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Back in Oz from Europe and LA
Looking forward to playing some new shows, having just returned to these sunny Oz shores. Fresh from a productive stint overseas, of which soon you will be able to hear the results…
Really looking forward to the upcoming Viva La Gong and Gorgeous Festival appearances coming up in November. Check the tour page for Australia dates added, as well as more to come shortly.
See you all soon!
Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon!
Check out the summer dates added now.
SMYTH and The KILLERS
Steve Smyth will perform and sole support to The Killers intimate Big Day Out side shows this month!!
January 16 – Sydney Metro Theatre
January 22 – Melbourne Palace Theatre.
Cant wait for these ones!!
Steve Smyth to support John C Reilly!
Cannot wait to play these shows!!
John C. Reilly And Friends:
Monday December 3 – The Factory, Sydney
Thursday December 6 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
See you all there!!
January Oz shows!
It has been some time since last post – Playing with Angus Stone each night, and meeting you all on this current tour, has been amazing!
Check out the tour diary on Tone Deaf:
Just added a load of Shows in January with Kim Churchill – Really looking forward to making new friends and seeing old ones again.
More show announcements to come soon!
UK to Oz!
Keep your eyes peeled for more September UK shows announced… Soon heading back to Australia for some sun and fun.. Check to tour page!
Really excited to be supporting Snow Patrol in Melbourne and Sydney!
Much fun to be had. Hope to see you all at the shows.
Summer shows added in UK, Spain and France!
Check out the “Tour” pages to see all the latest dates added.
Looks like July will be a blast in Spain!
Sydney headline show announced!!
To celebrate a monster Australian tour coming to an end, we will be playing a special end of tour party at The Vanguard on June 7th, 2012. It will be a thundering set featuring Glenn Moule on drums. This will be the first proper Sydney show with “the band.”
Heading back to Europe for festivals and fun…
Cant wait to see you all there!!
Rodrigo y Gabriela
I am super excited to add a show with Rodrigo y Gabriela at the AMAZING amphitheatre in Arles, France. July 18th!
See you there. WOW!
A message from Lanie Lane!
MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY SHOWS SOLD OUT – NEW SHOWS ADDED
Lanie Lane is excited beyond comprehension and totally knocked out by the news that her two shows at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne and show at Metro Theatre in Sydney on her upcoming ‘Bangity Bang’ tour have SOLD OUT.
New shows have now been added in both cities: Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Monday May 28 and Metro Theatre in Sydney on Saturday June 2. Tickets for both shows are on sale NOW.
Joining Lanie and her band on tour are up and coming blues sensations The Rubens, who have themselves been selling out venues all over the country multiple times over with good reason – they’re amazing. And speaking of which, the tour will kick off every night with the incomparable Steve Smyth, an artist of rare ability with a voice that will quite simply blow your mind.
“Is this your son?”
My mother tells me that as soon as I could walk, if she turned her head for a second, I was brought back by strangers. Such a problem that, on camping trips, the family tied me to a tree. With the length of lead, I would run from the roots, fearless of boundaries, and strain the twine taught. I was born wandering.
I learnt piano and swapped it for my sisters guitar - in which I graffiti’d - before i ever heard Nirvana. I sat on fences to hear neighbours play foreign radio. Dad gave me Neil Young for christmas and I was upset... until i played it. My playground was after church each Sunday, jumping from instrument to instrument. If the band had enough time, they would show me scales and rhythms before people came and after the holy ghost left.
I soaked up all that my ears could handle until it got so saturated, my own melodies and tunes came and I wrung out my adolescent trials and tribulations.
A blinding friendship with a man twice my age taught me the finer lessons of blues, country and bluegrass. We would be in the kitchen or backyard and pick and throw songs around for hours and hours. Drinking litre after litre of Coca Cola through those amber evenings, as he had been sober for 15 years and I was too young to drink. A true friend that forced me to sing from the heart, and Loud. A good American, to say that if the song has meaning without any feeling then its purpose would be useless.
I finished my trade in carpentry by 21, and I built and demolished, scrapped and polished songs the way I had done houses, buildings, schools and furniture. With a motley gang the same age as Jack, we formed the "Midnight Express", and I don’t mind saying we gave it hell. But my mind was on travel and distant lights. Stoned driving, with trunk to brim and “Blonde On Blonde” played way too many times.
There are many chapters I could tell. The chapters tell many a story, but what was left were more songs and scars, oceans and deserts. Countless trains and aeroplanes, jumping from cars and boats, all the towns and cities colliding. Tough tears and good time addiction, best friends reaped in harvest.
I've been lucky, I'm still wandering. Allowed to be lost and finding than be known and tied. I walk tender in this world.
We dance with stories to remember. Some dance to make sense of their consciousness - I dance to lose it. When I walk on stage, I go to dance. With chemical, reactional, irrational, political, physical, environmental. To face pictures that have changed, like notes and words in new meaning. In the immediate freight train moments that are full or forgiveness, hope and loss of inhibition. That I can share that with people together is an honor. To share in change is life itself.
"For the best are always the merry” - says Keats
"For to Love is to Release" - I say that. Nice to meet you.