David Bridie

David in Sydney, Adelaide and on tour in Canada with Frank Yamma

Live at Nannup

 

The final leg of the Shortest Day of the Year tour sees David playing an intimate show at Camelot Lounge in Sydney on Sunday May 25.

Amanda Brown of The Go-Betweens will join David on stage, adding the glorious sounds of her violin and backing vocals to this very special collaborative performance.
The show follows the recent release of the stunning new clip – Shortest Day of the Year shot in LA by director Catriona McKenzie of Satellite Boy. If you’ve not seen it already be sure to check it out here.

“Camelot Lounge is a beautiful space, one of Sydney’s best. A really intimate venue with a great stage… and a grand piano.” – David

David Bridie
Sunday May 25
Camelot Lounge,19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville.
$30 +bf Book Here

 

David Bridie with Frank Yamma at Nexus Live – Adelaide… and a Canadian Tour

Adelaide residents (and visitors) can catch David performing with Frank Yamma on Friday May 23 as part of the recently announced Nexus Live program at the Nexus Multicultural and Performing Arts Centre.
The 2014 Nexus Live program of intimate concerts will present both established musicians and exciting new artists who draw on a range of diverse cultural influences.
You can book tickets and see the full program here

This July David and Frank are thrilled to be heading to Canada on a month-long tour, taking the stage at some of Canada’s leading festivals including the Hamilton World Music Festival in Ontario and the Winnipeg Folk Festival as well as a performance at the Banff Indigenous Arts Festival. We’ll have more exciting news about this tour very soon!

Banff Indigenous Arts Centre / Banff
Tues 8 & Weds 9 July
http://www.banffcentre.ca/indigenous-arts/

Hamilton World Music Festival / Ontario
Fri 11 July
http://www.hamiltonworldmusicfest.com/2014-lineup.html

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Sat 12 & Sun 13 July
http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/

 

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Sing Sing feature on Radio National

Tune into Radio National this Saturday April 19 to hear a special feature on Sing Sing, with Frank Yamma, Djakapurra, Vika and Linda Bull, Arieleke, Kas tha’ Feelstyle and David -   recorded last year at the inaugural Boomerang Festival outside of Byron Bay for Weekend Arts.

In case you miss it, it will also available to stream here from Saturday.

Frank Yamma and David Bridie at Brunswick Music Festival – Brunswick Town Hall Friday14 March

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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)

Book here

Gigs, Gigs, Gigs!

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!

Christmas presents for all and sundry

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.

New David Bridie Single and Film Clip – “You’re No Flower” from the Album “Wake”

“You’re No Flower” is the latest single from the critically acclaimed album “Wake”. You can view the beautiful clip for the track below.

Wake officially released. Watch the new clip for the single “Delegate”.

“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.

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