1994 (46 images)
1994 saw a heavy touring schedule for Beachhead's Blues.
Th band had released its self-titled cassette in December of 2003, just before leaving for a Queensland/Northern Rivers tour, and had been booked to perform at the Honeybend Creek Rock & Blues Festival (also to feature Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers from the U.S. & local Aussie legend, Dave Hole) in February 1994 after a promo tour/holiday to Melbourne in August of 1993.
They literally started with a gig at Soup Plus Restaurant in Sydney (Adam Barnard's last gig with the band) on Thursday, February 17.
The following two nights saw them performing to a very strange crowd at the Bega Show on the 18th and to an extremely appreciative and large crowd at Tathra Country Club on the 19th where they first met a youngster who is a fan to this day, Terry Neimeier.
Over the next six days they also performed for the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society on the 23rd, for accommodation at the Provincial Hotel - Ballarat (24th), Honeybend Creek Festival (25th) and at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Wangaratta (26th) pretty much for fuel money on the way home.
A number of local Sydney and Blue Mountains gigs before they left for a northern tour that would see them play 12 shows in 17 days between April 1 and 16 before returning home. The band would average between around ten gigs a month between then and their final tour of Victoria in July 1994. Several more tours north and south and performances at both the Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival and the 2nd Lithgow Blues Festival would see the year out!
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