#AUSMUSICTSHIRTDAY Feature Series – Christian ‘Ronnie’ Condon Of Baltimore Gun Club

As you probably already know by now, The Good Call Live Team are coming together in support of Support Act for #ausmusictshirtday … and we are doing it with a little help from our friends!

Today we have Christian ‘Ronnie‘ Condon, the man behind the drums for Brisbane/Gold Coast rockers, Baltimore Gun Club!

Baltimore Gun Club play their next show on Saturday November 16 at Crowbar with a long line up of top shelf bands for ‘IT’S ALIVE!’ They also recently released their brilliant new self titled album via their own label, Sonic Revolver . You can purchase the album on vinyl or CD HERE.

Remember – YOU can help support the cause too by donating to our Official, Support-Act endorsed fundraising effort HERE

Have a read of what Ronnie had to say about his choice of band shirt and the importance of talking about and supporting mental health in the music industry:

Tell us about your Aus Music T-Shirt: 

“This shirt I bought at a 4ZZZ carpark gig when Baltimore Gun Club supported Regular Band on the 24th of September 2016. I’ve worn this shirt a lot, hence the slightly faded black colour…and it has a lot of history. We have always had a good relationship with the Regular Band lads and played several gigs with them since this gig. I think from memory this was the second gig we ever played alongside them. Anyway, this shirt has been to many places including taking it on tour in 2017 when Baltimore Gun Club did the UK tour! Its generally one of my regular ‘go to’ gigging shirts! ”

Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you? 

It’s important to me for many reasons… being a muso is tough and can often lead to moments of thinking…was this really a wise career path choice? Not being able to support a basic income is a common problem for many of us. People who aren’t musicians call it just a hobby, but for many of us we are very determined to make it a career, it’s never been a hobby it’s a way of life to most of us. These types of realisations of not getting the outcomes you have been working many years of your life for can often lead to depression and financially difficult situations. I have personally needed counselling in the past and found it made a huge difference, so this is a good cause that hits close to home and I would recommend it to anyone who is struggling for whatever reason out there.”

We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health? 

“Talking about mental health is very important I have found. It’s easy to build up wild scenarios in your own mind that haven’t even happened for real, but yet we feel emotionally effected by them. Talking about it made me realise that it’s all assumptions and it’s not necessarily truth. Your mind can make suggestions on anything but your inner self (soul) has to filter the good stuff from the bad. Talking about problems with another person can help you see a different version of the same scenario, hopefully a more positive one! I might be quiet but I’m good for a chat if anyone’s feeling sad!”

Ronnie, the team at Good Call Live cant thank you enough for your contribution to our efforts and we wish you and the rest of the Baltimore Gun Club guys all the best for your upcoming gigs!

Baltimore Gun Club – Upcoming shows:
Nov 16 – IT’S ALIVE! – Crowbar – Brisbane – Event Page HERE
Dec 13 – With Dr Peppernickle’s Orphanarium of Obese Aristocrats – Ric’s – Brisbane – Event Page HERE
Feb 29 – Nick Cave Selected Works – Ivory Tusk (Woolly Mammoth Mane Stage) – Brisbane – Event Page HERE


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