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Archer Embarks On a 3-Month Australian Touring Stint

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Archer Embarks On a 3-Month Australian Touring Stint

In celebration of the release of his new single 'My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart', a beautiful rediscovery of Mike O’Malley’s little known original 1950's ballad, the old time sing-song man Archer is putting on his boots, hitting capital cities and scenic regional venues across the country throughout March, April and May.

The enigmatic performer will bring his rare deep and haunting voice in Marrickville, Wollongong, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Annerley, Adelaide, Brisbane, Warrnambool and Melbourne.

Archer said of the live shows: “The live shows could well be full of cryin' and dyin' and the like, maybe laughin' and some waltzin'...I will have a couple of different damn fine accordion and fiddle players with me sometimes, some slide guitar, a bit of old style harmonica, and we'll be all lonesome and alone, but full up on a restless wind.”

My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart is a sunburnt rambler and is as refreshingly humble as the man who croons it. It’s a simple yet charming little lovesong that catches in your bones. The track was lovingly engineered by Alex Bennett (CW Stoneking) and recorded straight to tape, resulting in that perfect lo-fi feel. Archer was honoured to put his spin on the classic, saying in his measured and thoughtful way, “It feels damn good to bring an old fair dinkum forgotten Australian love song out again. It’s a huggin' your Grandma kind of a song – livin' and dyin' music, somethin' or nothin' music.”

The clip for My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart is enough to make even the most inner city-dwelling Australian swell with love for our country. The grainy old school footage is timeless, celebrating the country’s people and animals, rolling pastures and native plants and trees.

In true Archer style, and in honour of all the sweet aussie sweethearts out there, he is also offering free admission to any of his shows to all women over 65. He will also be visiting nursing homes and retirement villages for free shows along the way, saying, “The nursing homes are the goldmines...the old people have much to teach us, and they can do a helluva lot more than just catch flies!”

Catch Archer on this series of intimate shows and let him hit your heart with his music!