We’re delighted to announce a string of dates in Australia in March, as we cold-foot it from Canada!
2016 – Australian Tour
16th March No. 5 Church Street Bellingen, NSW
17th March Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah ACT 2604
18th March Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, Victoria
19th March Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW
20th March Wauchope, Mid North Coast, Aus
1st April Speigletent Hobart Tasmania
Here is our Canadian Home Routes house concerts Tour!
Jan 31st Winnipeg
Feb 2nd Polonia
Feb 3rd Binscarth
Feb 4th Grandview
Feb 5th Regina
Feb 6th Buena Vista
Feb 7th Montmartre
Feb 8th Fort Qu’Appelle
Feb 9th Brandon
Feb 10th Boissevain
Feb 11th Baldur
Feb 12th Letellier
These house concerts are open to the public. “Home Routes” is a small group of hard working music lovers and they are happy to give you the details for any particular show you’d like to buy a ticket to. They can be reached, toll free, at 1-866-925-6889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently booking a European tour, and dates will be announced as soon as tickets go on sale. Here we go!
13th April Musician Leicester
14th April The Lights Andover
15th April The Greystones Sheffield
16th April The Stables Milton Keynes
17th April The Pavilion Worthing
19th April Half Moon Putney London
20th April Talking Heads Southampton
27th April Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall, Sussex
28th April John Peel Centre Stowmarket
29th April Norden Farm Maidenhead
30th April Peak Concerts Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale Derbyshire
Some winter – or rather our summer – tour dates!
17th October Valley Blues Stomp Festival, Nerang QLD [Hatfitz solo]
7th November Bendigo Blues Festival, Rosalind Park, Bendigo Victoria
19th November Australian Music Week showcase Sydney NSW
20th-22nd November Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
28th November Sonny’s House of Blues BASEQ, Brisbane
It’s 12 degrees here and I’m sitting in me Jim Jams singing out to our record player which has the pleasure of playing Shirley Brown. There is nothing like warming up our ears to a good piece of quality vinyl for the morning to begin in the right fashion. We are very lucky where we live that we have such good friends that bring a hot pot and their instruments for a play to keep the old creative juices flowing. We were also invited to our dear folks on the hill where the only reception you get out there is the sound of live musical instruments and the wild life and this was all on the one weekend. So with the seasons a changing and the kooties* flowing freely of course happily being back with the snot pickers* it’s inevitable that we’ll catch something.
Already it has been a great year and it’s not near the end yet for our music. With the help of our great team and of course you wonderful supporters who have been so dedicated in your following; some of you traveling over seas to come and see a show! We thank you as without your strong belief in our music we would not have stretched the length of ourselves yet instead we have made it as far a field as Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and all over the UK.
So the plan so far is that we are home in Australia with our minds set on writing for the new album to be released early next year. We already have some great shows and festivals set up in Australia, one being a newish territory for us up North QLD towards Cairns, Cooktown and Gove with the intent of reaching and making new fans. So staying put in Australia, playing live and writing the new album. The latest dates are here.
So with lots in the pot for next year already we are planning to share our music with further shores. Norway and Denmark and France are on the cards, Canada and USA also and not forgetting foreever faithful UK. And we intend to visit with our new album in tow!
See you shortly and please do keep in contact as we sign off with Shirley Brown’s “Woman to Woman” play out of “So Glad to have you” below.
Cheers and Slainte Folks
Hat & Cara
2nd August International Blues Day Queen Street Mall (Main Stage) Brisbane Australia 12 -2.30pm
7th August Black Mountain Unplugged QLD Australia
8th August Black Mountain Unplugged QLD Australia
9th August Blues at The Lounge, Cairns QLD Australia
21st August Arnhem Club, Gove QLD Australia
22nd August Arnhem Club, Gove QLD Australia
29th August Beard Bonanza Rick’s Garage, Palmwoods, QLD Australia
4th October Rock This Country Blue Music Festival, Kuranda QLD Australia
A front cover and a four page article in Australia’s Rhythm magazine! Read the whole interview here.
We are making the most of our time in Canada in July, playing as many stages at the festivals as we can!
1st July Quispamsis Canada Day, qPlex 12pm -1pm then Saint John, New Brunswick Canada Day – Boardwalk 6pm
2nd July Saint Andrews, New Brunswick Canada Day – All Saint Anglican Church Hall 7.30pm
3rd – 5th July Canso Nova Scotia Stan Rogers Festival – shows all weekend
4th July Stan Rogers Festival, Fogarty’s Cove Stage 11am, Hillside Stage stage 2pm, Queensport Stage 4pm
5th July Stan Rogers Festival, Queensport Stage Noon, Hillside Stage 5pm, Main Stage 7.30 – 7.55pm
6th July Trailside Cafe, Mount Stewart, PEI
8th July Festival International Du Blues, Mt Tremblant, Quebec Pedestrian Village 12.45pm, 1.45pm
9th July Festival International Du Blues, Mt Tremblant, Quebec Casino Stage Place Saint-Barnard 1.30pm, Vieux Tremblant Stage 5.30pm
11th – 12th July Ottawa Blues Festival – multiple shows