Thursday, July 3, 2008

Goin' out tonight

Yay! Tonight we are going out - it's been a while - Laura Jean is on at The Clarendon Hotel at Katoomba. We picked up her album a while ago and it is divine. I highly recommend it. Our stupid car is still out of action with a busted clutch so we are cabbing around to events, which is not cheap. Oh well...

This is from her website:
Sydney-born, Melbourne-based songwriter Laura Jean first came to national attention in 2006 with the release of her debut album Our Swan Song. Lush and pastoral, adorned with strings, woodwind and Laura's beautiful modal harmonies, Our Swan Song was a critical and popular favourite, gaining Triple J high rotation and introducing Laura Jean as a powerful, exotic new voice in Australian music. Our Swan Song also made waves overseas, most notably reaching the ears of Gary Lightbody, leader of Scottish pop stars Snow Patrol, who raved about the album on the BBC and then invited Laura to join his band onstage for two successive Australian tours in 2007. Each night, Laura sang Martha Wainwright's part of the duet Set The Fire To The Third Bar, and in doing so reached a whole new fanbase.


Ché & Fidel said...

Happy you have discovered Laura Jean. She is a good friend of ours. We love her (and her music). Hope the concert was good...She will be playing on the Central Coast in October - we hire out a little community hall complete with fireplace & fairy lights and have a bit of a folk food, local musicians and of course Laura & the eden land band. Hows bub going? Jodi x

Kara said...

Oh wow! Let me know the dates, it would be great to come along (if its open to all!). My sister lives at Newcastle so maybe we could travel down.

It was a wonderful night and we LOVED Grand Salvo too. It wasn't too crazy either which is great when you are not drinking!!!

Baby is doing great... 13 weeks yesterday.