Guy Blackman

Guy BlackmanThis is my life…

I started Chapter Music in Perth, Western Australia in 1992, at the age of 17, with the cassette compilation Bright Lights, Small City, after releasing three issues of a Syd Barrett-inspired fanzine named Chapter 24.

I have played in the bands Sulk (1992-95, see CH2, CH6, CH12 and CH44), Sleepy Township (1994-2002, see CH8, CH13, CH18, CH24, CH30 and CH36) and Minimum Chips (1998-2002, 2006 – , see CH8, CH11, CH16 and CH41) as well as releasing solo material under the name Riot Guy (1994-95, see CH6, CH8, CH10 and CH44) and, since 2004, under my own name.

Nowadays I play sensitive piano ballads that aim to make straight white men feel slightly uncomfortable by confronting them with my renegade sexuality.

Related Artists & Releases

In Japan CDEP

By   Released April 2005

Guy Blackman In Japan is a ragged but atmosphere-rich document of Guy’s time in Tokyo (September 2002 – March 2004). It features five songs recorded in one afternoon, with one microphone, the weekend before Guy got on a plane back to Melbourne, plus three songs recorded at the last live gig he played in Tokyo. [...]

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Brief Moments Of Popularity cassette

By   Released August 1995

My first and only solo tape, with all instruments played (averagely) by me. Features four original songs (two of which would later turn up as Sleepy Township tracks), plus covers of Walking The Cow by Daniel Johsnton, Fly by Nick Drake, Waiting For Touchdown by Sneaky Feelings and Sunflour by my old Chapter co-conspirator Richard [...]