THE HARD WAY

THE HARD WAY

The Hard Way do a mix of classic rock, blues and revved-up country

Tracks and video coming soon....

Eltham, VIC, Australia
The Hard Way are-

Dave Miles on guitar and vocals;

Dave has been playing guitar for around 30 years, and boy are his fingers tired!!
Beginning in 1976 in punk bands, through until the present day, Dave hasn't stopped gigging.
He's played music in every State and territory except Tasmania. Need to remedy that...
Dave has shared the stage with bands such as The Angels(1979,1985,1998,1999); Dragon (1986 with Tommy Emmanuel); Stevie Wright (1986);
The Wreckery (1989); The Hitmen (1989); The Sunnyboys (1988); The Screaming Tribesmen (1989)
Mental as Anything (1998); Swannee (1997); Eric Burden, James Reyne, Joe Camilleri, Richard Clapton, Billy Thorpe (RIP) and numerous others (StormAid, Wollongong 1998)
How many gigs? He stopped counting at 1000- that was in 1995
He has also done some fill-in work with  "The Prairie Oysters", Melbourne most popular country band (CMGA Award winners 2005/2007/2009)


Fish on bass and vocals;

The young buck of the band, Fish has been playing bass since 1990, when he was barely old enough to hold it up.
He has played in numerous bands in Perth before moving to Melbourne in 2003.
He's been an integral member of The Hard Way since joining in 2004.

Darren McCarthy on drums;

Darren comes originally from St George territory in Sydney. But don't hold that against him...
He's been playing gigs since the early 80's in Sydney outfits, sharing the stage with the legendary Cold Chisel, Matt Finish, Radiators and many more.
Since settling in Melbourne, Darren has been an in demand drummer in a plethora of bands before joining The Hard Way in 2006.
He also plays in the Stones-inspired "Jagger's Banquet"

The Hard Way have clocked up over 100 gigs in the 4 years they have been in Melbourne; playing pubs, RSL's and 40th and 50th parties.
This year the boys are focusing on playing out to the country town audiences of regional Victoria and NSW.

 
Here is a partial setlist from a typical gig ---------------------
You Wreck Me-- Tom Petty
Suzi Q-- CCR
All Over Now-- Rolling Stones
Bad to the Bone-- George Thorogood
Pride and Joy--Stevie Ray Vaughan
Ever Seen the Rain--CCR
Last Dance with Mary Jane-- Tom Petty
Dumb Things-- Paul Kelly
Your Cheatin' Heart-- Hank Williams
Sweet Guy-- Paul Kelly
Green River-- CCR
Dead Flowers-- Rolling Stones
Won't Back Down-- Tom Petty
Old Man down the Road-- John Fogerty
Devil's Right Hand-- Steve Earle
Fortunate Son-- CCR
Who Do You Love/Not Fade Away-- Bo Diddley/Buddy Holly
Folsom Prison Blues-- Johnny Cash
Ghost Ships-- The Saints
Mustang Sally-- Wilson Pickett
Ring of Fire-- Johnny Cash
Like Fire Would-- The Saints
Mercury Blues-- Steve Miller
6 Days on the Road-- Dave Dudley
Running Down a Dream-- Tom Petty
Treat Her Right-- George Thorogood/Roy Head
To Her Door-- Paul Kelly
Dog Eat Dog-- AC/DC
Brand New Cadillac-- The Clash
Keep Your Hands to Yourself-- Georgia Satellites
Darling it Hurts-- Paul Kelly
Money-- The Beatles
Copperhead Road-- Steve Earle
Pouring Petrol on a Burning Man-- Paul Kelly
Sympathy for The Devil-- Rolling Stones
Brown Eyed Girl-- Van Morrison
Sweet Home Alabama/Werewolves of London-- Lynyrd Skynyrd/Warren Zevon
Wild Side of Life-- Hank Williams
plus a whole pile more...

As of September 2009, here is our  future booking list:

18 Dec 2009, 08:00 PM - Eltham RSL     
12 Dec 2009, 08:00 PM - private function    
04 Dec 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
14 Nov 2009, 08:00 PM - Williamstown RSL    
07 Nov 2009, 08:00 PM - private function    
06 Nov 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
31 Oct 2009, 08:00 PM - fill-in w/ The Prairie Oysters    
23 Oct 2009, 08:00 PM - fill-in w/ The Prairie Oysters    
16 Oct 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
10 Oct 2009, 08:00 PM - Gallipolli Park Fill-in w/ Prairie Oysters    
02 Oct 2009, 08:00 PM - Montmorency RSL       
26 Sep 2009, 08:00 PM - private function    

and our(partial) gig history from 2008 until Sept 2009:


12 Sep 2009, 08:00 PM - private function    
11 Sep 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
05 Sep 2009, 09:00 PM - Pint on Punt
04 Sep 2009, 08:00 PM - fill-in w/ The Prairie Oysters, Bay City Hostiles.
28 Aug 2009, 08:00 PM - fill-in w/ The Prairie Oysters    
22 Aug 2009, 08:00 PM - fill-in w/ The Prairie Oysters    
21 Aug 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
14 Aug 2009, 08:00 PM - Eltham RSL    
08 Aug 2009, 08:00 PM - fill-in w/ The Prairie Oysters       
01 Aug 2009, 08:00 PM - private function    
25 Jul 2009, 08:00 PM -  The Duck Inn, Mt Buller-- blues duo "The Mojo Bros"
24 Jul 2009, 08:00 PM - The Duck Inn, Mt Buller-- blues duo "The Mojo Bros"
03 Jul 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
19 Jun 2009, 08:00 PM - St Kilda Army Navy Club    
05 Jun 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
23 May 2009, 08:00 PM - Williamstown RSL    
15 May 2009, 08:00 PM - private function    
08 May 2009, 08:00 PM - St Kilda Army Navy Club
01 May 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel     
17 Apr 2009, 08:00 PM - Route 31 , Dandenong
04 Apr 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
28 Mar 2009, 08:00 PM - private function    
20 Mar 2009, 08:00 PM - Eltham RSL    
06 Mar 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
20 Feb 2009, 08:00 PM - Eltham RSL    
07 Feb 2009, 08:00 PM - Williamstown RSL    
06 Feb 2009, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Hotel    
24 Jan 2009, 08:00 PM - Cranbourne RSL    
28 Nov 2008, 08:00 PM - private function    
06 Sep 2008, 08:00 PM - private function    
30 Aug 2008, 08:00 PM - Central Hotel     Princes Hway, Beaconsfield
16 Aug 2008, 04:00 PM - private function    
26 Jul 2008, 08:00 PM - Old Colonial Inn    
12 Jul 2008, 08:00 PM -  The Duck Inn, Mt Buller-- blues duo "The Mojo Bros"
11 Jul 2008, 08:00 PM -  The Duck Inn, Mt Buller-- blues duo "The Mojo Bros"
21 Jun 2008, 08:30 PM - The Old Colonial Hotel    
07 Jun 2008, 08:00 PM - private function    
30 May 2008, 09:00 PM - The Old Colonial Hotel       
24 May 2008, 09:00 PM - Noise Bar    
03 May 2008, 08:00 PM - The Old Colonial Hotel    
12 Apr 2008, 08:30 PM - The Old Colonial Hotel    
05 Apr 2008, 08:30 PM - The Old Colonial Hotel   

Previous gigs include:
The Yak Speakeasy (now IDGAFF)
The Espy,
The Edinburgh Castle (Brunswick)
Musicland (Fawlkner)
The Dan O'Connell(Carlton)
and feature artist for the MBAS night at the Dan O'Connell

and as "The Mojo Bros" blues duo

Barr'd (East Ivanhoe)
The Lane Cafe (Eltham)

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