Katie Brianna and full band with special guest Dan Brodie for the first time at Macedon Railway Hotel (VIC) Friday 16th July | Doors 7pm
Stanley Records & Mother Hen Touring present The Stanley Records Travelling Medicine Show Featuring Katie Brianna, Ben Leece & Left of The Dial, Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes and Sam Shinazzi.
Step right up, folks. It's been tough times during the pandemic, but we’ve got a miracle cure for whatever ails ya. These artists are fighting back, hitting the road and launching their new releases in what promises to be one hell of a party. Why have one record launch, when you can have four?
Katie Brianna’s latest album, This Way or Some Other has been nominated for the Australian Music Prize and in a recent Sun Herald article, You Am I legend Tim Rogers called it some of the best songwriting that he’s heard in 50 years. The two-time Golden Guitar nominee is making her mark with this release.
With U.S. and European tours cancelled, Newcastle’s Ben Leece is dipping his toe back in the water with twin EPs. The first, Skywatching, is a nod to the past and was produced by Shane Nicholson, who also produced Leece's critically acclaimed debut album. The second EP, Marrow Gold is a nod to the future and is the sound of an artist wanting to break chains and push boundaries.
A recent live review of Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes said they’re "unique in that they so effortlessly blend indie rock, alt country and ragged dusty pop to create their own jangly, roadside flavour. Fringe country with more than a tad of pop sensibility.” That about sums up their new album, Cheap Motels After Midnight as well.
Unbelievably, Sam Shinazzi is launching his sixth full-length release. Along the way, he’s journeyed all over Australia and made multiple tours of the U.S. He’s also played alongside many of his heroes, including Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Lou Barlow, Buffalo Tom, the Mountain Goats, Evan Dando and Richmond Fontaine.
If that’s not enough there’s a pop-up vinyl record store from Rudderless Records at every show. If alt-country, Americana, cowpunk or good ol’ fashioned rock’n'roll is your thing, we’ve got the tonic that you need. Get your dose right here. More details and tickets here.
It’s been two weeks now, and I’m still reliving the memories of my album launch here in Sydney! It was SUCH an amazing (I don’t use that word lightly) night that was only made possible because of all of the wonderful, generous and talented people I have around me. I wanted to share some photos with you, taken by some of those same folk I just mentioned.. Chad Bradfield, Brad Harris and Bill Donohoe. I am so thankful for everyone who turned up to support me and my new album! Can’t wait to see you at a show soon so check the gig guide and get your tickets! xox
As much as I love being the centre of attention, when it suits me (Hello fellow Leos), this record is a joint effort by a group of true diamonds and would be nothing (NOTHING) without them.
In no particular order, I present to you the musicians, engineers, creatives and the label / publicity/booking triple threat of team Katie...
Adam Young (producer), Matt Allison, Dan Babekuhl, Michael Ward, Ken Gormly, Michael Roberts, Gleny Rae Virus, Ben Nightingale, James Gillard, Ellen Kirkwood, Caitlin Harnett, Bow Campbell, Tim Whitten, Simon Berckelman, Michael Carpenter, William Bowden, Lyn Taylor, Dan the Stanley Freeman. Dave, Jo, Areatha... I can’t thank you all enough.