Monday, 20 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Brian Kille (sax) joined Ken Vatcher (drums), Pete (backing vocals), Chris (bass), Gus (guitar) and Neil (guitar/vocals) for three songs. Here's the first one.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
First, we've moved the venue as a result of some requests by PBGB friends - it's now going to be on at The Wharf Aquarium and Restaurant at Merimbula (in Lake St Merimbula).
Second (and you don't see this often) we've REDUCED the cost of a ticket to $40 - we're just going to be covering costs, but hey ...... it's a party for our friends!
What you'll get:
• Music by PBGB – and Special Guest Stars (Heather McLeod and Colin Enright )
• Light Finger Food in the Aquarium - well not IN the aquarium ..... you know what I mean!
• Buffet serving of: Roast Beef w. Horseradish and Mustard/ Roast Turkey with Cranberry/ Vegetarian Lasagne/ Variety of Salads/ Jacket Potatoes with sour cream/ Bread Rolls and Butter
• Choice of three desserts: Brandy snaps/ Citrus Flan/ Pavlova with fresh fruit and cream,
• Unlimited tea and Coffee
• A great bunch of people and lots of fun!
How to book?
Contact PBGB at
Ring Peter on 6495 6247
Get some friends together and make up a table.
Love to see you there!
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
PBGB has been invited to join the bill for a Forest Fundraiser at Tanja Hall on July 31.
Local musicians including Damon Davies, Arati, Dave Sparks and Dave Crowden will join forces to support actions to protect our native forests.
Food will be available. Admission price is $15. Music starts at 7pm.
Neil and Peter have joined forces to write a song especially for the occasion. It’s called “Wood You Like chips With That ?“. The message is obvious and it has a rousing sing along chorus. Listen to an ‘in-progress’ version by clicking on "Wood You Like chips With That?“ in the player on the right hand side of this page.
Do your bit to protect our forests and fauna – rug up and join in ! See you there !
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Graham and Grunden Up-Date
Peter and Ken travelled to Mallacoota July 3 to join in the selection of prize winners for the Graham and Grunden music scholarships.
Four winners were selected, but they can’t be named as yet. Announcements will be made at a family music night at the Mallacoota Mudbrick Pavilion on July 10 (NAIDOC Week ).
As in all such exercises, the judging was tough – who could deny little kids proudly doing their best ?
But a great experience – soul food !
PBGB salutes the members of the Mallacoota Community who have made this event such a huge, inclusive community event.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
PETER AND KEN GO GRAHAM AND GRUNDEN !
Following on from PBGB’s donation to the Mallacoota based Graham and Grunden Music Scholarship for young Musicians, an amazing piece of serendipity has unfolded – and the story goes like this :
April 2010 :
PBGB donates to the Graham and Grunden Scholarship for Young Musicians.
Auntie Jean Nickels ( Scholarship Secretary ) writes to thank PBGB.
May 2010 :
Ken Vatcher, very well respected drummer, moves from Mallacoota to Pambula Beach. PBGB knows nothing of Ken’s involvement in the Scholarship, but get in touch with Ken to see if he is interested to join in PBGB goings-on.
June 2010 :
Ken pops into THE SHED and records a version of Gus’s ‘Boozer Blues’, thus becoming a member of the PBGB Family. Still PBGB doesn’t know about Ken’s involvement with the Scholarship.
Auntie Jean rings Peter to ask if he would be prepared to join judging panel for the Scholarship. Auntie Jean tells Peter the other panellists include Ken Vatcher !
So Peter and Ken and Peter will travel to Mallacoota on July 3 to assess applicants and rank the finalists.
Serendipity indeed !
By way of background on the Graham and Grunden Scholarships :
The aim is to give encouragement to
young musicians aged from eight to
20 years from Mallacoota, Cann River
and Noorinbee areas. The scholarship
was established by the Mallacoota
District Reconciliation Group and the
Mallacoota Strum Club and is named
for two local professional musicians.
Merv Graham is a Kukuimi ji man
who has been supported by some
Mallacoota people in his quest to find
the family he was taken from at birth.
John Grunden has been the inspiration
for 12 years of family enjoyment and
music-making through the Strum Club.
Both Graham and Grunden are committed
to encouraging the next generation
of young musicians in their
region “to express greater acceptance
of each other, and through musical
expression move towards a nation that
engages in mutual respect”.
The scholarship presentations will
be made by Merv Graham and John
Grunden at a concert on 10 July in
Mallacoota Mudbrick Pavilion during
NAIDOC week. There will be performances
by some of the young
applicants backed up by Merv
Graham-Warner’s ‘Are We There Yet?
Donations to the scholarship, and further information can be sought by contacting
The Graham and Grunden
Music Scholarship, c/- Jean Nickels,
Secretary, PO Box 414, Mallacoota
3892, telephone 5158 0367.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
"Signs Of Life" is a (kind of) solo album from Neil, with cameo appearances from some great musicians in the US and Norway, as well as Oz. Unfortunately no other PBGBers here, but there will be on the next Neil Porter CD - that's for sure! Click on the cover to go to the album page, where you can listen, read about the tracks, read the lyrics and, if the urge takes you, purchase a copy :)
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
PBGB TO PERFORM RETURN CONCERT AT PAMBULA SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB - JUNE 25, 2010.
Following on from the very successful 2009 PBGB concert at the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, PBGB has been invited back for a return show in 2010.
The date has been agreed with club officials – Friday evening, June 25.
PBGB happily performs at the PSLSC for free. We appreciate what a great job the Club does for the local community, and what the Australian Surf Lifesaving movement in general stands for, and we are pleased to be given opportunities to contribute. Proceeds from drink sales on our concert nights go directly to Club coffers, and this year we will also be attempting to raise funds for the NSW Aboriginal Education Council.
You can learn about what this great organisation does for Indigenous kids at
So if you can make it to the show, please bring along a few extra dollars to drop into the collection bucket.
If you can’t make it on the night, perhaps you might like to make a donation anyway. You can do so directly via the website.
Hope to see you there !
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Recently, PBGB made a donation to the Graham and Grunden Music Scholarship Committee.
The Committee is co-ordinating professional development scholarships for young ( ages 8 to 20 ) Indigenous musicians in the Mallacoota region.
Awards will be presented during NAIDOC week, in July.
Donations are tax deductible.
Friends of PBGB may be interested to make a donation.
You can do so by mailing a cheque to
The Graham and Grunden Music Scholarship Committee
PO Box 414
Mallacoota Victoria 3892
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Use the headings across the top of the page to navigate around - read the history of PBGB; the story of "The Shed" in local folklore; see pics of the band; read our original song lyrics; play a few songs on the player on the right of each page; visit the shop to buy a T-shirt or soon, a CD; there's even a video to watch.
No expense has been spared to provide a multi-media PBGB experience :)
One last thing - we will be doing a few gigs this year, so why not join our mailing list (you can do it in the right hand column) so we can let you know where and when. "Friends of PBGB" will always get preferential tickets.
Now, have a wander around - leave a comment if you like.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Pete and Heather visited Canberra ABC's studio on Saturday to appear on Greg Bayliss' "Garage Idle" - Neil got in a phone hook-up to talk about his "jiguma" project as well. You can listen to a recording of the relevent bits of the show here:
PBGB on Canberra ABC at MacJams
Just click on the link then use the player under the PBGB logo to listen. While you're doing so, you can check out the comments of other MacJammers.