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Al Kash CigarFormer Fatty Lumpkin drummer of international renown, Al Kash visits Perth from his native New York for a PBC show on October 29 that promises to be a night of exhilarating blues rock jamming guaranteed to blow us away.

Joining him on stage is a cast of friends and former band mates, all players of distinction who are just itching to play together again. Confirmed guests are: John Meyer (Fatty Lumpkin and Chain); Lindsey Wells (Fatty Lumpkin and Chain); John Worrel (Fatty Lumpkin); Beast; Bob Fortesque (Fatty Lumpkin); Mick Glendinning (Fatty Lumpkin); Colin Atkins; Brenton Fosdike; Rick Steele; Bob Patient (Fatty Lumpkin); Jim Frazer (That's life Jim); Richard Roberts (That's life Jim) and more to be announced!

Kash began his drumming career at the age of 15 in Perth after his family moved here in 1964. A self-taught drummer, Al began playing in a variety of Perth bands, including an early stint with the Down Home Group, who may still hold the record for longest continuous playing by a West Australian band – legend has it lasted 60 hours!

Al's career also took him to Melbourne and Sydney, where he played with Blackfeather recording the highly acclaimed At the Mountains of Madness. He also played with Fatty Lumpkin, Matt Taylor and Chain, Innocent Bystanders, Steve Tallis and celebrated blues slide guitarist, Dave Hole.

Returning to the United States, Al was a founding member of the Units/Fear of Strangers. He played and toured with Commander Cody, Billy C. Farlow, Savoy Brown, Fly to France (later to become Blue Rodeo), Ellen McIllwaine, Dave Hole and Australian surf guitarist Ben Rogers and Instrumental Asylum, whose Reverb Rehab CD features Al reprising his role as drummer on Blackfeather's hit Seasons of Change.

Al has also spent time with the Rumdummies, the Last Conspirators, Mark Emanatian and Folding Sky, and Axe Iron Suns - an improv psychedelic band that allowed Al to indulge his life-long interest in free and spontaneous musical improvisation. He has also produced a solo CD entitled The Calling.

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