Friday, August 5, 2016
THE DIRTY HANKS  Hanks A Lot
‘New’ Australian Country Band, The Dirty Hanks, were legends on the live scene; and dominated country music in Melbourne in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
They attracted a large ‘cult’ following, in particular, through their marathon seven year Saturday residency at the Prince Patrick Hotel, Collingwood and Thursdays at the Prince Of Wales, St Kilda.
The Dirty Hanks were often broadcast and written about, played at numerous festivals and benefits, undertook a couple of tours of Sydney and won the Victorian Country Music Awards.
01 Let Me Get My Message Down
02 The Wife Of Mason Kelly
03 In Between
04 Grown Out Of The Habit
05 I Started To Forget
released June 21, 1990
Paul Cumming - Lead, Steel and Acoustic Guitars
Vivienne Gay - Vocals
Nigel Harford - Bass and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Lance O'Reilly - Violin (R.I.P. -passed away January 2015)
Leonie Sheedy - Drums
Gordon Stooke - Vocals, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars.
And here's a bunch of YouTube videos recorded from their performance on 23 December 1989 at the Prince Patrick Hotel, Collingwood for you:
Let Me Get My Message Down
The Wife Of Mason Kelly
I Started To Forget