IZZY FOREAL is back from 2 weeks on Vacation. Fit and ready for the Summer.
Coming up for the remainder of 2008 –
NOVEMBER 27 08 – DALLAS PARK THANKSGIVING PARTY WITH KEL AND SCRUBBY
NOVEMBER 30 – BYRON RAILS WITH HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ
DECEMBER 1 – REHEARSAL WITH ZARSOFF BROS GOLD COAST
DECEMBER 5 – BRUNSWICK HEADS HOTEL HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ
DECEMBER 8 – REHEARSAL ZARSOFFS GOLD COAST
DECEMBER 13 – LENNOX POINT HOTEL FAREWELL HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ
DECEMBER 19 – LUFFLEY CAFE
DDECEMBER 26 – KALANG KATE
IZZY held a workshop at the CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM in VILLIERS STREET GRAFTON as part of his ‘ vacation.’ The workshop was an element of preparation for the end of the year concert. Check the Conservatorium Site. Great Town. Great Con !
Also attended the NEWLING PUBLIC SCHOOL end of the year concert held in the OLD ARMIDALE TECHERS’ COLLEGE. The night was a ripper with audience applause at max. Scripted by one of the teachers. Verve and Gusto in the performances. ( Been a teacher for 40 years and don’t recall such an enjoyable end of year performance – says Izzy’s Chick. )Bravo NEWLING !!!!!
November approaches. November 1 sees THE HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ down at DUNOON SPORTS CLUB not far out of Lismore. This should be a JOLLEY good time. Not quite sure what’s happening there but have already heard some familiar names lined up to play.
November 9 and Izzy is down at CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM and then off on a SOUTHERN TOUR incorporating BELLINGEN, the WARM SUNSHINE gig and up to the NEW ENGLAND.
Looks Luffley Friday Nights as booked and HILLBILLIES are down LENNOX, BYRON AND BRUNSWICK. Details as they come to hand.
Is there an elephant in the room? Is there a topic that nobody’s talking about, a reality that everyone wants to ignore? Are distractions being created? Are delay and displacement techniques being employed? Would certain people rather do anything other than look at the one thing that really needs looking at and dealing with? And might there be, somewhere within this silly situation, a way for you to benefit? You can’t make others acknowledge the elephant… but you can at least start learning how to be a mahout.
Having done JAZZ at LUFFLEY and Wine at ILNAM to wrap up September, Izzy is moving into October 2008. Its PJ’s birthday. Celebrating his 60th one year late. PJ is drummer with HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ and a real nice fella. That means lots of musos out in the bush.
Iz does another JAZZ muso at LUFFLEY Oct 3. Sunday Oct 5 sees Iz putting on his straight man persona as PETER KNOX and could be attending the BAL launch in Brisbane – Perhaps.
There is one special wedding in there and on the 10 OCTOBER – Iz MAY be playing at OLD CIVIC HOTEL in AUSTRALIA FAIR playing for GLENN O’LOUGHLIN’s farewell. Glenn is an old ZARSOFF fan has requested this one with old ZARSOFF songs. Iz has called in the SCRUB for this one. 11th Oct and the Banditz are at LENNOX POINT HOTEL again.
24-26 and Iz has secret business at Coolangatta. On the 25th. Scrubby has asked him to a party to play – another secret performance.
Fridays as usual at LUFFLEY – unless Kel is away having his eye operation in which case it will be Scrub and Iz at LUFFLEY – not at all normal.
Weekdays sees rehearsals with YESTERBEATS on the Porch or up at Glengarry. Thats IZZY, JOHNNY CARR and MIKE FISHER. Drummer listed last as per norm and hidden in fotos as well. Sorry Mike !
BEEN a busy Springtime . Izzy took a week’s break to travel South. Sunday 21st September he conducted a workshop at the CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM in GRAFTON and then headed down to Bellingen and up to Armidale. The Galloway Gig fell through due to the fear that he might use the word ‘PISS’ and embarrass us all.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON and we are in the COTTAGE. THEY are rehearsing for GABI BLISS on SATURDAY.
THAT’S the poster. Been out sticking them up all over the place. Down at Panorama Plaza in the place of Rejection – Chick stuck ’em up and in bus shelters and on backs of loo doors because this weekend is the launch of REFLEXIONS. GABI BLISS is on the loose. Out on the FRONT PORCH with Evan on Lead, Izzy on bass and kazoo and Mike Fisher on drums. The Cottage sits on top of the Hill with the BILAMBIL VALLEY down there – amphitheatre like. Up here the new PA is set up. The DOS is out at lunch for the day. The Electric guitars are plugged in. Mike Fisher is here with his drums and the Final Rehearsal is on.
SATURDAY – BUDDHA BELLY CAFE AT UKI.
SEE YOU THERE.