Thanks to Laneway for an amazing time.
Highlights – the Sailor Jerry bar, Kirin J Callinan, King Krule, Savages, free massages, Fremantle, meeting the amazing aboriginal elders at the Yiriman Project stall…the list goes on.
Lowlights – post tour depression.
Loved playing for you all and I wish we could do it all over again.
I also want to especially thank everyone who joined us at the Dean Turner stage, it really was great to have you all there.
I’ve put up a whole bunch of pics that me and the boys took during the tour. Check em all out by clicking on the pic below.
Gearing up for Golden Plains now. Should be a corker.
Tomorrow I head off with my band to start touring with the great and almighty Laneway Festival. We’re very excited.
But this festival also holds a special significance.
The Melbourne Laneway show this coming Saturday 1st Feb will be an extremely important one as I will be appearing on the Dean Turner Stage.
Laneway, in conjunction with Dean’s wife Linda and his two beautiful daughters Charlie and Evie, have named this stage in his honour.
Dean was my best buddy and creative co-pilot. And it was due to Dean’s encouragement that I started the solo work. His vitalising support and accomplished producer skills helped in a transition that wouldn’t have been possible without him.
Dean was a multi talented creative artist and a hard worker his whole life. He was a producer, manager, director, composer, mentor and most importantly the co-founder and bass player in our band Magic Dirt. Dean was brilliant, funny, gentle and possessed incredible cool. He was extremely passionate about music and his vast musical knowledge and stunning creative vision is a legacy that continues to influence and inspire to this day.
In conjunction with the Dean Turner Stage, Laneway and Linda have also put together the Dean Turner Project in Dean’s honour. When you buy a ticket to Laneway there is an option to donate to the Dean Turner Project which then directs these donations to the Yiriman Project. The Yiriman Project is an award winning and excellent program run by Aboriginal elders in the Kimberley region that seeks to help Aboriginal youth at risk by taking them back to their cultural roots.
Dean sadly passed away from a rare form of cancer in 2009 at the age of 37. He battled courageously with incredible dignity and stoicism. He was an infinitely special human being and a remarkable and beautiful soul. I will be dedicating Saturday’s set in honour of Dean.
See you there.
photo by Sophie Howarth
Check out this new live video recording of Adalita and her band performing “I Want Your Love”
“I really love playing this one with a loud live band. It’s one of my favourites.” – Adalita
just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your support in 2013 and with this album, …it’s been an amazing year and I’m looking forward to biting into 2014. see you all on the flipside…
Here’s a pic of me and my touring band, from left to right Dan McKay (drums), Lewis Boyes (guitar) and Matt Bailey (bass). Photo by Lisa Businovski.
To all the wonderful people who are patiently waiting for “All Day Venus” to be released on vinyl…