I’m so excited to be hitting the road with my wonderful band in April for a run of shows. To celebrate, Tim Keegan, bass-man extraordinaire has put together a clip of our shenanigans on tour launching All The Bridges in 2016 to the second song on the record, “Feel It Now”. Check it out!!
We’ll be joined the awesome Timothy Nelson from Perth, who’ll be opening the shows in Sydney and Victoria and also playing bass for us, while the other Tim (Keegan) is having a spell.
All links to the presale tickets etc are on the SHOWS page .
We can’t wait to get back out there!!
Thursday 2oth April – Django Bar, Sydney NSW *
Friday 21st April – Gooloogong Log Cabin Hall (with Ben Salter), Gooloogong NSW
Saturday 22nd April – The Gumball, Lower Belford NSW
Sunday 23rd April – Candelo Village Fest, Candelo NSW
Friday 28th April – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs VIC *
Saturday 29th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC *
Sunday 30th April – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay VIC*
I get on a train in a couple of hours. That train will take me to the plane that will take me to Singapore so I can get off that plane and get on another one that will take me to Melbourne. Can’t quite believe it’s come around so fast, this heading back to Australia business, but I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE MY NEPHEW and my other peeps. Good news is, my car hasn’t been stolen this time, I’m assured, so that’ll already make this homecoming less fraught than the last…
I’m going be hitting the ground running (napping, more realistically, but you get the picture) and can’t wait to play some shows with two of my favourite bands, my Prince Edward Island brothers The East Pointers (Melbourne and Geelong, March 8 and 9)
I’m also going to be heading out on a solo Parlour House Concert Tour .
If you’re in VIC, TAS or NSW and would like to host a house concert go to the link and get in touch with the Parlour mob. They’re awesome. I’d love to see you and play you some new songs. You can have a look at a little promo video that I made
I’m looking forward to getting back out on the road down under!
Well, that tour all around the Canadian east coast with Tim Moxam and his band, Ken Boville and Adrian Cook, was an incredible adventure. I had such a crazy good time and have three beautiful new friends. It turns out I love Canada in Winter. It’s stunningly beautiful and there’s something invigorating about the cold. It’s awesome. Although, having said that, we were very lucky, in that we missed massive storms and snow falls that hit the Maritimes a week after we were there. So maybe if we’d scheduled the tour for a week later, my opinion on winter might be different. BUT, as it stands, I love it and can’t wait to get back to do it all again!!
I’m writing this in Kansas City. The FAI conference starts today and soon 2000+ musicians and industry peeps will descend on this hotel and create madness for three days. I’ve got a bit of a cold – first time in ages I’ve been remotely sick, actually – but I’m pumped for this. And excited to see a bunch of friends that I haven’t seen since last year in Australia and Canada.
Here’s my list of showcases. As you can see, I have some late nights ahead! Luckily I’m in my best voice at 3 in the morning. At least I always used to be… Let’s see what happens! I’m stoked that my Canadian record label, of which Tim Moxam is a stable-mate, Roaring Girl Records, will be here reprezentin’. Nice to have the Canadian family on the ground. Xx
Wednesday 15th Feb
11pm – 11:30pm – Access Film Music Blue ITR #552
1:50am – 2:30am – Anderson Fair ITR #634
Thursday 16th Feb
7pm – 7:30pm OFFICIAL SHOWCASE – Liberty
10:30pm – 11:15pm – Folk Alliance Australia & #StateOfUs ITR #738
12am – 12:25am – United Nations Showcase Room #556
2am – 3am – Roaring Girl Records ITR # 619
Friday 17th Feb
2pm – 2:30pm – Folk Alliance Australia & #StateOfUs #738
3pm – 4pm – Canadian Music. East Coast Style ITR #535
1:45am – 2:15am – Folk Alliance Australia & #StateOfUs ITR #738
I’m incredibly honoured that “All The Bridges” was named as one of the albums of 2016 by Paul Gough from The Inside Sleeve on ABC RN. I’m also honoured that one of the shows from the “All The Bridges” Australian launch tour was recorded at our beloved Caravan Music Club and featured on RN’s The Live Set a few weeks ago. Both of these programs have been champions of my work for many years now. They have supported and shone light on a huge array of Australian music, including that of many of my musical peers and friends. I, personally, have made incredible discoveries through the following Radio National music programs: The Inside Sleeve, The Daily Planet, The Rhythm Divine & The Live Set. Under recently announced cuts, the ABC plans to decommission all of these programs, effective as of 2017. As Australia, and the world, finds itself on the verge of significant cultural and social change, it’s even more important that our vibrant musical culture is given every opportunity to continue to connect us and to keep the vital lines of communication between Australians, of every background and from every corner of the country, open. These are not just significant cuts for musicians, festivals and venues. They threaten to deny us, as Australian constituents, a platform for discussion and cultural sharing and exchange. This is big. This is our national broadcaster. Please sign the petition let the ABC know that we’re serious. #saveRNmusic.
Click HERE to add your signature and check out the Save RN website.
The second show at the Bella Union in Carlton, Melbourne, that Jordie and I announced last week has also sold out now. Thank you Melbourne, we can’t wait to play for yas!! And sorry to those who missed out. We’ll be back together at some point!
Jordie and I have put tickets on sale for a second show on Tuesday the 20th of December, at the Bella Union at Trades Hall in Melbourne, after the first show on the 14th sold out. We’ll be solo for this one, trading songs and telling some stories. I’ll definitely be playing at least a handful of tracks from my debut album “Soon” on its 10th anniversary and Jordie and I will both be sharing songs from our newest releases as well as some old favourites.
You can click HERE for tickets. Get onto ’em quick! These shows are going to be fun.
I’m thrilled to be able to announce this special show with my old mate Jordie Lane at the Bella Union in Carlton, on Wednesday the 14th of December.
Jordie and I started a formative part of our respective careers playing shows together and have played on each other’s albums and been each other’s musical sparring partners ever since. Jordie now resides in Los Angeles and we’re both stoked that he’ll be back in town, after launching his brilliant new album, “Glassellland” around Australia.
Jordie will be joined by his incredible collaborator, and Glassellland producer, Clare Reynolds. And I’ll have my musical bros Adam May and Tim Keegan to help recreate my debut album, “Soon”, released ten years ago this year.
The link to this very special one-off show is on the SHOWS page.
We’re six shows into the tour and I’m sitting writing this in the beautiful East Kimberley. I feel so lucky to be up here, it’s special country. And I’m so stoked with how the tour’s going so far. Such a great crew to play and travel with. Tim, Dave, Alice and Jason are all very talented individuals and I’m lucky to be working with them. It feels like a long time since I’ve been properly out on the road in Australia. I guess I haven’t really been on an extensive tour like this since Live at The Yarra was released a couple of years ago. And I toured that one on my own. Which had it’s advantages, but jeez I’m loving playing with a band again.
We’ve started a little tour tradition of taking Phriend Photos of punters after the shows. To celebrate our loved ones and the community that live music nurtures. This will be so special for us to look back on. And the concept is, of course, a little hat tip to the beautiful music video that Agostino Soldati made for the first single from the album, “Anyone” that you can check out HERE.
I’m very grateful for my wonderful punters that have supported me for so long. And I look forward to seeing you along the road. Tickets are available for all remaining launches on the Shows page.
I’m full of nervous excitement ahead of our national tour that starts NEXT WEDNESDAY in beautiful Mullumbimby. So excited that I went out last night and drank WAY too much red wine… Ooff, this really hurts. But at least it’s calmed the nerves for a few hours… Anyway, back to the matter at hand! Tickets are on sale now for these run of dates on the SHOWS PAGE.
The tour in Canada was epic and I’ve hit the ground sprinting, pretty much, back in Melbourne. There’s been so much to do. But I feel like all of this preparation will be finally put to work when we hit the road next week. I’ve got a fantastic touring band with me; Tim Keegan on bass, Dave Williams on drums, Alice Williams on vocals and rhythm guitar and Jason McGann behind the mixing desk. We had a couple of rehearsals this week. And, aside from me being a manic weirdo, they went SO well. It’s a total buzz to be playing the tunes from “All The Bridges” with a full band and I can’t wait to show yas here in Australia what I’ve been up to for the last year.
I’m looking forward to seeing you out on the road really soon.