Monday, February 19, 2018

Latest March News from The Express

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Hi and churr Blogger,  I hope all's well in your space.

Welcome to the March edition of the KB Boogie News 

I have a busy month coming up in March, so thought I send you a note on where we'll be pumping our FunkinRockinBlues and invite you to come and get lost in the music. I just love it when people let themselves go and get up and let the music take their bodies!
March - 2nd is the Girrakool Blues Festival a great event with lots of great talent performing.
March - 3rd is at The Carrington in Katoomba, a show we're putting on ourselves, starting 7.45pm Sharp! Ends 11.50pm so those who want to come & get home by Train is possible - the station is only a very short 3 min walk from the Carrington. Last train, Departs Katoomba station 11.08pm

Save & book show on line

The Baroque @ The Carrington Katoomba     AUD30.00

Doors 7:00pm Saturday 3rd of March 2018

$30 pre-sales $35 at the door - The Baroque @ The Carrington

Funkin Rockin The Blues Mountains. Please bring your Pay Pal receipt as proof of purchase to the door.

.....This is a wonderful Heritage Hotel, built in 1883. So come and enjoy the music in History Soaked surrounds - stay on if you wish and Experience the Katoomba Mountains, a Great Weekend!!

If you need to book accom Phone: (02) 4782 1111 - 15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780
March 4th is at The Hawksbury Hotel Windsor - we did a cracker show there when the Sydney Roots n blues was on. A great Venue to Play our 2 sets.
March 16th The Forth Festival in Forth Tasmania - I'll be part of the Guitar Festival with mates Tim Gaze and Phil Emmanuel Great players & always lots of Fun!!
March 17th - at the Satellite Lounge in the Village Green Hotel Cnr of Springvale Rd and Ferntree Gully Rd, Mulgrave Melbourne ..

Bookings 0402 306 141 - Great to Play Melbourne again at the new venue.
March 18th Musicland Falkner Melbourne Afternoon 3.30pm - 6.45pm
April 7th Rockhampton qld I'm part of the Legends Guitar Festival with  great friends Phil Emmanuel
April 21st Taree NSW the Legends Guitar Festival again.
May 4th at the Caloundra RSL - Coming Down the Mountain from where I live ... it needs a shot of FunkinRockinBlues so we will administer with 2 sets so if you know of anyone who live around that area let them know!!!

Oh and if you don't already have a copy, Here is my remixed La De Das album.

Rock And Roll Sandwich     AUD30.00

This was Kevin's first LP as a three piece band - under the La-De-Da’s brand and has been remastered and self released to all his fans via this website only.

All for now - I Hope to see you soon!!

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Special Edition

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Hello Blogger, The Borich family wish you a very safe Christmas and Holiday period

1973 - The La De Das -  Rock And Roll Sandwich - Remastered

Heya all, Here it is Available NOW on CD to fill your Christmas stockings and some tales from my forth coming book.

Rock And Roll Sandwich     AUD30.00

This was Kevin's first LP as a three piece band - under the La-De-Da’s brand and has been remastered and self released to all his fans via this website only.

I had written some songs with the help of Keith Barber (Drums) and Ronnie Peel (Bass) & we decided to record again so we went into EMI and started, but very soon we found that we didn’t like the sound, it wasn’t like we were on stage – my amps just didn’t sound like they did at Live shows, and neither did the drums. I thought because in those days studios seemed to be dead meaning sound absorption treatment on the walls sucked the life out of amps and Drums. Rod Coe was producing with John Taylor engineering. - continued

We all talked about how we could fix the problem and came up with the logical solution “ Set up like at a live gig” and the “Green Elephant” was a venue [The Doncaster Theatre] that had High Ceilings and a great live sound, so Rod bought the 8 track recorder and JBL Monitors into the Green Elephant and set up in an adjoining room. We just played as we would a live show, not stopping, then after checking each song to see if it was a keeper or not. The result, a great alive sound for Drums, Guitars & Bass. The vocals were done later in EMI B studio along with the Piano track “ No Law Against Having Fun”.

For my first keyboard attempt. I’d come across this old piano and had it in our house at Watson street to learn, but I’d just bang away teaching myself the chord positions and then pretending to be Ray Charles, sometimes with the Sunnies on and appropriate sway, usually at a party and that song grew outta that goofing around.

We were Very happy with how it came out and were lucky to have Renee Geyer & Bobbie Marchini sing backing vocals which was a first. I had seen a young Renee in her early band called Sun and thought she was a honey & totally awesome, we got along just fine and became very good friends still to this day. Other musicians spicing the soup were – Don Wright Sax’s, Joe Whippy on Congas and of course John Taylor engineering & Rod Coe producing.

We really needed another single that would get us on the radio. Our last song wasn’t played enough so we decided to find a 'Radio Friendly' song to record and Keith came up with a then unheard of Check Berry song called “To Pooped Too Pop”. When Keith first played the record for me I didn’t like it at all, but got to see where he was coming from eventually understanding it’s positive qualities. Besides being a great drummer, Keith was a creative ideas man so I took his advise and treated it as a fun tune, which is what it is.

Anyway the damn thing got to number 4 giving us a needed boost so we gladly played it for a long time while it was happening - then stopped. I figure when I’m 75 or 80 when the pipes get clogged, I can play it as a serious autobiographical piece.

We did the Sunbury Festival again in 1975 along with a heap of bands including AC/DC and Deep Purple. We were on before AC/DC who were supposed to play but got into a blue with Purples roadies and told them to get Foocked, so they walked off & didn’t play in protest. After our set, which went over really great as the crowd loved it & we were all on a natural high because of it.

At a point when it felt like the beginnings of “contact”, due to herbs & potions, I had a wander taking in the night canvas above, then, as I was walking by one of the many caravans back stage, one had its door open, I peeked in, it was full of Fender Stratocasters and a guy was tuning them, his back to me, the scene seemed to have a magnetic pull and I stuck my head right in now doing the Wow!! And he saw me. He goes in his UK type accent “ Hi - Ouw was thut jorst uon biffore playin” ‘ I answered -“ That was us – I’m kevin“ – “eer Bluody greet , Richie thoort sou tue - arya pleyin arund tamorra “ – “Yeah at the Hard Rock in Melbourne [ex Berties] , ( I kinda Joked) “Hey tell Richie to come down and have a play with us” – “Ooky ull due thut” After a bit more chat I said seeya and went off thinking, Wow - Richie Blackmore liked us. I forgot all about my invitation and went and sat by myself looking up at the sky in forever wonder until it was time to leave.

The next night at The Hardrock on stage, I see a guy making his way towards us holding up a white Fender Stratocaster high above his head through the tight crowd with a guy with lots of black curly hair in his slip stream ending up on the stage. Yep, it was him --

Womens and Girls Summer Tops     AUD36.00

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

My 70th Birthday Concerts in SA and NSW

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Hello Music Lover, hope your having a great day.

Welcome to this edition of the KB Boogie News 

Howdy folks, Just a short news letter to make everyone aware of my birthday bash shows in NSW and South Australia.

Funkin' Rockin' Blues Adelaide - 17th November

On the 17th November I perform at The German Club in Adelaide 223 Flinders Street Adelaide with special guests Chris Finnen, Rockin' Rob Riley and the Zep Boys guitarist Rob Pippan and of course we will have my amazing rhythm section of Jon Carson on drums and Chris Gilbert on Bass.

Starting with supports at 8pm and tickets available at Ticketek click here

We also have 16 tickets ONLY left for the Kevin Borich Express Boat Cruise on the 24th November so get in and get your friends in or miss out on this annual floating extravaganza and for all you music lovers on the south coast  of NSW we perform at The Waterfront Hotel Moruya on the 25th November.

Sydney Harbour Cruise 24th November     AUD65.00

7:15 Departure
Casino Wharf Pyrmont NSW
Includes KB's 70th Birthday Cake. Please bring your Pay Pal receipt to the cruise departure plank.

If you are after that something special for Christmas for family and friends, don't forget my online store for music and summer wear that will fit into all size Christmas stockings.

Chur and see you all soon..


Borich X Borich + Brus - Live At The Basement Double CD     AUD36.00

My Son Lucius had some time off from touring with the Band COG, so we thought it would be great to do a show together, with our old friend Harry Brus on Bass at Sydney’s Basement Club.
Lucius has grown up hearing my songs, so it was easy to get together and have a blast with a lot of musician friends there to witness it – thanks guys! [Look out for Rose Tattoo lads Angry Anderson's head and Mic Cox's nose in the shadows]
Unbeknown to me, Clayton Doley was there playing with Alien Zoo, opening the night – so I invited him to Jam - we quickly talked through a couple of songs -- and he was fantastic! – as Doley’s are!! 
THEN ! Another complete surprise to me was Leo Sayer getting up with us. Harry plays with Leo and invited him up on stage. What a great way to meet a great artist!! I hope you enjoy the show – We sure did!! Love n Cheers Kevin | Contact | Join KB's Facebook

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

KB News 7-9-17

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Hello Blogger,

Welcome to this edition of the KB Boogie News

I hope your having a great day, and all is good with you & yours.

I'm motoring fine & at the mo, getting my head around my new studio set up and trying out
what flows out musically  coming up with some different stuff.

I was lucky enough to do a five show tour with the RockWiz team over in Western Australia  starting in Bunbury on the 22nd of July, followed by, Mandurah - Geraldton and 2 shows at
His Majesties Theater in Perth.

All the shows were sold out - The guests were Killing Heidi’s Ella Hooper and Declan Melia from British India, both great performers and lovely people to hang out with, and there's
quite a bit of hanging out on a show like this eg, waiting to go on stage for your part of the show, and also lots of travel. Julia Zemiro is so lovely and an amazing person, the Queen of  all Host's, with her Lightning fast wit in humor, & with Brian Nankervis  (Mr Flamboyance) at the Wheel, they ride  the The RockWiz Waves  created by the wonderful RockWiz Orkestra < (no -That's how they spell it lol) - they truly have a Fantastic team on stage and behind the scenes as well. Brian would be first on stage, and in 20 minutes he'd have the audience in his total
control, all mega Vibe'd up ready for the main show after an intermission.

It was a great experience for me, that's for sure!

My Sydney Harbor Birthday Cruise on November Friday 24th is selling very well so be in quick to secure your Tickets, - It usually sell's out, so  spread the word & Organize your crew.
Oh ! -- I must remind you, tickets are printable after payment on line from my website.

Sydney Harbour Cruise 24th November     AUD65.00

7:15 Departure

Casino Wharf Pyrmont NSW

Includes KB's 70th Birthday Cake

Those of you who bought tickets and didn't print them out just bring your paypal payment

Up and Coming Shows -
September 16th The Wombat Rally - Was a freezzzzing outdoor show. Numb Fingers & Toes!!
Sept - 17th The Basement Canberra - Hey! Thanks to all of you who came -- Great Vibes
hope to get back there with my band !!!
November Sunday 5th - The Wangaratta Jazz n Blues Festival.
Nov Sat 11th The Byron Bay Guitar Festival with my Son Lucius on Drums - Chris Gilbert
on Bass At THE BYRON BAY BREWERY. We play at 8.30PM.
Nov Friday 17th - The German Club Adelaide - with guest's.
24th - My Sydney Harbour Birthday Cruise -  Spread the word Bring a crew - tickets
at printable tickets from the site.
 25th - Guitar Festival at the Waterfront Hotel Moruya NSW .
Jan - 5th Guitar Festival the Triffid Brisbane
Feb - 10th Massive Crossroads Festival Buddy Guy - Ian- Moss - Diesel - lots more 

So All the best in Cheers n Love Kevin and don't forget to get the summer girls top for the new season

Womens and Girls Summer Tops     AUD36.00

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Latest News from The Express

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Hello Blogger, hope your having a great day.

Welcome to this edition of the KB Boogie News 

I'm in a new place - just came in the backdoor of my new site.

Daz the door man parked my stead in the stable & showed me how to enter.

Its nice in here - still some decorating to do but so spacious - roomy - airy & quite rambling - -  - (similar to what I'm doing!!) But yes, I do need to add some more pieces - but that will be coming with time. Do you Like it??? - It is supposed to be a Mobile Friendly website now? - What does ur cell think? Take A Peak at my new House Of Rock

The last shows we did were great!!! - the band is cooking - crowds were on-board and going for
it big time with vibes through the roof - the boys - Jon Carson Drums & Chris Gilbert on Bass. They both like to sing and very well too. Blending together - like they've been put in the blender.

I'm in the process of remastering "Rock n' Roll Sandwich" my first three piece LP under the La-De-Da's name with Ronnie Peel On Bass, Keith Barber on Drums, Renee Geyer & Bobbie Marchini Backing Vocals and Rod Coe at the wheel. I've actually seen a copy of the album on ebay for $250!!!!!!

It's sounding damn good and taking me back in that time warp. So hope to have it for you in the online shop down the track.

Starting to kick some ideas around in my Vibrating House studio and update it as well. Oh Yes !!!! - my annual Sydney Harbour Cruise will be on Friday November the 24th - Tickets are now on sale through my secure online store! It always sells out, so get on ur starting block...

On Your Marks!! Get Set!!! GO!!!!

Sydney Harbour Cruise 24th November     AUD65.00

7:15 Departure
Casino Wharf Pyrmont NSW
Includes KB's 70th Birthday Cake

Guess what - I still don't believe it- - - - I'll be 70yr hurdles done and not just to church on Sundays, so bring my Port and slippers & of course your wonderful Energy as you always do.

I’m currently in WA playing as guest in the RockWiz Family Tour - Fun Fun Fun!!!
Thank You, Love n Cheers - Kevin - - -   -  

DAZ -  How do ya get outta here ? -   DAZ!!!! -  - ARE YOU  THERE /> > fetch my Stead dear boy !!!

Womens and Girls Summer Tops     AUD36.00

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Kevin Borich video single ‘Strong Hold’ on YouTube

Media Release
Kevin Borich ‘Totem’ Album in all electronic music stores – June 3rd 2015
Supported with the video single ‘Strong Hold’ on YouTube

With a professional Musical Career spanning 45 years that includes founding New Zealand’s hit band La De Da’s and Australia’s The Party Boys is a quintessential stalwart in the rock and blues industry of the region and is launching his inaugural iTune / Spotify / emusic album ‘Totem’ June 2nd 2015.

Disc 1 of Totem delivers fourteen tracks ranging from acoustic slow blues into lustful funk and boogie and into belting sublime rock. An all-original work that was for the most part written over a nine-year period during which time Kevin fought and defeated cancer. Following his passion for inspiration, Borich continued to write music, perform and tour in between chemo and treatment. Thought provoking human condition prevails throughout the lyrics of these works. And though political slants slash at current issues, his hard hitting, groove blues-rock seldom breaks its trend of feel good, tongue-in-cheek fun. The album finishes with a modern re-incarnation of his hit ‘Gonna See My Baby Tonight’.

The 3rd track and video single Strong Hold is a testament to Borich’s life, his dedication to performing music throughout and by no means least, the love of family. The closest folks that stand by you, and with you, and never give up on you, from creation to the other-side, of which we are all somewhere in-between, these people are ones strong hold.

Disc 2 is a bonus disc of shear musical extravagance as only a musician of this calibre can deliver.  The leading track titled “The Love Train” is an emotionally charged Stratocaster cry baby instrumental searching & reaching for it.... and that.

Motif - [I Cried For You] – is very unique, never done before work that rolls to a throbbing blues feel. Clean wails & doom fuzz exploit emotional meanings revealed in mosaic. The last track is a sound scape solo guitar journey of information with salute.

We invite reviews of these works and spread of the news. Kevin Borich Facebook or Tweet @kevinborich

Borich’s parting question to you on the liner notes of the album  “Think Something Of It” So, what will you think?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NEW CD - "TOTEM" Album Available.

Hi - I just want to thank all of you who have purchased TOTEM so quickly - I'm a traveling 
office posting TOTEMS as I go.

I've had some great feedback - DJ Neil Rogers Triple R in Melbourne "Loves It" and is playing
tracks - so I hope to get a few more on side to get my tracks on air for "Virgin-ears" out there
in radio-land.

TOTEM is available here at my website - Buy Now

Once again - Thanks for all your support !!

Love n Cheers Kevin