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With a bunch of chart-topping singles (and albums) already under his belt, Casey Barnes is headed straight to the top again with Come Turn Me On. Evocative of country/pop crossover masters Dan + Shay and Keith UrbanCome Turn Me On is a firecracker of a single, comfortably at home on both country and pop radio and playlists.

 

My Dream Rider: Casey Barnes

1.     3 walls in every green room personally punched by Russel Crowe. In saying that, ‘30 Odd Foot of Grunts’ would make a great support act, plus Russ can double as security. Perfect combo.

2.     The drummer from Def leopard’s other arm.

3.     We all love our footy in the band so we’re going to need both red and yellow Sherrins. Obviously red for daylight kicks of the footy backstage, but the option of yellow for better visibility at night.

4.     To go alongside the request of footys on tour, ideally we’re going to need an MCG sized footy field within walking distance of all gigs, preferably with lights. We’d like water boys but instead of water, they’ll have a constant supply of beers or whiskey to keep us hydrated pre-show. If we feel the experience would be more enjoyable to have the likes of Jason Dunstall, Gary Abblett (snr) or Plugger there for match day simulation… that can be organised. Trainers to be able to provide any medical assistance as our bass player Ben often tends to latch on to 80m torpes and his hammies are a little dodgy so we don’t want to take any risks there. Also, the option of pre-gig massages and rub downs (and not that sort of rub down… get your bloody minds out of the gutter)

5.     Drinks backstage: All of them – at all times.

6.     Heaven forbid, but if we ever have unwanted guests in the green room we need catering staff to be onto it immediately and provide the worst array of stale week-old mouldy sandwiches, lukewarm/flat beer and Celine Dion’s greatest hits on repeat as BGM to encourage them to leave as soon as possible…. At all other times we need freshly prepared KFC on demand, In-N-Out Burgers and a steak chef to whip up meals as required.

7.     A turntable and speakers with a vinyl copy of Wheeler Walkers debut album. Also, a VHS copy of the music video to Sabrina’s hit single ‘Boys Boys Boys’…. Don’t ask.

8.     Adult diapers and a visit from Nudge from Hey Dad.

9.     Access backstage to every streaming service ever invented. Also, if we’re watching a movie backstage pre-gig and say it’s a Samuel L Jackson film… and for whatever reason we feel it’d be great to have him in the crowd at our next show for moral support, then he’s there… no excuses. If we’re going thru an 80’s Monkey Magic phase and we’d like Masaaki Sakai there in full Monkey Magic costume… then that’s what we get. No request is too hard… hang on, is the guy from Monkey magic still alive? Doesn’t matter

10.   Purely for entertainment purposes we want the guy that features in this clip here (The grumpy soundman) to be our FOH engineer for all shows… what a dead set legend:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1802884299976801

11.   Special mentions but didn’t quite make the top 10: Bob Hawke’s America’s cup Jacket. A platypus – unfrozen. Bon Scott’s jeans 

Come Turn Me On is out now.

Watch: COME TURN ME ON

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CASEY BARNES AUSTRALIAN SHOW DATES 2021

 

SUN 7 MAR | ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE SA | ALL AGES

Tickets available from https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix

THU 25 MAR | PRINCE BANDROOM, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+

Tickets available from www.caseybarnes.com.au

SAT 27 MAR | MATHINNA COUNTRY CLUB, MATHINNA TAS | 18+

Call 6377 1164 for tickets

SAT 10 APR | WINTON’S WAY OUT WEST FEST, WINTON QLD | ALL AGES

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

SAT 24 APR | GIPPSLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL , MOSSVALE PARK VIC | ALL AGES

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 30 APR | HIGHFIELDS TAVERN, TOOWOOMBA QLD | 18+

Tickets available from www.caseybarnes.com.au

THU 26 AUG | GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER, GYMPIE QLD | ALL AGES

Tickets available from www.muster.com.au

FRI 27 AUG | GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER, GYMPIE QLD | ALL AGES

Tickets available from www.muster.com.au

FRI 1 OCT | SAVANNAH IN THE ROUND, MAREEBA QLD | ALL AGES

Tickets available from www.savannahintheround.com.au/