Monday 4 October @ 5:00
cohosted by The Lennox Sessions
The Thin White Ukes
The Thin White Ukes perform the songs of David Bowie with small acoustic instruments and big, three-part vocal harmonies.
“The Ukes deliver Bowie with a darkness and delicacy that gives you goosebumps” — Angie Hart
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The Thin White Ukes have been performing the songs of David Bowie with small strings and big harmonies in their hometown of Melbourne and beyond since 2014.
Spanning six decades from Space Oddity to Blackstar, their lovingly handcrafted arrangements of the Thin White Duke's mercurial songbook have teased the neck hairs of spellbound audiences from the Brisbane Powerhouse to Byron Bay; the Adelaide Fringe Spiegeltent to the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
Put on your red shoes. They’ll be floating in a most peculiar way.
Betty France — voice, soprano ukulele
Michael Dwyer — voice, tenor ukulele
Robert Stephens — voice, baritone ukulele
“Set a new standard of what to expect from this humble instrument"— Steve Kilbey
“Masterful ukulele playing … the song selection is inspired…” Ash Naylor
“The best version of ‘Ashes To Ashes’ you ever heard”— Robert Forster
“I was singing along like a lovesick teenager”— Kate Ceberano
Friday 7 January 2022 @ 7:30
Lennox Cultural Centre
cohosted by The Lennox Sessions
“It is no wonder that The Backsliders are regarded as Australia’s greatest blues outfit: they consist of world-class exponents of their respective instruments.”
Glam Adelaide 2015
Support: Karl S Williams
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Karl S Williams
Williams – singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and poet – an artist that you never saw coming. A genre defying and multifaceted musician for whom music is an urgent calling and the solution is, to love more. What makes Karl truly remarkable, is that he is unafraid - he wears his heart on his sleeve, he speaks universal truths and he crosses boundaries. This is blues, roots, folk and Americana, if you will… but not as you know it.
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“A Backsliders show is like no other.." Far from the Mississippi delta, they took us to the water’s edge, ‘til we felt the riverbed beneath our feet” Rhythms Magazine 2015
“If the band was any tighter it would burst.” “This is one tightly rehearsed outfit, which may have something to do with the fact that they have been working together for many years and are masters of their respective crafts.” BWW Reviews
Backsliders are an award-winning Australian band that have a history of over 30 years recording and touring the music festival circuit. Their riff-based sound blends rural American blues with distinctly Australian lyrical and musical themes.
Slide Guitarist, multi-stringed instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist, Dom Turner, is the founding member of the group. Dom’s influences are many and varied – a blend of delta blues, piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia. He is a highly regarded speaker on blues and roots music and has guested on Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) radio programs and presented music workshops at festivals and in universities both nationally and internationally.
As well as playing in Backsliders, Dom has toured as a solo artist in the USA with a number of his international music collaborations (The Turner Brown Band, Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner). In 2004 Dom was voted Songwriter of the Year’ at the Australian Blues Awards in Goulburn, NSW.
Drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst, an acclaimed name synonymous with the best of Australian music, has been with Backsliders for two decades. As a founding member of the legendary Australian band, Midnight Oil, Rob’s work needs no explanation—he stands as one of the world’s great drummers—now drawing on his early jazz and swamp-rock influences to produce a sound that is integral to the Backsliders 21st century blues grooves. Rob’s achievements in the music industry are many and varied.
Joining Dom and Rob some of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic harmonica players; ARIA award winning Ian Collard (Collard, Greens & Gravy), as well as younger prodigy, Joe Glover, and the legendary Broderick Smith (Dingoes, Carson, Big Combo). The 3 blues-harp dynamos play alternate gigs, each blazing a trail to the raw energy of the Backsliders sound. It’s a furious ride—with Dom Turner and Rob Hirst doing their thing, setting the grooves, and Ian, Broderick or Joe (you never know who you will get) firing-up the amps to fuel the maelstrom. Joe will be joining us at Lennox
It’s a lineup that carries serious weight, not just on the Australian blues scene, but across genres and styles the world over.
The achievements, success and reviews over the band’s 30+ years tell it all.
The latest release (November 2020) 'Bonecrunch' is the bands most adventurous recording to date. The 12 tracks represent a band with varied musical influences—swamp-blues feels on ‘Dog in the Fight’ and ‘Tea & Sugar Train’, intense blues riffs on ‘No Know-How’ and ‘Bad Recruit’; surf sounds on ‘Tombstoning’; to the eccentric ‘Obake’ [Ghost] where 1960s Japanese soundtrack music meets dub-reggae.