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The Blackeyed Susans
Chronology

(1992 - 1994: Melbourne)
Blackeyed Susans
Blackeyed Susans 1993: Rob Snarski, Phil Kakulas, Jim White, Warren Ellis, Graham Lee and David McComb.


(Limited to the period that Warren Ellis & Jim White [Dirty Three] were in the band).
Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups, assorted trivia and other tall tales 
related to the Australian band The Blackeyed Susans
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1992
The year in which the band relocate from Sydney to Melbourne and are joined by Warren Ellis [Dirty Three] and Jim White [Dirty Three].

Brief history: The Blackeyed Susans (MkI) formed in Perth in 1989 and consisted of Ross Bolleter, Phil Kakulas [Martha's Vineyard, Triffids], Alsy MacDonald [Triffids], David McComb [Triffids] and Rob Snarski [Chad's Tree]. They relocated to Sydney in 1990 (MkII), coming together when it suited them for the pleasure of playing. By early 1992 (MkIII) they reassembled in Melbourne, where they enlist Warren Ellis [Dirty Three] and Jim White [Dirty Three].


Melbourne line-up #3 (June 1992 - August 1993):
David McComb (vocals/guitar)/ Rob Snarski (vocals/guitar)/ Graham Lee (pedal steel guitar)/ Phil Kakulas (double bass)/
Warren Ellis (violin/accordeon) and Jim White (drums)

1992
AU Adelaide,Heaven nighclub
[support for Concrete Blonde]

1992
AU Adelaide,Bogart's


06-Jun-92
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Universal Theatre
[with Frente]


26-Jul-92
AU Melbourne,ABC Studios,JJJ-Radio,Acoustic session

Setlist: Setting You Free/ Ocean Of You/ Spanish Is The Loving Tongue.

Note: Date is broadcast date.


xx-Aug-92
AU Release of the "Welcome Stranger" compilation album (Waterfront Records).


Collingwood The Club 07-Aug-92

07-Aug-92
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Club
[with Somerfields]
"Welcome Stranger" compilation album launch

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 07-Aug-92.

Note: The "Welcome Stranger" contains recordings from the Perth (1989) and Sydney (1991) line-ups of the band.


Sydney 14-Aug-92

14-Aug-92
AU Sydney,Annandale Hotel
"Welcome Stranger" compilation album launch

15-Aug-92
AU Sydney,Annandale Hotel
"Welcome Stranger" compilation album launch

1x-Aug-92
AU Sydney,Graphic Arts Club

Article: Scan from newspaper.

Note: Graphic Arts Club broadcast by SBS TV, The Noise on 27-Sep-92.


22-Aug-92
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge

05-Sep-92
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge,Fringe Festival
[with Violent Ballads]


09-Sep-92
AU Melbourne,The Palace

Setlist: Inside Of Me/ Cripple Creek/ Apartment #9/ Setting You Free/ A Curse On You/ I Want To Conquer You/ Temptation Inside Your Heart/ Spanish Is The Loving Tongue.


24-Sep-92
AU Wollongong,University


Collingwood The Club 26-Sep-92

26-Sep-92
AU Sydney-Rozelle,Three Weeds Hotel
[with Acuff's Rose]

27-Sep-92
AU Sydney-Rozelle,Three Weeds Hotel
[with Acuff's Rose]

Ad: Scan from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 26-Sep-92.


17-Oct-92
AU Sydney,Enmore Theatre
[support for The Church]

18-Oct-92
AU Sydney,Landsdowne Hotel
[with The Cannanes]


Collingwood The Club 26-Sep-92

02-Nov-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Kim Salmon]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 30-Oct-92.






1993
The year in which they record and release the "All Souls Alive" album.

11-Feb-93
AU Sydney,Annandale Hotel
[with Jackson Code]


11-Jun-93
AU Melbourne,The Lounge
[with the Working Class Ringos]
(Start Friday residency)

13-Jun-93
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,Town Hall
Musicians for the republic

18-Jun-93
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
[with the Working Class Ringos]
(Friday residency)

25-Jun-93
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
[with the Working Class Ringos]
(final Friday residency)

27-Jun-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Universal Theatre
[with Cruel Sea]

30-Jun-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Universal Theatre
[with Cruel Sea]


July 1993
AU Melbourne,Atlantis and Fortissimo Studios, recording "All Souls Alive" album.
Produced by Phil Kakulas. Engineered by Andy Parsons and Dave McCluney.


Sydney-Rozelle 21-Aug-93

21-Aug-93
AU Sydney-Rozelle,Three Weeds Hotel
[with Leasure Masters]

Ad: Scan from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.


Melbourne line-up #4a (September - November 1993):
David McComb (vocals/guitar)/ Warren Ellis (violin/accordeon) and Jim White (drums)

Collingwood 11-Sep-93

11-Sep-93
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,Prince Patrick Hotel
[support for The Killjoys]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 10-Sep-93.


12-Sep-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel

23-Sep-93
AU Sydney-Rozelle,Three Weeds Hotel

11-Oct-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Metro Night Club


Melbourne line-up #4b Studio (December 1993):
Rob Snarski (vocals/guitar)/ Graham Lee (guitar) and Phil Kakulas (bass)

December 1993
AU South Melbourne,Fortissimo Studios, recording the "Hard Liquor… Soft Music" cassette album.
Engineered by Andy Parsons.


Melbourne line-up #4b Live (December 1993 - February 1994):
Rob Snarski (vocals/guitar)/ Graham Lee (guitar)/ Phil Kakulas (bass)/ Warren Ellis (violin/accordeon) and Jim White (drums)

xx-Dec-93
AU Release of the "All Souls Alive" album (Torn & Frayed).


Melbourne-Prahran 01-Dec-93

01-Dec-93
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper.


Melbourne-Brunswick 04-Dec-93

04-Dec-93
AU Melbourne-Brunswick,Flowers Vasette flower shop
(2PM)

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 03-Dec-93.


Melbourne-Collingwood 04-Dec-93

04-Dec-93
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,Prince Patrick Hotel
[with Flicker]
(9PM)

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 03-Dec-93.


05-Dec-93
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café


17-Dec-93
AU Sydney,Annandale Hotel
[with Dirty Three]

18-Dec-93
AU Sydney,Annandale Hotel
[with Dirty Three]

Setlist: Every Gentle Soul/ We Could've Been Someone/ Ocean Of You/ A Curse On You/ Dirty Water/ Trouble/ Apartment No.9/ Sheets Of Rain/ In The Pines/ Foggy Notion/ Reveal Yourself/ Memories/ This One Eats Souls.

Note: Warren Ellis and Jim White also perform as member of the Dirty Three.






1994
The year in which Dirty Three starts to happen and Jim and Warren leave the Blackeyed Susans.

Collingwood 21-Jan-94

21-Jan-94
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,Town Hall
[with Dave Graney, support for Paul Kelly]
3RRR FM-radio benefit

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 21-Jan-94.


28-Jan-94
AU Melbourne,Williamstown festival
[with The Badloves]

xx-Feb-94
AU -,-
[with Dirty Three]

xx-Feb-94
AU Perth,Grosvenor Hotel
[with Dirty Three]

10-Feb-94
AU Geelong,Lamby's Bar and Bistro

13-Feb-94
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda
Kilda festival foreshore beach
[with The Badloves]


Melbourne line-up #4c (February - March 1994):
Rob Snarski (vocals/guitar)/ Phil Kakulas (bass) and Warren Ellis (accordeon)

18-Feb-94
AU Melbourne,Mietta's-small bar

19-Feb-94
AU Melbourne,Mietta's-small bar

Note: Mietta (O'Donnell, who's grandparents were Italian migrants arriving in Melbourne from Milan in 1928) opened her restaurant, "Mietta's" in Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy in June 1974. It moved in 1985 to Alfred Place in central Melbourne, eventually closing in 1995. In 2001, Mietta was killed in a car accident in Tasmania while travelling to speak at a food and wine seminar. She was a Melbourne-based Australian restaurateur, chef and food writer, and also a noted arts and music patron.


1x-Feb-94
AU Sydney,Peakhurst Inn


Collingwood 25-Feb-94

25-Feb-94
AU Melbourne,Mietta's-small bar

26-Feb-94
AU Melbourne,Mietta's-small bar

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 25-Feb-94.


03-Mar-94
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel

10-Mar-94
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel


Melbourne 10-Mar-94

12-Mar-94
AU Melbourne,Mietta's-small bar

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 09-Mar-94.


Melbourne 13-Mar-94

13-Mar-94
AU Melbourne,Northcote Amphitheatre
[with Whirling Furfies]
2:30PM

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 09-Mar-94.


16-Mar-94
AU Canberra-Bruce,University of Canberra

17-Mar-94
AU Sydney-Rozelle,Three Weeds Hotel

xx-xxx-94
AU Byron Bay,Great Northern club

xx-xxx-94
AU Brisbane-Fortitude Valley,The Zoo

xx-xxx-94
AU Noosa,-

Note: "I recall Warren’s tasteful rendition of ‘I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts’ [Fred Heatherton] on his trusty accordion at the Zoo in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley." Rob Snarski. A portion of the song also appeared in Disney's 1994 film "The Lion King" (sung by Rowan Atkinson).


Melbourne 30-Mar-94

30-Mar-94
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel
[with The Jaynes]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper.


01-Apr-94
AU Release of the "Hard Liquor...Soft Music" cassette album.


Mid-Apr-94/Mid-May-94
[Warren Ellis joins David McComb's [The Triffids/Blackeyed Susans] band The Red Ponies for their UK/European tour].


Jun-94
[AU Warren, Jim and Mick's band Dirty Three release their debut album "Dirty Three" (Torn & Frayed)].


Aftermath: When Dirty Three starts to happen, Warren leaves the Blackeyed Susans (as well as 2 other bands, Salmon's Trouble Makers and the Body Electric). He is replaced by Mark C Halstead. To this day the Blackeyed Susans are recording and touring.



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