Mark Kirk's funeral. It's this Friday at 11am at St.Monicas church, 1 Bourke
St. Richmond. Followed by a wake at Royal Exchange Hotel 203 George St
Windsor at 1pm.
Ted Simpson, Mark Kirk and their band
Tall Timbre have recently completed their second CD "After The
Grind" due for release October 17th.
The first single "Swing That Axe"
talks of Mark getting to know about his father's days as a
timber getter near Glen Davis. The track perfectly captures
Ted's voice and the easy listening yet driving Australian
country sound of the band.
The work also brings together some of Australia's finest country
musicians including Jake Lardot, Stuie French, Michel Rose, Mick
Albec, Ian Lees, Glen Skarrat, Rudi Miranda, Mike Kerin, Nicki
Gillis, as well as the Tall Timbre crew of Ted Simpson, Mark
Kirk, Damien Odell, Dave Roberts, John Lee and Steve Shepherd.
Other songs on the CD are heavily influenced by Ted and Mark's
life experiences in Australia and draw inspiration from areas as
diverse as yearning for home when touring (Murrumbidgee
Rolling), falling in love (Roads I Didn't Take) as well as
tributes to Australian pioneers and shipwrecks. And what would
any true country offering be without a few songs about lost
love, closed rail lines, the plight of starving children and the
ever popular country theme of ending it all.
For song samples, tour dates and more band info visit
or Ted on 0419 446 846 to arrange media interviews.
Ted, Mark and Steve Shepherd
PS We'd love to have you along to our album launch. We'll send
Come and join us at Blacktown RSL on
Friday June 22.......music starts at 8.30 PM.
Ted, Mark, Bryen Willems, Steve Shepherd, John Lee, Damien O'Dell
and Dave Roberts
Having almost recovered from a week living in Margaritaville (aka
Tamworth), I have an opportunity to kick off the first Tall Timbre
newsletter for 2007.
Here's the programme for February.
hope y'all can make it to the show on next Thursday 8th
We'll be previewing trax from our new album, some of which havn't
yet been played to an unsuspecting public, so come along and be
guinea pigs for the night........some feedback would be terrific!.
Tall Timbre will be in acoustic mode; Ted and I will be joined by
Steve Shepard on bass and John Lee on fiddle.
The attached flyer has all the details.
Admission is free, the venue is fantastic and you can get a good
meal before the show.
The weekly Barfly's jam night will be back soon. Sorry about the
delay, but I think I'm ok to go with it again. The first night
will probably be in early March, will advise soon. I hope all of
you who supported it last year will come back again.
Yes, I know it's been 6 years, but the new album is almost ready
Great line up of supporting musos......Jake Lardot, Ian Lees, Rudy
Miranda, Michel Rose, Mike Kerin and some cameos from special
We've recorded at Ben Robinson's studio in the mountains and the
final mixes will be done starting February 12. There are 13 trax
in all, including 4 covers, with songs by Jimmy Webb, Kevin
Montgomery and Hunter & Suzy Owens, which we've tried to do a
little outside of the original versions.
There will be a launch party, to which you're all invited; details
released when the discs are in our hands.
look forward to seeing y'all soon.
Tall Timbre Big Band consists of
Mark Kirk- guitarist/songwriter.
Jake Lardot- guitarist/backing vocals( Jake is also Lee Kernaghan
John Lee-fiddle/backing vocals.
Bryen Willems-bass/backing vocals (Bryen is also Ronnie Rae Rivers
Just thought I would keep you updated with what the gang have been
Ronnie Rae Rivers and the Tall Timbre Big Band played to a packed
at the Backtown RSL Friday night 26/8
Ronnie Rae was well received and left the audience begging for
Ronnie Rae currently has a #1 hit single NOTICE ME on CMC top 20.
Nicki Gillis and the Tall Timbre Big Band played at Windsor. It
delightful day in the park which was full of picnicers Sunday 28/8
Nicki had them clapping and cheering along to her #3 hit single
WILDFLOWERS on CMC top 20.
All in all the Tall Timbre Big Band had a very busy and enjoyable
* 8 Solent Circuit
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- Tall Timbre played with band members
from True Grit at The Locomotive Hotel
- Mark and Nicki Gillis
Tamworth Festival 2003
Bryen Willems, and Mark Kirk
Ted Simpson and Bryen Willems
Ted Simpson and Bryen Willems
Ted Simpson (centre) Leah Briggs
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