I’m thrilled to reveal that I’ll be visiting and playing a solo show in Japan for the first time on the 18th Jan, 2020! Excited to play in Tokyo at Shimokitaza Half along with my great friend and brilliant artist – Dragonfly Collector (Clem Castro of Orange & Lemons).
Would love for you to spread the news to any of your Japanese based friends. More news to come in the coming weeks. Can’t think of a better way to kick off a brand new year.
#smallinjapan #sometimesijustdontknow #dragonflycollector
Last full band show for 2019 and having our first run at another of Sydney’s great little bars – Butchers Brew Bar in Dulwich Hill, on Saturday, 7th December.
Extra excited at it’s a co-headline with my old chum/all round legend – Sam Shinazzi. Opening the night will be a fantastic local troubadour, Chris Carrapetta. Will be a fine way to wrap up the year.
Hey Sydney Folks!
Our next show is confirmed and we will be returning to the The Gasoline Pony Marrickville on Thu, Oct 31.
Joining us will be our chart topping friends The April Family and the wonderful singer-songwriter Bree De Rome. Music from 7pm. Lock this one in guys. Got a feeling it will be a special one with this talented lot.
Poster by Talk Ink.
– SAVE THE DATE –
Record launch shows/tour for ‘Sometimes I just don’t know’ officially begins on Saturday, Sep 28 at the Union Hotel Newtown (w/Hoolahan & Sal & The Mandas) and on Sunday, Sep 29 at Frank’s Wild Years Thirroul (w/Peta Caswell & Family Fold).
These are big shows for us and would love to see you there. So time to clear that weekend and lock in your babysitters friends.
See you at the shows!
I count myself very lucky to be able to sing and work alongside Peta Caswell. She is one of the best, unheralded singers that I know. What a voice! This new EP with her ‘Lost Cause’ cohorts is on the money. Happy to be supporting Peta for her CD launch on Thu, 13th June at Sly Fox Enmore In the meantime track down this newie.
Thrilled to find out that the band & I will be supporting Melbourne Guitar Pop legends EVEN on Fri, Sep 21 at the Marrickville Bowling Club. EVEN is a band I have long been a disciple of and it’s a huge privilege to share the stage with them. Tickets available now: OZTIX
Story: In 2005, I visited the Philippine for the very 1st time since migrating to Australia in the late 80’s. I occasionally took a peek at the music scene there, out of a mixture of curiosity and Homeland pride. Besides a few choice bands (e.g. Eraserheads, Sandwich, Bamboo), I was largely underwhelmed. Then one day in my father’s home town of Baguio City, I discovered this shaggy haired band called Orange & Lemon on a music TV channel. Was blown away at their classic pop melodicism and how ‘Anglo’ they sounded, with references to bands like The Beatles, XTC & The Smiths. I was hooked and felt great at discovering a fellow Filipino band that shared the same pop sensibilities as me. Their now legendary status and continued popularity back home does not surprise me one bit.
Fast forward to 2018 and I’m now label mates with this amazing band and even happier to say are now good friends. In October this year I get the privilege of bringing this amazing group to Australia and get the chance to support them on their 1st Aussie tour. Will be great to have your support for these shows and have you experience quality indie music out of the Asian shores.
Here’s our first headline gig for the year on Sunday, July 8. Back at the excellent Union Hotel Newtown with our esteemed buddies The Dardi Shades & Harvey Russell (of Peasant Moon). It’s also the first gig with this BE band lineup since late 2014, so I’m pretty chuffed. These fellas are special. Hope to see you there!
The Tempe Two and I are coming back to the Union Hotel Newtown on Sunday, August 13. Supporting our friends from Fallon Cush for their single launch. Perfect tonic to end the weekend friends.
Lilystars Records Proudly Presents:
‘Every Little Thing’ – Philippine Tour 2017
I am beyond thrilled to announce my 1st ever tour of my motherland – The Philippines, starting on the 15th March, 2017.
This homecoming tour will see me play a couple of shows to promote my current record ‘Every Little Thing’ and songs from my back catalog of 5 solo albums.
I will have the honour of having in my touring band the members of legendary Asian Indie band The Camerawalls, in Clem Castro, Venj Gatmaitan, Law Santiago & Bach Rudica. I also get to be a part of their massive event The Camerawalls: Above The Weather which will kick off the tour in a huge way.
I was born in The Philippines and have been away for 30 years. But this country is still a very big part of who I am and my unshakable roots.
So, I really hope to see you at one of the shows and excited to meet a whole lot of new friends along the way.
March 15 – Music Museum, SAN JUAN CITY(w/ The Camerawalls, Jing Reyna-Jorge & Meagan Trees)
March 16 – The 70’s Bistro QUEZON CITY (w/ Dragonfly Collector & Meagan Trees)
March 17 – Joie de Vivre Cafe BAGUIO CITY (w/ The Camerawalls)
March 18 – Aliya Surf Camp Surf and Music Festival 2017 BALER (w/ Ely Buendia, Markus Highway, Apartel, The Camerawalls etc)