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The Pigs
Fri  20th - West Diggers Courtyard
E: thepigs@iprimus.com.au  W: www.thepigs.com.au 
The Pigs are known for exceptional live performances, thrilling crowds with their raw energy, original sound and
outrageous antics. And the band’s sound has evolved over the past two years with more and more original songs
appearing in their sets.
When they decided to record an album, The Pigs were determined to approach the studio with the same “no-limits”
attitude as their live performances. They were months in the studio with engineer and co-producer Steve Newton
and now present to the world something really special…
“The quality of the original songwriting on this album will see
The Pigs become a major force in the Australian Record Industry.”
The Pigs Debut Self-Titled album combines great down-home bluegrass sounds with glorious pop/rock/country
energy. Banjo Master, Matsumoto Montz features on many of the tracks. He smashed out some of the fastest, most
inspired, yet sensitive banjo in recorded history...seriously! The Pigs also enlisted Bluegrass Legends, Andrew
Clermont, Mark Oats and Daryl Melbourne on mandolin, fiddle and dobro.
With three lead vocalists and three key songwriters there is real variety in this album. Still, there is that
unmistakable ‘Pigs Sound’ running throughout. The rip-snorting crackers, Buster the Bomb, Marion the Beagle and
Crazier Than You will get your legs pumping, while the more reflective Sofa People and My Heart is Like a Brick will
have you cruising all the way home. The ballad, Sometimes It’s Hard, adds a sentimental touch to the album and
Don’t Dump Your Lover On The Phone… You just have to hear. (…and of course they had to include a couple of
trademark arrangements… Don’t miss their take on Brittany Spears!)
The Pigs achieved ARIA Chart success, and featured as “single of the week” on CMC, in January this year, with the
release of their EP Crazy and an animated video clip. They once again totally dominated the Midnight Shift in
Tamworth and played the main stage at both the Kinross Country Muster, and the Urban Country Muster. (Sharing
billing with the likes of John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand, and Jimmy Barnes at the latter.)
The Pigs launch their album at a special show at the Gympie Muster in August. Last year the band cut a swathe
through the festival, packing out the Crow Bar on Thursday night and winning over fans young and old. This year,
with great new original songs and a banjo and fiddle player to throw into the mix it’s looking even more mindblowing.
The Pigs is available in stores August 18 Album Available through MGM / Green Media
Don’t miss Par, T-Bone, Streeetch and Cousin Billy Bob as they launch their debut album at the Toyota National
Country Music Muster (QLD)
Friday 24th 10am - Muster Tavern – Qld Album Launch Show
Friday 24th 6pm - Muster Club
Saturday 25th 1am (Saturday Night) - CROW BAR
Sunday 26th 2.30pm - Muster Tavern
Media Enquries and Press Kit Contact:
Aron Mclean T 0413 747 747 / E thepigs@iprimus.com.au
Booking Enquiries: Artist Network Australia
Costa Atzemis T (+61) 2 9819 6411 / M 0417 220 380 / E costa@artistnetwork.com.au
Tamworth Country
Music Festival 2006
The Pigs

The Bull N Bush at Baulkham Hills
Photos below from Leone McClure


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