KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
“Hat Fitz and Cara make beautiful, raw, exciting music that never fails to grab me” Jeff Lang, Australia.
“They pack more energy, emotion and sheer musical exuberance into one song than most manage in a whole career” Spiral Earth, UK
Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson are ‘pleased as punch’ to announce the Australian release of DO TELL, their “stunning new album” (FATEA) out on Fri Oct 3 through Planet MGM, alongside news of an Australian tour and festival appearances.
DO TELL is the follow-up to Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson’s ‘acclaimed-in-all-the right-quarters, for all-the-right-reasons’, (FATEA) WILEY WAYS album (2012) which followed on from the pair’s first offering BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2011).
The delightful husband and wife duo recently landed back in Australia after 2 months away touring Canada, The UK and several other European countries, taking advantage of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer festival circuit and grabbing the opportunity to build further on the growing international profile their earlier releases and European tours had earned them. With new European management in place, and DO TELL released internationally back in May of this year, that profile has accelerated a gear or two since we last saw them live.
“Cara has a stunning voice & when unleashed in its full seductive glory it’s goosebumps time. As for Hat, his slide playing is nothing short of world class, tasteful & his grainy dusty vocals, the perfect foil for Cara’s. These guys can stomp as if it’s Saturday night in Clarksdale.” – ACOUSTIC MAG
Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson manage to keep their music fresh, vibrant and real… There’s a naturalistic feel to their songs with engaging narratives that never feel forced or clichéd… this album is a celebration of everything that is good about contemporary roots music, so forget the labels and just enjoy. ***** – GET READY TO ROCK
With the success of WILEY WAYS both abroad and at home (it was the winner of UK’s Spiral Earth Blues Album of the Year Award in 2013, and rated highly on the Australian Blues + Roots Chart), the European reaction to DO TELL was an important indicator for ‘Fitzy’ and Cara, of how their home country might also react to the duo’s re-focused musical direction, which has seen them writing more original songs and refining their sound while striving to move a little further into new genres. The response to the album and their live shows from the Europeans has been first-class.
DO TELL exhorts you to spread the gospel far and wide, a proud avowal of two first-rate musicians who may perhaps have met by sheer chance, but when combined, their musical chemistry is so much more than the sum of their parts.
DO TELL was produced by the supremely talented Jeff Lang (who also produced Wiley Ways).
Now happily refreshed, rested and primed after their European mission, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson are delighted to finally be able to share DO TELL and perform live for their many fans at home.
DO TELL is out Oct 3 via Planet MGM. Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson will be touring from November.
MORE PRAISE FOR DO TELL
“Contemporary but at the same time as old as the hills”
– AMERICAN ROOTS
“Throughout the album, these two characters show their material needs no additional frills or padding – blessed as they are with a rare depth and conviction.” – UNCUT MAGAZINE
“Before you utter the words Seasick Steve let me put you straight. This Australian/Irish duo is something else and something special”
– PROPERGANDA MAGAZINE
“Do Tell is definitely their most accomplished album yet, a perfect combination of their considerable talents that continue to amaze …it’s the kangaroo’s bollocks” – SPIRAL EARTH
“Hat Fitz has a deep, gruff Howlin’ Wolf-esqe voice while Cara dances with angels in her vocal. He plays wonderful resonator guitar. Her instrument is that sweet and soulful voice.” –BLUES & SOUL MAG
“Cara’s vocal is a wonderful thing. They combine all the things they do best, great guitar & powerful gospel emoting, cooking with gas & just on the edge of breakdown. Rather special”. – MUSICNEWS.COM
”Do Tell, is hands down one of the most hypnotically entertaining Roots and Blues albums released by a duo for 2014.”
– BLUES UNDERGROUND NETWORK
“Covering a staggering array of instrumentation, the duo embellish impeccable rootsy originals & Robinson shows she can
belt it out too.” – CLASSIC ROCK
“One of 2014’s most beguiling collections to date” – ROCK N REEL MAGAZINE
“Together they create the juiciest slice of downhome country blues to come out or Australia” – HIFI + MAGAZINE
“Highly Recommended” – THE ROCKER
Chris Gillespie is an independent artist from the Blue Mountains of NSW. His songs are beautiful, bursting with observational yearning. “A fingerpickin’, harmonica playing troubadour…
‘Sydney’s answer to Bob Dylan” (Dave Regos – FBi Radio). Gillespie is renowned by his audience and peers for his songwriting craft, especially his lyrics – “Chris Gillespie is definitely one of those timeless songsmiths” – Joe Gould, (The Crooked Fiddle Band).
You can expect beautiful instrumentation coupled with meaningful and thought provoking words and “…harmonies [that] are downright gorgeous” (Tom Ballard Triple J).
The music is very Australian, highly original and delivered with refreshing honesty and integrity.
Chris Gillespie enjoyed a very busy and abundantly successful 2012 with the release of his debut album ‘Unnatural Light’. The title track spent months in the top 20 of the Triple J Unearthed charts. The song was used as the soundtrack to a short film, which was aired on Channel 9. Chris also performed live on Foxtel and was the opening act for Triple J favourite and Australian Idol finalist Lisa Mitchell.
“It’s difficult for any independent acoustic artist to make a name for themselves in the shadow of the likes of Josh Pyke and John Butler. Yet somehow Chris Gillespie pulls this off with an earthy, unadorned and folksy panache… [He] creates an intoxicatingly addictive blend of country-infused folk rock that is at once familiar and unique” (Peter Walsh Rave Magazine, Brisbane).
Chris will be accompanied on the night by Cameron Henderson (on bass) Cameron is also the guitar player from Dubious Blues Trio and Vanessa Raspa and the Zombie Cats.
Doors Open 7:30pm. Support starts 8:30pm.
This is a general admission theatre style seated show – seats are not allocated.
Tickets on sale at the Club Box Office Now!
$20 EARLY BIRD discount pre-sale OR $25 on the day – Sat 15th Nov 2014. (Unless sold out)
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