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Busload Of Faith
Chronology

(1991-1992: Melbourne)
Busload Of Faith
Busload Of Faith circa 1993: John Bone, Megan Bawden, Stefan Fidock and Nick Rischbeith.


(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 Busload Of Faith
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1991/1992
The years in which Warren Ellis, Tony Pola and Jim White join Megan Bawden's band.

In 1989 Megan Bawden forms a duo, Busload Of Faith, with John Rowell [ex-The Models]. By late 1991, the thirty one year old songwriter asks Tony Pola [Surrealists, Beasts of Bourbon] and Warren Ellis to join her 'acoustic rock' band. By end 1992 they will have done about 65 shows in Melbourne.


Line-up #2 (Melbourne: September 1991 - May 1992)
Megan Bawden (vocals)/ Warren Ellis (violin)/ John Rowell (guitar) and Tony Pola (drums)

07-Sep-91
AU Melbourne-Carlton,Nicholon's Hotel

14-Sep-91
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Bo-Weevils]

28-Sep-91
AU Melbourne-Carlton,Nicholon's Hotel


Prince of Wales 05-Oct-91

05-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Gadflys]

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 04-Oct-91.

Note: Free entrance show.


The Lounge 09-Oct-91

09-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 04-Oct-91.


12-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club


The Lounge 16-Oct-91

16-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 09-Oct-91.


The Lounge 23-Oct-91

23-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 18-Oct-91.


25-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel

29-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales

30-Oct-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

02-Nov-91
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel

04-Nov-91
AU Melbourne-East,MCG Hotel
[with Fungus Brains]

06-Nov-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

09-Nov-91
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel

13-Nov-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

20-Nov-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

27-Nov-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)

04-Dec-91
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
(Wednesday residency)


Prince of Wales 13-Dec-91

13-Dec-91
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[support for The Godfathers]

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 13-Dec-91.


21-Dec-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel


11-Jan-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel

16-Jan-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel-Gerschwin Room
Benefit for the play "In Angel Gear"
[with Sam Sejavka, etc..]

27-Jan-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales

19-Feb-92
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club,Melbourne Music Week


Prince of Wales 21-Feb-92

21-Feb-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Beasts Of Bourbon, Corpse Grinders,..]
Melbourne Music Week

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 21-Feb-92.


21-Mar-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales

11-Apr-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel

19-Apr-92
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club

29-Apr-92
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge

Note: By April Mick Turner, Jim White and Warren Ellis start their Dirty Three band.


Prince of Wales 30-Apr-92

30-Apr-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 24-Apr-92.


16-May-92
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel


Prince of Wales 23-May-92

23-May-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes, Mark Snarski]
(early show)

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 22-May-92.


23-May-92
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Venom P.Stinger, Kim Salmon, Steve Lucas…]
(late show)


The Lounge 30-May-92

30-May-92
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
Next Wave Festival [with All Flesh Is Glass]

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper, 29-May-92.


June 1992
Tony Pola leaves to tour with Kim Salmon's Surrealists, Jim White [People With Chairs Up Their Noses, Venom P. Stinger] takes his place.


Line-up #2 (Melbourne: June 1992 - September 1992)
Megan Bawden (vocals)/ Warren Ellis (violin)/ John Rowell (guitar) and Jim White (drums)

The Palace 19-Jun-92

19-Jun-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,The Palace
[with Dave Graney, Hell To Pay, Painters and Dockers,..]
Save The Espy benefit

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 19-Jun-92.


20-Jun-92
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,Prince Patrick Hotel


Prince of Wales 23-Jun-92

24-Jun-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Kim Salmon and the Surrealists]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 19-Jun-92.

Note: Date on ad should be 24th (a Wednesday).


26-Jun-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales


Prince of Wales 10-Jul-92

10-Jul-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Kim Salmon and the Surrealists]
3PBS-Radio benefit

Article: Scan from The Age newspaper.


18-Jul-92
AU Melbourne-Richmond,Central Club Hotel


Prince of Wales 23-Jul-92

24-Jul-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Red Dress, Tumbledream]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 24-Jul-92.

Note: Date on ad should be 23rd (a Friday).


03-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[support for Kim Salmon's solo Monday night residency]


Prince of Wales 05-Aug-92

05-Aug-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Last Train]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 31-Jul-92.


10-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[support for Kim Salmon's solo Monday night residency]

17-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[support for Kim Salmon's solo Monday night residency]

24-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[support for Kim Salmon's solo Monday night residency]

31-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[support for Kim Salmon's solo Monday night residency]

04-Sep-92
AU Melbourne,St.Andrews Hotel

07-Sep-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[support for Kim Salmon's solo Monday night residency]

17-Sep-92
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Dirty Three]

xx-xxx-92
AU Melbourne,-
[support for Beasts Of Bourbon]

30-Sep-92
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club

24-Oct-92
AU Melbourne,St.Andrews Hotel
(early show)


Carron Tavern 24-Oct-92

24-Oct-92
AU Melbourne-West,The Carron Tavern
(late show)

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 23-Oct-92.


Prince of Wales 20-Nov-92

20-Nov-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Ocean Stairs and A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 20-Nov-92.


Prince of Wales 18-Dec-92

18-Dec-92
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince of Wales
[with Hellvelln and Ice-Cream Hands]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper, 18-Dec-92.


December 1992
"I played in Busload Of Faith and I was thrown out of them for taking a piss during the middle of a show, though there had been a bit of internal friction in there as well." Warren Ellis in Party Fears #19, 1994.

Busload Of Faith continues in 1993 with a new line-up: Megan Bawden (vocals)/ John Bone (violin/keyboard)/ Nick Rischbeith [Sacred Cowboys] (bass) and Stefan Fidock [Reels/Sacred Cowboys] (drums).



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