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ALSO INSIDE: Silence The Unknown, Oranges & Lennons, Trent Worley, Courtney Robb, David Robinson and so much, much moreâ€¦
EXTREME > 07 TRENT WORLEY > 11 COURTNEY ROBB > 19 GUITAR FESTIVAL > 20 CINEPHILE > 22 SILENCE THE UNKNOWN > 28 TOUR GUIDE > 32 HEADING TO TOWN > 34 JUST ANNOUNCED > 40 AROUND THE TRAPS > 42 ORANGES AND LENNONS > 44 DAVID ROBINSON > 46
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Rock, in 20i8 so we should have done another one well before now. We had some material for a new album but then started writing newer and newer stuff. So it’s not really due to a lack of songs. “It was just that the newer songs were continually replacing the older ones,” he continues. “But we have now started recording the drums and guitars at my home studio in Los Angeles and will soon have a new album’s worth of material. So we’ll be putting out a new album sometime this year even if we have to release it on New Year’s Eve.
EXTREME By Robert Dunstan Extreme’s guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, born Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt in Portugal in 1966, is greatly anticipating a return to Australian shows for which his acclaimed band will be co-headlining with US band Mr Big for the first time.
on stage and both will have the best of everything. And Extreme will be going on straight after Mr Big. That’s not going to be easy so we’ll have our work cut out.” Nuno, of course, has also ventured to Australia in solo mode to promote the release of his solo album, Schozophonic. “Oh, yeah, sure,” he quickly acknowledges. “But that was much more low key thing than going down there with Extreme.
“But we will be back with the new album next year even if we have to play in someone’s backyard,” he adds with a laugh. “We are not going to leave it this long again. Hey, maybe we could do a tour with Baby Animals. Dave Leslie is such a great guitarist.”
Nuno played on and produced some songs on Baby Animals’ Shaved & Dangerous “The Stones album back in 1993 and was married to the band’s singer, Suze only ever De Marchi, from 1994 until 2013 recorded two from which they have two children.
songs there – Brown Sugar “So I get to see my daughter who goes to school down there,” the and Wild guitarist says. “But I go there often Horses – so I’ll and sometimes they will come over let you guess and stay with me for a while. So, yeah, we still keep very much in which one contact.” Steve Tyler and I picked to do.” Nuno also works alongside fellow
“And I’ve been back down with Rihanna too,” Nuno then says Speaking down the line from home in the of being lead guitarist for the US, Nuno begins by saying, ‘G’day mate’, and Barbadian singer on her Last then reasons that it’s been some 25 years Girl On Earth tour. since Extreme (Nuno on guitar alongside singer Gary Cherone, Pat Badger’s rock-solid Nuno was very recently in bass and the hard-hitting Kevin Figueiredo Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in on drums) last touched down on our shores. Alabama recording with Steve Tyler of Aerosmith. “I think it was 1993,” he says of a visit that would have likely coincided with the “Yeah, just 10 days ago,” he says. “Muscle release of the band’s third album, III Sides Shoals are putting out a tribute album to To Every Story, which followed their hugely the artists that have recorded there. So successful second album, Pornograffiti, Steve and I recorded a song by The Rolling which had Canadian guitarist Pat Travers Stones that they did at Muscle Shoals. The guesting on key song Get The Funk Out. Stones only ever recorded two songs there – Brown Sugar and Wild Horses – so I’ll ‘Basically, we’ve been trying to get back let you guess which one Steve Tyler and I to Australia since then,” Nuno continues. picked to do. “And it’s taken us this long. But we had some issues and things always kind of fell “And some of the other people who will be through. on the tribute album are Alicia Keys, Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson so it’s going to “Finally, we said, ‘We just have to do it. It’s be a great album. And they are shooting a been way too long’. And then, ironically, we video to go with it too.” have the same agent as Mr Big who were saying the same thing. So we thought we’d Whenever Extreme post anything on their come down [to Australia] with both guns Facebook page, a multitude of fans ask, blazin’ and do it together. ‘And just when is the next album coming?’ “And it’s a co-headline tour,” he says. “Both bands will spend the same amount of time
‘But I promise that we won’t be doing any new songs on this Australian tour,” Nuno firmly announces. “We haven’t been down there for over 20 years so the fans deserve to hear all the old songs.
“And I don’t blame them,” Nuno laughs. “We last did a studio album, Saudades de
guitarist Steve Vai in Generation Axe.
“We’re touring the US again in November but it would be great to bring it down to Australia sometime,” he says. “I think it would work well so it would be great if we can make that happen.”
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when I asked about a possible support, remembered that The Finishing School had booked a gig but were looking for someone else to play with them. So it has worked out well.” The Finishing School is the duo of Thom and Emily Combe, the offspring of popular children’s entertainer Peter Combe.
“I’ve been told that,” Trent exclaims. “I had no idea because I’ve never met them. And what was funny was that I played at a kid’s afternoon birthday party at the Gov and had done a Peter Combe song. So it was all kind of weird.”
TRENT WORLEY By Robert Dunstan Trent Worley is all set to launch an EP, What’d You Call Me?, before he sets about quickly working on another one before putting together an album. We chat to him over the phone as he was walking home late one evening from his local pub and begin by suggesting that – apart from the one he just had – it’s been a long time between drinks.
“So the first song was recorded at Mixmasters and then I did the vocals at Abbey Road when I was over in London.” Abbey Road! How did that happen?
Do you often provide the entertainment at kids’ birthday parties? ‘Ha, no, never,” Trent, who once played a gig at famous New York club The Bitter End and says it’s about the same size as Jive, laughs. “But I got asked and it was more fun than I’d had in a long time. I did a Peter Combe song and one by The Wiggles.”
“I was going over there but knew they often don’t cater to completely independent artists so I was very lucky to get in,” Trent says. “I did it all over email after doing some homework and then emailed a lady by the name of Sophie Ray. And she liked “The first song Trent will follow up his current some of my older songs I had sent. release with another EP. was recorded That surprised me because I listen at Mixmasters back to them now and think…
and then I “And then I’ll put out an album,” “Anyway, I was pretty detailed in did the vocals he announces. “This new EP is my email dealings with them as kind of folky and a bit bluesy at Abbey I had all the specifics prepared,” – that’s why the songs don’t fit “Yeah, it’s been about three years since I he adds. “And the timing was just Road when I on the album I’m doing – but did anything,” Trent responds. “And that right and I also got to meet Sophie was over in the next EP will be a bit more was a bit of a weird thing where I did an which was cool. I got the chance rock’n’roll. And the album will London.” album of one take recordings using just one to personally thank her which was be blend of everything – some microphone. It was a strange thing to do but good.” folk stuff, some rock stuff and something I’d wanted to do at the time. anything else I come up with.” “I Aint Gonna Wait For No Rainy Day was “So, yeah, it’s been a long time and there recorded in a laundry at a place [producer] Trent Worley will launch his have been lots of changes Matt Hills was living in What’d You Call Me? since then,” he continues as for a while,” Trent then new EP, What’d You Call Me?, he continues his leisurely continues. “And then as a free entry affair from stroll home. “It’s been a One Tram Town Blues 8pm on Thursday 31 May at weird time because while I was done at Wizard was still writing songs, I lost Tone with a bunch of the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 a bit of confidence. I had the Rockatoos players – Waymouth St, Adelaide, with songs but didn’t know how to Sean Kemp on drums, The Finishing School (Emily record them. Nicholas Cioffi on rhythm guitar and Jason and Thom Combe) to finish up “But I’m right back in the Coe on piano – with the the evening with an acoustic game now,” the Reclink vocals done later in my set. Community Cup footballer parent’s shed. announces. “And Running is an acoustic thing I did late Trent then suggests that What’d You one night up at Mixmasters,” he adds. “And Call Me? is a bit of an odd one due to its while they are all quite different sonically, recording process. lyrically they fit together well on an EP.” “It has four songs [I’m Working On This, I Aint Gonna Wait For No Rainy Day, One Tram Town Blues and Running] but they were recorded in four different places,” he laughs. “And they are all songs that didn’t kind of fit on the album I’m doing.
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You Are Not Alone’s second single, The Next Disaster, which follows Shaking You, was a late inclusion on the album. “It was because I wrote it with the band in mind after we’d all got together,” Courtney announces. “It was a last minute addition. And I think you can tell because it’s got quite a different sound to the rest of the album. Most of the other songs will stand alone with just guitar and vocals but that one really needs a band behind it.”
COURTNEY ROBB COURTNEY ROBB By Robert Dunstan Courtney Robb is excited about the upcoming launch of her latest album, You Are Not Alone, as not only will it be coming out on vinyl, it will also be one of those very rare occasions at which she plays with a full band. More so a solo artist – or sometimes as a duo with Snooks La Vie – for her launch Courtney will be accompanied by the half a dozen players who worked on her album.
You Are Not Alone, Courtney’s fourth album (not including a live offering a couple of years back) and currently Radio’s Adelaide’s Feature Album Of The Week, was recorded at award winning producer Mick Wordley’s Mixmaster Studio with Chris Parkinson of The Yearlings producing and the studio owner later mixing and mastering the completed album. “I’d originally planned to do it with Chris at his studio but ended up doing it live in the studio at Mixmaster,” Courtney says. “So we tracked for two days and recorded on the third. It was a very quick turnaround but it all just fell into place very easily. But we did do a couple of rehearsals before we went into the studio.”
The players on the album include Chris Parkinson on electric guitar and banjo, either Ashley Turner or Emma Luker on violin (who also played cello), Mark Seddon on bass, BJ Barker on drums and
Courtney, originally from Broken Hill but who ended up in Adelaide in 2003, thought Snooks La Vie on harmonica with Marta long and hard about a venue for her launch Bayly (of Andy & Marta) adding backing until settling on the Wheatsheaf Hotel on a winter’s afternoon. vocals. “I’d had Marta come in and do some backing vocals on my last album,” Courtney says, “and she just nails it so quickly every time. She has become the queen of backing vocals. And [violinist] Ashley Turner came in for a couple of songs because Emma had something else on for one of the days.” Courtney, who will feature on Radio Adelaide’s Songcatcher from 9pm on Monday 21 May, reasons that cutting the songs live in the studio has given You Are Not Alone an edge not evident on her other releases.
“I just love the Wheaty and the girls who work there,” she says of the award winning pub that is due to celebrate its 15th birthday under current management on Saturday 26 May. “I love playing there and it’s nice and intimate for my kind of crowd.
“And while I’ve been playing some of the songs from the album at solo shows, there “We were all a are a few I’ve never played live before so that’s going to be little on edge in interesting.”
the studio but that’s what I wanted. I didn’t want it to be super polished because I wanted that edge and energy from recording live.”
“Because we’d had a couple of rehearsals the songs were ready to go without being over rehearsed,” she says. “So we were all a little on edge in the studio but that’s what I wanted. I didn’t want it to be super polished because I wanted that edge and energy from recording live.
“It was almost like capturing a nervous energy,” Courtney continues. “I know that I was quite nervous recording live because I’ve never done that before. I usually do a lot of overdubs and build the songs up that way. And it was Chris who talked me into doing it all live. “But it worked and my original vision for the album has been 10 times better than what I thought it would turn out like,” she laughs.
Special guest at the launch will be Tom Redwood.
“I’ve always loved his music and ran into him one night – he’s recently moved back here from Melbourne I think – when I was still thinking about who to get to play and then thought, ‘Ah, Tom! Perfect!’,” Courtney concludes. “So I am really looking forward to seeing him play as I have not seen him play for a while now.”
Courtney Robb has announced the launch of her new album, You Are Not Alone, and it’s to be on a lovely winter arvo from 4pm on Sunday 3 June at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with special guest Tom Redwood and with tickets via Oztix.
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CHAPPAQUIDDICK (M) *** Director John Curran was born in New York but two of his best movies - Praise and Tracks - were shot in Oz, and he continues his fondness for Aussie-ness by casting Queensland native Jason Clarke as the American Ted Kennedy, the last survivor of the four Kennedy boys. It’s a strong performance, and there’s a fine supporting cast and a tense atmosphere, and yet perhaps this is too subtle, given the nature of the facts. Surely it could have been just a little more explosive?
Clarke’s Massachusetts senator Teddy is seen in a TV interview where he’s asked about standing in the shadow of his brothers (he certainly did), and then there’s a yacht race and talk about him running for the Presidency in 1972 before the events of July 18 1969. Teddy hosts a party and winds up in a car late at night on Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard, with young campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara).
Contrary to rumours, he wasn’t drunk and he wasn’t being unfaithful to his wife when he drove off Dike Bridge and, obviously suffering from shock, escaped
the submerged vehicle and didn’t try hard enough to save Mary Jo, who’s seen taking her last breaths. Teddy alerts his cousin Joe Gargan (Ed Helms) and Attorney General Paul Markham (Jim Gaffigan), who are horrified at his behaviour, and soon there’s a roomful of lawyers telling him what to do to cover it up and/or somehow play the sympathy card.
(after The Boss and Tammy) she’s appeared in that’s directed, co-written and co-produced by her husband Ben Falcone (who also has a dumb bit as an Uber driver). It showcases her in oh-soNo less than Bruce Dern (82 nice albeit gormless mode this year) also turns up as (as opposed to bitchy mode Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., who’s in The Boss, abrasive mode in suffered a stroke and can The Heat and so forth), and is barely move or talk, and while about as average as comedies Dern only has three lines (six get - which, of course, is pretty words!), his scenes with Teddy desperately average. are the best here, simply as they introduce an intensity A cluttered kick-off has her rather absent elsewhere. middle-aged Mom Deanna Miles dropping her newly And is this a post-Trump collegian daughter Maddie epic? It’s worth remembering (Molly Gordon) off at her that Teddy’s career and the dorm, Deanna’s hubby Dan reputation of the Kennedy clan (Matt Walsh) announcing he could have been ruined by a wants a divorce, her escaping dead woman in a car, while for some teary reassurance Donald T could be responsible from her parents (Jacki for a dead woman in a car Weaver and Stephen Root) every week and his fans would and then deciding that, despite still roar their approval. being in her 40s, she’s going to return to tertiary study and finish her degree in LIFE OF THE PARTY (M) archaeology.
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the star, especially the wildeyed Helen (Gillian Jacobs), a mature age student who spent eight years in a coma after a skydiving accident (?). There are some familiar faces mugging away in bits (like Maya Rudolph as Deanna’s boozy and randy chum Christine and Modern Family’s Julie Bowen as the nasty real estate agent Dan’s on with), irksome jokes about guns, a giggly and very American overuse of the word ‘vagina’, some creepy sexy stuff as Deanna gets off with slimy toy-boy Jack (Luke Benward), and very obvious attempts to not be too dirty or druggy despite the university setting (they naturally wanted a userfriendly censorship rating to please all of Melissa’s, um, fans).
Hopelessly forgettable, this suggests that Melissa is consciously getting more user-friendly: she’s slimmed down a little and she’s stopped Maddie isn’t very keen on this yelling, and there’s plenty of idea, but her new pals wind up gooey sentiment to make sure adoring Deanna, and there’s we (ugh!) like her. All in all: a lot of dopey female bonding borderline fail. as a selection of supporting players threatens to upstage MDB
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“No way! Has the message in your music that you were trying to portray at 14 changed, or do you feel much the same? “The same. I’m still an angry person!”
What are you most angry about? Is it politics, loveor the KFC guy? “Mainly women. Regrets is about crazy relationships and what comes out of them.”
So far, all your music has been self-recorded and funded. How do you feel about one day being signed?
silence the unknown SILENCE THE UNKNOWN By Hannah Louise Silence The Unknown (photographed by Michael Holloway Photography) started roughly two years ago when members from Adelaide metal bands Hollow Eyes and Storm The Asylum came together in 2016. With the recent release of their EP, Rejects, the six-piece metal core band are currently on a tour of the east coast. I caught up with the guys as they were cruising through Victoria and suggested that the band’s sound has come together quite naturally.
KFC for 20 minutes just to get chips and a drink! We are filming everything and going to release a tour blog when we get back to Adelaide. Another highlight is waking Bruce up in the morning! A lot of bands dream of going on national tour in a van and driving around with their mates. What advice can you give them to make it a reality?
Now with the new EP out, does the songwriting stop? Or are you on the road still and focusing on what “We are constantly writing your next release is going to writing. I’m pretty be?
sure we have are constantly writing. I’m about 80 started “We pretty sure we have about 80 songs on file. started songs on file. There’s There’s about 30 about 30 finished songs and finished songs and already an album in the works.” already an album Amazing! You realise that an in the works.” album means another tour?
“Have more money than we do! There are so many upfront costs, so make sure you have cash for fuel and accommodation. Don’t leave a town unless you have organised to come back, the connections you will make while touring is the most important thing. Having t-shirts and merch to sell is always great as it is another way to make extra money.
“The other thing is don’t ever, ever stop. Always make sure you’ve got something to “Yeah, pretty much! We were writing songs go onto. If you stop playing shows, then you on the side when in the other bands, which stop practicing. And also, don’t be a dick to meant we already had a repertoire of music people.” to work with.” Speaking of practicing, how much When first starting off as rehearsing was needed before this Silence The Unknown, were tour? there bands that you would cover to help develop your “We always rehearse once a week. sound? In the weeks leading up to the tour, we rehearsed twice a week. “We definitely covered a We have a jam space that we use lot from the Pennsylvanian for band practice, so all we have to band, Motionless In White… And screwed do is rock up, plug in and play. The sound is up a bit of Amity Affliction.” isolated, so the neighbours don’t hate us!” It sounds like you’re having a lot of fun driving around on tour, what are some highlights so far?
“We haven’t played any shows yet, but we’re just loving all of the shenanigans that comes with life on the road! So far, the worst thing has been having to wait at
“We are very stubborn, and don’t like people telling us what to do with our music. However, Silence The Unknown would love to be signed. We believe the whole thing with record deals is that they want the best out of you, as much as you want the best out of them. They’re going to work with you, not against you.”
The newly released EP, Rejects, has been in the making for a long time now! “For sure. The songs on the EP were written around seven years ago when we were just 14 years old.
“Yep! We can’t wait!”
You are returning to Adelaide to play at Fowler’s Lion Saturday the 26 May, what are you looking forward to move st about a gig in the home town? “Just the fact we are head lining at Fowlers! As a band, we work a lot on our stage presence. It’s not just a music performance, it’s a spectacle.
Silence The Unknown will launch their Rejects EP at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, as a licensed all-ages affair from 5.30pm on Saturday 26 May with special guests To Hell With Paradise, Letters To Amy, Melbourne’s Svcred and Fireace and $15 tickets at the door.
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WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE PVRIS (US) at Governor Hindmarsh
SATURDAY 23 JUNE Archie Roach and Tiddas at Dunstan Playhouse (Adelaide Festival Centre) Baby Animals (Perth) at Governor Hindmarsh Dan Tuffy and Lucie Thorne at Wheatsheaf Hotel SUNDAY 24 JUNE Z-Star Trinity (UK) and Hussy Hicks (Qld) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
FRIDAY 15 JUNE The Whitlams (Sydney), Alex Lloyd (Sydney) WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE and Deborah Conway Streetlight Manifesto (Melbourne) at Governor (US) at Governor FRIDAY 1 JUNE Hindmarsh (Sold Out) Hindmarsh Adam Eckersley, Brooke Dream On, Dreamer McClymont and Brad (Melbourne) at Fowler’s FRIDAY 29 JUNE Cox at Wheatsheaf Hotel Live Holy Land III: Radio Dead Letter Circus The Presets (Sydney) at Moscow (US), Filthy (Brisbane) at Jive Thebarton Theatre Lucre, Japan’s Bahboon, Sydney’s Dirty Wolves, SATURDAY 2 JUNE SATURDAY 16 JUNE Melbourne’s Devil The Iron Maidens at The Whitlams (Sydney), Electric, Sydney’s Fowler’s Live Alex Lloyd (Sydney) Sumeru, Melbourne’s Tired Lion (Perth) at Jive and Deborah Conway Fifth Friend, Oko, Sons (Melbourne) at Governor Of Zoku, Sydney’s Born SUNDAY 3 JUNE Hindmarsh Lion and The Fyoogs at The Brian Jonestown Lagerstein (Brisbane) Governor Hindmarsh Massacre (US) at at Enigma Bar Jack Carty and Gus Governor Hindmarsh Gardiner at Trinity FourPlay (Sydney) at SUNDAY 17 JUNE Sessions Trinity Sessions Jacob Diamond (Perth) Perch Creek and Laura Hill at (Melbourne) at Jive THURSDAY & JUNE Wheatsheaf Hotel Extreme (US) and Mr WEDNESDAY 4 JULY Big (US) at Thebarton Strung Out (US) at Theatre FRIDAY 22 JUNE Fowler’s Live Archie Roach and SATURDAY 9 JUNE Tiddas at Dunstan Jet (Melbourne) at Playhouse (Adelaide FRIDAY 6 JULY Thebarton Theatre Festival Centre) British India Michael Plater Melbourne Ska (Melbourne) at (Melbourne) and DJ Matt Orchestra (Melbourne) Governor Hindmarsh Reiner at Hade’s Hula at Governor Hindmarsh House (Semaphore) Stonefield (Melbourne) SATURDAY 7 JULY at Jive FRIDAY 22 JUNE Dan Sultan (Melbourne) SUNDAY 10 JUNE Goldentone (CD
Z-Star Trinity (UK) and Hussy Hicks (Qld) at Wheatsheaf Hotel
at Governor Hindmarsh My Friend The Chocolate Cake
(Melbourne) at Dunstan mistLY (Melbourne) at Playhouse (Adelaide Wheatsheaf Hotel Festival Centre) Pete Murray (Qld) at Norwood Live SUNDAY 8 JULY Shirazz (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SATURDAY 11 AUGUST Dave Graney & The TUESDAY 10 JULY mistLY (Melbourne) at P!nk (US) at Adelaide Wheatsheaf Hotel Entertainment Centre Pete Murray (Qld) at Norwood Live WEDNESDAY 11 JULY Bob Dylan (US) at P!nk (US) at Adelaide Botanic Pk Entertainment Centre SATURDAY 14 JULY Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite (US) at Thebarton Theatre
SUNDAY 19 AUGUST Melanie Horsnell and Steve Appel (Candelo) and The Baker Suite at Trinity Sessions
TUESDAY 28 AUGUST Gene Simmons (US) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST Britrock Must Be Destroyed: Reef, Terrorvision and The
THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER The Sword (US) at Fowler’s Live
THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER TesseracT (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh
FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZ/US) at Fat Controller SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko at Fowler’s Live
THURSDAY 19 JULY William Crighton at Grace Emily
FRIDAY 20 JULY Ian Moss (Sydney) at Thebarton Theatre
FRIDAY 27 JULY Tumbleweed (Wollongong), Even (Melbourne) at The Dunes at Governor Hindmarsh Mammal, Osaka Punch SUNDAY 12 AUGUST and Fresh Violet at Dave Graney & The Fowler’s Live mistLY (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SATURDAY 31 JULY Lloyd Spiegel FRIDAY 17 AUGUST (Melbourne) at Regurgitator Wheatsheaf Hotel (Brisbane) at Governor Hindmarsh SUNDAY 4 AUGUST Gretta Ray Suzanne Vega (US) at (Melbourne) at Jive Thebarton Theatre Courtney Barnett (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre FRIDAY 10 AUGUST Ed Kuepper (Brisbane) SAURDAY 18 AUGUST at Governor Hindmarsh Chris Wilson Lez Zeppelin (New (Melbourne) & York) at Fowler’s Live Sweet Baby James at Dave Graney & The Wheatsheaf Hotel
Governor Hindmarsh Moose Blood (UK) and Movements at Fowler’s Live
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER Booze & Glory (London) at Crown & Anchor
MONDAY 8 OCTOBER Ke$ha (US) at Thebarton Theatre Wildhearts at Governor Hindmarsh FRIDAY 31 AUGUST The Screaming Jets (Newcastle) and Boom Crash Opera (Melbourne) at Governor Hindmarsh Roots & Branches: Kristy Cox, The Weeping Willows at Trinity Sessions SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER The Screaming Jets (Newcastle) and Boom Crash Opera (Melbourne) at
SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER Foreigner (US) and Cheap Trick (US) at Botanic Pk
SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER Rob Snarski (Melbourne) at Wheatsheaf Hotel SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER James Reyne (Melbourne) at Thebarton Theatre SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (UK) at Governor Hindmarsh
tickets, including special VIP packages, via Oztix or the venue with James Young to host a Q&A session with Steven and his mum, Deanna Adler. URBAN GUERILLAS
This War Is Ours in its entirety and crowd favourites and will hit Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Tuesday 29 May with special guest Awaken Am I and Between Kings and tickets via Moshtix.
The Presets are set to hit Thebarton Theatre from 7.30pm on Friday 15 June with tickets via Ticketmaster. JOSEPH TAWADROS
KURT ELLING Urban Guerillas, featuring Ken Stewart, are an Adelaide band who took off many years ago to find their fame and fortune in Sydney but who are now heading back to grace the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with their uncompromising punk tunes from 9pm on Thursday 17 May with no less and no more than David Robinson as special guest. MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Much celebrated oud player Joseph Tawadros (AM) will have his quartet with him when he presents songs from a new album, The Bluebird, The Mystic & The Fool, at North Tce’s Elder Hall from 2.30pm on Sunday 20 May with tickets via his website. STEVEN ADLER Presented by The Experience, American drummer Steven Adler, of Guns N’ Roses, will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Appetite For Destruction by playing it in full when he brings Adler’s Appetite to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 17 May with
Quintessentially Australian chamber pop noir group My Friend The Chocolate Cake are coming to Adelaide for a special concert at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse on Saturday 7 July and will be performing songs from their highly acclaimed 2017 album, The Revival Meeting, alongside some old favourites from their extensive back catalogue. ESCAPE THE FATE Presented by Destroy All Lines, Escape The Fate will return to our shores to play
American jazz singer Kurt Elling is touring with his quintet and will be making a return to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 27 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ROBERT CRAY Award winning American blues artist Robert Cray and his band will have no less than Gail Page fronting The Dirty Roots Band as opening act when he plays the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 18 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
THE IRON MAIDENS The Iron Maidens are an all-female Iron Maiden tribute band and are making their maiden voyage to this country and playing Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce,
Adelaide, on Saturday 2 June with tickets, including special packages, via Moshtix and Matterhorn and The Babes as special guests.
at Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Friday 10 August and Saturday 11 August and an afternoon matinee from 4pm on Sunday 12 August and tickets sure to sell fast via the venue.
Presented by Metropolis Touring, American alternative rock band Circa Survive will be hitting the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 24 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix and After Change and Glass Tides as special guests. JOSHUA RADIN
BRITISH INDIA Melbourne’s much-loved British India have announced a return to their second home and will be playing the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on their Midnight Homie tour on Friday 6 July with tickets via the venue or Oztix. THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
Semphore Rd, Semaphore, on Saturday 9 June with Matt Reiner of The Dunes as special guest DJ. CITY CALM DOWN
Presented by Metropolis Touring, acclaimed American singer songwriter Joshua Radin has announced another huge Australian tour that will bring him to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 20 May with tickets, including special meet and greet packages, available via the venue or Oztix and Cary Brothers as special guest. PAIN Now presented by Hardline Media and Overdrive Touring, Sweden’s industrial metal exponents Pain, led by Peter Tagtgren, will have Witchgrinder and Headbore as special guests when they play Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Thursday 24 May with tickets via Moshtix.
IRON & WINE Presented by Handsome Tours, Iron & Wine, essentially US singer songwriter Sam Beam, has announced a tour which will include a visit to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Tuesday 29 May with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
With their highly anticipated second album Echoes In Blue due for release in early April, Melbourne four-piece City Calm Down have announced their biggest Australian tour to date that will include a show at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 9 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix. SARAH BLASKO Fresh from an appearance at Supermassive as part of Adelaide Fringe, Sarah Blakso will now hit the road armed with her new album, Depth Of Field, and will play the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 8 June with tickets via the venue or OzTix. DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY
MICHAEL PLATER Melbourne’s Michael Plater will be wending his way back to Adelaide with Giant Moths and Marsden Williams & 245T in tow to take part in Goldentone’s free entry album launch at Hotel Metro, 46 Grote St, Adelaide, on Sunday 10 June with the following day being one of joyous celebration throughout the land due to it being the Queen’s pretend birthday. Michael has also announced a Melbourne’s Dave Graney & The mistLY show with a band at Hade’s Hula House, 52 have announced no less than three shows
Presented by Principal Entertainment, exciting US band The Brian Jonestown Massacre have included a stop in Adelaide as part of a national tour and it’s to be at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Sunday 3 June with tickets via the venue or Moshtix.
LEZ ZEPPELIN Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, all-girl quartet Lez Zeppelin has since gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts and will be proving so at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on Friday 10 August with tickets via Moshtix. STRUNG OUT Presented by DRW, legendary American punk act Strung Out have an Australian tour coming up at which they will be performing Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues in full as well as crowd favourites and will be doing so at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, on American Independence Day (Wednesday 4 July) with pre-sale tickets via Mosthtix. PVRIS Currently on an extensive North American tour, including sets at Coachella Festival, Boston’s PVRIS will return to Australia in June and will hit the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Wednesday 13 June armed with new album, All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, and with tickets on sale via the venue or Oztix.
Bob Dylan will be playing inside a huge heated marquee at Adelaide’s Botanic Pk on Saturday 11 August with tickets on sale via Ticketmaster from Wednesday 23 May.
Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 8pm on Saturday 18 August with tickets selling faster than piping hot chickens via TryBooking. CHRIS KAVANAGH Presented by Troubadour Touring, Chris Kavanagh will be celebrating the timeless music of The Dubliners’ Luke Kelly when he tours Australia and comes to the Irish Club, or Oztix and Even and The Dunes as special Carrington St, Adelaide, on Thursday 17 July guests. with tickets via troudadour-music.com. TIMOTHY JAMES BOWEN & SAM BUCKINGHAM
FOURPLAY The delightful string quartet that is FourPlay have a new single, Bound, and they are now bound for Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood, SA, from 5pm on Sunday 3 June with tickets via Moshtix. Extreme, featuring guitar mastermind Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style, Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger’s rock-solid bass and the hard-hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums, are embarking on a tour of Australia with Mr Big as special guests and will play Thebarton Theatre on Thursday 7 June with tickets via Ticketmaster.
Timothy James Bowen and Sam Buckingham will be bringing some stories from the road to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, when the duo kick off a national tour on Thursday 24 May and then play Aldinga’s Cooee Art House on Friday 25 May.
HOLY LAND III Presented by Twisted Echidna Booking Agency, Holy Land III has been announced and it will be taking place at the Governor THAT 90S SHOW Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, as Tania Dokia will be celebrating the 20th part of the award winning pub’s 25th anniversary of Bachelor Girl’s hugely celebrations and is set to feature US band successful song Buses & Planes when she Radio Moscow alongside Filthy Lucre, is special guest of That 90s Show at the Japan’s Bahboon, Sydney’s Dirty Wolves, Arkaba, 160 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton, Melbourne’s Devil Electric, Sydney’s from 9pm on Friday 15 June with $25 tickets via the hotel’s website or $30 at the Sumeru, Melbourne’s Fifth Friend, Oko, Sons Of Zoku, Sydney’s Born Lion and The door if any remain. Fyoogs from 5pm until 1am on Friday 29 June with tickets via the venue of Oztix. TUMBLEWEED CHRIS WILSON Tumbleweed will be rollin’ into the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Presented by Adelaide Roots & Blues Hindmarsh, with their stoner rock to play Association, Australian blues legend Chris Wilson will be playing some Winter their 1992 self-titled debut album in its entirety to celebrate its release on vinyl on Blues with his band with special guests Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers at the Friday 27 July with tickets via the venue
DAN TUFFY & LUCIE THORNE Dan Tuffy and Lucie Thorne are set to kick off a big tour at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, on Saturday 23 June with The Yearlings as special guests and with another show up in the hills at Ashbourne on Sunday 24 June.
ROB SNARSKI Rob Snarski, singer with The Blackeyed Susans and photographed here by David Harris, is on another solo jaunt and will be up close and personal at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 4pm on Sunday 21 October with tickets via the venue.
bring the much-loved indie rock band to the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 17 August with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
Thebarton, SA, from 4pm on Sunday 17 June for a free entry launch with Laura Hill as special guest.
JEFF MARTIN Jeff Martin, of Canadian trio The Tea Party, has announced a huge Australian tour under the name Stars In The Sand with special guest Mitch King that will have them playing Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide, on Saturday June 30 with tickets selling fast via Moshtix.
THE SWORD US metal band The Sword will be hitting Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, from 8pm on Thursday 6 September with tickets via Moshtix.
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA The very popular Melbourne-based ska ensemble Melbourne Ska Orchestra, who are recording one song per week in 2018, will be skanking their way back to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 22 June with tickets via the venue or Oztix. ED KUEPPER Mr Ed Keupper, of The Saints, The Aints and more, is tripping back into his Solo & By Request tour and will be returning to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Friday 10 August with tickets via the venue or Oztix.
REGURGITATOR Brisbane’s Regurgitator are embarking on their Life Support tour which will
SHIRAZZ Do you enjoy a nice shiraz in winter? Melbourne’s Shirazz are making a return the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, from 1600 hours (4pm) on Sunday 8 July to present some infectious jazz as part of Wheaty Brewing Corps’ birthday celebrations. JACOB DIAMOND Perth’s Jacob Diamond is touring a new album, Goodbye Gondwana, and will be bringing it and his full band to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George, St,
MELANIE HORSNELL & STEVE APPEL Melanie Horsnell and Steve Appel (of King Curly fame) have a new album, The World Has A Gentle Soul, and will have The Baker Suite as special guests when they play Trinity Sessions at Church Of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood, SA, from 5pm on Sunday 19 August with tickets via Dramatix.
SUZANNE VEGA New York’s Suzanne Vega is on her anniversary tour with a full band and will be playing Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 4 August with special guests Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier and tickets via Ticketmaster.
BEN HARPER & CHARLE MUSSELWHITE Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling artists Ben Harper and blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite are bringing their second collaborative album, No Mercy In This Land, to Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Saturday 14 July with tickets via Ticketmaster
touring film festival featuring all kinds of trash-related films and such, comes to Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide, from 7pm on Friday 8 June with tickets via Trybooking. AUDIOISM
Award winning blues trio Lazy Eye are excited to announced the launch of their live album, Black Hill, from 8pm on Friday 8 June at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, SA, with Chris Finnen as very special guest and tickets selling fast via the band’s website. ASHES TO ASHES
Boutique small bar Nook Nosh, 111 Unley Rd, Unley, features live acoustic sounds from 5pm on Sundays and has a courtyard area at the rear. Pop in for sips ‘n’ nibbles from 3pm on Wednesdays through to Sundays (open from 4pm) with David Robinson booked from 2pm until 4pm for Sunday 27 May for a special one-off show to launch his new solo album, Inner Groove. FLAT CAP PRODUCTIONS
World Lindy Hop Day is Saturday 26 May so swing band Lucky Seven have organised a hop at the Governor Hindmarsh, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, accompanied by Atlantic Street Band, dance troupe Swing Out Adelaide plus DJ Christine Orange Blossom on the decks and with tickets via the venue or Oztix. MOBIUSX
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SATISFACTION The long-running Satisfaction Helmed by Darren Lane, – The Stones Show is set to Adelaide-based Flat Cap Adelaide jazz rock exponents play Clare Valley Gourmet Productions can offer MobiusX will again be taking to Weekend and will be doing so by affordable merchandise in Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George performing at O’Leary Walker the form of badges, stickers, St, Thebarton, on Friday 25 Winemakers, 7093 Horrocks black and white T-Shirts and May for a free entry musical Hwy, Leasingham, on Saturday stubby holders for bands and affair at which the ensemble 19 May and again on Sunday venues along with the filming will be launching a live EP with 20 May with the winery open of live gigs and interviews for Tacocat food truck parked out from 9am until 4pm. The eight promotional purposes. Contact the front. piece band will then play the Fresh from sell out shows, Ashes Darren on 0425 085 449 Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, to Ashes (The David Bowie or via email at flatcapprod@ THE HONEY BADGERS 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with a Experience) will be making its gmail.com with a nice discount revamped tribute to The Rolling way to Club5082 at Prospect if you make mention of BSide Stones with new songs such Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Magazine. as Angie, Wild Horses and Out Prospect, SA, from 7pm on Friday Of Time and it will happen on 18 May for a licensed, all-ages Friday 1 June with tickets for show from 7.45pm with Big GLOBAL MUSIC REVOLUTION that one via the venue or Oztix Daz as special guest and $10 and Acoustic Fix as special tickets via Eventbrite. There are guests. also meal deals on offer at the Windmill Hotel, 94 Main North THE SOUND GARAGE Rd, Prospect, with those flashing The Honey Badgers (featuring Got a gig coming up and need their ticket to receive a whopping the honkin’ Nigel Bourne), a set-up? The Sound Garage, 25% discount! To book a table at Global Music Revolution, will be presenting Soul Gumbo 1/179 Hindley St, Adelaide, is the hotel call 08 8344 1046. 16/47 OG Rd, Klemzig, is when they play Aldinga’s offering a 25% discount to those Adelaide’s newest music retail Pepper Tree Café, 445 Old who have a show that week. NOOK NOSH store and offers a wide range Coach Rd, from 8pm on Contact Jordan on 0481 155 of equipment including Fender Saturday 7 July with special 892 or just pop in. and Blackstar products along guests The Mighty Night with Cole Clark and Guild Owls (featuring the honkin’ MORAYGUN guitars as well as products Geo Heathcote) and with $12 Moraygun, whose One currently from Hughes & Kettner and tickets via Trybooking or at sits at the number 18 position electro-harmonix as well as a the door on the night for $15. on Three D Radio’s Top 20 + 1 huge range of ukuleles (Kala, Chart, will have all musical guns Alvarez and Mahalo) and much TRASHARAMA A-GO-GO blazin’ when they grace the Grace more as well as a wide range of The 20th anniversary edition Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, accessories. Give ’em a buzz on of Trasharama A-Go-Go, a Adelaide, for a free entry show 08 8367 6107.
on Saturday 16 June with the help of some hired help in the form of Salvy & The Hired Help.
Courtney Robb has announced the launch of her new album, You Are Not Alone, which she is also putting out on vinyl, and it’s to be on a lovely winter The Tangerines (photographed arvo from 4pm on Sunday 3 here by Ben Searcy and who will June at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, be highlighting songs from a new, 39 George St, Thebarton, with self-titled EP) will be joined by special guest Tom Redwood The Wisps and Kylie Brice Band and with tickets via Oztix. when they undertake a free entry musical evening at the Exeter THE RUMBLE SA. Hotel, 246, Rundle St, Adelaide, Spoken Word SA are from 9pm on Thursday 17 May. presenting the free registration The Rumble SA Youth Poetry PAROXYSM PRESS Slam for those under 26 years Paroxysm Press are proud to of age with heats taking place announce the free entry launch of from Saturday 19 May from a new book of poetry, Discounted, 2.30pm at Salisbury Institute, by Texas-based author Misti Rundle Mall’s Dymocks Rainwater-LItes from 5pm on Bookstore from 5.30pm Sunday 27 May at Brick City on Saturday 26 May, State Bar, 73 Grenfell St. Adelaide. Library Of SA’s Institute Recordings of Misti’s work Building from 6.30pm on will be aired and there will live Friday 1 June, Reynella’s Base performances of the author’s 10 Youth Centre from 6pm material from Kerryn Tredrea. on Friday 8 June with the Copies of Discounted will also final to take place at Carclew be available for purchase on the Youth Arts, 11 Jeffcott St, North night and there will be a book Adelaide, from 6.30pm on raffle, affordable drinks and an Friday 15 June. open mic. SILENCE THE UNKNOWN WINTER WITCHES Adelaide metal band Silence The Unknown have announced the launch of their Rejects EP and it’s to be at Fowler’s Live, 68 North Tce, Adelaide, at a licensed all-ages affair from 5.30pm on Saturday 26 May with special guests To Hell With Paradise, Letters To Amy, Melbourne’s Svcred and Winter Witches have been quiet Fireace and $15 tickets at the of late due to it not being winter door. but have a show coming up from 4pm on Sunday 20 May at the GHYTI Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, with special guest Lauren Abineri. TRENT WORLEY Trent Worley has announced the launch of his new EP, What’d You Call Me?, and it’s to be a free entry affair from 8pm on Thursday 31 May at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with The Finishing School (Emily and Thom Coombe) to finish up the evening with an acoustic set.
Ghyti are excited to announce that they will be launching new material, Race To The Bottom, at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide, from 8pm on Friday 1 June with special guests Dean Forever and Stranger Than Strangers
with an entry via the door for $10. THE RISING SUN HOTEL The Rising Sun Hotel, 19 Main North Rd, Auburn, is open for meals, accommodation and functions, has open fires and lots of live entertainment on offer with Samantha Edge performing on Saturday 19 May and Kiera Nicole on Sunday 20 May as part of Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend. On Friday 25 May, Aussie Rules football legend Doug Hawkins will be undertaking a ticketed show from 7.30pm with MC and comedian Anthony Lamond and Saturday 26 May set to be a rollicking evening of Irish music with The Shambolics, while Sunday 27 May will give way to a free entry live music from Johnny Sings Johnny Cash from 2.30pm. THE SEADRAGONS The Seadragons, essentially lyricist Steve Jones and musician and singer Corey Stewart, have just issued their debut single, 24th Of April, with it being readily available via Bandcamp and proceeds going to Former Ward 17, Repatriation General Hospital with the duo currently working on more music for release. MARY WEBB
Ascended, Obsidians Curse and Alda Sky also on the bill. ORANGES & LENNONS
Gary Burrows is remounting the successful John Lennon tribute, Oranges & Lennons, and returning it to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with a six-piece band on Saturday 2 June from 7.30pm with tickets, for dinner and show or show only, via the venue or Oztix and selling fast.
THE BITTER DARLINGS Ahead of playing in Melbourne, Adelaide’s The Bitter Darlings will have Bad//Dreems in rare duo mode and Ricky Albeck & The Belair Line Band when they work out if it’s all gone to shit at the Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, from 9pm on Saturday 26 May. BREWHOUSE BLUES The Clare Valley’s Pike’s Brewery will be presenting Brewhouse Brews from 5.30pm on Friday 20 May and the event will feature a New Orleans-style menu and performances from Ollie English and band, Max Savage & The False Idols and AP D’Antonio with the $20 tickets to include a complimentary drink.
SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 Mary Webb will be gracing the Grace Emily Hotel, 242 Waymouth St, Adelaide, with her talents and new album, Love Like Planets, as part of a national tour from 4pm on Sunday 20 May with $10 tickets at the door and special guests to soon be announced. THE DAILY CHASE Presented by Overthrow Productions, metal band The Daily Chase will be headlining a new, free entry, monthly all-ages show at Mt Gambier’s South Aussie Hotel, 78 Commercial St East, from 8pm on Saturday 22 June with The
Applications are now open for artists, food vendors and market stall holders to register their interest for Semaphore Music Festival 2018 which will be taking place in Semaphore from Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October. Applications can be made via the festival’s website.
psychedelic songs,” he continues. “So we can now get those more orchestral sounds. And the good thing is that they both sing so we can get all the harmonies happening which will make the show a bit more edgy than it was in the past.”
The show is to now also feature a few of Gary’s original songs.
“There’s a song of mine called Dakota Night which is one I wrote about John being murdered in New York,” he says. “And then there’s a song about peace I wrote, I Want To Tell You (Peace Song 2015), that Gill Hicks [the last living person to be rescued following the London bombings of 2005] sings every alternate verse.
“And we got a little article about that song in the New York Times which was pretty cool,” Gary reveals. “And there’s another song called I Close My Eyes which is very Lennon-ish and is about how I felt when my daughter, Emily, was killed in an accident back in 2000.”
ORANGES & LENNONS By Robert Dunstan
wanted to confirm the sad news with his contacts.”
It was Ritchie who also announced to everyone at a Music Business Adelaide conference in 2001 that George Harrison had passed away earlier that day.
“I’ve added another keyboard player so there are now two,” Gary says of Dave Ross and Russel James who play in the band alongside Gary on guitar and vocals, drummer Matt McNamee, bass player John Bywaters and guitarist Rob Pippan.
Oranges & Lennons offers a broad cross section of The Beatles’ work alongside a smattering of key material from John Lennon’s short-lived solo career.
“So, what do we do?” Gary says. “Let me just grab my list. Let’s see. Okay, we do 27 songs Gary, who has discovered that he is very including A Hard Day’s Night, The Ballad Of distantly related to John Lennon, says his When Gary Burrows first John & Yoko, Come Together, Dakota Night – inspiration for putting the show staged Oranges & Lennons, a together was that he was a fan ‘To be honest, that song of mine – Don’t Let Me Down, Hey Bulldog, Help!, I Feel of The Beatles and their timeless tribute to the music of John I was so Fine, Woman, Revolution, I Am The music. Lennon, it was a sell out excited I now Walrus, I Should Have Known Better, show and while subsequent “I have always been a fan,” he says. can’t really Mother, Imagine, Jealous Guy and Instant Karma. Oh, yeah, and One “I was 14 in 1964 when they came presentations have been remember After 909 which is a song they wrote to Adelaide so didn’t see them successful, Gary concedes that play but mum took me into town what we when John and Paul were in The getting a full house for the to watch them wave to everyone talked about. Quarrymen. in King William St. premiere performance was But I do “We’re also doing Stand By Me due to a number of factors. “I did have lunch with George always regret because while it’s a cover of a Ben E King song, everyone loved John’s Harrison once,” Gary reveals. not thanking version,” he adds. “And we may “He often came to Adelaide for “That first one had novelty value – it was a the Grand Prix and I spotted him George for all also do Rain because it’s a song I brand new show – and also had a very special having lunch. So I casually strolled the music.” personally love and maybe I’m Only guest,” he says. “But I did spend a lot of Sleeping. over at about a million miles per money advertising it and recorded the show hour and asked if I could say hello after on video. That was all filmed in colour but Gary Burrows is remounting a revised being careful not to annoy him. was put into black and white to give it A Hard version of the successful John Lennon Day’s Night kind of feel.” tribute, Oranges & Lennons, and returning “So that was good but, to be honest, I was it to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 so excited I now can’t really remember The special guest at the premiere was the what we talked about,” he laughs. “But I do Port Rd, Hindmarsh, with a six-piece band now late Australian-born Ritchie Yorke and Catherine Blanch as special guest always regret not thanking George for all who, having worked for Island Records, opening act on Saturday 2 June from the music.” later served as Lennon’s publicist and was 7.30pm with tickets, for dinner and show instrumental in planning the now famous Oranges & Lennons has been revamped for or show only, via the venue or Oztix and Montreal Bed-In. the upcoming performance. selling fast.
“I’d been with Ritchie earlier and had heard that George had gone so I told him,” Gary announces. “And then Ritchie went off and made heaps of phone calls. I think he just
“So, with two keyboard players, we are now able to better do some of The Beatles’ more
such as Nook Nosh than go out on a cold, rainy evening to a suburban pub.” At the launch, the musician will be joined by others to preset the songs from the album. “Yeah, it’ll be as a trio that I’m calling The Plastic Robbo Band because I’ll have Gavin Atkinson on snare and hi-hat – and he’s been a friend for years because I used to play with him in bands back in the ’80s –and I’ll have Peter Flierl from PlanB on bass,” David reveals.
DAVID ROBINSON DAVID ROBINSON By Robert Dunstan It’s been 15 long years since Adelaide’s David Robinson, originally from Long Eaton in the UK, issued a solo offering and the singer songwriter, who also fronts the large ensemble PlanB, says the issue had become a bit of a running joke. “I was always threatening to do another album and it became a standing joke whenever I played a SCALA [Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association] event that I hadn’t done so,” David laughs.
“I’d just never gotten around to it,” he adds with a sigh. All that is behind him now as David is about to release a new CD, Inner Groove, on CD along with a digital-only bonus offering.
“I started the process a couple of years ago,” he says. “And that was really just a one-off song I recorded with Nigel Grummet who runs a studio called Hiball which is where PlanB had recorded. But that turned out well.
“I’d found Nigel to be very easy to work with – with PlanB and my own song – that I thought, ‘Y’know, I could maybe do a whole album here’. So we started it and even though it’s been a little while in the making, I guess that’s because it was all about squeezing it in when I wasn’t touring with PlanB or playing solo gigs. Or doing Yours Truly, the duo thing I occasionally do with Ken Stewart from Urban Guerillas.
David also now sings with the soul-infused ensemble PlanB. “And not only do you have to have the time to go into the studio, you also have to be in the right headspace.” David reasons. “If you are in there and thinking about other things it doesn’t work. But I made a resolve to get it done and am now super happy with how it has turned out.” Some of the songs on Inner Groove are older ones that David has reworked.
“They’d asked me to review one of their albums which created a bit of a relationship and then approached me about a year later when they were looking for a singer and guitar player,” David recalls. “And I’d said to them that while I didn’t think I was a good enough guitarist to take that step, I would have a crack at singing with them. That would have been back in June or July of 2015.
“It suddenly that’s led to touring South seemed an “And East Asia and the UK with them,” appropriate he concludes. “And then, just place to do it before we head off to the UK again, “Some had been recorded doing another front bar gig and seemed we’re for one-offs – for SCALA at the Gov in July [Saturday 28 July compilation albums and to be the right from 9pm].” similar things – and while I way to launch felt those songs were fine the an album.” David Robinson will way they were, I also knew that with being on compilation launch Inner Groove albums they kind of disappear over time. from 2pm at Nook Nosh, 111 So I thought I’d give them a chance to exist in the one spot all together alongside some Unley Rd, Unley, on Sunday 27 much newer songs.” May as a free entry event with the boutique bar offering some food and beverage specials for David has chosen to launch his offering at the occasion. David also plays boutique bar Nook Nosh the Grace Emily, 232 Waymouth with a free entry, special, St, Adelaide, from 9pm on early afternoon event rather than an evening Thursday 17 May as guest show at a local pub. opening act for Sydney band Urban Guerillas. “I was wondering where to do a launch and then happened to be talking to the owners after one of my Sunday afternoon gigs there – I’ve now done over 40 of them over the last few years – and they said, ‘Why not do it here?’ And it made sense. “It suddenly seemed an appropriate place to do it and seemed to be the right way to launch an album,” David says. “I’ve played lots of pubs but, at my time of life and the kind of friends I have, they are more likely to come to an afternoon launch in a bar
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