Roll up to hear 8 Ball Aitken

ONE thing you can be sure of when you go to hear 8 Ball Aitken play his swamp-blues sound is laughing at the crazy North Queenslander.

Stopping for two local gigs next week on his tour promoting his latest album, Tamworth Tapes, the red-bearded oddball is proud of his Far North Queensland brand of humour.

“We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” Aitken said.

While naming his album for the location where it was recorded, he said, “A lot of the cliches with Tamworth and country music don’t apply to my music. It’s true North Queensland hillbilly and by no means conservative”.

You can ain an understanding of his sense of fun and performance style in his music videos, such as Rogue Pony and Outback Booty Cal’, as seen on YouTube.

“Outback Booty Call is about dating with intent, North Queensland style – if you’ll drive four or five hours for a cup of tea or a beer, imagine how far you’d drive for a booty call.”

8 Ball Aitken will play an evening show with his band at the Sawtell RSL Club on Saturday, March 12 and at Nymboida Coaching Station Inn the following day.



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