Category: Country / Folk

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou are beyond disappointed to announce the postponement of their September / October “Behind The Barricades Tour” due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions around Australia. In good news, the majority of the shows have been able to be rescheduled with the tour now kicking off in Narre Warren, VIC on 4th May 2022 through until Newcastle, NSW on 15th June 2022. 

Fans are asked to please hold on to their tickets. These will be automatically transferred to the new date or refunded if you can no longer attend. Unfortunately, a few of the shows have not been able to be rescheduled and tickets will be fully refundable from ticket outlets.

Kasey, Jeremy and Tom want to thank fans for their support and hope to see everyone at the new dates in 2022!

KASEY CHAMBERS & BUSBY MAROU TOUR 2021
www.kaseychambers.com | www.busbymarou.com

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 – Bunjil Place Narre Warren, VIC

Thursday, 5 May 2022 – Palais Theatre St Kilda, VIC

Friday, 6 May 2022 – Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo VIC

Sunday, 8 May 2022 – Costa Hall GAC Geelong, VIC

Thursday, 12 May 2022 – Sydney Coliseum Theatre Rooty Hill, NSW

Saturday, 14 May 2022 – Odeon Theatre Hobart, TAS

Sunday, 15 May 2022 – Theatre North Launceston, TAS

Friday, 20 May 2022 – TECC Townsville, QLD

Saturday, 21 May 2022 – MMPL Cairns, QLD

Sunday, 22 May 2022 – Darwin Ent Centre, NT

Friday, 27 May 2022 – Albury Ent Centre, NSW

Saturday, 28 May 2022 – NCCC Royal Theatre, ACT (On Sale Mon 23 August)

Sunday, 29 May 2022 – Anita’s Theatre Thirroul, NSW

Friday, 3 June 2022 – Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, SA

Saturday, 4 June 2022 – Barossa Entertainment Centre Tanunda, SA

Friday, 10 June 2022 – HOTA Theatre #1, Gold Coast, QLD

Saturday, 11 June 2022 – Empire Theatre Toowoomba, QLD

Sunday, 12 June 2022 – Night Quarter, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Monday, 13 June 2022 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 – Civic Theatre Newcastle, NSW

**Unfortunately the following shows have been cancelled and tickets will be refunded.

Thu 30 Sep 2021 – CTC Canberra Theatre, ACT / New venue – NCCC Royal Theatre Tickets on Sale Monday 23 August at 10am.

Sat 16 Oct 2021 – Saraton Theatre, Grafton NSW

Thu 21 Oct 2021 – Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie SA

Two of Australia’s most respected singers, musicians and songwriters – Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley – are taking their guitars and songs on the road across 17 dates on the National ‘Together Alone Tour’ through October, November and December 2021.

The ‘Together Alone Tour’ will be the first time these two powerhouse guitarists and vocalists have joined forces to tour together and shared a stage in such an intimate setting as they take the audience on a musical journey across their respective careers.

GP Tickets go on sale at 10.00am local times Wednesday, 23 June.

A pre-sale for members of Mossy’s and Troy’s fan clubs commences at 10.00am local times on Monday, 21 June and will run until 10.00amWednesday, 23 June. You can sign up for the Fan Club HERE

Mossy said “I have been a big fan of Troy’s for so long so when this opportunity came up to do a lap around Australia with him I was never going to say no. These shows have been about 2 years in the planning, the set list will have everything plus a few surprises and I can’t wait to finally take it on the road and out to our fans.”

Troy added: “From the first chord I heard Ian Moss play on guitar I was hooked, and then he sang!  He has been a major source of inspiration for me for years and to play some shows with him across the country will be something very special.  This will be a great fun musical adventure, I’m so proud to blend what we do on stage for people to see, guitar heaven!  See you out there.  I can’t wait to play.”

As part of the tour fans have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets to each of the shows which will give them the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch Ian and Troy’s soundcheck and run a few songs on stage.

Included in the VIP Experience (one per person/ticket price):

– Exclusive “Meet and Greet” with Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley during soundcheck
– VIP “Together Alone” lanyard
– VIP Limited Edition “Together Alone” Stubby Cooler
– Ticket to the show and best seats available (where applicable)

Numbers are strictly limited to 30 (subject to venue seating) and no photos or videoing will be permitted during soundcheck. We prefer you sit, listen and enjoy this unique experience.

Opening at selected shows will be Gretta Ziller, a rock, pop and blues-influenced artist who will release her sophomore album in September 2021, and Melody Moko, a singer-songwriter, who has taken her music to the world since the release of her debut album The Wreckage in 2020.

Presented by Tarampa Music, Thrillhill Music & The Harbour Agency
 
Tickets on sale Wednesday 23 June at 10am local times from
ianmosss.com.au and troycassardaley.com.au
 
Wednesday, 13 October – Queen’s Park Theatre, Geraldton WA #
Friday, 15 October – Astor Theatre, Perth WA #
Saturday, 16 October – The Gov, Adelaide SA #
Thursday, 21 October – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle NSW *
Friday, 22 October – Panthers, Evan Theatre, Penrith NSW *
Saturday, 23 October – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW *
Thursday, 28 October – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD *
Friday, 29 October – The Events Centre, Kings Theatre, Caloundra QLD *
Saturday, 30 October – The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley QLD *
Sunday, 31 October – Jacaranda Festival, Market Square, Grafton NSW
Thursday, 11 November – West Gippsland PAC, Warragul VIC #
Friday, 12 November – Palms at Crown, Melbourne VIC #
Saturday, 13 November – Palms at Crown, Melbourne VIC #
Friday, 19 November – Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW *
Saturday, 20 November – Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW *
Friday, 10 December – Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT *
Saturday, 11 December – Darwin Entertainment Centre Playhouse, Darwin NT *
 
# with Gretta Ziller | * with Melody Moko

One of the best things we have in life are friendships. True connections produce moments that inspire and shape us. Getting together to share stories and a laugh is one of the most special things we can all experience and when you’re Kasey Chambers, Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou, those get-togethers inevitably involve a beach campfire, some fishing, a few guitars and great songs. 

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou are ready to share all that with Australia by announcing they will be hitting the road together bringing their jam sessions to the stage. The Springtime tour will see Kasey, Tom and Jeremy performing 22 shows in metro cities and regional towns in all age venues right across the country. 

Kasey Chambers: “I’ve been mates with the Busby Marou boys for a long time through music, stories and fishing and we are proud to announce that we are sharing this special tour together! First playing our own sets of our most popular songs from down through the years and also joining together for a unique set that showcases our musical connection and friendship like no other.  It’s time to take this beach campfire jam to the stage!!”

Busby Marou: “We’ve made a very special connection with the Chambers family over the years and to be able to share the big stage with Kasey for a full national tour, is the best news we’ve had in a long time. Kasey is in a league with the most talented and hardest-working artists in this country.  We can’t wait to bring our full band on this tour and to share the stage with Kasey for some exciting collaborations. Bring on the memories!”

20 years since Kasey’s ARIA #1 and 7 x platinum album Barricades and Brickwalls was released and featured the smash hit single ‘Not Pretty Enough’ which also hit #1 on the ARIA Singles chart at the same time, a first for any Australian artist. Kasey will no doubt feature many of the album’s songs in her set in celebration of the milestone.

Busby Marou have gained the reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working live bands best known for their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship. The duo won their third APRA songwriting award earlier this year for ‘Over Drinking Over You’ from their ARIA Top 5 album The Great Divide, their 3rd Top 5 release. Jeremy, a proud Torres Strait Islander and Tom, a patriotic Queenslander have been ever-present on our screens spruiking all things great about their home state as part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s ‘Good To Go’ campaign.

It’s hard to think of two artists who have integrated themselves into the hearts and minds of the Australian music-loving public more than Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou. The tour will be a special series of shows that bring together great friends who just happen to write incredible songs and love to share a story.

Tickets for the Kasey Chambers & Busby Marou Tour will be available for fan pre-sale on Wednesday 2 June. Register here for more details. Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday 4 June

KASEY CHAMBERS & BUSBY MAROU TOUR 2021

 Thursday, 9 SEPTEMBER – ULUMBARRA, BENDIGO VIC
Friday, 10 SEPTEMBER – ALBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBURY  NSW
Saturday, 11 SEPTEMBER – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC
Sunday, 12 SEPTEMBER – COSTA HALL, GEELONG VIC
Thursday, 16 SEPTEMBER – BUNJIL PLACE THEATRE, NARRE WARREN VIC
Saturday, 18 SEPTEMBER – ODEON THEATRE, HOBART TAS
Sunday, 19 SEPTEMBER – THEATRE NORTH, LAUNCESTON TAS
Friday, 24 SEPTEMBER – SYDNEY COLISEUM, ROOTY HILL NSW
Sunday, 26 SEPTEMBER – NEWCASTLE CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE NSW
Wednesday, 29 SEPTEMBER – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
Thursday, 30 SEPTEMBER – CTC CANBERRA THEATRE, ACT
Thursday, 14 OCTOBER – EMPIRE THEATRE, TOOWOOMBA QLD
Friday, 15 OCTOBER – HOTA THEATRE, GOLD COAST QLD
Saturday, 16 OCTOBER – SARATON THEATRE, GRAFTON QLD
Sunday, 17 OCTOBER – QPAC BRISBANE CONCERT HALL, QLD
Thursday, 21 OCTOBER – KEITH MICHELL THEATRE, PORT PIRIE SA
Friday, 22 OCTOBER – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA
Saturday, 23 OCTOBER – BAROSSA ARTS CENTRE, TANUNDA SA
Sunday, 24 OCTOBER – DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, NT
Friday, 29 OCTOBER – TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, QLD
Saturday, 30 OCTOBER – MUNRO MARTIN PARK, CAIRNS QLD
Sunday, 31 OCTOBER – NIGHT QUARTER, CALOUNDRA QLD

 

When Nergal isn’t thrilling the world with his amazing talents with the mighty Behemoth he is exploring the darker side of folk music with his side project Me And That Man. Their first album Songs Of Death And Love landed in 2017 and was well received by both critics and fans alike.

Now three years later he has once again put his Me And That Man hat on and returned with their sophomore album – New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol 1. He recently took time out of his hetic schedule to sit down and chat to me about the album.

“I’ve found myself inspired by the same kind of music for quite awhile now,” he says as we talk about his love of folk music. “My idea though was not to replicate the old blues players or the old folk players. The plan was just to get to together with a bunch of dudes that I respect and just make some music of our own – because it is all rock ‘n’ roll at the end of the day. The bottom line was to enjoy it, have fun, be proud of it but here we are at the end of the day with eleven songs and I am very happy with the record.”

Those amazing bunch of dudes on this album include the likes of Matt Heafy from Trivium and Corey Taylor from Slipknot so I ask Nergal at what point of the song-writing process does he know who the guest vocalist will be on each track. “Every story kind of has a different formula behind it,” he says. “That is really hard to say actually because I end up putting every song out on a plate and then I put the album together piece by piece. Every song has a different approach and has a different treatment so I would have to so no, no because some of the guys would know exactly what I wanted to achieve and other songs which just have a certain feel and I would know who to reach out to. Then we would just see what happens.”

And if anybody out there has a fantasy about Nergal pulling all these talented musicians into a studio at one time to work on the tracks then think again because this is all done though the wonders of the internet. “That is basically how it is all done,” he says laughing when we begin to talk about how easy it is to send tracks online these days. “It really is done as a long distance relations and collaborations. That is the only way to make it, honestly. That is the way of being a musician now, even when you are musicians in one band you tend to be spread around so we just communicate that way. I think with what we are facing now that way of doing things is going to become even more common.”

“I mean let’s say twenty years ago that I wanted to record this kind of record,” he goes onto explain. “It probably would have taken us five years to have completed and it probably would have cost me ten times the amount that it cost me”.

One of the highlights of the album is Matt Heafy’s amazing vocals on the beautifully dark “You Will Be Mine” and it turns out that the track impressed Nergal just as much as it did me. “Absolutely, absolutely,” he says pretty much lost for words when I ask him whether he was blown away when he first heard the track. “It is one of the best performances on the record. He took two shots to get there though, the first version of the song that he sent me he just over did it – it was just exaggerated so much, he just made it so evil, it was just like *growls over and over* So I was like ‘man that is too much, relax you know, just step back and relax.’”

“The you know the next version that he sent was way too soft,” he goes on to explain. “It was way too angelic and I was like ‘man let’s put it away, do something that is in between these two takes.’ And it is that final version that you hear on the record.  I remember that he asked me if I wanted to auto-tune it so I went to the studio with our drummer and we went over the track once and then we went over it twice and we were looking at each other and we were like why do we have to auto-tune this he has done it perfectly. Even if there are a couple of imperfections here and there then that makes it perfect so I said to him ‘Matt we are not changing anything because we fucking love your performance and it would be so wrong to even tweak anything.’ But yes to answer your question, it is an absolutely amazing performance.”

 

New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol 1 is out now.

 

 

Artist: Me And That Man

Album: New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol. 1

Date Of Release: 25th March 2020

Label: Napalm Records

Track Listing:

1. Run With Devil (feat Jorgen Munkby from Shining NO)

2. Coming Home (feat Sivert Hoyems from Madrugada)

3. Burning Churces (feat Mat McNerney from Grave Pleasures)

4. By The River (feat Ishahn from Emporer)

5. Mestwo

6. Surrender (feat Dead Soul and Rob Caggiano from Volbeat)

7. Deep Down South (feat Johanna Sadonis from Lucifer and Nicke Anderson from Entombed)

8. Man Of The Cross (feat Jerome Reuter from Rome)

9. You Will Be Mine (feat Mat Heafy from Trivium)

10. How Come? (feat Corey Taylor from Slipknot/Stone Sour and Brent Hinds and Rob Caggiano from Volbeat)

11. Confesson (feat Niklas Kvarforth from Sining SE)

 

Review:

There is just something about blues, folk and country that seems to go hand-in-hand in metal. Artists such as Nick Cave has shown over the years that there is a darker side to blues and folk that needs to be explored while for generations country singers have been singing about oppression and murder. It was therefore no surprise that when Nergal (who many would know as the Behemoth frontman) formed his dark blues/folk side project Me And That Man that their debut album worked so well.

That brilliance that stunned the music world with Songs Of Love And Death back in 2017 once again rears its head on New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol. 1 and album that I get the feeling I will be playing over and over for a great many years to come.

One of the joys of listening to a Me And That Man album is the album takes you on two very different journeys. The first being a story-telling journey, if you sit and actually listen to the lyrics of each of these songs you will see that each track tells a story in itself, it’s like dark poetry or a Gothic short story. The second journey is the one the listener is taken on as the array of musicians that lend their vocals to the album each bring their own tone and mood to the ‘story’ that we are listening to at the time.

This isn’t an album that is all about the vocalists though, no, even musically things change here quite quickly. For example opening track “Run With The Devil” is a foot-stomping, catchy blues driven rock track complete with saxophone. Then there is the gospel sounding “Surrender”, while the banjo, piano and harmonica infusion on “Deep Down South” makes it sound like it was recorded at a good old fashioned jamboree at a Western Tavern.

Nearly every track on this album is worth listening to on repeat but there are some stunning highlights. The dark folk nature of “Burning Churches” makes it sheer brilliance while the amazing vocals of Ihsahn on “By The River” are only bettered by the stunning guitar work.

Then there is the smooth “How Come” – a rock track with the brilliant Corey Taylor at the helm, but the highlight for me is the violent love song “You Will Be Mine” which features vocals by Matt Heafy. Not since “Where The Wild Roses Grow” has there been such an intriguing murderous love ballad.

There is a beautiful, moody darkness that comes from listening to Me And That Man. The atmosphere created by the music on New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol 1 is simply perfect for this global lockdown. It is the soundtrack to this period of time that we need. Hauntingly beautiful and a song-writers dream this album is true genius.

Rating (out of 5):