Five Hungry Joes – A pictorial archive of the Trashcan Sinatras. Legendary Scottish Band

Your Place Or Mine?
June 21, 2010, 6:05 pm
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When the Trashcans announced the dates for their 2010 ‘In The Music’ tour one location – Portland, Oregon – didn’t appear on the list.

Superfan Mike Chandler and his friend Keith Monaghan have been following the Trashcans for years and were disappointed when this news was announced. So with that well known saying, “if the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain”, spinning in his head, Mike hatched a plan which would see the band play his home town.

Mike asked the band if they would be willing to play at his house (yes, you read right – his house!) and after weeks of to-ing and fro-ing between himself, the band and their management, his idea came to fruition when they agreed to play this unique and intimate show. So with the ball well and truly rolling Mike put out an open invitation for 50 fans to join him for a quite different ‘house party’.

The band flew in from Scotland and Hollywood (but of course), for the show on Sunday 30 June. A quick tune-up and they were off and running, playing a bumper 3-hour set.

I could tell you a lot more, but you can read the rest here and here.

Anyway, back to the real point of this post.

One of the lucky 50 fans in attendance that night was regular Trashcan forum dweller and friend of FHJ, Shane Locke. A graphic designer by day, Shane offered his services to help advertise the show and produced this wonderful poster. A nice touch, in my opinion, was the inclusion of the names of all in attendance around the border.

Limited to a run of just 75, it’s a bit of a collectors item and Shane was kind enough to send over a copy. He’s told me there are still a few left, so why not drop him an email and add it to your collection.

Sofa, so good Shane!

Some posters, if not all, were signed by the band.

Mike’s living room…Photo credit ©Brent Wojahn/The Oregonian

30 May 2010 (US)

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Hey now, that is one snappy poster!

Comment by Shane

It certainly is!

Comment by fivehungryjoes

Mine is proudly hung in my entry hall!

Comment by Randy

Good man!

Comment by fivehungryjoes

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