THE PIGS (2 sets)
7:30pm, Sat 11th May, 2013
The Basement, NSW
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Australia’s favourite bluegrass funsters The Pigs are known worldwide for their combination of super-catchy original tunes and foot-stomping ‘Piggified’ cover versions. Crashing through musical genres like a runaway tractor, the Pigs’ latest album, The Great Bluegrass Swindle marries superb musicianship with a distinctly Australian sense of humour – and hints at the uniquely bent energy of The Pigs’ exceedingly popular live shows.
Australia's favourite bluegrass funsters The Pigs (our heroes) are known worldwide for their combination of super-catchy original tunes and foot-stomping 'Piggified' cover versions. Crashing through musical genres like a runaway tractor, the Pigs' latest album, The Great Bluegrass Swindle marries superb musicianship with a distinctly Australian sense of humour - and hints at the uniquely bent energy of The Pigs' exceedingly popular live shows.
The Pigs are a family band, never found without their trademark blue singlets and Hillbilly hats. Brothers T-Bone and Stretch Pig sing lead vocals and play acoustic guitars, with Cousin Archie Piccolo Latte Pig on double bass and Cousin Shamus beating his stand-up drum kit. Various cousins often join them on stage, adding banjo, fiddle, mandolin or accordion to the mix.
For over 8 years now, The Pigs have been stepping out onto the big festival stages around Australia, barefoot and bewildered. Meanwhile the band's YouTube Channel has seen more than 400 000 hits, with their Single Ladies video becoming something of a sensation (also seen on ABC's Spicks and Specks).
2012 was a particularly busy time for the The Pigs with appearances on Australia's Got Talent and the releases of their 3rd studio album, The Great Bluegrass Swindle. Recorded over 10 banjo filled days, the album holds six original tunes, including the epic, She Wants Your Kidney and the sweet but quirky, Adrian Married A Megaspunk. Other highlights on The Great Bluegrass Swindle are definitive versions of Adele's Rolling In The Deep, LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem and the 80's classic Just Can't Get Enough. The first single off the album is a sizzling countrified version of Kanye West's 'Gold Digger' (following the band's hugely popular performance of this take on Kanye at the Semi-Finals of Australia's Got Talent).
In 2013 The Pigs continue The Great Bluegrass Swindle Tour, with more Australian dates, followed by a return to Germany and Denmark.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal
(entree & main, 4 choices for each)
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.30PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night. Additionally dinner and show tickets may also be available. Please ring the club on (02) 9251 2797
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00pm, Dinner from 7.30pm.
Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30pm
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please note that tables for each section are first in, best dressed.