The Brothers Comatose

August 2016

The Brothers Comatose go to Australia

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re about to become fully legitimate, accredited, card-carrying international touring artists.  (Yes, Canada is international, but… it’s so close, eh?)  We’re bound for South Australia.  (Or, just Australia) ((“What’s the joke there Gio?,”  you ask? – oh, just enjoy the video below, dear reader.))

Tell your friends and family who live there that we’re on our way.

Tell us where to go in the towns that nary a one of us has been to.  (Except, probably Phil.  I think he’s been everywhere.)

Tell us what to do, what to eat, what to say, what lines of Crocodile Dundee to quote, and which ones the locals don’t really appreciate.

We are very excited.

To get pumped, Ben and Alex have asked us, and – by extension now – all of you folk to watch and listen to the video below by The Clancy Brothers.**  A fine, ripe, swashbuckling South Australia number, and a song that Ben has brought and tried to bring to the Brothers Comatose stage show at every rehearsal for the last 5 years.  Geez, Ben.  Enough with the Clancy Brothers, already.


**Little known Brothers Comatose fact:  Ben and Alex had always wanted to model the band after The Clancy Brothers*** for reasons that are obvious if you just enjoy that there photograph.  Sadly, my skin was too sensitive for the wool, cable-knit sweater.  Another dream crushed.

***I, Gio, actually do love The Clancy Brothers.  I listen to those old Irish drinking songs, and my Kiely blood (Mom’s side) just gets all fired up, and I’m ready to run off and fight in the revolution.

By the rising of the moooooonnn!!

We Love You, Comatopians.

Holy Calpine, Batman.

That was one amazing weekend.  Thanks to all of you good people that cruised out for this and partied with us for 3 days.  Some highlights from my side of things?

  • Getting to shred some electric with the world’s Preeminent Brothers Comatose cover band, Buck Wild and the Boss Hossers.
  • Listening to all my friends’ bands make amazing music
  • Kickball Championship of the World Part II, with the Coffis Brothers earning MVP status with an epic bottom of the 9th, come from behind victory.
  • Seeing The Van again.
  • Playing music and jamming with all of y’alls.
  • Porch hangouts.
  • Did I mention the Kickball game yet?

What I’m trying to get at is that there were tons of highlights.  And it was fun.  The most fun we have at a festival all year.

Thanks for coming, and we’re already planning to make next year even better.