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Fri, 27 December 2013


Filed under: acoustic music, country music, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 11:59 am

Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes are pleased to announce their long awaited launch dates for the Golden Guitar nominated Alt Country Album of the Year “Black Coffee.”
Tour dates:
Friday 24th January – Family Hotel, Bridge Street, Tamworth, midday - Tix $20+bf at http://ow.ly/rBPIF

Saturday 1st Feb - Lefty’s Music Hall, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, 9pm - Free Entry

Friday 14th Feb - Name this Bar, Oxford Street, Sydney, 8pm - Tix $15+bf at


Friday 28th Feb- The Velvet Room - Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, Thornbury (Melbourne) - Dinner and Show package available, 7pm for dinner, 8pm for show only. Show only Tix $15+bf at http://thornburytheatre.oztix.com.au/?Event=40552

Since it’s release in September “Black Coffee” has notched up a six week unbroken run in the official ARIA Charts, including a #1 debut on the ARIA Hitseekers Chart (across all genres).

“The band and I have been thrilled with the response to the album so far”, says Lachlan “but we’re really itching to play it live. These songs were recorded live, they were written to be played live, doing it live is what this album, and this kind of music, is all about”.

Lachlan released his debut long player “Ballad Of A Young Married Man” in 2009 and since that time he and The Wildes have built a reputation and fanbase as frontrunners of the alt-country movement. Both the debut and 2012’s “Shadow of the Gun” received unanimous praise from the critics, gaining four and five star reviews across the board.

Since then Bryan has perfected his live show, touring extensively with the band, as well as with fellow 2014 Golden Guitar nominees Aleyce Simmonds (Best Female Artist) and Luke O’Shea (2 nominations). He has supported international heavyweights including Steve Earle, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and Paul Thornand appeared on the main stages of festivals from the Gympie Muster to the star-studded Bluesfest.

“I’d be on the road every day of the year” says Lachlan, “bringing this kind of music to the people face to face is the only way to do it – it’s my life’s work”.

Early praise for the album includes a review from Country HQ that calls “Black Coffee” “an exceptional album”, describing Bryan’s song writing as “clearly on a par with the likes of Paul Kelly, Nick Cave, Guy Clark and Tom Rush”. JB HiFi’s Stack Magazine is similarly effusive, calling Lachlan “a truly gifted talent” before praising the “stellar musicianship” and awarding the album 4 stars.

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes are streaming the album for FREE to the general public for a limited time.
Visit http://lachlanbryan.bandcamp.com to hear the entire record!

Nick Charles Mornington Peninsula Brewery 29.12.13

Filed under: acoustic music, blues music — site admin @ 11:55 am

PHONE 5976 3663

Last show of the year…please come along and enjoy!!
Nick Charles

Grease is the word @ Her Majestys Theatre Melbourne

Filed under: Theatre, General — site admin @ 11:53 am

GREASE is the word
Playing from 2 January for a limited season at Her Majesty’s Theatre, its got groove it’s got meaning and tickets are selling fast!

A musical for the whole family, what better way to beat the heat and entertain the whole family this summer than everybody’s No. 1 party musical, GREASE!

So get the gang together and pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again.

NYE Thornbury Theatre gigs

Heathen Skulls, Eureka Rebellion & Metal Obsession NYE Party Fest
Tue December 3
PLEASE NOTE: Venue change for the NYE event! Ticket holders to the Corner Hotel event can use these tickets to the NEW show at The Thornbury ThePatelatre.Please see the details below.
Heathen Skulls, Eureka Rebellion & Metal Obsession NYE Party Fest. Tickets to the Corner Hotel event are valid for this show! Doors: 5:00pm – 1:00am
// ONE Stage // 11 bands!!!!!!!

News Years Eve with Meghna Patel
Tue December 31
Celebrate New Years Eve with Meghna Patel
The most beautiful and talented Bollywood Dancing Queen in Mumbai, coming to Melbourne, for live performance and talent hunt
A family event with dinner, dance, DJ and entertainment
Cost: $70 pp (half price for u/14) or $600 (for a table of 10) – Save $100
including: 3-course Indian Buffet dinner, soft drinks, dessert, tea/coffee. Alcohol on sale from the Bar.
Thu February 6
The enigmatic Chan Marshall a/k/a Cat Power returns to Australia this January to perform in solo, intimate and up close.
Her setlist dug deep into her catalogue, rotating between guitar and piano acts. Opening with her stunning take of “House of the Rising Sun”, she included old favourites and obvious crowd pleasers like “The Greatest” and “What Would the Community Think”. The heartbreaking “Names” recalled troubled childhood friends and acquaintances and herring “Colours” and “Kids” again was a true delight. - brightestyoungthings.com November 2013
Mick Turner : Dirty Three guitarist, sometime collaborator with Cat Power and Chan’s very good friend will join the tour for many of the shows performing solo or in band mode presenting material from his brand new
album Don’t Tell the Driver, his first to feature vocals.


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