Here is a short list of all the Places that have dared to have "PLUS MANY MORE" as an entertainment attraction.
On the 25th May 2012, PlusManyMore played (what could be) their last ever show at The Hamilton Station Hotel. Alongside them was their brothers in musical arms 1Dollar25 as well as the frontman from Liberation Front, Tim Rowland wielding the acoustic guitar and opening the night with classic punk rock song sing-a-alongs. Ranging from Dick Lips by Blink182, through to Sink, Florida, Sink by Against Me!. The possible highlight would have been the echoing chorus of the crowd singing along to Blink182's Dammit. 1Dollar25 hit the stage hard fast and Anth managed to get drunk of one beer. I task I wish I was able to achieve/ They played awesome though, demonstrating the timeline of all three generations of the band, where they started, where they managed to get as a band and where they are now. Only intervened by the 'Paper-Scissors-Rock' wars. Shipo won for the record. By then the stage was set and the crowd was drunk enough to endure what many felt was a heart wrenching show. Opening up with some punk-ska covers starring Lewie on the horn, PlusManyMore blazed through a range of well known bands from The Ska Daddiez to NOFX, following that was our tribute. Lewie performed his own personal rendition of 'My Way' as a horn solo. Not leaving a dry eye in the room. After a brief intermission, PlusManyMore hit the stage again blasting through more classics, mid way through the set, Tim Roland spontaneously leaped onto the stage to help the audience get involved and sing a few covers, which Tim NEVER does. PlusManyMore as a nearly full quartet took the stage, playing all the new and old originals with Joel ruling the mic and Anth from 1Dollar25 filling the shoes of Luke Kingsley. Belting out everything with all that they had, from 'I'll Get By' through to 'Beer Belly', 'STML', 'The Ballad Of Sheena', if they wrote it, they nailed it. Clsoing the show with the acoustic version of 'Amber Ale' and calling it a year in mourning. PlusManyMore had performed what could have been, their last ever show. As I write this, I can only honestly say, only time will tell and if they want more. Who are we to deny that?
The Hamilton Station Hotel
23rd March , with special guests 1DOLLAR25. The last show PlusManyMore played as a complete band.
16 March 2011, with guests 1Dollar25 and Pat & Lewis (Karmajar) acoustic show
13 March, with guests Swallow Your Pride and Karmajar
16 February 2011, with guests Second Opinion and Karmajar
The first time PlusManyMore got to play to play at a Skate Park, was good fun, ambulance was called due to a head injury. Wasn't even due to our music.
watch this space for more details about the night. waiting for diazapam to wear off...
After too long in the sun the formerly missing in action bass player, Gudi had returned just in the nick of time to play complete the PLUS MANY MORE line up for the first show of the NEW YEAR, with their good friends $1.25. Also filling slots were the bands, TOO LATE ESCAPE who were headed too greatness(AKA SOUNDWAVE) as well as the local troupe going under the name of North of the border, but what was going on during the fuck ups and set ups? oh, that was Monica and the Explosion belting out angsty acoustic with her Swedish(?) accent. After an AWESOME SET from all the bands playing that night,(some even awesome enough that Woody was compelled to join on stage with the Chicken Dance!) the entertainment manager, who we will call Shannon, gave our AWESOME mates, $1.25 the chance to stay in the hotel part of the pub seeing as how great they were. Bad move as a mysterious individual trashed the place and in turn got the bands staying the night and all friends included kicked out in the wee hours of the morning resulting in a minor riot, a few fights with local drunks, a fence pailing, 13 stitches and Griggs getting a punch in the face. Thanks to Kingstons quick thinking and inebriated state, he convinced Shannon to let PLUS MANY MORE back for another chance. A rarely seen occurrence.
Fucking awesome party with a bunch of FUCKING CRAZY SAILORS. HUGE kudos to Griggs who got us the shot at playing with some HOT, KINKY ASS, STRAP ON FUCKING LADIES OF THE CLASSY NIGHT. Huge congrats to the wedding boy though, Last i saw he was wrapped with clingwrap to a tent pole wearing a suction cupped dildo on his face and a stripper as a mask. That lucky guy. Makes me wanna have a bucks party. Too bad you need to follow with a marriage. A good show all in all where the guys got drunk and played well enough to be welcomed to stay the night in the yard. As we lay huddled in Kingstons car to the sound of Goodi decorating the inside of it with his sputum.
Who said a PROGRESSIVE PUNK Band wouldn't be able to host and launch a totally SIC show? SWIFT FLY KICKS go out to all those NAYSAYERS, cuz PLUS MANY MORE pulled it off. From the word go it was a AWESOME SET put up first on the menu was "THE PETER WOOD PROJECT" busting his mean chops on the acoustic whilst pulling the FUNNIEST WEED SMOKING REFERENCES that would have even JACK BLACK GREEN WITH ENVY!!!
Followed by EXCITEBIKE (who took longer to set up due to their damn TANGERIENE DRUMKIT than they did to play) who busted HARDCORES VERSION OF PUNK or was it PUNKS VERSION OF HARDCORE for a non-stop set pulling all the stops to get the tunes out these.
Next up to the plate was (the PLUS MANY MORE COVER BAND) SEMI-POP PUNKERS $1.25 with a FUCKING FUNNY ASS list of songs, pulling old eggs from the basket like "FRIES" and the all time FAVORITE "WHITE BELTS" (you use them to hold your pants up so you don't look dumb in front of people)...
Then make way for the HEADLINERS (no Kingston, not the Flatliners) PLUS MANY MORE as they sang all the new stuff ( and a golden oldie much to Anths request, "FOOTY TYPES") , from "THE SONG THAT SHANT BE NAMED" through to the DOUBLE HIT of "WHO TOOK THE FIGHT" into "REPETITION" leading into the DEAD KENNEDY MEDLEY SPECIAL "POLICE TRUCK" breaking into "TOO DRUNK TOO FUCK" then we had a "HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA" before visiting "CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES". But what PLUS MANY MORE SHOW is complete without a NOFX COVER? None so "LEAVE IT ALONE" was not left alone and STICKIN' IN MY EYE was stuck in many eyes and ears ,but before the end we gave the crowd an idea of NATION STATES (PROPAGANDHI COVER) before we played our BEER SWILLING ANTHEM. "AMBER ALE"... Ironically, no beer was sold at the venue....
(N.B. TO THOSE WHO CAME TO SEE THE HANNIGANS AND AND BURNT TOAST, SORRY GUYS, THEY HAD TO PULL OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE)
Fucking awesome show at Dylans house (and Bede's) with $1.25 followed by PLUS MANY MORE then BURNT TOAST, keep an eye out for the snippets of the show on YOUTUBE.
With LIBERATION FRONT, SAME OLD STORY, BURNT TOAST and $1.25
AGAIN WITH THE DEADITES THAT ARRANGE BAND COMPS, BUT THERE PLUS MANY MORE WERE KNOCKING SHIT OVER AND STEALING WHAT WASN'T BOLTED DOWN,(YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE). AFTER DRAWING THE FIRST SLOT TO PLAY, PLUS MANY MORE HIT IT WITH 3 AWESOME NEW ORIGINALS AND A DEAD KENNEDY MEDLEY, WHICH WON THE JUDGES 50% VOTE, ALAS NOT ENOUGH TO WIN THE AUDIENCE 50% WHICH WENT TO PRE-PUBESCENT REGULARS ON THE FOOTY SHOW, POWERAGE. AFTER PLAYING A USED CONDOM LOAD OF AC/DC COVERS TO A BUNCH OF FOOTY TYPE REGULARS, THEY WENT HOME THE VICTOR AFTER MUM WIPED THEIR FACES AND BOUGHT THEIR SOFTDRINK.
FIRST PLUS MANY MORE GIG IN AGES(!), ALSO THE FIRST GIG WITH RANTING FOOL AS THE SINGER, THIS GIG PROVED IT ALL, WOODYS UNIFIT, GOODI CANT SING, KINGSTON SMELLS, AND RANTING FOOL GOES RED WHEN SINGING. ALONGSIDE THESE MISFITS WERE THE $1.25 CREW AND THE BURNT TOAST GANG(BANGERS) AND SOME OTHER BANDS THAT WERE PROBABLY BETTER THAN US. BUT HEY, WE GOT THE CROWD SINGING.
IF PLAYING FUCK RELIGION TO A GROUP OF 12 YEAR OLDS DOESNT OFFEND, IM GOING BACK TO FUCK THE CAT. ONLY AFTER 5 SONGS THE M.C POLITELY ASKED PLUS MANY MORE TO LEAVE THE STAGE WHILE THE "COOLER" YOUTH WORKERS, LOOKING YOUR WAY, MIXER MAN DAVE AND HEADS OF TANILBA BAY YOUTHY(SORRY MAN FORGOT YOUR NAME,DRUGS AFFECT,I FORGET) EITHER WAY,I DONT THINK HANDSTAND WANT US BACK.ALTHOUGH I HEAR KIDDIE PARTIES PULL THE CROWDS..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIG PETEY!!!!
FIRST PLACE FUCKERS!
WELCOME TO THE FIRST BAND COMP WHERE THE BAND WERE LEFT SECOND BEST TO A BANG GANG OF MAKEUP WEARING TESTICULAR CANCER PANTS WEARING EMO'S. BUT THATS OK CUZ WE WROTE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OFF. FUCK, WHO NEEDS TALENT WHEN YOUVE GOT ATTITUDE.
Playing at the FIRST EVER "FUGFEST" with the BEST group of DYSFUNCTINAL bands was "PLUS MANY MORE" . Alongside was all the greats from UNEMPLoi!ABLE, ANAL DISCHARGE, PIRN, LABCHiMP,(with their own DANCING LABCHiMPS), and a whole lot more ALL ROCKING THE SET with the constant fear of the cops coming to stop the show, and to think on this night the DRUMMER FINALLY HIT 18(!) and was legal to get drinks. the BEST SHOW with the BEST TURNOUT and FINALLY playing to a CROWD THAT WANTS TO HEAR US. Big shout out to Tim and Petey, you guys dance harder than hard. band earnings for the night, $10 each. PUNK ON.
On the 21st October 2006 "PLUS MANY MORE" hit the stage with such other awesome bands such as Unemploible, LABCHiMP and The Muddy Turds (From Tas) at the Tighes Hill Social Club (from 8pm-12am) and the rainy weather might have dampened the turnout but the bands were on fire with Unempoiable hitting the stage first with their unique style of oi punk followed by LABCHiMPs pop grunge rock sound, only compelling the handfull of people on the dancefloor to remain so, then was The Muddy Turds (from Tas) a two piece consisting of drums and a bass, once the masks came off and the shoes were out of the back of each others pants (and the bass player from an unknown punk band stopped running the stage) the show ws great, followed by none other than the band which had become the HEADLINER "PLUS MANY MORE" hit the stage playing all the oldies but some NEWBIES which were never before heard on stage till now. The band as a whole earnt $7.00.
On the 25th of March, 2006, "PLUS MANY MORE" finally played a gig in their home town of RAYMOND TERRACE, at the Lakeside Tavern, where the band was seen interupting one of many footy matches, much to the punters dismay, but that did not deture the band from belting out song after song whilst the footy hungry crowd threw coasters and any other form of projectile they could grab in the band general direction. it was the bands highest paying gig to date earning each member $100.
"PLUS MANY MORE" was the first band of its calibre to play at this QUIET COUNTRY MUSIC pub, the stage was a cleared floor space which was still not big enough for "The Gooods", who insisted on "doing the stage hazard", nearly causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to speakers, guitars, chairs and anything else that happened to stray into his path of PUNK DESTRUCTION. It also had the best crowd turnout to date for any "PLUS MANY MORE" gig yet, even the Police made an appearance to make the owner aware that several complaints had been made towards the pub while the band was playing. All in a nights work. It was also a gig to where the band was paid, so to speak, in schooner vouchers, where one voucher was good for any schooner of your choice. It was the First gig played with the original and still standing three members.
Surrounded by Cowboys and the Garden Variety of Rednecks you would normally encounter at COW POKE COUNTY was a small group of budding enthusiests each more eager than the last to earn a small time record deal and free studio time provided by NEW FM. Two of the Four bands to play who already had singles floating around NEW FM Studio's placed 1st and 2nd, no strings were pulled(!) while "PLUS MANY MORE" fell into 3rd place earning a certificate. Chris "Chrispy" Rollason was a standing member of "PLUS MANY MORE" at this time. This was the last gig played with four members.
This is where PUNK met METAL at the HOUSE OF STEEL at Marquis O'Lorne. Of the four bands that were organized and scheduled to play, "PLUS MANY MORE" was the only band not to pull out of the evening, earning the dreaded honour of hitting the stage first and warming up the crowd, most of which were roadies for the other bands who replaced those who pulled out. It was also the first paid gig, where each band received a 25% commission from door takings, we received our $1.25 each and this became the going rate for anyone willing to pay us. Chris "Chrispy" Rollason was a standing member of "PLUS MANY MORE" at this time.
This is where "PLUS MANY MORE" got its first taste of the lime light at the open jams held at one of Mayfields local pubs. Held every first Sunday of each month, old punters sipping their beer would sit and listen to "PLUS MANY MORE" playing a range of covers from Men at Work-Land Down Under to Sesame Street for all the minors who came to see our show. It was at this venue "PLUS MANY MORE" experienced their first unhappy listener, a Prostitute who was heard yelling at the stage, "You will never make it to Sesame Street!". Andrew "Beanie" Petini was a standing member of "PLUS MANY MORE" at this time.