Many SXSW adventures were had… BP Fallon and his fabulous friends played five brill gigs… and here are some of them…

BP Fallon & His Bandits at ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ at Jovita’s, Austin: Aaron Lee Tasjan, BP Fallon, Mark Stepro and Nigel Harrison. The killer combo also played two other storming sets – at the St Patrick’s Day Austin Fleadh and at The Hole In The Wall. Thank you Frank Murray and Kay Gourley. Photography by Bob Gruen.

Operation Juliet at TenOak, Austin: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mark Stepro, BP Fallon, Teddy Purvay and Sean Lennon. The dual blues-wailing guitars of the dynamite Lennon/Tasjan duo – duelling and knitting with each other on ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ and ‘Van And Gloria’ – were spectacular. Thank you SXSW for this magic night. Photography by Bob Gruen.

Operation Juliet singers BP Fallon and Irina Lazareanu in Austin. Photography by Jen Carey.

BP Fallon & The Twenty Flight Rockers at The Red Horse Ranch, Texas: Michael Des Barres (Silverhead), BP Fallon, Danny B Harvey (Wanda Jackson guitarist), James Intveld (drums; guitar in the John Fogerty band) and Nigel Harrison (Silverhead/Iggy Pop band/Blondie/BP Fallon & His Bandits). Thank you Jimmy Quill for hosting this amazing event. Photography by Kate Jurkiewicz.

“Life’s pretty good
It’s the only one we got
And if we didn’t have it
We would have it not…”
– excerpt from ‘Cold Chills’ by BP Fallon & His Bandits

Bandits: Aaron Lee Tasjan, BP Fallon, Mark Stepro & Nigel Harrison. Photography by Andrew Halliday.

With a grateful doff of the Derby to each of the magnificent musicians with whom we played in Texas, the LV gives special thanks to Aaron Lee Tasjan and Nigel Harrison and Mark Stepro. An honour to be the singer
in our effervescent and vibraphonic New York rock’roll band, gentlemen. More chariot choogles to come…


“Made out like a bandit
For so many years
What are you workin’ for?
One more big score?
What are you tryin’ to prove?

… No one can touch you now
But I can touch you now
You’re invisible
You got too many secrets
Bob Dylan said that
Somethin’ like that

You’ll find
Everything you’re looking for”
– excerpt from ‘Bandit’ by Neil Young

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