In April 2016 Clare Biilmann, a long time friend of The Shed, popped in for a chat. We met Clare way back around 2009.......somehow Clare had gotten the word that there was music being made in The Shed, and her curiosity was piqued.
You see Clare is mother to Jack and Joe Biilmann. Back then both were youngsters with burning ambitions to play music. Well we invited Jack into The Shed and recorded him playing John Butler's 'Ocean', which you can listen to by visiting the PBGB Vault. That version of 'Ocean' was the first recording Jack ever made. Jack and Neil subsequently worked together to record and produce Jack's first cd.
Jack has gone on to bigger and better things of course, but we remain proud to have helped Jack get his career off the ground.
Anyway, as we said above, Clare dropped in around April. She told us she had been on a holiday in Vietnam and had struck up a friendship with a musician named Tam. Clare told us Tam was a fine guitarist / vocalist who was about to visit Pambula Beach.
"Perhaps you'd like to meet Tam " Well, yes, perhaps we would........... thanks Clare, great idea, bring him on down.
Fast forward to May 2016, and sure enough Tam is in The Shed playing music with us. We had a great afternoon. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting Tam and playing some songs together. It was very clear that Tam is a talented man. So before long we had Tam perched on a stool with a guitar in hand, fronting a microphone.
We recorded Tam playing two songs. The first is titled "bài hát đầu tiên của Tam". The second is titled "bài hát thứ hai của Tam". We hope you enjoy both songs.
We certainly do. It was great to meet Tam and it is our pleasure to add Tam to the increasing number of international musicians we have hosted in The PBGB Shed.
Tam, whose full name is Tam Huu Nguyen, lives in the town of Hoi An, in Quang Nam province, Vietnam. Tam runs a live music cafe / bar in Hoi An called 'Guitar Hawaii'. We could tell you all about Tam's Bar, but why don't you just google it.
Guitar Hawaii looks great to us. Maybe in part because it reminds us of The Shed.................instruments everywhere, leads all over the place and what is clearly an open door policy which encourages visitors to jump up and perform. The website also provides an insight into Tam's life as a musician.
We'll let you know what comes of Tam's invitation to take PBGB on tour to Guitar Hawaii !!!
Tam....................welcome to the PBGB Family sir. It was our pleasure to host your visit to The Shed and listen to your beautiful music. We are delighted to now be friends and we look forward to seeing you again, either in The Shed or at Guitar Hawaii !!
from THE VAULT
released December 12, 2011
Tam Huu Nguyen - guitar, vocal
Peter Reid - recording
Neil Porter - production
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