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Kim Salmon's Trouble Makers
Chronology

(April 1992-December 1994: Melbourne)
Kim Salmon's Trouble Makers
Kim Salmon's Trouble Makers: Jim White, Kim Salmon, Andrew Entsch and Warren Ellis.

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 Kim Salmon's Trouble Makers.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1992
The year in which Kim Salmon forms Kim Salmon's Trouble Makers.

Line-up (Melbourne: April 1992-December 1994)
Kim Salmon (vocals/guitar)/ Andrew Entsch (bass)/ Warren Ellis (violin/flute) and Jim White (drums)

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

Note: Debut gig.


03-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[with Busload Of Faith]
(Monday night residency)

10-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[with Busload Of Faith]
(Monday night residency)

17-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[with Busload Of Faith]
(Monday night residency)

24-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[with Busload Of Faith]
(Monday night residency)

31-Aug-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[with Busload Of Faith]
(Monday night residency)

07-Sep-92
AU Melbourne,Great Britain Hotel
[with Busload Of Faith]
(Monday night residency)

Note: Kim Salmon started his residency at the Great Britain Hotel in January 1992, continued in June and ending on 07-Sep-92. Throughout 1992 Warren Ellis and Jim White were also member of Busload Of Faith, The Blackeyed Susans, and Charlie Marshall's Body Electric.

"I got a Monday night residency at the Great Britain in Richmond. It was a very important gig for me. The proprietor said I should get in some guest stars. People weren’t playing solo in those days, particularly with an electric guitar. One day I met Warren Ellis. We just hit it off. The flute and violin were not instruments I would have picked but we got a guy called Andrew Entsh on double bass, and then Jim White. It just built up over the course of a year. It was great to hang out with a guy like Warren. Over the course of a year we did a lot of shows together. He was into Miles Davis and stuff and nurtured that in me. I was always driven to play ‘what happens if I put this note with this note?’ They were either riffs that he had that I put lyrics to, or jazzy r&b things I’d written like ‘You Know Me Better’ and that’s essentially what the ‘Hey Believer’ album was. It was definitely its own thing."
Kim Salmon in AustralianMusician.com 19-Oct-14.






1993

30-Jun-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Charlie Marshall And The Body Electric]
(Wednesday night residency)

07-Jul-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Charlie Marshall And The Body Electric]
(Wednesday night residency)

14-Jul-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Charlie Marshall And The Body Electric]
(Wednesday night residency)

21-Jul-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Charlie Marshall And The Body Electric]
(Wednesday night residency)

28-Jul-93
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[with Charlie Marshall And The Body Electric]
(Wednesday night residency)

Note: Throughout 1992/1994 Warren Ellis and Jim White were also member of Charlie Marshall and The Body Electric.


Esplanade Hotel 24-Dec-93

24-Dec-93
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin Room
[with Kim Salmon's Trouble Makers]

Ad: Scan of ad from The Age newspaper.

Note: Jim and Warren are also performing as member of Charlie Marshall And The Body Electric.






1994
The year in which they record and release the "Hey Believer" album.

1994
AU Melbourne-Caufield East,ABC Studio 325 studio (in the former Waverley Theatre), recording "Hey Believer" album live in half a day. Produced by Kim Salmon, Phil McKellar. Engineered by Phil McKellar. The band also records a cover of Leonard Cohen's song "Suzanne", which ends up on the "Silos And Utility Sheds" compilation album (Glitterhouse 1995).

At the same studio, with the same sound engineer, Dirty Three record their debut album in January 1994.

" ‘Hey Believer’ isn’t so much an STM album but my first proper solo album that featured [STM] on about half the tracks. The band was just hitting it’s stride when they came out on tour with me to promote the album. There was a fair bit of STM material, as opposed to my material with them playing on it, in our live set. I think ‘Treachery’ is one example of an actual STM song on ‘Hey Believer’. The band songs were generally a riff that Warren [Ellis] brought and I’d come up with a melody and words. I think there was an Andrew Entsch number in there and perhaps a song or two where Jim [White] would have gotten a credit. They were a strange amalgam of jazz, funk and folk (The folk element only because acoustic bass and violin will do that to most things). I used to get up with The Dirty Three and sing a song called ‘The Deadly Equation’ [sic. ‘Dirty Equation’, ed.] from time to time. That was an STM song. There’s a song called ‘Anticipation’ on the Business album ‘Record’. This song was an STM song. Unfortunately (for STM), The Dirty Three’s sudden rise put an end to STM and now we can only mythologise these long songs that are no longer around for scrutiny. And we will … they were fantastic! The best stuff ever. No one will know how good this band was unless they were there etc, etc. As to the name of the band … I never told anyone, including Warren, Jim and Andrew and I’m not going to start blabbing now. [Sexually Transmitted Music, ed.].
[..] I was very happy with ‘Hey Believer’. It was all put down live in this great orchestral studio the ABC had in Caulfield. We’d run through until we felt we had it, then commit it to tape and pick the best take. [..] Also the material is where I was really at in that period. [..] I was doing a lot of shows in this period and STM was a band that evolved at a residency I had at The Great Britain Hotel [August 1992]. [..] ‘Hey Believer’ is really the natural progression from [The Surrealists'] ‘Sin Factory’ [album] in my career.

Kim Salmon interviewed by Gareth Liddiard [The Drones]. AustralianMusician November 29, 2008.


xx-Sep-94
AU Release of the "Hey Believer" album (RedEye Records).


Esplanade Hotel 09-Sep-94

09-Sep-94
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin Room
[with The Cannanes]

Ad: Scan from The Age newspaper.


10-Sep-94
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel
[with Suzerains]

16-Sep-94
AU Sydney-Annandale,Annandale Hotel

28-Sep-94
AU Melbourne-Richmond,Cherry Tree Hotel

28-Sep-94
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel


Brisbane 08-Oct-94

08-Oct-94
AU Brisbane,Davies Park,Livid Festival
[with Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes, Dirty Three,..]

Poster: Photo of poster.


14-Oct-94
AU Melbourne,Royal Melbourne Institute of Technoloy (RMIT)
Basement Studios
Live In Your Loungeroom

Setlist: Easy/ You Know Me Better Than That/ Truth/ Touch You Senseless (aka Anticipation)/ Proof/ Hey Believer.

Note: Recorded live in the radio studio and broadcast live to air on Triple RRR-FM 102.7 Mhz. Melbourne.


02-Nov-94
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club

23-Dec-94
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel


1994
When Dirty Three starts to happen, Warren and Jim leave STM (as well as 2 other bands, the Blackeyed Susans and the Body Electric).


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