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About Captain Tricko & Captain’s GIG GUIDE 2016- 17

Where to find Captain Tricko and other buskers:

The newest restaurant & live music venue in Cooloola Shire COFFEE ROCKS@Rainbow

One man Band Captain Tricko & his LOW RENT ORCHESTRA playing Folk & Blues tunes

Captain Tricko had a great time performing here over 3 nights from 6 – 9pm in September school holidays. . . And has been booked to return during late December for the start of Xmas holidays . . . Michael Read & Candice offer amazingly warm hospitality to their patrons . . . Come & enjoy a beverage and wonderful taste sensations with good vibes listening to the tunes, grooves & hollers from the Captain’s 12 track CD titled ” UNDER THE PANDANUS ”

Starting Saturday September 17


This market offers the very best of regional taste sensations, fresh flavours and value added produce . . . and wonderful musicians !

EVERY SATURDAY 6am til 11am

Suncoast College Carpark, Keil Mountain Road, Woombye

Captain Tricko performs Oct 29 – Nov 19 – Dec 31


Bloomhill COTTON TREE MARKET King St, Cotton Tree, Sunday – 7.30am till 11.30am

Captain Tricko next appears at Cotton Tree on Aug 28 & Nov 6 2016

DEPOT 45 is a cool BYO Pizza & Pasta Restaurant at Maroochy Waters where Captain Tricko & his LOW RENT ORCHESTRA performed on Friday 4 Nov . . . Owners David & Renae liked it so much they booked the Captain again the following Friday Nov 11

December 3 & 4 will be heading to Toowoomba to play 2 gigs with Damien Black and his band . . . The Captain’s weekend will start with Captain Tricko playing 10.30 til 12.30 at Nambour Plaza before heading up the range for the Saturday evening gig at a private Party . . . also hope to be busking at Toowoomba’s Margaret St Sunday Market. . . Then more banging & twanging in the beer garden on Sunday 3 – 6pm


Busking @ Gelatissimo Ice Cream Parlour on most fine Friday & Saturday evenings 7pm till 10pm ” Lick your way to instant happiness with the Captain’s grooves & hollers ”

Busking @ Just Jeans & on any sunny morning with shade & seating . . .
Happy people, sweet tones, international dog parade !

Busking @ Mooloolaba Pharmacy on any sunny afternoon with shade & seating
The frendliest chemist on earth !

Busking at Noosa occasionally at Eumundi Market ( Wed / Sat )                                 Hastings Street – Sidoni Street Tewantin – Noosa Village – Noosa Junction

NOOSA Farmers Markets operated by Shane Stanley’s Queensland Farmers Markets
Sunday mornings at Noosa AFL Ground  6 – 12

KAWANA Farmers Markets operated by Shane Stanley’s Queensland Farmers Markets Saturday mornings at Kawana State School 6 – 12

JAN POWERS BRISBANE CITY FARMERS MARKET Queen St Mall near Treasury Casino  Wednesdays 8 am till 4pm Enjoy local & international buskers here weekly ! ! !

Always lot’s of other fantastic performers at SE Qld markets ! ! !
Eb & Flo – Hari Bhandu – Soulman O’Gaia – Pacha Mamma – The Twine – Matt James – Tim & Sam Aitken – Rob Longstaff – Terence Boyd Thallon – Didgera – The Flumes – Andrea Kirwan – Hayden Hack – Sam Okoth is Groove Samoko –
Checkout my favourite harmonica maestro Juzzie Smith the best ” one man band ” busker of them all . . .

The Captain’s BIG FAT WORLD Busking Tour continues . . . since 2005 without strategy or contract . . . a pop up street show . . . It is what it is … instant fun !!!

Dec 2016 til April 2017 – Mount Maunganui Main Street performing for cruise ships
Tamworth Music Fest – Grafton Jacaranda Festival – Yamba Riverside Markets

NEW ZEALAND Auckland/ Tauranga/Gisborne/Wellington/Queenstown

NSW Tugun /Byron Bay / Nimbin / Ballina / Lismore / Yamba/ Grafton

LAST BUSKERS HOLIDAY Sanur Beach June 2015 & Honiara – Solomon Islands July 2015
NEXT BUSKERS HOLIDAY June 2017 ” The Southern Sabbatical ” New Orleans – Louisiana – Missisippi -Texas – Florida

In the following pages of this blog you will find the tales of myself and other buskers working the streets, markets and fairs of Australia & New Zealand.  For some reason musical instruments made from pieces of junk have a particular attraction to the listening public.  There are no Britney Spears type wanna be performers on this site . . .

So in a break from the monotony of finely polished factory built guitars, ukes, fiddles, drums and horns the newly awaken interest in home made instruments is much of what you will find on here. My experience of busking for a living will be shared here along with a fair bit of other stuff like surfing, sailing and life in sunny Queensland.
Thanks for the visit – I hope see you at the market, on the street or on the beach !
WARNING; This no worries surfing film contains cigar box guitar music by Eb n Flo who perform the instrumental classic Albatross by Fleetwood Mac. Also featuring Nic Charles and 6 string rendition

9 responses to “About Captain Tricko & Captain’s GIG GUIDE 2016- 17

  1. Anonymous November 5, 2017 at 6:03 am

    hey pete
    just opened a shop in hastings st.
    12 year lease
    on the beach i call it serenity
    call by and strum and bang inside.
    mormings would be cool
    im not allowed to do anything outside yet.

  2. swellgrounds September 30, 2016 at 9:23 am

    peter are we going to louis theroux in Brisbane or not ? did you pay for my ticket and will be a pillion passenger on your bike or go in my car peter?

  3. Anonymous January 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Hi guys where are you Australia Day !

  4. Dave September 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Hi Buskerman
    David (kiwi) here we met downtown Grafton a few weeks back. Just saying ahoy and have you listened to Not Feelin Any Pain by William Eliot Whitmore, thought you might appreciate it. Hope to move to Sunshine coast in late Jan. Want to get your new CD. Hope you are swell and enjoying life. We are in Newcastle for now. Dave

  5. Peter Tilney January 6, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Hi Captain have not seen at Mooloolaba lately, is every thing ok

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  7. Carolyn March 11, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Hi there. Not sure if you remember me. We met at Keith’s birthday party in Gisborne. Saw some photos on face-book, which reminded me of you. It was great talking to you. You have a very interesting life! Just saying “Hi” really! Carolyn

    • captaintricko March 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Ahoy there Carolyn – yes of course I remember you – my Gisborne visit was blessed with foul weather and good people . . . Fleet & I are old surfing buddies . . . my dad sold engine parts to the Richie brothers . . . driving to Gisborne was a real trip back down memory lane . . . my 5 weeks in NZ was a buzz . . . I am back in Queensland for a while, but soon to be heading south to play my music at some easter Festivals . . . thanks for the ” Hi ” .
      Give me an Ahoy if you ever coming to Queensland & the Sunny Coast
      Peace, love & cheers from Captain Tricko aka Pete

      • Carolyn Shore July 10, 2014 at 7:23 am

        Hey there I hope all is grand in your world! Have you seen the clip of Mitchell Brunings Redemption – just beautiful – sent it to my son in Brazil who is a little down after Nederlands loss today! He has survived a lot worse, but today has been gutting. I love his passion, it is living life to the full! Good cheer to you!! Carolyn

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