After more than 21 years (17 + of those here in Sydney), hundreds of gigs and countless hangovers we've decided it's time to roll up the backdrop and call it a day. "WTF?" You say...
As my mother always said "All good things must come to an end", and as far as this band is concerned we'd like to think it's been a good thing. Unfortunately, my health has gotten to be more and more unpredictable over the past six or so months and getting through a 3 hour gig is often a hard task, not to mention the time it takes to recover in the days that follow.
The reason for all this? After being ambulanced to hospital in crippling pain mid October 2011, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder that resulted in a disease known as Polymyositis which loosely translated means 'many muscle inflammation'.
Put simply, I've lost a lot of muscle strength in my chest, neck, back, legs and arms which at times makes standing upright a challenge. For the most part I look perfectly healthy but looks can be deceiving! I do admit, I am one of the lucky few who was diagnosed and treated early. Just take a look at the YouTube clip below and you will understand what I mean.
So if you're one of those people who keep saying, "I must go and see these guys sometime", your time is running out! FRIDAY 24th May 2013 - Bull & Bush Hotel will be our FINAL SHOW!
Regards & Best Wishes,
John de Briais Backer
P.S. Remember to keep it "Live & Alive"