Saturday November 25
Glenn Cardier and Christian Marsh
You loved him at Bluesfest, now he's up close and personal in Tintenbar Hall!
Touring with Spike Milligan and opening for the likes of Harry Chapin, Frank Zappa, Sherbet, Cheech & Chong and Manfred Mann's Earth Band is not the CV of your average musician, but then Glenn Cardier is not your average troubadour.
'Without any doubt the most articulate and creatively insightful singer-songwriter in contemporary Australian music, Cardier has always done things on his own terms. He gave it his best shot throughout the '70s, completely hung up his six-string for over twenty-five years before a 'comeback' in 2002 that has thus far spawned four outstanding albums...' (Rattle The Cage, House Of Mirrors, Exiles From Eden and Stranger Than Fiction). (Trevor Leeden, Rhythms Magazine 2013)
‘Australian singer-songwriter Glenn Cardier's enigmatic and compelling songs have enchanted audiences from London's Marquee and Ronnie Scott's Club, the Glasgow Apollo and Liverpool Empire, through to Sunbury and the Sydney Opera House’
'There's no-one else on the Australian music scene quite like Glenn Cardier; from the finely chiselled storylines, and the razor sharp observations to the off- kilter delivery of his cryptic vignettes, he is a genuine one-off, a maverick, and you wouldn't want it any other way.'
(Rhythms Magazine 2012)
Starting at age 14 Christian studied harmonica with serious dedication.
He recorded an album of original material with Guy Dickerson entitled "Planet Bound", released through Larrikin Records and another entitled "The Sketch" through La Brava. His composition “Five Islands” was awarded "Best Instrumental" at the ABC Newcastle Music Awards.
He has won "Gold Harmonica Awards" at the Hohner National Harmonica Championships and worked as Larry Adler's harmonica technician during the Australian leg of Adler's international tour. Aside from his own CD's, Christian has featured as a guest artist on over 40 other albums and played with many of the top artists in the music industry.