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After The Rain Australian Tour

Here are the dates!

January
6-7th January Cygnet Folk Festival, TAS
19th January Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
20th -22nd January Thredbo Blues Festival, NSW
23rd January Star Hotel Yackandandah, VIC
25th January Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC
26th January Milton Theatre, NSW
27th January Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW
28th January Blues on the Water Cruise, Sydney, NSW 11.45am boarding
28th January Basement, Sydney NSW 8pm
29th January Odd Fellows Hot Club, West Kempsey

February
3rd February  The J, Noosa QLD
4th February  The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
5th February  Nimbi Bush Theatre, Nimbi, QLD
17th February  Nightjar Festival, Geelong, VIC
18th February  The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC
19th February  Holler Roots Festival, Melbourne, VIC
26th February  Kuranda Amphitheatre, QLDMarch
4-5th March Girrakool Blues Festival, NSW
17th March The Barn Murrundi, Hunter Valley, NSW
18th-19th March The Blue Mountain Festival, Katoomba, NSW

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Australia Tour 2016

October
15th October Bayside Blues Festival Redlands, QLD 7pm
 
November
5th November Texas Memorial Hall Texas, QLD 6:30pm – free!
11th -13th November Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown, Western Australia
17th-20th November  Mullum Music Festival Mullumbimby, NSW
26th November Deep South Festival, The Gov, Hindmarsh  Adelaide, SA

We’ll be playing our new album ‘After The Rain’ at these dates, so come along and check it out!

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Canada 2016

August 26, 2016 – TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival, Charlottetown, PEI 8pm
August 28, 2016 – Fat Tony’s Sunday Matinee, Pictou, NS 2-5pm
August 31, 2016 – Saint Andrews NB Concert, All Saints Anglican Church Hall, NB 7.30pm
September 3, 2016 – Rhythm & Roots, Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island 1pm
September 4, 2016 – Rhythm & Roots, Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island 1pm
September 7, 2016 – Trailside Cafe, Mount Stewart, PEI
September 8, 2016 – Stayner’s Wharf, Halifax, NS
September 10, 2016 – Les Production le Moulin, Evelina’s, Little Brook, NS 7.30pm
September 11, 2016 – Blues Night Lunenburg Opera House, NS 7pm
September 17, 2016 – City Folk @ TBA
September 22, 2016 – Contact East “Saint John”, Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB 7.10pm
September 23, 2016 – Ontario Festival of Small Halls, Delta Old Town Hall, Delta, ON
September 24, 2016 – Ontario Festival of Small Halls, Westmeath Recreation Centre, Westmeath, ON
September 25, 2016 – Ontario Festival of Small Halls, Ecotay, Perth, ON

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French Tour

We made Picture of the Week at the start of our French MNOP tour here.

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MNOP

15th July – MNOP tour Douchapt Blues, France
16th July – MNOP tour Sorges, France
17th July – MNOP tour St Laurent sur Manoir, France
18th July – Mussidan, France
19th July – Razac/Lisle, France
21st July – Duras, France
22nd July – Agonac, France
23rd July – MNOP GranCircus Plaine de Lamoura, Boulazac, France
24th July – Réalmont, France
27th July – Bordeaux, France

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Doing It Again

We are very excited about our new video that we have just shot at the historic Half Moon Putney in London (Marc Bolan’s local, Kate Bush’s first gig, and regular gig for The Small Faces and Steve Marriott). Its the first track from our new album, and can be bought from iTunes amongst many other places. This is a ‘make-up’ song after one of those couples rows we all have.

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Cara’s Blog 2016

Well folks back again with a tune that is full on feeding our souls as there is nothing like a bit of Ottilie Patterson. Who has heard of this Irish County Down Blues Mama? She was considered the Irish version of Bessie Smith, of course she was totally underrated whilst being adored and revered by the greats in the blues world, one being Blind Boy Fuller.

So yes here is a link to a tune that gently pricks up the ears, whether you are a blues lover or not her voice cannot be denied.

So about our recent adventures, we found ourselves on the Gold Coast in a water tank converted to a studio preparing for the new album No. 4 which was the fantastic live studio set up that is the unique creation and sound of Govinda Doyle ( No .1 Hit Big Jet Plane by Angus & Julia Stone) After we were all totally intent on heading in the same direction regarding the metamorphous process of the recording we set to work straight away.

By the end of 9 days and nights literally living and breathing the album inside the water tank we finally stepped out into the light of the day with one finished album named “After The Rain” We have recently released on iTunes  and Bandcamp a favourite track called “Doing It Again”. You can find the story behind the tune here.

As soon as we had the recording in our hands we took off to Canada for a short month tour ending up in Calgary at the Stampede City sessions. Here you will find the TV recording of the show with some new tracks off the album.

So from 37 degrees to – 37 it was a dramatic change in life style where we found ourselves no kidding skinny dipping in a hot tub in minus 30 snow and to make the final finish the morning after the gig I locked us out with no neighbours or help at hand so Fitzy being the hero had to climb with his jewels in hand through a window for us to make it back inside safely before we died of hypothermia.

Yes there is footage, of course I had my camera in hand and not a stitch on.  So we do leave you with the family friendly version. Kind of reminds me of a classic Faulty Towers moment.

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Back to Australia for a festival and a quick charge of the batteries and then on towards UK for a two week tour and then over to Europe till the 17th of May.

We would like to thank you all for showing your support once again everywhere we have set foot on a stage whether it be UK, Europe, Canada or Australia you have truly overwhelmed us with sharing the news with friends and helping us double our crowds making us only want to come back soon. We are heading back to UK Sark, France, Canada and America over the next months of July, August and first two weeks of September then back to Australia for the Launch of the new album in October. A few great things in hand so please keep in touch and up to date with the website as will be constantly updating for you wonderful folks.

Take care for now and see you soon

Cheers Keep’er Sweet
Fitzy & Cara

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