Friday 31 May 2013

First "Official" Acoustic Piglet Gig... Also First "Official" Official's Gig

Well, folks... Ballistic Pig is generally a noisy 3 (or 4) piece Rock and Roll outfit suited to clubs, pubs and bigger parties. We can however strip down to a solo or 2 piece to make ourselves appropriate for smaller venues and lower key events.

Last night, Geoff Johnswine in his solo acoustic form as "Acoustic Piglet" played The Driftwood Café in The Wickaninnish Inn. The small crowd was treated to a couple sets of Beatles, Van Morrison, Tom Petty and the like and also greeted by surprisingly "sensitive" looking Geoff (he sort of shaved!)

Chester Hamm dropped in and jammed a few tunes at the end and took this photo.
So, if you're looking for something more suited to house party, café or restaurant patio. Acoustic Pig (the 2 piece band) or Acoustic Piglet (the solo thing) might be a good bet.

Don't worry though... we haven't gone all hippie acoustic or any of that nonsense!!!! Ballistic Pig will be rocking our usual haunt at Jack's in Tofino in June 14th and touring down to Official's Sports Lounge in Ucluelet June 15 to melt some Ukee faces. See you there!!

Also, don't forget about our weekly Monday night jam at Jack's in Tofino. Talk Soon -Geoff

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Jam Night Fun!

For those of you who don't know Ballistic Pig hosts a weekly jam at a pub in Tofino called Jack's every Monday.

Last week some-times west coaster Phil Lyons came to the jam and captured a little snippet of us rocking The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" with some additional vocals from jammer Krista.

Somehow the iPhone audio didn't turn out as terrible as it usually does for these sorts of things so we thought we'd post it here;

If you have videos, pics or other Ballistic Pig media we'd love to see it! Feel free to send it to, post it at or tag us on Twitter @BallisticPig 

Thanks for watching and we hope to see you at the next show!

Sunday 12 May 2013

Our First Honorary Pig: Johnny

We've decided to make a little tribute to some of the folks we jam with... Lots of people join some or all of Ballistic Pig at our Monday night jams at Jack's Pub in Tofino and every once in a while we are able to incorporate some of these people into a "proper" gig.

So meet our first Honorary Pig, Johnny. He's got an infectious smile, blows a mean blues harp and kinda look like Bruce Willis.... these are all good things. Johnny joined us this past weekend for a set and it was a highlight of the night for us. More Honorary Pigs are coming, we're sure so check out the Honorary Pig tab just above this post.

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Catch Ballistic Pig This Weekend at Jack's

Hi all, sort of a lame blog post but I thought I'd slap up the poster for out gig this weekend at our usual haunt, Jack's Pub in Tofino:

Hope we see you out this weekend Tofino!

In other news Geoff broke the bank on an amazing Riversong guitar the other day, expect an "Exploring The Pig Rig" update about it soon!