Trombone Bay

by Jeff Raglus

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The Beachniks, four musicians from the small coastal town of Trombone Bay found themselves stranded in their "4 Track Shack" after a massive storm cut off access. Surviving on a 2-album musical diet that was a heady brew of sunshine psychedelic pop and roots reggae, the Beachniks emerged from their shack four months later with their second album, TROMBONE BAY. The new disc unleashes an innovative new "surf sound", one that is totally unaffected by any "latest musical craze".


released January 3, 2005

The Beachniks are:
Randall Forsyth - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Evan Jones - Bass & Backing Vocals
Jeff Raglus - Trumpet, Vocals, Guitar & Percussion
Murray Walding - Drums & Percussion

In Addition:
Randall played 12 string Vox Mando-guitar on 'The Sound of 67', additional synthesiser on 'Crater 41', 'The Sound of 67', and 'Safari Suit' plus 4 string guitar on 'Sleepyheads'.
Jeff played Melodica on 'The Rhyll Thing', 4 string guitar of 'Safari Suit', Fugelhorn on 'Sleepyheads' and 'Gellibrand Quirk' plus Moon-Flugel on 'Crater 41'.
Evan played acoustic guitar on 'Safari Suit'.
Murray played The Doctor on 'Tin Can'.

Special Guests:
Rebecca Barnard - additional vocals on 'One Afternoon' and 'Crater 41'.
Noel Crombie - Tablas on 'The Sound of 67'.
Paul Coyle - Trombone on 'Trombone Bay'.
Bruce Haymes - Hammond Organ on 'The Rhyll Thing' and 'The Sound of 67', synthesisers on 'Crater 41' plus strings on 'The Other Side.

All lyrics by Jeff Raglus except 'Crater 41' by Murray Walding & 'Tin Can' by Forsyth/Raglus.

Produced by The Beachniks with Robin Mai.
Tracks 3, 5 and 10 produced by Bruce Haymes with The Beachniks.
All tracks arranged by The Beachniks.
Recorded at The Woodstock Studios, Melbourne, except for tracks 3, 5 & 10 which were partly recorded by Bruce at his house.
Engineered, Mixed & Masters by Robin Mai @ Woodstock.

Artwork by Jeff Raglus.

Thanks to Nicky Bomba for spending the day with us listening to early versions of these songs, To Angie Andrianakis and The Brothers for their cool space, To Kasper for the lend of the 'little' Martin, To Paul Coyle for the lend of the Flugelhorn, To Joe Camilleri for the lend of the Vox Mando and the 'big' Martin, To Troy for the coffees, To Vicki, Georgia, Sharron and Renea for their patience.



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The Beachniks Melbourne, Australia

The Beachniks have travelled and played the length of the Surf Coast, avoiding Melbourne (which they deem to be evil). Their jazz-pop-reggae grooves built them a truly loyal follow- ing. There have been wild parties and jumping nights from deep in the Otways all the way to Queenscliff. ... more

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