Pleased to announce we are back in Dublin on Monday 30th March. We are playing a set at The Cobblestone – “As old and dingy and fabulous as it gets!” Come down for a great time!
We had a ball in Canada in 2015, as these photos from the Calgary Folk Club show. The Calgary Herald reviewed the show and said:
“You’ve probably heard that old saying about judging a book by its cover? Go ahead and make that mistake when you are about experience Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson live onstage. Looking a bit like a Son of Anarchy that has mugged Crocodile Dundee for his outback hat, Fitz takes that analogy one step further with a howling, growling voice that almost makes Tom Waits sound like a soprano.
Yet on his steel guitar, and from those hearty vocals come stories in songs like Eliza Blue, Wiley Ways, and Tarni Lee – and you are an instant fan, like the ones he has been gathering around the world for years now.
Similarly, Cara Robinson might appear innocent enough, and then she gets behind her drum kit, ever so slightly tilts her head back, parts her lips, and a soulful gospel inspiration like Power raises that revival tent roof.
Their two voices together are something you could literally listen to for hours. Certainly not as short a time as we had last night, but for their first trip touring through Canada, I think they found a number of new fans for their own version of the blues.”
Interviewer and photographer Dan St Yves also managed to catch us in bed – literally – as part of this preview interview for the show. If you have time, its a revealing watch!
“We’re getting on the bus again, for what feels like a world tour!” said Cara Robinson. “The word has spread about our music, and we are taking in three continents in three months.”
28th Feb Varrierdale Music Hall Full Moon Queensland Australia
1st March Mordiallic Food & Wine Festival Victoria Australia
6th – 9th March Port Fairy Folk Festival Victoria Australia
12th March Drayton Valley Alberta Canada
13th March Calgary Folk Club, Calgary Canada
14th March The Park 96 Music Bunker Calgary Canada
15th March Calgary Canada
18th March Ropetackle Shoreham UK
20th March West End Centre Aldershot UK
21st March Peak Concert Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale Derbyshire UK
24th March Talking Heads Southampton UK
25th March Vonnies Blues Club, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham UK
26th March FlowerPot Derby UK
27th March The Stables Milton Keynes UK
28th March The Atkinson Southport UK
30th March The Cobblestone, Dublin Ireland
1st April Kennys Bar Lahinch Ireland Ireland
2nd April Black Box Belfast Northern Ireland
4th April Crane Lane Theatre Cork Ireland
5th April Blousers Loft WestPort Ireland
8th April La Batterie Guyancourt nr Paris France
9th April La Rochelle France
11th April Montreuil Sur Mel France
12th April Salle Le Temps des Crises, Beaumont-en-Veron France
14th April Arts Centre Norwich UK
15th April Belgrave Music Hall Leeds UK
17th April Farncombe Music Club Godalming Surrey UK
18th April The Globe Topsham Exeter UK
19th April Greystones Sheffield UK
22nd April Half Moon Putney London UK
24th April Tuppeny Barn Emsworth Hampshire UK
26th April Wonder Inn Manchester UK
30th April Nacht van de Blues Wuustwezel Belgium
1st May Labadoux Festival Belgium
2nd May Moulin Blues Ospel Netherlands
3rd May Nix Podium Enschede Netherlands
5th May Culturwerf Vlissingen Netherlands
16th May Royal Mail Hotel Goodna Queensland Australia
22nd – 24th May Blues on BroadBeach Festival Gold Coast Queensland Australia
Here’s some great live footage, firstly performing ‘Power’ on Ditty TV whilst we were in Memphis:
There’s also a nice clip from Blues at the Briars show here:
Were pleased to announce a few more live shows, starting with a trip to the US!
21.01.15 – 24.01.15 International Blues Challenge, Beale Street / USA
31.01.15 Blues at the Briars, VIC / AUS
28.02.15 Varrierdale Music Hall Full moon QLD / AUS
01.03.15 Mordiallic Food & Wine Festival VIC / AUS
06.03.15 – 09.03.15 Port Fairy Folk Festival VIC / AUS
09.05.15 Royal Mail Hotel Goodna QLD /AUS
05.06.15 Oddfellows Hot Club Kempsey NSW AUS
06.06.15 Lizottes Newcastle NSW AUS
Wow and another hits the window in full force. It seems to me that it is the season over here for serious mating going on and not much common sense for bird life! They’re either falling out of trees whilst entangled in each others wings or they are plain sailing straight into doors possible in full escape flight!
Sorry about opening with my bird story but seriously this is in fact the 2nd one today that has crash landed into our sliding glass door. Better than anything else on the idiot box by far!
So after practicing me drums – as I had my first lesson the other day by none other than the great McKenna – I am studying my rudiments and looking forward to getting out on the road with Mr Hat Fitz this November in Australia, we are at present playing through the new tunes that we have recorded with Jeff Lang on the “Do Tell” album.
Can’t wait to share it with you live and pretty wrapped that it is now released here in Australia.
Yes it’s a spring album for you wonderful Aussies. We will be leaving the bush behind and setting off on our East Coast run through to Sydney and Melbourne.
We have been graced by the wonderful harp playing of Ian Collard too on this 3rd Hat Fitz and Cara album and also the soft dulcet tones of Alison Ferrier along with other various talented musos from Victoria – we have been blessed none the less!
As from the 12th of November we are pleased that we will be sharing this with you face to face starting in the beautiful town of Belingen.
Would like to also tell you our news of what we have been at lately.
Well in Easter last year we were lucky enough to be invited over to East Canada for the ECMA awards to showcase representing Australia where we were lucky enough to receive the first standing OV in several years and were wrapped that they want us back for a tour next March 2015.
So our wings are spreading further a field which is a great opportunity for us.
Of course the first thing that Fitzy did was write his name in the snow with his wee as soon as we had landed, actually it was just Fi……
Isn’t that a girls name?
Anyway we also were nominated to fly to Memphis TN USA and take part in the Heats for the Memphis international Blues challenge.
What a buzz so looking forward to representing Australia, this will be taking part in January 20th of 2015 so peeps start saving your pennies, what a trip.
Well folks would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for your support and keeping in touch with us out there as without you we would not have these great experiences through out our journey on and off the road.
So thank you and hope to see you real soon.
Cheers x Cara & Fitzy
If you’d like to order our CD in Australia – go here and we’ll send one out by return!
In order to launch our CD in Australia we are pleased t release this video of ‘Shakedown’ performed at Byron Bay festival, Australia: