Finnagain The Band
Finnagain is a four-piece acoustic band featuring guitar, banjo, bass guitar, piano accordion and harmonica. They play a mixture of music styles including Country & Western, Australian Folk, Blue-grass, Irish and Scottish, 60/40 dance music, Nostalgia and Rock-n-Roll.
Members of Finnagain are-
Eddie on guitar and vocals played in Country Music and Rock & Roll Bands in Melbourne for twenty five years before moving to South Australia to join The Ironbark Band and Graham Hugo.
Irish Dan on bass guitar and vocals is a local Gawler identity with many years experience as a solo act including playing the Murray River Riverboats. Dan is well versed in Irish and pop music. Played.
Montz, internationally known musician from Japan, on banjo and vocals- his repertoire includes Bluegrass, traditional and original Japanese melodies.
MATSUMOTO MONTZ' music style is very unique. His music is great mixture of folk and bluegrass with the flavor of Japanese local music and the spice of Indian traditional. He started his music career as a professional musician in 1987 with the legendary Japanese folk group "Takaishi Tomoya & The Natasha Seven". But he left the group soon, and he went to South India to study about traditional vocal and rhythm theory. After returning to Kyoto, he formed his group with some musicians included a great percussion player Robin Lloyd and a mandolin player Miyazaki Katsuyuki. He recorded his original songs with his group and released his debut CD in 1996. In 1997, he supported Peter Rowan's Okinawa Tour. He has lived in Australia since 2002. He was awarded the first place in Francis Folk Gathering Musicianship Contest and the Band Contest in 2003 and in 2004. His original song in Japanese language has received high evaluation in Australia. (from http://sound.jp/uzura/montznews_.html).
Ken on Harmonica and Accordion and vocals has fifty five years of experience as a solo performer and in many bands. He has a vast repertoire of standards and old time tunes, as well as Australian Folk songs.
Finnagain's combination of wide musical experience and vocal and instrumental versatility ensures great entertainment for all occasions.
15 May Tee.,
Picture from here
Irish Dan, Eddy, Ken, Montz and Henk Groote
(note Henk (from CowTippers) joined the band for the Port Pirie Gig)