Danny Widdicombe and The Honey Sliders present

ABBEY ROAD – LIVE IN ITS ENTIRETY !!!

with special guests Abbie Cardwell and The Texicans

Friday 04 August 2017 – The Triffid, Brisbane

Sunday 06 August 2017 – Soundlounge, Gold Coast

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The Honey Sliders will be recreating The Beatles’ landmark classic album Abbey Road live on stage in its entirety. Coupled with special guests, some of Australia’s best musicians and a history of creating respectful and outstanding music this promises to be a very special night. The Honey Sliders, presented by Danny Widdicombe, plus special guests perform Abbey Road at The Triffid in Brisbane on Friday, August 4 and at The Sound Lounge in Currumbin on Sunday, August 6.

The Honey Sliders have built a reputation for their stunning recreations of some of their all-time favourite albums. Starting with Hendrix’s Axis: Bold as Love in 2013, they went on to wow the audience with a live, rambunctious rendition of Neil Young’s On the Beach the following year. In 2015 they went on to break box office records with the sold out extravaganza of The Band’s classic farewell concert The Last Waltz. The Honey Sliders’ reputation for staging respectful recreations of classic albums has been cemented with special guests like Bernard Fanning, Troy Cassar-Daley, Jeff Lang and Ian Haug. 2016 saw
the band play sell-out shows performing The Rolling Stones’ cult album Sticky Fingers with Australian rock legend Tim Rogers on lead vocals.Abbey Road was the last recording the Beatles made and it has become their most enduring album. It is famed for being one of the most influential and revered albums of all time. The album cover is universally acknowledged and imitated daily on the very same crossing on Abbey Road, adjacent to the
famous studios where The Beatles recorded the lion’s share of their extensive catalogue.Starting with the swamp blues intrigue of John Lennon’s Come Together and ending with Paul’s epitaph of wisdom, The End. Abbey Road is a powerful mix of beautiful songs including, Something, the heartfelt soul balladry Oh Darling, pop wizardry Octopus’s Garden and deep hypnotic blues I Want You / She’s So
Heavy.

The Honey Sliders are led by Danny Widdicombe who is a member of the Three x ARIA Award nominated band The Wilson Pickers and has played lead guitar for the likes of Bernard Fanning, Tim Rogers and many more. Danny is renowned for his formidable guitar playing and songwriting. On keys, bass, guitar and almost anything else he turns his hands to, Dan Mansfield is the musician’s musician and has played all over Australia as a part of the cult band The Gin Club and with Australia’s premiere rock n roll band You Am I. Chris Bosley has toured the world as bass player in the groove collective known as The Resin Dogs. Ben Carstens keeps time for the band and is also a member of local Brisbane rock band Mexico City.

The Honey Sliders with Danny Widdicombe and Special Guests Present The Beatles’ Abbey Road. Triffid, Brisbane Friday, August 4, The Soundlounge in Currumbin Sunday, August 6.

 

 

Tim Rogers Live at The Old Museum – new solo album ‘An Actor Repairs’

Support by Dana Gehrman

Saturday at 7 PM – 11 PM

The Old Museum Building

Tickets Available

Tim Rogers has come out firing in 2017, announcing release details for brand new album, An Actor Repairs, as well as an accompanying headline tour of Australia.

The songs for the new album, due out on 28 April, were written over a two-year period as an accompaniment to a performance piece the You Am I frontman has worked on, based on an elderly actor retiring from the stage.

Rogers has dropped the first single from the forthcoming LP, Youth.

The Triffid presents

LIKE A HURRICANE – A TRIBUTE TO NEIL YOUNG

HALFWAY, THE PREDATORS (feat. Haugie & JC from Powderfinger) , GOOD OAK, DANA, GEHRMAN & THE HONEY SLIDERS, PHIL SMITH & THE LIGHTS

Saturday 29 April 2017 – 7pm

Tickets Available now

Hola Amigos! Happy New Year!

It’s time for my first show for 2017, and I’m thrilled to have been invited to play as part of The Triffid’s Americana Sessions. I’ll also be doing an Instagram takeover of the Triffid’s Insta page so head on over to @thetriffid for a day in the life of yours truly.

The Triffid has just turned two and is already one of Australia’s most loved live music venues for punters and artists alike. The summer of 2016/2017 will see The Triffid re-invent the Sunday session.

Based on a passion for spirited acoustic music The Triffid has partnered with the Americana Association of Australia to present THE AMERICANA SESSIONS! FREE EVERY SUNDAY IN THE TRIFFID GARDEN.

Every Sunday lovers of Folk, Country, Rhythm & Blues, Blues and Rock and Roll will be presented with some of the most respected artists around. This will all be happening in relaxed surrounds of the Triffid garden with a brand new menu for the foodies and plenty of other musical and beverage surprises.

 

The Wilson Pickers

“You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train” Album Launch at The Sound Lounge Oct 13 & The Triffid Oct 14.

Supported by Dana Gehrman

Recorded in the round at Church Farm Studios in Billinudgel, NSW over three days in February this year, the album returns The Wilson Pickers to the bluegrass instrumentation and five-part harmony singing that propelled this side project to centre stage in 2009.

Doors open from 7:30pm, show begins at 8:30pm

Tickets $20 online, or $25 at the door unless sold out.

Both their previous albums have been nominated for ARIA awards and the band are calling this release their best work yet.

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The Rolling Stones’ classic album ‘STICKY FINGERS’ Live in its Entirety

The Zoo, Brisbane – Saturday 27th August

The Soundlounge, Currumbin – Sunday 28th August

Starring Tim Rogers (You Am I), Ben Salter (Gin Club, Wilson Pickers) and The Honeysliders feat. Danny Widdicombe (The Wilson Pickers).

STICKY FINGERS was the first Rolling Stones album to reach number 1 on both side of the Atlantic when it was released in 1971. 2016 marks its 45th anniversary and to celebrate, local musician Danny Widdicombe and his band The Honeysliders have hand picked some friends to bring it back to life on the stages of The Zoo and The Soundlounge.

Supporting The Honey Sliders will be the emerging talent Dana Gehrman. Dana met Danny at his Campfire Sessions, an open mic night that he hosts at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall in Petrie Tce.

Tickets $30 plus booking fee, oztix.com.au

 

It has been a while between drinks for The Verandah Sessions, but I’m pleased to share with you a video my good friend and band member, Chris Darbyshire and I made while exploring some of Queensland’s southern rainforests.

So… here’s a sneak peak of some new material I have been working on and am looking forward to laying down in the studio soon!