I’ve had some time to reflect on both the launch shows at Melbourne Recital Centre, Old Museum and Phoenix Central Park, as well as the run of shows supporting Steve Gunn a fortnight back.
I’d like to acknowledge the funding and ongoing assistance of Redland City Council over the past few years – it means a lot.
Through the Regional Arts Development Fund – a partnership between the Queensland Government and Redland City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland – they’ve been integral to many moments since I started writing Alexandra.
Here’s some videos of recent live shows, wouldn’t have been able to get this quality documentation without them.
Thank you so much to everyone who has already listened, shared, written about it, played it – it’s quite overwhelming and greatly appreciated!
Infinite thanks to everyone involved, including: Mistletone and Basin Rock for the time energy and investment in releasing this music; Chuck Johnson for mixing the album and playing pedal steel on Correlation; Lawrence English for mastering for LP and CD/digital – and for being a truly generous listener in all senses; Aidan Hogg and The Plutonium for invaluable assistance tracking some of the banjo and acoustic guitar with some fancy microphones and knowledge; George Gillies for the incredible artwork; Naomi Lee Beveridge for taking some absolutely joyous promo photos; the financial support of Arts Queensland and Bleach* Festival and finally but so importantly, the all-star cast of musicians who played on the album: Aurélie Ferrière, Chuck Johnson, Claire Deak, Conrado Isasa, Darren Cross, Flora Wong, Joe Saxby, Josh Kimbrough, Luke Cuerel, Luke Schneider, Michael A. Muller, Spencer Grady, Stephen Lewis, Steve Gunn, Tony Dupe.
Have a listen via your preferred method and/or watch one of the videos and/or tell me what you think!
For anyone in Victoria next weekend, I’m incredibly excited to be launching the album at a special show at Melbourne Recital Centre, supported by the wonderful Cold Hands Warm Heart. Tickets for this limited-capacity, audio/video show are available here. I’ll also be popping up the highway to the delightful Tanswells Hotel in Beechworth the night after.
I’m also very excited to be doing the Sydney album launch at Phoenix Central Park – a mindboggling venue – as part of their Season V. September 22, two shows (6:30pm and 8:15pm), tickets free via ballot. Brisbane… pop Sunday 4th September in the diary – more soon but it’s definitely worth the date claim…