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Memories of the Greyhound Hotel

I was going to write a whole long screed about the Greyhound Hotel
finally closing (again) but going through my photos and other reports of
gigs I had already written I thought I would just quote from them as it
would be better.

The Starliners & Cabana Smoothie Karaoke

26/5/01

Fred Negro and Steve Prictor were
hosting, which was great as Fred
is probably one of the most entertaining musicians I’ve seen perform
(it has nothing to do do with his singing I can tell you.) Steve had a
few good tricks also, like trying to do a trombone solo during one
of the acts and stuffing himself.

(First record of a gig I can find at this establishment)

 

Twits Karaoke

9/9/2001

http://twitsgivemetheshits.timchuma.com/twitskaraoke.htm

The first time I had seen the Twits, they were banned from the venue for
three years after the gig.

Karaoke 2002ish

Sticks a 100 year old cantankerous old fart
who gets around with two walking sticks – having his sticks taken off
him and Fred using them to have
a wank, then Fred and Steve setting them on fire and losing them, which
led to them trying to replace them with a horsey on a stick and a
retractable light saber.

The Prayerbabies

30/04/2003
http://photos.timchuma.com/prayerbabies/index.htm

First gig that I photographed in the venue but with a film camera.

Prayerbabies
Nick and Ian from the Prayerbabies

Red Hot Poker Dots

26/04/2003

Lil Odette – Boxing Day 2003

First kick out with my digital camera


Reopening of the Greyhound Hotel Band room

Featuring Prayerbabies, Violent Mood Swings, GUT, The Exotics, Gamma
Rays, Speed Demons & The Fuck Fucks
26/02/2004
http://photos.timchuma.com/ghbandroom/index.htm

 

New Year’s Day 2005 Recovery at the Greyhound

with the Gamma Rays, Shonkytonk, Vaginabillies & Sin City (unseen)
http://photos.timchuma.com/NewYearsDay2005/index.html

Stumpy and Mitch
Stumpy and Mitch

Suzannah Espie & The Last Word

Sunday, 29th May, 2005
http://photos.timchuma.com/SELWGreyhoundHotel/index.html

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word

One of the first times I saw Suzannah’s band.

 

Rock’n’Roll Wrestling

Friday, 13th January, 2006

Pre & post match entertainment: The Hybernators
Match 1: 69’er vs. Mike Manson
Match 2: Jay Andrews vs. Cletus
Match 3: Lee Star vs. Logan
Main Event: Steve Frost & Mad Dog vs. Krackerjak & Slex

http://photos.timchuma.com/RocknRollWrestling/index.html

Richard vs Krakerjak

This was also in the PUB strip

Fred T Farlowe on the BBQ

“How are you Fred?”

“Hot and cranky!”

(I took him out a beer on my next trip
outside)

 

Coreyoke for Corey’s Birthday

Sunday, 5th February, 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/Coreyoke/index.html

Pint Crew on stage

This photo was on the bar at the Pint on Punt for ages.

 

Liz, Mike and Dave

Liz, Mike and Dave (2006)

 

Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Tribute

with the Maryhillbillys Trio, the Paddy Chong Orchestra, CW Stoneking,
Tony Shaw, Dave Last
Thursday, 17th August 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/HeartbreakHotelElvisTribute/index.html

CW Stoneking

CW Stoneking

Dave Last

Dave Last

 

The Twits vs. Rock’n’Roll Wrestling

Friday, 13th October 2006
http://twitsgivemetheshits.timchuma.com/RocknRollWrestling/index.html

Six man bout

Six Man Bout

Fred

Fred

Lush

Lush

Chris

Chris

Steely

Steely

Yeah

Yeah…umm

 

Boo!

Karaoke (Nov. 2006)

Dragaoke

Sunday, 10th December 2006
hosted by Frederica 100% Negro and Janelle down the Pint
featuring performances by Alicia, Damian, Jack, Justine,Mrs Mitchell,
Lucy, Mia, Margarine, Nick and Tiffany
http://photos.timchuma.com/Dragaoke/index.html

For some reason I thought the Dragaoke was
going to be the last karaoke of the year, but a message from Johnny
asking me to come as he had waxed his balls especially for the occasion.

Frederica and Janelle

Frederica 100% Negro and Janelle Down the Pint

Mrs Mitchell

Mrs Mitchell

Damien and Frederica

Damien and Frederica

Fuck Fucks XMAS Show 2006

with Brothel & The Hybernators
Friday, 22nd December 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/FuckFucksXMAS2006/index.html

Brothel
Brothel

Bigsy and Fred
Bigsy and Fred

Fred?
Fred?

Greyhound Hotel “Rescued” 2007

Greyhound Hotel - Puppy Rescue Team 2007

Greyhound Hotel – Puppy Rescue Team 2007

Fred
Fred at Kooky Karaoke 2007

Rock & Roll Wrestling

with the Twits
Friday, 9th February 2007
http://twitsgivemetheshits.timchuma.com/RnRWrestling090207/index.html

Bittersweet Kicks
Nawww…

Rasslin'
Rock & Roll Wrestling 9/2/07: Denomolous (Mexican Wrestling sensation)
Vs Nick Eclipse

X

with Killer Birds and Cold Harbour
Friday, 9th March 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/XGH090307/

Kim Volkman
Kim Volkman

X
X

2007 Karaoke Oscars

Sunday, 11th March 2007
Hosted by Fred Negro and Johnny Down the Pint
Singers: George E Bean, Deb & Peter, Ewan, Bongo Womble, Amanda, Carla,
Jeff the Butcher, Melinda, Frank Lee Earnest, Dale
http://photos.timchuma.com/KaraokeOscars/index.html

Ian and Ally
Ian and Ally

Jesse Bates’ Birthday

Sunday night, Monday morning early
with various supports
http://photos.timchuma.com/JesseBatesBDay/

Steve at Jesse Bate's place
Steve Prictor

As I was leaving the X gig at the
Greyhound on Friday night, I ran into Jesse Bates who invited me to his
birthday that Sunday. I have seen him in quite a few bands around the
place so I decided to go after the Karaoke Oscars.
There were heaps of people there by the time I arrived and Jesse and co
were playing up a storm in the lounge room. People from several of the
bands that he drummed in played and other people joined in as they felt
like it.
Steve Prictor kissed my cheek, yuk! It was very hot in the main room so
I went out to the back yard occasionally and talked to one of the bar
staff from my local and his friends.
I left a bit after 1am, but I am sure the party went on late until the
night or at least until the police came. It was great to get the chance
to go and I will try to get to more of Jesse’s gigs in the future.

 

23rd March 2007

Bittersweet Kicks, Speed Demons, The Hybernators, Box Wars, Fuck Fucks
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound230307/
Bittersweet Kicks
Bittersweet Kicks

Speed Demons
Speed Demons

Hybernators
Hybernators

BoxWars
BoxWars

Fuck Fucks
Fuck Fucks

Sarah Carroll & the Unconscious Brothers

with special guests Suzannah Espie & Dan Warner
Sunday, 15th April 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/SCRUBS150407/index.html

Sarah and Dan
Sarah and Dan

The Brown Brothers, Maryhillbillys

Sunday 16th September 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound160907/index.html

The Maryhillbillys
The Maryhillbillys

The Hybernators

with Catgut Mary, Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows
Friday 16th November 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Hybernators161107/index.html

Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows

Liv Fast
Liv Fast

Ali, Jules and Chrissy
Ali, Jules and Chrissy (3/6/2007)

Chuck’s Wagon, Prayerbabies, Toby’s last Karaoke

Sunday 10th February 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound100208/index.html

Dave Moll and friends
Dave Moll and friends

The Band Who Knew Too Much

Sunday 2nd March 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/BWKTM020308/index.html

Dave on the bar
Dave on the bar

Karaoke Oscars 2008

Sunday 23rd March 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/KaraokeOscars2008/index.html

Mia and Margie
Mia and Margie

Dezperados CD Launch

with the Large No. 12’s
Saturday 12th April 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/DezperadosCDLaunch120408/index.html

Large Number 12s
Large Number 12s

Ally and Tracy dancing
Ally and Tracy dancing

Dez Negro
Dez Negro

Suzannah Espie & the Last Word

Sunday 22nd June 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Suzannah220608/index.html

Suzannah
Suzannah – this photo is on the wall at my parents’ place

Acey and Chrissy
Acey and Chrissy (2008)

Zoe and Acey
Zoe and Acey (2008)

The Stetson Family, The Snowdroppers, Kooky Karaoke

Sunday 17th August 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound170808/index.html

Snowdroppers
Snowdroppers

Some girls
“Some girls” (sic)

Nawww
Nawww

Crackwhore, Kamikaze, Killerbirds

Friday 22nd August 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound220808/index.html

Kamikaze…BY CHRIST! I’ve photographed
over 600 bands and other performers in my five years of going to see
bands. Kamikaze, while not the worst band I have seen, are getting
pretty close. Far too much fucking around for my liking including two of
the members asking for drugs from the audience while they were meant to
be playing. I did see them in Adelaide and they were a lot better then.
Far too loud as I was sick the next day just from the noise. I had to
bugger off outside during the middle of the set.

On walking outside “YEP!
They are definitely banned!”

“Are you going to ban
them?”

“WHY BOTHER!”

THIS SHIT

What a debacle! I CANNOT ABIDE band’s trashing other people’s
equipment

Me singing karaoke
Me singing Ghostbusters August 2008

HOSS

with Imperial Leatherman
Friday 19th September 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound190908/index.html

SKREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! And that was my
introduction to Imperial Leatherman during their sound check, better get
drunk I thought. Thankfully they turned out to be fairly good and
something I wouldn’t go to see normally. Certainly not a band you would
expect at the Greyhound as they hardly ever have instrumental bands play
in the front bar.

HOSS
HOSS

Jamieson's and whisky's lined up for Joel
Jamieson’s and whisky’s lined up for Joel. People just kept giving them to
him

Grand Final Eve 2008

Kretch, The Hybernators, Sons of Lee Marvin
Friday 26th September 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/GrandFinalEve2008/index.html

Kretch
Kretch

Dicko!
Dicko!

Audience watching Sons of Lee Marvin
Audience watching Sons of Lee Marvin

The Flyin’ Saucers, Brigitte Handley and the Dark Shadows

Sunday 2nd November 2008

Brigitte
Brigitte

Kooky Karaoke’s 12th Birthday

with the Kaos Orchestra, special guests
Sunday 2nd November 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound021108/index.html

Steve having a good time
Steve having a good time

Nici Blue Eyes, The Snowdroppers, Kooky Karaoke

Greyhound Hotel, Sunday 16th November 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound161108/index.html

Nici Blue Eyes
Nici Blue Eyes

Kelly and I
Kelly and I

Johnny
Johnny down the Pint – I missed him jumping down from here, was too fast

Fuck Fucks Barrels by Candlelight 2008

with Cold Harbour
Saturday 13th December 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound131208/

Dave Moll
Dave Moll

Mark the Baby Jesus
Good kick of the Baby Jesus

Mal Webb, Sarah Carroll, Bakersfield Glee Club, Waz E. James Band, The
Junes

Pure Pop Records/The Greyhound/St Kilda Bowling Club
Sunday 21st December 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday211208/index.html

If anyone asks me why I didn’t go see the
Large Number 12s/Dezperados gig at the Pint also I will clock them!

Keith cutting his cake
Keith cutting his cake

Chuck’s Wagon

with Den Hanrahan
Sunday 4th January 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound040109/index.html

Dougie Bull
Dougie Bull

Magic Numbers song
Magic Numbers song

Runaway Boys, Greasy Hawaiians, Flyin’ Saucers, Kooky Karaoke

Sunday 25th January 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound250109/index.html

Supposedly the karaoke was meant to go
until 1am, but the licence application hadn’t been approved so they had
to cut it off and kick everyone out at 12am. “Free Beer at the Prince!”
was the cry and everyone went outside. The last I saw of Johnny Kicks
was his arse hanging out the cab window.

Johnny down the Pint
Johnny down the Pint

The Band Who Knew Too Much

Sunday 8th February 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound080209/index.html

Matt and Rory
Matt and Rory

Hornswagglers, Brigette Handley & the Dark Shadows, the Hybernators

Sunday 15th March 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound150309/index.html

Brigitte Handley and the Dark Shadows

Bittersweet Kicks, Molten Universe

Friday 27th March 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound270309/index.html

Chris Taranto
Chris Taranto

StrapOnEoke

Sunday 23rd August 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/StrapOnEoke/index.html

Bec and Fred
Bec and Fred

End of Kooky Karaoke at the Greyhound Hotel

End of Kooky Karaoke at the Greyhound Hotel