DIARY - 18 NOVEMBER 2003 - XMAS PARTY FEATURE
DEAD LIVERS FOR CHRISTMAS PARTY
3 COURSE MEAL - BUSH INN, WEST TOORAK
DATE - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2003.
TIME - 8 PM UNTIL LATE
ADDRESS: CR MALVERN & WILLIAMS ROAD, WEST TOORAK.
PACIFIC BOB MUSICAL RECIPE OF WEEK
It's a success
recipe our resident Nu Country TV chef, Mid-Pacific Bob Olson, would whip
up in a Californian minute - Barnlaid Dead Livers for Christmas dinner.
We're serving them much earlier - at our lavish Christmas party at the
Bush Inn, West Toorak, from 8 p m on Saturday November 29.
Boroondara bluegrass band Barnlaid has been added to the highly potent
potpourri as an edible entree with extra seasoning and spice.
They join veteran outlaw country band The Dead Livers, belatedly celebrating
their 25th anniversary.
LIVERS - MUSIC BY 3 DEGREES
Barnlaid, entrée act at the famed Jackson St festival in St Kilda
on Sunday November 16, is more than a perfect side dish for the Dead Livers.
Livers boast three university graduates.
Dead Livers major songwriters - singer Marty Atchison and bassist Mick
Schack -earned Bachelors of Art degrees at Melbourne universities after
escaping Monivae College in Western district wheat belt HQ, Hamilton,
in the sixties.
And drumming raconteur Richard O'Keefe - a chamber magistrate and clerk
of courts in a previous life - is a lawyer at VCAT.
O'Keefe, son of a retired Chief Inspector of Police, is celebrating his
50th birthday with guitarist Roger Delfos - Nu Country TV technician and
- MUSIC BY 5 DEGREES PLUS
trump the headlining Dead Livers with an impeccable pedigree of degrees
and post-graduate studies.
After a thorough investigation, at our instigation and not that of the
band, here are the facts.
Barnlaid members have a collective five degrees with diverse honours.
The well-read quintet's pedigree includes -
- Certificate in Applied Social Science, Library Technician, Certificate
in Massage Therapy
D-Kill Nelson - Bachelor of Applied Science. Major Physical Education.
Bachelor of Economics.
Cath C-Bo - Bachelor of Arts.
Sue Fait-Do - Bachelor of Music (honours in Performance) Post-Graduate
Andrew Drum-Riser Gaynor - curator of the Town Hall Art Gallery in Burwood
Rd, Hawthorn, has a Diploma in Fine Arts and Design and Bachelor of Fine
also feature in a colourful documentary being filmed for a DVD or video.
"A friend shot rehearsal and early gig footage about two years ago,"
Gaynor revealed. "We have only recently accessed this footage. The
performance at Jackson Street was also filmed and an interview conducted.
This is planned to be edited together with a running narrative and (hopefully)
will be finalised in time for us to send it to all our families as belated
BARNLAID describes itself as a five piece musical scrum featuring
twin fiddles, double bass, guitar, mandolin and ukulele - and, of course,
pure vocal harmonies.
It has been together for almost three years.
The two girls and three guys' combined performance history encompasses
decades playing in bands across Australia. Personal influences - including
punk, country, rockabilly, classical, swamp, indie pop and folk - combine
to give Barnlaid a distinct and unmatched sound.
Boerema (violin, mandolin, ukulele, vocals)
The possum glue what holds us togither as my toothless Pop used to say.
C-Bo was the instigator for getting a frustrated group of music exiles
back together for 'one last gig, man' and (drum roll) thus was BARNLAID
born. A violin virtuoso, C-Bo also sings up a storm and is a survivor
of the indie-pop and folk/country circuits. She deserves mention for that
Wayne Drury (guitar, keyboards, vocals)
An aspirational player from Melbourne's Deep South Delta, Wah-Wah has
been a core member of such infamous outfits as 'Teen Beat', 'I'll be a
Bastard like my Father', 'Elvis Minogue', 'Barry Plankton' and 'The Afro
Merkin All Stars'. No other words are necessary.
D-Kill Nelson (double bass, vocals)
The handsome man in the band, D-Kill brings the necessary touch of axle
grease to the group. His band list is extensive and includes two current
projects besides BARNLAID, namely 'The Killjoys' and 'The Dukes of Debonair'.
In his own words, D-Kill 'learnt how to slap bass and learnt how it felt
to be slapped in the face by fiery women.' Handsome, handsome Dave.
Drum Riser Gaynor (guitar, ukulele, mandolin, vocals)
This boy's journey to BARNLAID runs from his amphetamine-fuelled youth
punk exorcisms through to Vegas-style cabaret on showboat tours full of
drunken, shameless pensioners. The scars are deep and the catch in his
voice brings many a tear, not least to himself.
Do Gallagher (violin, mandolin, vocals)
Don't let the ample, dimpled charms of this teenage heartbreaker fool
you. There's always a line-up of starry-eyed youth down the front when
Ms Fait Do summonses up the furies in her keening violin, or stares imploringly
into space, singing of love gone wrong, redemption and the joys of love
For further information or promotional material, please contact Andrew
on 0405 835 306, 03 9534 1814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
/ back to diary