WRECKLESS ERIC

Talk about Wreckless Eric and what immediately comes to mind is his enduring hit Whole Wide World – covered in stadiums and sheds from Aberdeen to Alabama – but there’s a whole lot more to the story than just that.

With over 40 years of recording and touring behind him he shuns the dictates of nostalgia and doesn’t do comebacks for the simple reason that he never went away.
An original Stiff Records artist in 1977 alongside Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Damned and Ian Dury, Wreckless Eric is one of England’s great underground songwriters. His classic “Whole Wide World” has been covered by the Monkees, Green Day, the Replacements, the Proclaimers, Will Ferrell (in Stranger Than Fiction) and even Marilyn Manson. Mental as Anything, whose Reg Mombassa & Peter O’Doherty are special guests at the Factory Theatre on the 15th Nov, had a hit with the song themselves in the ‘90s.

WRECKLESS ERIC

Talk about Wreckless Eric and what immediately comes to mind is his enduring hit Whole Wide World – covered in stadiums and sheds from Aberdeen to Alabama – but there’s a whole lot more to the story than just that.

With over 40 years of recording and touring behind him he shuns the dictates of nostalgia and doesn’t do comebacks for the simple reason that he never went away. An original Stiff Records artist in 1977 alongside Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Damned and Ian Dury, Wreckless Eric is one of England’s great underground songwriters. His classic “Whole Wide World” has been covered by the Monkees, Green Day, the Replacements, the Proclaimers, Will Ferrell (in Stranger Than Fiction) and even Marilyn Manson. Mental as Anything, whose Reg Mombassa & Peter O’Doherty are special guests at the Factory Theatre on the 15th Nov, had a hit with the song themselves in the ‘90s.

Reg and Pete Art Exhibition
7th Sept to 14th Oct
Manly Art Gallery and Museum opening by Peter Garratt
Exhibition includes recent and early works. There will also be musical performances, Friday 14th Sept 7pm Dog Trumpet, Friday 21 Sept 7pm Jen Cloher, Friday 28 Sept 7pm The Pinks Bookings Eventbrite search Reg & Pete

Reg and Pete Art Exhibition 7th Sept to 14th Oct Manly Art Gallery and Museum opening by Peter Garratt Exhibition includes recent and early works. There will also be musical performances, Friday 14th Sept 7pm Dog Trumpet, Friday 21 Sept 7pm Jen Cloher, Friday 28 Sept 7pm The Pinks Bookings Eventbrite search Reg & Pete

Peter O'Doherty's "Penal Colony" is on the soundtrack to the number one movie in America !

 

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Easter !

Easter !

A tribute to Iain Shedden
Special show at the St Andrews Church Hall Cronulla Thursday 2nd Nov @ 6.15pm as part of Australian Music Week.
Please get along if you can.
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A tribute to Iain Shedden Special show at the St Andrews Church Hall Cronulla Thursday 2nd Nov @ 6.15pm as part of Australian Music Week. Please get along if you can. http://australianmusicweek.com

We are shocked and saddened to hear our friend and drummer has died too soon. He was a big strong funny intelligent man with a beguiling Scottish accent.  It was always a pleasure playing traveling and sharing hotel rooms with Iain. A great drummer, a gifted writer, a witty raconteur and a loyal friend he will be sorely missed by his many friends and colleagues all over the world. Our love and condolences to Christine, Molly and Conor 

Reg Mombassa,  Peter O'Doherty, Bernie Hayes and Jon O'Rourke 

Port Fairy Folk Festival Day 2
Port Fairy Folk Festival Day 1
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Folk Uke have arrived !!!!! Dog Trumpet and Folk Uke doing Friday review with Brian Nankervis and Rachelle Hunt at  ABC radio

Dog Trumpet release brand new double A sided single Download available

New Double A sided single - Peter O'Doherty's

Stay For Too Long

 I ‘borrowed’ some of the lyrics for this song from the titles to a couple of paintings by the American folk artist Andrea Heimer.  Her narrative works about growing up in suburbia have long explanatory titles, so I paraphrased one called ‘In Our House and Others I Knew, Redecorating Was a Way To Force Change Without Really Changing Anything At All’ to set my first verse up and used the other ‘A Feeling I Sometimes Have’ in the chorus. There’s a funny familiarity and poignancy about these paintings and I related them to my restless mum who had our family constantly moving house in a quest for something new.

New Double A sided single - Peter O'Doherty's

Stay For Too Long

I ‘borrowed’ some of the lyrics for this song from the titles to a couple of paintings by the American folk artist Andrea Heimer. Her narrative works about growing up in suburbia have long explanatory titles, so I paraphrased one called ‘In Our House and Others I Knew, Redecorating Was a Way To Force Change Without Really Changing Anything At All’ to set my first verse up and used the other ‘A Feeling I Sometimes Have’ in the chorus. There’s a funny familiarity and poignancy about these paintings and I related them to my restless mum who had our family constantly moving house in a quest for something new.

Double A side - Reg Mombassa's

Overseas and Elsewhere

Overseas and Elsewhere has a slightly hillbilly melody and chord structure.  The lyrics are about how pointless it is to worry about small things when there are more positive things in life and you may as well not worry about serious problems until they actually occur. 
 The great leader is a reference to what could be the cause of real worries i.e. a totalitarian tyrant gaining control of your country.

Double A side - Reg Mombassa's

Overseas and Elsewhere

Overseas and Elsewhere has a slightly hillbilly melody and chord structure. The lyrics are about how pointless it is to worry about small things when there are more positive things in life and you may as well not worry about serious problems until they actually occur. The great leader is a reference to what could be the cause of real worries i.e. a totalitarian tyrant gaining control of your country.

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Stay For Too Long by Peter O’Doherty

I ‘borrowed’ some of the lyrics for this song from the titles to a couple of paintings by the American folk artist Andrea Heimer.  Her narrative works about growing up in suburbia have long explanatory titles, so I paraphrased one called ‘In Our House and Others I Knew, Redecorating Was a Way To Force Change Without Really Changing Anything At All’ to set my first verse up and used the other ‘A Feeling I Sometimes Have’ in the chorus. There’s a funny familiarity and poignancy about these paintings and I related them to my restless mum who had our family constantly moving house in a quest for something new.

Overseas and Elsewhere by Reg Mombassa

Overseas and Elsewhere has a slightly hillbilly melody and chord structure. The lyrics are about how pointless it is to worry about small things when there are more positive things in life and you may as well not worry about serious problems until they actually occur.  The great leader is a reference to what could be the cause of real worries i.e. a totalitarian tyrant gaining control of your country.

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The announcement of the first 15 acts coincides with subscriber tickets going on sale. This first batch of tickets typically sells out within 24 hours. Tickets: http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/tickets/

General tickets go on sale on September 16.

It will be the first Folkie with new festival director Caroline Moore in charge, who replaces Jamie McKew.

Moore has already promised a strong arts component in 2017, which include a visual arts exhibition by Reg Mombassa and brother Pete O’Doherty, who are both artists as well as members of Mental As Anything, The Pinks and Dog Trumpet.. 

Mombassa has also designed the 41st Folkie poster, which has been unveiled on the festival’s website.

“I’m excited by the potential of the artistic collaborations that will happen only at Port Fairy this year,” Moore said. “There will be some very special one-off events that won’t be repeated ever again.”

The announcement of the first 15 acts coincides with subscriber tickets going on sale. This first batch of tickets typically sells out within 24 hours. Tickets: http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/tickets/

General tickets go on sale on September 16.

It will be the first Folkie with new festival director Caroline Moore in charge, who replaces Jamie McKew.

Moore has already promised a strong arts component in 2017, which include a visual arts exhibition by Reg Mombassa and brother Pete O’Doherty, who are both artists as well as members of Mental As Anything, The Pinks and Dog Trumpet..

Mombassa has also designed the 41st Folkie poster, which has been unveiled on the festival’s website.

“I’m excited by the potential of the artistic collaborations that will happen only at Port Fairy this year,” Moore said. “There will be some very special one-off events that won’t be repeated ever again.”

Mambo: Art Irritates Life
Throughout the 80s & 90s Mambo forged a curious Australian aesthetic based on farting dogs, lawnmowers, hills hoists & fibro shacks. It was rebellious, anti-authoritarian, funny & at times very rude.
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Speed of Light (Alternative Version)

With Good Reason

With Good Reason- Brand new animated video from the double album Medicated Spirits
Special thanks to the students at UTS Sydney for their fantastic animation

The Music and Art of Reg Mombassa & Peter O'Doherty

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Speed of Light - Video by Christine Nestel

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"Made in the World" 2nd video now up from the double album Medicated Spirits 


"Speed of Light" - First video off the Medicated Spirits double album 
 

MEDICATED SPIRITS REVIEWS

"The charm oozes from the lyrics, the singing and the instantly appealing melodies”SMH 

“Reg and Peter have released their masterpiece - Medicated Spirits”. Discussions Magazine USA

 

“The singing is like receiving a smile when a forbidding door is opened to you”. The Age

“Among the threads is a subsection of pop-rock that we might call the ''charm school''. It runs from the Beatles and the Kinks through Hunky Dory-period Bowie to Nick Lowe and on to Dog Trumpet”. Canberra Times

“By album’s end you conclude that, life’s worries notwithstanding, everything will be all right while there are songs as fine as these. Courier Mail

“the duo have come up with their finest batch of songs to date and released as a double album... on two CDs! It doesn't get much better than this, to be honest”. Discussions Magazine USA

 

“Yet there is usually something cheery about their ever-melodic musical settings, which intimate a youth assimilating, say, The Beatles White Album and The Kinks’ Muswell Hillbillies”. Courier Mail

Dog Trumpet have recorded the best album of their career thus far as well as one of the best albums of the year. Not bad for a couple of fellas who've been doing this for nearly 40 years... not bad at all” !  Discussions Magazine USA


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