Bull n Bush Crowdies Show.
Back in the ring to take another swing at the iconic Bull n Bush Hotel.
This time in the warmer summery weather ready to sweat it out for another dose of Crowded House & Split Enz gems for the good people of Baulkham Hills.
This night we had the classic Crowdies line up of myself (Tim Pringle) leading the band with Aiden Danser on keys, Josh Manson on Bass, with young Alexie Pigot on Drums and the Italian wee man Bruno Gerace on guitar.
We loaded in the back stage door up the awesome ramp.
As mentioned in a previous post the Bull is one of our favourite Hotel & Club rooms to play for these reasons.
It’s another one of these classic Sydney venues somewhat purpose built for Live Entertainment back in the day 15 years ago when the venue had a makeover.
Its actually a dream gig in many ways:
*Late start – the punters are well oiled before we even start which makes our job easier
*Easy load in and access
*And the best thing of all – sound production + operator and lighting is fully provided by the venue.
bull n bush crowdies show
Kim Lovell the manager welcomed us with open arms and treated us like the rock stars we are not.
We always get to use the space adjacent to the stage and down stairs – a huge empty lounge type function room, as our green room for costume changing and hanging out pre show and during our break.
Its great, it gives us some peace and quiet away from the late night madness of the well oiled good folk of Baulkham hills.
The first set kicked off at 10pm and because it’s a late start the Bull crowd are typically raring to go, full of beans and are also quite vocal.
We even threw in a random request – a Queen song I recall.
As it’s a loose pub gig as opposed to a formal club ticketed show we are open to having some fun, making up songs, taking requests. Basically we’re happy to do anything to keep the people happy and entertained – within reason of course.
Local stalwart and regular punter cum rock band photographer and video guy Raymond Hatcher was in his usual fine form snapping away with his trusty iPhone and also filming lots of full song clips for us.
We have loads of full songs form the Bull gigs thanks to Raymond on our facebook and Youtube pages.
The second set was was even better as usual, it always is as its the more rockier set – 90% Split Enz tunes and of course we’re dressed in our leary, zany but kitsch Enz suits.
Who said there’s anything untoward about dressing up in garishly sentimental glowing suits?
“We do it for the show” we tell ourselves.
The booze was flowing, the happy punters were dancing, the girls were occasionally screaming.
Just another typical night at the Bull n Bush.
We love this place. The conditions are always ripe for a good ole time.
We’re all driving so we never drink more than the average suburban housewife would on a mid week school night. We stay sharp so we can be funny and perform a great show.
Attending the Bull n Bush on any given Saturday is a great show in itself.
See you soon.