April 1
'The Damned Romantics' @ Zoe's, Blackheath 8pm
April 2
'The Bowles Brothers' @ Royal Hotel, Camden 8pm
April 23
Gavin Bowles & The Distractions @ Frankies Pizza, Sydney 9pm

May 8
Aunty Ed's, Katoomba 6pm

May 12
Gavin Bowles & The Distractions @ Kelly's, Newtown 8pm
May 13
'The Bowles Brothers' @ Royal Hotel, Springwood 9pm
May 28
Gavin Bowles & The Distractions @ Station Bar, Katoomba 9pm
May 29

'The Bowles Brothers' @ Dryridge Estate, Megalong Valley (time TBA)

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"This Year's Modern" Album Launch

Frankies Pizza Dec 10, 2020

"Got to love an album launch! This one was an absolute

debut-tie: This Year’s Modern, which is also a track on the same album fyi. A packed to the gills, (new) bigger capacity,

‘crikey when will this restriction (shit) be over’ crowd at Frankies absolutely jived all over it last night. And so they jolly well

should have, it was excellent.

Now call me a nostalgia buff, but I think Gavin has musically heated the cauldron & boiled up: Stray Cats, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello with even dollops of Spandau Ballet and bathed in their condensed essence to emerge fresh from this (shitful) year producing; hip swaying, head-bobbin’ happy-smile producing, good-time vibes music. Not only that; an entire album of it!

Gavin was going off like a box of crackers, but wasn’t to be outdone by the covertly named Distractions, who by virtue of playing their arses off; were nothing short of highly

entertaining rather than distracting.

This album is a winner. An upbeat and happy chronicle of 2020 that has complete jive-ability to it. Fun, frenetic, funky and flagrantly ignoring the challenges we all faced this year by producing a positive soundtrack for moving into the party season, as if it never happened. Loved it Gavin & boys, keep up the outstanding work. Rating: 9/10 guitars."

- The Music Producer