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
HINTERLAND HARVEST MARKET with LIVE MUSIC
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
Busking at OLD PETRIE TOWN MARKET – BRISBANE NORTHSIDE Oct 30 & Nov 27
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
BUSKER EXTRAORDINAIRE Captain Tricko & his LOW RENT ORCHESTRA on MOOLOOLABA ESPLANADE:
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