil in Bendigo for the Easter Weekend, plenty of "Side Show" events like the Easter and the night dragon parades, quilting exhibits etc. see you there!?

August 2007 : We played three shows and continued work on the album. Thanks to Summer Cats for asking us to join them at their 1st record launch! and Tom at The Toff for looking after us (definitely the Toffest rider we've ever seen) and the audience for all coming down (or up) so early.

poster perth tour 2008 by Alex Glazov

September 30th 2007: Just got back from two very enjoyable and well attended shows in Perth and an equally enjoyable HouseParty in Dunsborough WA ~ while over there we also managed to do a radio interview on RTRFM + Fran and Stephen made a live appearance on CH31s Wake Up WA programme, you can watch it stream at mefeedia.com ~ enormous thanks to Alexandra Glazov for making the tour happen! + everyone else who looked after us, came to shows and lent us gear, I think Fran has written a fairly extensive account of our time across at MySpace/Cannanes, We'll try and get a full account up here some time this century.

LAST OF THE LITTLE DAYS OUT
18th Nov 2007 made it back to play our fifth! Little Day Out in Sydney which was as usual a top afternoon for all involved, once again Ian Moss and his missus Margeaux graced the Laurel Tree House stage (this year with their son on drums!) as well the Baby Bees and surprise guests Darren Hanlon & Sarah Blasco. The Cannanes were pleased by the level of audience participation (ie. use of maracas & tambourines) in the 1-5 age group, some of whome have no doubt witnessed the band live every single year of their young lives! and seemed quite hip to the rhythms.

 

BONE CURSE STRIKES AGAIN!

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Unfortunately on the 20th or was it 21st? of October 2007 as The Cannanes were about to make an impromptu appearance at a birthday party in Bendigo G-Roy was smitten again by the mysterious Cannanes bone curse and unfortunately managed to re-break one of his wrists [you may recall he broke both in a fall from a pushbike back in 2005]. Also that evening The Cannanes played their first ever live set without Stephen! Details still a bit sketchy though it seems the show went on while Stephen took G-Roy to the hospital.



2008 APPLECORE > G ROY BOWS OUT > LIGHT BULB FESTIVAL > US/MEXICO TOUR > CANNANES GET THE BOOT!


On the 26th of January we played our first show for 2008 at Penny Lane! (Guildford/Victoria) followed in February by a fine day out at the APPLECORE FESTIVAL held in Brunswick (Melbourne/Australia), you can view footage of the show on YouTube {click the photo of the show below} - Many thanks to Alexis Hall for filming this + sending us some lovely photos of the day.

 

19th of April we played Bendigo with the excellent bill of ~ A Million Bright Ambassadors of Morning, Lucinda Scott & James Earthenware.

26th of April 2008 we played our last Australian show (before OS) at The Brunswick Hotel in Melbourne. We thank the large crowd that made it down on a rainy Melbourne night, as always the dancers + new mates The Zebras and Deadbeat Club who got the night off to a lively start, the evening also saw the departure of long time Cannanes collaborator Gus Butler who announced his retirement from the stage after 30 years of rockin & rollin (but currently playing with a well known 'masked' Melbourne rock band - no not TISM!), we thank Gus for his input over the years and wish him well in his new musical endeavours.

In mid 2008 we completed a two month tour of the United States & played our first ever shows in Florida & then had the honour of playing two shows and doing a live to air in Mexico City! While in Monterrey [Mex.] a 2-3 hour radio show was broadcast on the local College station... we hope to get hold of a copy for streaming here some time inthe future...We also managed to spend a couple of weeks recording what would become the Small Batch Mini Album with Explosion Robinson in New York. During our first week of recording in the U.S. (on May 23 '08) the WORLD PREMIERE! of the Cannanes documentary SHORT POPPY SYNDROME took place on the other side of The Atlantic at the LIGHTBULB film festival in Newcastle [U.K.]; here was the blurb [ Light Bulb 08 presents 'Dirty on the Shovel' A Cannanes retrospective on film Featuring the world premiere of Short Poppy Syndrome: A Cannanes Documentary + short films by Stinky Fire Engine, Cat's Meow, Boy Racer and Ampersands + A Warning OST by Iain McIntyre (Australia) ].

poster 230508 by David Nichols

 

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THESE WERE THE DATES FOR OUR MAY/JUNE 2008 TOUR

MAY ~10~ 2008 ~ Pop Mayhem Festival GAINESVILLE / FLORIDA [ fest ran 8-10th ]

MAY ~15~ 2008 ~ Live Recording for No Love For Ned Internet radio show NORTH CAROLINA

MAY ~15~ 2008 ~ House Party NORTH CAROLINA

MAY ~23~ 2008 ~ LIGHTBULB FESTIVAL ~ WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF THE FILM SHORT POPPY SYNDROME: THE CANNANES STORY [ NEWCASTLE (U.K.) ]

JUNE ~6~ 2008 ~ ST LOUIS / MISSOURI

JUNE ~7~ 2008 ~ CHICAGO / ILLINOIS with MOTO

JUNE ~8~ 2008 ~ CHICAGO / ILLINOIS with The Goblins [ ALL AGES ]

JUNE ~9~ 2008 ~ CINCINATTI / OHIO

JUNE ~11~ 2008 ~ BOSTON / MASSACHUSETTS with The In Out + Painful Dentistry

JUNE ~12~ 2008 ~ HOBOKEN / NEW JERSEY

JUNE ~14~ 2008 ~ NYC Popfest [ ACOUSTIC (SIC) SHOW ]

JUNE ~15~ 2008 ~ NYC Popfest [ fest ran 12th-15th ]

JUNE ~16~ 2008 ~ ARLINGTON / VIRGINIA

JUNE ~20~ 2008 ~ MONTERREY [ MEXICO ] with Seekers Who Are Lovers + Abeja

JUNE ~21~ 2008 ~ MEXICO CITY with Seekers Who Are Lovers

JUNE ~25~ 2008 ~ MEXICO CITY LIVE TO AIR ON IBERO 90.9FM

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cassette sleeve
A cassette only release on 555 records of Flagstaff our track America was recorded early 2008 in Bendigo by Lance Hillier and released while we on tour (in the U.S.!) in May ~ 31 other tracks by the likes of Ashtray Boy, Flywheel, The Grey Tapes, Que Possum, Beatnick Filmstars, Tracey Read, Dr Konig Arthus & New Estate (to name only a few) make this an essiantial addition to your cassette collection.
record sleeve
Also released in May (during the tour - the ink on the handscreened sleeves was still wet!) this limited 7" maxi single release on 555 of Flagstaff U.S. / Jely fant records of Oberhausen Germany is a remix of our take on Don't Fear the Reaper which previously appeared on the the hard to find 33 1/3 cd, now on glorious vinyl with Boyracer & Mitty Archer sharing the other side!

STRANGE BUT TRUE! The Cannanes Shoe! ~ released in December 2008.
Yes Strange, but true! The Cannanes Limited Edition Converse Shoe! ~ With very smart art by David Nichols ~ released in December 2008, it was available in retail outlets Internationally with pairs spotted in Canberra, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Sydney & Carnaby Street ~ London!

picture ~ cannanes shoe

2008 also saw the appearance of the cannnanes wikipedia page - we don't know who put it up or when exactly, but can only thank them here for going to the trouble!

 



2009 A GIGLESS YEAR!

Due to heavy workloads and some sad and draining personal events in late 2008 the band didn't do much for most of 2009. We didn't manage any shows (the only time in our 30+ years as a band); but some recording work took place and there were some releases, and various band members involved themselves with other side projects; Stephen with a brace of reuinion shows of his old band The Lighthouse Keepers, Penny with her many bands, Bon with various Melbourne outfits...

One of the many strange things that have happened to us over the years occured when Tokyo pop icons Citrus released there 'best of' Pits Art The Pits (25GOLD=RARE=DEBROS 1992-2000) CD. Slap bang in the middle of their 'best of' they placed the Cannanes standard "Frightening Thing"; not a cover version but the Cannanes own recording... still haven't got to the bottom of why, but they did ask permission - and all we can say is THANK YOU! + go out and buy any Citrus record you can get your hands on. they are all great!

 



2010 UK MINI TOUR - etc

February Fran, James & Stephen attended the 20,000 strong SlamRally (Save Live Australian Music) to help save small Venues in Victoria: an impressive crowd and entertainment, though we were hoping for a speech from Dave Graney! Seems now the new laws will be modified but it would still be good if you could take the time to sign the petition (see link below).
. Save Melbournes Venues! ~ recent changes to licensing laws in Victoria are endangering many if not most of Melbourne (and Australias) finest small venues. Some of you may have recently heard of the loss of the Tote ~ sad day indeed ~ Please take the time to check out the SlamRally website & sign the petition & spread the word!
Link to: save live music
photo: stephen@slamrally
photo - crowd - slam rally
photo : slam rally
MARCHING TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE ~ VICTORIA : AUSTRALIA 23 FEB 2010

Stephen & Fran spent July in England, Madrid and Hong Kong; seen some pretty amazing places and managed to fit in a mini-tour of 4 memorable shows. Huge thanks to Crayola & Tom, and Craig & Marianthi & Emma, and all the good people at Indietracks. Highlights: Sold out show at the Betsy Trotwood in London; Our best show in years in Nottingham; Playing the same exact moment as the World Cup kickoff in Newcastle (thanks to the Anti-Football Leaguers who showed up!); and playing and attending Indietracks (more on this later). Will get a fullish report on shows + photos and more up here one of these days!
 
photo fran and driver butterly
Trip highlight ~ riding to Indietracks Festival with the steam train driver ~ Midland Railway ~ Ripley to Butterly

 

 
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Poster by Crayola Poster : Indietracks 2010




2011 ANOTHER TOUGH YEAR

2011 saw a variety of shows in Australia and a fair bit of time was spent in the studio - a planned live appearance and recording sessions in Flagstaff in New York had to be cancelled after Stephen & Fran arrived in Los Angeles only to discover the next morning Stephens sister had died suddenly and unexpectedly - we apologies profusely to everyone that made arrangements to be at the show, but sure you would all understand. This was the first time we have had to pull out of show in all the years The Cannanes have existed. The show itself went ahead, many thanks to MSG for standing in for us; and we are reliably informed - a good time was had by all who attended.
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END OF PART-TEN :
Part 11 is out there ~ but it's a bit half baked still ~ if you're still keen to see it; going to have to put your thinking cap on and search for it!

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