Charles Martin

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Apr 9, 2007

Newcastle March 30/31

Cigars for the Man invited us to Newcastle to play two shows with them over this weekend. On friday we played the Cambridge Hotel with them. For us, it was a fairly unremarkable show. There were some technical difficulties with Tim’s mic and the foldback for my pad but it wasn’t too significant. Cigars were really fantastic though. AfThe bass player, Justin also plays in The Porkers as does Rob the trombonist. Their myspace belies the experience each of the members have as musicians and the energetic and convincing performance they made.

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Mar 19, 2007

Weekend in Melbourne

We had a weekend in Melbourne to play two shows - The Esplanade on Friday and Sounds Like Chicken’s final show out at a community centre in Bayswater. In spite (or because of) the reputation of the venue I’ve been disappointed with our previous shows at the Espy, but I really enjoyed Friday night. A few fans in the crowd knew some words had everybody dancing and the awesome sound guy set up quickly and mixed up a great sound.

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Mar 10, 2007

I played a show this evening in Cooma at the youth centre there. Since two bands pulled out, it was a short show with Los Cap, Strong Like Sam and an interesting metalcore two-piece. When we were about to play Scene Queen, Tim unexpectedly presented me with the microphone. Not one to leave such a challenge stand, I “sang” the whole song through. I even embellished my performance with some of Tim’s special brand of hardcore floor squirming.

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Apr 13, 2006

Cool Reggae jam

This is pretty unorganised but it was fun to make and has some nice ideas I might use again in future. I was inspired by Four Tet to use my soundblaster live mic for a lot of this. It captured some nice sounds!

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Jan 31, 2006

New Music

A new piece I made in an hour.

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