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JAZZ TO LEAVE BLACK ACES

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STATEMENT FROM THE BAND:

"IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE MAKE THIS STATEMENT, BUT SADLY JAZZ IS LEAVING BLACK ACES. WE'VE BEEN THROUGH THICK AND THIN, PLAYED COUNTLESS SHOWS, TOURED ACROSS THE GLOBE AND RELEASED MUSIC THAT WE'RE BLOODY PROUD OF... AND WE'VE DONE IT ALL TOGETHER. JAZZ LEAVES US AS NOT JUST A MATE, BUT A BROTHER, JAZZ WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF THE ACES FAMILY. 

WE WISH JAZZ THE VERY BEST FOR THE FUTURE."

ALEX, PETE AND TYLER

STATEMENT FROM JAZZ:


"WORDS CANNOT DO JUSTICE FOR ALL WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH TOGETHER, I LOVE THE WHOLE ACES FAMILY, FANS AND FRIENDS ALIKE. KEEP YOUR EYE OUT, BECAUSE I COULDN’T BE PROUDER OF WHAT THEY WILL BE RELEASING LATER THIS YEAR. I CAME AS A FRIEND AND LEFT AS A BROTHER. CHEERS"

HARD ROCK HELL XV

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BLACK ACES ARE SET TO RETURN TO NORTH WALES FAVOURITE ROCK FESTIVAL IN 2022 FOR THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF HARD ROCK HELL!

BEING SET TO APPEAR AT THE 2020 EDITION, CANCELLED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, THE LADS ALREADY HAVE THEIR SUITCASES PACKED FOR 2022’S JAM-PACKED LINEUP FEATURING  THE LIKES OF THE DARKNESS, UGLY KID JOE, SKID ROW, VANDENBERG'S, GIRLSCHOOL, ENUFF Z'NUFF, BONAFIDE, DOBERMANN, THUNDERMOTHER AND MANY MANY MORE

GET IN QUICK AND GRAB YOUR TICKETS NOW AS THE EVENT HAS ALREADY TICKED OVER 78% TIX SOLD!

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NEW GEAR!

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BLACK ACES GOLDEN VINE *POSTPONED*

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BLACK ACES ARE SET TO RETURN TO THEIR FAVOURITE HOME TOWN VENUE THE GOLDEN VINE HOTEL SATURDAY 14TH OF AUGUST FOR WHAT WILL PROVE TO BE AN EXTRA SPECIAL SHOW AS THEY RETURN TO HEADLINE THE VINE STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A YEAR! JOINING THEM ON THIS MOMENTOUS OCCASION WILL BE LOCAL BLUES-ROCK LEGENDS BILL BARBER AND THE REVELATORS.

DOORS AT 9PM, AND TICKETS ARE JUST 10 BUCKS!

DUE TO THE CURRENT DENSITY LIMITS IMPOSED BY THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT, WE'VE MADE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE THIS SHOW TO A LATER DATE. ALL TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH YOUR REFUND PLEASE CONTACT US A BLACKACESROCK@GMAIL.COM

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THE BOYS ARE BACK

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THAT'S RIGHT, THE BLACK ACES BOYS ARE BACK!

IT'S BEEN A BLOODY LONG INNINGS BETWEEN DRINKS, BUT AFTER 12 MONTHS OF FORCED DOWNTIME, BLACK ACES FINALLY BACK AT IT! THE LADS RETURN TO THE STAGE THE MARCH LONG WEEKEND, KICKING OFF WITH AN APPEARANCE AT MELBOURNE FAVOURITE CHERRY BAR ON FRIDAY MARCH 5TH, FOLLOWED BY A RETURN TO HOME TOWN BENDIGO AT HANDLE BAR ON SUNDAY 7TH MARCH WHERE THEY'LL BE JOINED BY LOCAL ROCKER SHANN LIONS, PLUS, IT'S A PUBLIC HOLIDAY THE NEXT DAY, SO IT'S SURE TO BE A BIG ONE!!!

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INTERVIEW: PETE CHATS WITH DEVILS GATE MUSIC

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RECENTLY PETE HAD A CHAT WITH DAVE OVER AT DEVILS GATE MUSIC ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS OF THE BAND, THE IMPACT OF COVID, MUSICAL MEMORIES, AC/DC AND MORE! HERE'S A SNEAK PEAK...

THE BOYS FROM BENDIGO KNOWN AS BLACK ACES SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUTTING THEIR FEET UP AFTER KICKING IN SOME DOORS ON THEIR ‘FEAR NO BEER’ UK TOUR. WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, AND INSTEAD OF COUNTING THE BATTLE SCARS FROM A JAUNT AROUND THIS SCEPTERED ISLE, THEY ARE KICKING THEIR HEELS WAITING ON THIS PAIN-IN-THE-ARSE PANDEMIC TO BUGGER OFF. ACES DRUMMER, AND BLOODY LEGEND, PETE MCMILLAN, JOINED US THROUGH THE OLD INTERWEB FOR A CHAT ABOUT ALL THINGS ACES RELATED.

WHAT ARE THE ORIGINS OF THE BAND, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER?

"IT ALL REALLY STARTED AS TYLER’S HIGH SCHOOL BAND. HE PUT IT TOGETHER WITH A FEW OF HIS MATES. IT WENT THROUGH A FEW LINE-UP CHANGES IN THOSE EARLY DAYS. THINGS DIDN’T REALLY START KICKING-IN IN EARNEST UNTIL THE BAND BECAME A 4 PIECE, AND NOT LONG AFTER TYLER ASKED ME TO JOIN. THE BOYS HAD THEIR FIRST EAST COAST AUSSIE TOUR BOOKED AND THE DRUMMER DECIDED TO LEAVE A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE IT WAS DUE TO KICK OFF. I’D KNOWN TYLER FOR YEARS AT THAT POINT, MY BAND HAD SHARED HOMETOWN STAGES WITH VARIOUS VERSIONS OF THE ACES OVER THE YEARS. I CAN REMEMBER AFTER A SHOW ONE NIGHT SITTING IN THE BEER GARDEN OF THE NEWMARKET HOTEL, OUR FAVOURITE WATERING HOLE (AND SORELY MISSED), AND TYLER WALKED UP AND ASKED IF I’D BE KEEN TO FILL IN FOR THIS TOUR. NATURALLY, I SAID ‘NO WORRIES!’. WE HAD 2 REHEARSALS AND HIT THE ROAD..."

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW....

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BLACK ACES DON'T MIND SHARING A 'SHOT IN THE DARK' WITH LEGENDS

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WHEN BENDIGO ROCK BAND BLACK ACES HEARD THE TITLE OF HEROES AC/DC’S STORMING NEW SINGLE ‘SHOT IN THE DARK’, IT RAISED A FEW SMIRKS IN THE CAMP.


OFTEN CITED, OR SIMPLY DISMISSED, BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN PENCHANT FOR LOUD FOUR CHORD ROCK, BLACK ACES SAW THE FUNNIER SIDE OF SHARING THE TITLE TRACK OF THEIR 2016 DEBUT ALBUM WITH THE ROCK LEGENDS.

 

“EVERY REVIEW THE BAND HAS EVER HAD MENTIONS AC/DC AT SOME STAGE, WHICH IS FAIR ENOUGH,” SAYS DRUMMER PETE MCMILLAN.

“USUALLY ITS POSITIVE, BUT SOME SAY WE LEAN TOO MUCH INTO THEIR SOUND. WELL NOW THEY’VE GONE AND PINCHED OUR BLOODY TITLE!” HE LAUGHS.

DESPITE THE CONSTANT COMPARISONS COMING HUMOROUSLY FULL CIRCLE, PETE INSISTS THE BAND COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.

“2020 HAS BEEN A SHOCKER. IT’S NO SECRET HOW MUCH WE LOVE AC/DC, SO IT IF MEANS HEARING SOME NEW MUSIC FROM THEM, WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY SHARING!”

ENJOYING SLIGHTLY RELAXED COVID RESTRICTIONS IN HOMETOWN BENDIGO, BLACK ACES - LIKE EVERYONE - ARE STILL LAMENTING THE YEAR THAT COULD HAVE BEEN.

“WE HAD A COUPLE UK TOURS, A FEW FESTIVALS AND RECORDING THE NEW ALBUM ALL HAVE TO GO ON THE BACK BURNER. IT HAPPENS, NO USE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT. WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT”

BLACK ACES ARE QUITE PHILOSOPHICAL ABOUT WHAT LIES AHEAD, AND TO CELEBRATE 4 YEARS SINCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR OWN SHOT IN THE DARK ALBUM, ARE HAVING A SALE ON THEIR WEBSTORE WHERE YOU CAN PICK UP COPIES OF THE ALBUM FOR $10.00.

“YOU’VE JUST GOTTA TAKE THE LITTLE WINS, GET ON WITH THINGS AND HOPE IT IMPROVES DON’T YA?”

YOU CAN GRAB A COPY OF 'SHOT IN THE DARK' FOR THE BARGAIN BASEMENT PRICE OF $AUD10.00 RIGHT HERE; HTTPS://LNK.TO/BLOODYBARGAIN

ALSO CHECK OUT BLACK ACES SPECIAL 'SHOT IN THE DARK' PLAYLIST OF SPOTIFY. CELEBRATING BOTH BLACK ACES AND AC/DC WITH SOME CHOICE ACES CUTS, PLUS A SELECT FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE, IF LESS TALKED ABOUT, AC/DC TRACKS! LISTEN RIGHT HERE:

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