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!

I often get asked by people, “how do you do it?” or “how did you first get started?” when referring to performing in front of a crowd… and it’s easy to forget how daunting it once felt to play music to your family, let alone a room full of strangers…

Last year I wrote an article for UberChord with some tips for beginner guitarists taking their first steps into the live performance world.
So if that’s you (and you’ve somehow stumbled onto my website) I hope it may help with your maiden voyage from the bedroom to the stage!

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Well I’m stoked to announce I’m on the bill for the Nimbin Roots Festival this September alongside many good musicians and friends! Check out the line up and book your tickets here

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What a fun couple of months collaborating and creating with some new friends. It’s been an absolute pleasure to share the stage of late with Dan Poloni, Byron Short & The Sunset Junkies and Danny Widdicombe & The Good Ol’ Boys.  Looking forward to more fun times with these legends soon!

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Lefty’s Music Hall w/ Dan Poloni, Danny Widdicombe & The Good Ol’ Boys

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Ric’s w/ Byron Short & The Sunset Junkies