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Brendan Gallagher


Sat 12 Oct 2013, 1:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: clare28

The man out front of Karma County and behind Jimmy Little's Messenger, Brendan Gallagher tours his new double album Wine Island. Two big sets of new songs and old, and a few stories too.

Funky, bluesy, gritty, a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll and 100% Gallagher, Wine Island is the highly anticipated new double album by two-time ARIA award winner and Karma County front man Brendan Gallagher.

Wine Island – Gallagher’s third album –charts its own course, tripping thematically from turn of the century imperial China to a '70s glam happening; from a Mick Taylor styled impression of a clothing shop In Bilbao to an instrumental yacht rock homage to Bondi Beach. There’s a weird-arse cover of a great Elmore James song, and a nod to Reg Mombassa with large dose of lapsed Catholicism, plus the ever present nursery rhyme ethos that mixes fluently with Gallagher’s sweet, resonant and rocking trademark poetry and wit.

Throughout his 30 years in the music business Gallagher has worked with many talented artists from the late great Jimmy Little (Messenger) to Jesse Younan and Jeremy Oxley (Sunnyboys). He’s recorded for David Bowie, authored the international bestseller The Open Tuning Chord Book for Guitar, contributed songs for popular television series Sea Change and films including Somersault, Clubland and The Boys Are Back, and composed for film makers like Warwick Thorton and Rachel Perkins.

Gallagher writes “Wine Island is always a little off shore, a few glasses and you're almost there... Sometimes the journey is worth it, sometimes not.” But the jury is in on this double album… the journey is not only well worth it, but it’s been worth the wait!

“His exemplary guitar playing has a warmth … an ease and humanity which gains your attention” (Lucky Oceans, Radio National)

“The virtuosity and maturity of a seasoned pro” - Leading Edge Magazine

“Wine Island is his greatest album yet” - Linda Jaivan

Wine Island, featuring tracks The Good Baker's Dream, Kukuxumusu, Tonight On The Great Verandah and Stranger Blues is out on 16 September through Orange Lounge Recordings, distributed by Fuse Australia.

The album tour (see dates at right) includes a crackin’ band featuring drum legend Robbie Souter (Dynamic Hepnotics, Slim Dusty), jazz bass maestro Jonathan Zwartz and young WA guitarist Doug Nairn.