Friday 7 April. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors open 7.00pm
Chris Wilson w/ Shannon Bourne, Fenn Wilson. Leigh Sloggett.
Chris Wilson has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters thirty years ago. Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns.
His instrumental gifts have oft been utilised on recordings by the likes of James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach, X, Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford’s Dianna Kiss. Chris has enjoyed the company of Australia’s best musicians on stage and in the studio when realising his own visions in song.
Chris’ unmistakeable voice and harmonica can be heard in the opening scenes of the smash hit Australian film The Dressmaker, on which he collaborated with long-time cohort Shane O’Mara.
Chris has performed in the U.S. and Canada at SXSW and two Folk Alliance Conferences. He has won the respect of many overseas artists, among these Joe Henry, Charlie Musselwhite and Tony Joe White. Bob Dylan once made a special trip backstage to shake Chris’ hand after a show together in 1992!
Chris has appeared at every major Australian festival and his performances, filled as they are with his own brand of sensuality and the dynamic power that leaves his audiences so satisfied, are always a highlight. Chris’ stage presence, voice and talent are all as big as the country he lives in. CHRIS WILSON is a master of his craft.
Chris Wilson, Fenn Wilson and Shannon Bourne are Skronkadoodledoo, a blues rock powerhouse. 20 years in the making, the trio have wowed crowds at Melbourne venues such as Cherry Bar and The Corner.
Local blues performer Leigh Sloggett will open the night at 7.30pm.
Doors open at 7.00pm. Tasty platters, local wines and beers available.
St Patrick’s Day MOTH. Friday 17 March. Doors open 7.00pm
Áine Tyrrell and The Midnight Tide (Ire), Aoife Scott Band (Ire)
Ireland’s Áine Tyrrell and Aoife Scott, together with their bands, will play an intimate St Patrick’s Day gig at MOTH on 17 March.
Áine and The Midnight Tide have built on Áine’s growing reputation as a talented live artist with appearances at major festivals including at Mullum Music Festival (NSW), Woodford Folk Festival (Qld) and Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas). Áine’s music cradles the spirit of her native homeland, growing from traditional Irish roots into a truly contemporary sound.
Ireland-based Aoife will be joined by her touring band fresh from the Port Fairy Folk Festival and before appearing at other festivals around Australia. She will perform songs from her 2016 album release ‘Carry The Day’. A member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother Frances and her aunt Mary, Aoife is rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene. Her sound is heavily influenced by her passion for traditional music and engaging stories.
Friday 17 March. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors 7.00pm. Tasty food, local wines, beers and Guinness available.