SHOW BEFORE JAPAN
On Friday 12th September we return to the Warren View Hotel : Enmore <where the bar staff are friendly and the drink flows freely!> we are going it alone for three lengthy sets or four short ones ! see gigs for details
New Friends Section
We have recently had letters from Jack Mannix who is 14, from Sydney and an aspiring rock photographer. We are hoping to make Jacks acquaintance in the near future and test out his skills. We are also looking forward to meeting Masako who wrote us this lovely letter
Hello, Mr and Ms CANNANES. My name
is Masako. I am a Japanese girl. I'm 15 years old. I like
listening to rock and roll music. My brother loves it too.
I like NIRVANA, Patti Smith, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles,
RAMONES, Gram Parsons, The coral and so on. I didn't no your
band before I found a handbill about your tour. I was really
interested in CANNANES. At that time, I wanted to listening
to your songs. Because I've never heard them!! So I decided
to go to the live in "koenji". Because it's my hometown!!
I'm really looking forward to see you !! And I'm waiting for
the day coming. My English is not good, I think. I'm sorry.
But I like to speak English very much!! Well, take care of
yourself. Good Bye!!
Shows, Robot Dogs and Holograms
It's been a big year for shows for us so far since our last newsletter we have been to Brisbane twice, played The Great Northern in Byron Bay and a heap of shows around Sydney including Expo at The University of New South Wales last Saturday where we got to view the worlds largest hologram which was of a bar after people had left for the evening, so ashtrays, drinks etc. - spooky......and witness and participate in many other fine technical treats and experiments including robot dogs playing soccer.
On our return from Japan we hope to do a number of Australian East Coast shows before Xmas starting with the Back to Redfern celebrations on 18th October in Redfern Park with Christine Anu and Stiff Gins (Sydney) All ages and free !
TOUR OF JAPAN
Tell your friends ~ we'll be there next week and are counting the minutes
The Scout Niblett Story
Scout Niblett who will be with us throughout the tour is from Nottingham England and though we've never had the privilege we've heard her shows are a crowd pleaser. Apparently she sounds like PJ Harvey and wears a blonde wig. Intriguing. I bet she has absolutely no idea who we are but she soon will......In our limited experience people from Nottingham are fairly unusual
Other Japanese supports
Andersens : we've heard they sound a bit like Syd Barrett with Sun Ra ! ! !
groundcover : heard they are great noise punk
momorien : have been recommended
We are anticipating that this tour will be fully documented on film and in writing so all shall be revealed. I only wish we'd learnt more Japanese
The Cannanes & Guests!
The lineup for this tour will include Bon, Fran, Jim, Stephen and Penny + Guesting on the tour will be Chapter Music head honcho ~ Guy Blackman on guitar and keyboards and Clover Records head honcho ~ Shintaro Kiyonari on guitar, + another surprise guest or three.
The Cannanes documentary!
Well we have seen the first cut and what a great job the filmmakers have done.
Initial feedback is good so it may be ready for the 20th anniversary....When is that you cry! Well...just work it out yourselves.....Thanks to all who participated particularly Gail O'Hara who is really the star of the show.
If you live in Australia watch out for upcoming Hilton Cordell production on Kingsford Legal Centre where Fran and colleagues are being filmed at work for a 4 part documentary on the work of the Centre. Is there no end to this celebrity......?????????????
USA update? Friendly booking agents??
We are starting to get pangs of missing the USA. Oh to see our mates and have some Chicago Pizza and some Ethiopian food and suffer that familiar mixture of fear and excitement as we swing onto the entrance ramp to yet another freeway...oh to visit another home lived in by Abraham Lincoln...or go to yet another wondrous National Park....to skip around Manhattan...or get the bus in Brooklyn.. It is almost time for a return visit so if we wish very hard...maybe next year.......If anyone knows any booking agents who could get us shows we would really be interested
The Cannanes travel fund for going overseas currently stands at $0 as we have spent it all and are off on Wednesday
The Melbourne scene
Watch out for email interview with Greg Wadley ~ coming soon
New photos by Tony Mott now up on our Press Kit Photos page