Friday 14 March, Brunswick Town Hall
David Bridie and Frank Yamma are two unique Australian voices. Both recognised as leading artists in the Australian musical landscape. The Brunswick Music Festival is proud to present a rare opportunity to see these two master musicians come together in concert.
David Bridie remains one of the most distinctive voices and composers in Australian music, not only to the ear but to the heart. His soulful lyrics offer unique insights and ask the hard questions of the human condition. With conviction, passion and integrity, his songs document Australia, its geography, people and culture.
Frank Yamma is the voice out of the Central Australian desert striking a chord in hearts all over the world. Regarded as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous songwriters, Frank’s rich voice and exceptional guitar skills combined with brutally honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation and stories of his country are spine tingling.
For over twenty years these two friends have collaborated on live performances, songwriting and recording, producing music that has been enjoyed around the globe at ancient castles from Scotland to Slovenia, at festivals from the UK to the Australian desert, and beyond.
Individually and together these two remarkable musicians will take the stage on Friday March 14 at the Brunswick Town Hall with their tales of Australian life from two very different viewpoints.
Australian Voices with David Bridie and Frank Yamma – 8pm
Brunswick Town Hall
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Adult $40 (Conc. $35)
Hitting the road again… will be playing across Feb and March at the royally cool Castlemaine, down at Oakleigh’s favourite Caravan, up town in Brunswick, fringe surfing in Adelaide & folking out at Port Fairy and Yackandandah. Plus I’ll be getting some island time at the Spiegeltent in Hobart and then catch me digging through the Bridie archives for a show at the National Film and Sound Archives in Canberra.
These shows will mix up the old and the new with songs from WAKE as well as some gems from the back catalogue, so wherever you are… hope we cross paths soon!
For a full list of all the shows, check the Upcoming Shows tab to the right of the page!
As we head into the season of cheer, goodwill, road rage, frantic shopping trips and the last minute announcement that Aunty Marge IS coming to Christmas, we thought we’d do some of those Christmas specials that keep the retail industry alive. First off the rank is that we have a few left of the bonus disk Take The Next Illusionary Exit that was produced for the Pozzible campaign. It’s currently up on the Bandcamp page and features two cracking covers as well as a slew of Bridie originals. The covers are the seminal Another Girl Another Planet and a great version of Love Really Hurts Without You (and yes you are already humming the tune aren’t you?). You can listen to all the tracks on the wonderful Bandcamp player below.
Another thing to note is that you can now buy any of the albums on Bandcamp as gifts and send them directly to the recipient. Unfortunately this is currently limited to digital downloads only not physical CDs.
We will also be running some specials on do it yourself box sets and back catalogue stuff but we aren’t quite there yet so stay tuned.
“You’re No Flower” is the latest single from the critically acclaimed album “Wake”. You can view the beautiful clip for the track below.
An intimate evening with David Bridie, his piano and his songs on Friday 15th of November at the gorgeous Camelot Lounge in Marrickville. David will perform a selection from his back catalogue as well as tracks from his widely acclaimed new album “Wake”
Tickets available here
“Wake” the new album from David Bridie has officially been released! Head over to David’s Bandcamp site to purchase your copy here. Last week also saw the release of the powerful new clip for “Delegate”, directed by Matt Govoni.