Today was the first for Jimmy in his run of Day On The Green gigs. Over to Adelaide we headed. Went over on the Saturday and caught Mossy at The Gov. It was an acoustic show with lots of Chisel songs in the set which sparked off lots of sing-a-longs. He played for nearly 2.5 hours and was great.
Next day we headed off to McLaren Vale to Leconfield Winery for A Day On The Green. An awesome line up was in store for us. We had seats in the front area, which was kinda cool; we could move around between sets and not lose our spots. First up was Michael Spibey. Then onto the stage on crutches came Swanee, He has just had an operation on his knee and started off sitting on a stool. That didn’t last long; he was soon up and about. Like his brother he has a fantastic voice, He wasn’t on long enough though. He was followed by Richard Clapton. Playing with him was one of my favourite guitar players, Dave Leslie, would love to see him have another stint back with Jimmy. Ralph was fantastic and would like to have seen him on longer too. After him was Ross Wilson, who had the crowd singing along to Eagle Rock and a couple of old Mondo Rock songs. Mossy was up next. Today he had a band with him, well an upright bass and drums. He was seated for most of his set, but did get up to rock a bit. He entertained the crowd, who loved his Chisel songs. Tucker’s Daughter got a huge response too. Next was Mark Seymour who started with Holy Grail and finished with Throw Your Arms Around Me, both crowd favourites. Tex Perkins is not my cup of tea, he was next and was a bit of a come down after the others rocked it out A lot of people were commenting on this. Things picked up again when Vanessa Amorosi came on. She was off into the crowd with her microphone encouraging them to sing along. Her set was over very quickly.
But now it was time for Jimmy and we were out of our seats ready to rock. Our wristbands told us we were allowed to stand but it had to be in front of our seats, security sat in the middle sure that happened. The curtain was raised to reveal the Largs Pier Hotel backdrop. Can’t Do It Again was first but again and the set list was not much different to last week. The band the same except Scotty Aplin was on keys, Lachy was at the Arias with Powderfinger, I guess. It was debatable if Charlie would be there today as he got married yesterday. But he was here on his honeymoon and not only did he play with Jimmy but also with Tex Perkins on keys and lap steel. A new look Danny was also on guitar along with Ben. Dario and Jackie were there too working the rhythm section well together. And joining Mahalia and Elly on backing vocals was Gary Pinto. Wish he’d get up and do a duet with Jimmy!!! Jimmy power housed through his set, no surprises in there. He always puts on an awesome song with the crowd. Quite a few knew the words too; maybe they read the back of their Largs Pier
t-shirts that were on sale at the merchandise desk!!! Bet it brought back memories to many here today. Mossy came on with his guitar to play Merry Go Round. A microphone was set up for but he didn’t use it, instead he shared Jimmy’s. The two of them leaning against each other singing with big smiles and hugs - awesome stuff!! Vanessa and Mahalia once again belted out Piece Of My Heart with Jimmy and in the encore Michael Spibey joined in on The Weight. At least he remembered the words this time!! It was good to have that song replace Good Times for a change. Khe Sanh then Goodbye finished off the night, on stage anyway. Jimmy was then up at the merchandise desk signing away. It had been a big day and the queue was long but it was pushed through very quickly. A great way to end a fantastic day.


Can't Do It Again
I'd Die To Be With You
Lover Lover
God Or Money
Red Hot
Flame Trees
Lay Down Your Guns
Letter from A Dead Heart
Ride The Night Away
Merry Go Round
Stupid Heart
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Piece Of My Heart
Resurrection Shuffle
Largs Pier Hotel
I'm Still On Your Side
Driving Wheels
No Second Prize
You Got Nothing I Want
Working Class Man
The Weight
Khe Sanh