Fri 10th Feb 2012 – TEX PERKINS and the BAND OF GOLD – SOLD OUT!
Special Guests The Wonderful Lives
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
The Band of Gold is Tex Perkins and Rachael Tidd on vocals, bassist Steve Hadley, guitarists Shane Reilly and Shannon Bourne, and Dave Folley on drums. These fine folk became a unit by chance, bound by much-lauded deeds performed in the hit stage concert ‘The Man In Black’.
After more than a year of relentless roving together these six souls found themselves locked tight in a kind of musical shorthand. So when talk of recording began, it was the briefest of chinwags that prompted the making of this album.
Tex Perkins and the Band of Gold were borne of a bunch of kindred musical spirits with a collective hankering to re-interpret some classics. The songs? A rag-tag bunch of possibles, which sees the band putting their stamp on alt-folk-country favourites with a patina all their own: Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, John Prine, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Paycheck – songsmiths and performers who lived and are loved for the music they made.
Mostly arranged in a Melbourne studio over a few days in late 2010 and recorded as one-take, live, all-ins, their debut album was scratched into the wax, baked and left on the windowsill to cool. The result? As close as you’ll get to having The Band of Gold in your lounge room and calling the tunes yourself. Warm, authentic and uncovered together, this is a crack team of music-makers clocked off and kicking back.
Come see The Band of Gold at the Katoomba RSL on Friday 10th February, for one night only.
Supported by The Wonderful Lives
“Piano, cello, pedal steel guitar, bass and drums collide in an epic
storm of folk-shanties, grimy rock dirges and bittersweet dark country tales.”
The Wonderful Lives’ debut album, released in October 2011, perfectly captures their alternative folk rock sound and unusual instrument combination. A collection of unique compositions, varying in style, emotion and intensity, take the listener on a ride from love to hate, life to death and heaven to hell.
Doors Open 7:30pm
The Wonderful Lives 8:30pm
Tex Perkins and The Band of Gold 10:00pm
Tickets $29 pre-sale or $35 on the day (if still available)
Tickets can be purchased from the Club box office or online www.moshtix.com.au –