Melbourne’s Tin Pot Clay Man are moving to Manchester, performing final farewell show this weekend

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Melbourne’s Tin Pot Clay Man are moving to Manchester, performing final farewell show this weekend

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Constantly experimenting and evolving their sound, Tin Pot Clay Man are moving to England with one final gig at the Bergy Bandroom on Saturday.

Earning a solid reputation for their powerhouse blend of 80’s dance music and punk with a modern shoegaze sound, Melbourne-based Tin Pot Clay Man is chasing dreams and seizing opportunities with both hands, with primary songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gaurav Jaswal moving the project to the home of post-punk Manchester, England.

Fresh from releasing their debut EP and subsequent singles ‘MTV’, ‘Sometimes I Go Outside’ and ‘Personal’ in the last year alone, Jaswal is making the move overseas to broaden his artist horizons, and bring his music to new audiences.

“I’m really excited for the move and to bring TPCM’s music to a new audience overseas. Some of my all time favourite artists are from Manchester.”

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Formed in a single bedroom, to pass the time within the throes of lockdown using furniture and household items for soundproofing, Tin Pot Clay Man’s allowed Jaswal to take his music to new heights, having previously created music for eight years as Dal Santo.

With a rock vibe and prevailing vocals, Jaswal was quick to translate his project to the live stage, replicating the energy of the studio project, delivering howling, audacious performances at Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival, The Last Chance Rock and Roll Bar and several other venues across the state.

While there have been a few lineup changes in recent months, the heart of Tin Pot Clay Man’s live show has always been Jaswal and drummer Sam Marks. But with an overseas move imminent, Tin Pot Clay Man is destined for change, with Jaswal taking it back to his beginnings as a solo venture. For now.

“Having started TPCM as a DIY bedroom project, I’m really excited to discover what a new city and new scene will do for my writing. It’s likely to go back to being just me again for a little while. But I can’t wait to see what happens next!”

“The timing is actually really great given how busy Sam’s new band Dopplerhaus has been getting!” (Check them out!)

Celebrating the band’s great journey together, Tin Pot Clay Man will play one final Australian farewell show at Brunswick’s brand new venue, the Bergy Bandroom. And as expected, they’re bringing along an absolutely stacked lineup including SERF, Keaper, Leo, and Maybesitter, coming all the way from Brisbane.

“We’re really excited about the lineup. I actually used to play in a band called Dal Santo with Jimi from Maybesitter and Sunny from Leo. SERF are also old friends and we’ve always wanted to share a bill with Keaper! It’s going to be a really fun event”

Could this be the surprise Dal Santo reunion people have been asking for?

“Anything is possible. You’ll have to come along to find out!”

Catch Tin Pot Clay Man’s Australian farewell at the brand new Bergy Bandroom this Saturday, 6th May. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here